GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Museum's Annual Meeting and Gala will be held at DePauw University's Union Building Ballroom on Aug. 7 from 4-7 p.m. The Museum is celebrating its nine years of service to Putnam County by thanking its members and the community, and sharing news of recent activities.
A social hour will kick off the event with hot and cold appetizers, a cash wine bar, and the Museum's acclaimed Silent Auction. The evening's guest speaker is Nicole Etcheson, a Civil War historian who will be sharing stories and insights from her upcoming book -- a fitting capstone to the well-received Museum's exhibit, "Putnam County and the Civil War."
The Annual Meeting and Gala is open to the public and all are invited to attend. Tickets are $25 per person. Those who are not already members of the Museum can receive one free ticket to the Gala with each new annual membership (minimum of $25), or two free tickets with a membership at the $50 level or higher.
As an added bonus, Museum members will receive free admittance to the Indiana Historical Society's Explorations exhibit with free parking during their History Partner Days in August.
Those who wish to donate their treasures to the exciting Silent Auction can drop them off at the Museum between July 20 and 29 or call 653-8419 to arrange for pick-up. The fair market value of donations is tax deductible.
Make reservations for the Gala by July 30. Payments may be made by cash, check or credit card.
The Putnam County Museum is located at 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle and may be reached at 765.653.8419 or firstname.lastname@example.org.