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Aug. 4 gala event to toast history of museum, DePauw

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Putnam County Museum will hold its annual membership dinner meeting and summer gala in the DePauw Memorial Union Building on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 4-7 p.m.

The event's theme will be a "Toast to Both" -- honoring DePauw's 175th year and the museum's 11th in Putnam County.

"Our celebration will look back on where and how we started, where we have been -- with a special remembrance of our dedicated volunteer, benefactor and friend, Judge Sally H. Gray -- and where we hope to be in the future," said Patty McCastle, who co-chairs the event.

"We look forward to sharing fond memories of our past and our aspirations for the future," she added.

Keynote speakers will be Jinsie Bingham, museum board member and Greencastle City Council member, and Steve Setchell, major gifts officer in DePauw's development office.

The gala will include a silent auction featuring crafts and artwork with Putnam County connections.

"We hope everyone in the community will feel welcome to join in this special celebration toasting DePauw University and the Putnam County Museum's achievements," said Sarallen Peters, who co-chairs the event.

Admission to the gala is open only to museum members, which requires a $25 annual membership fee.

Gala tickets are $25 per person.

For more information on the museum membership dinner and attending the gala, persons may contact Tanis Monday at the Putnam County Museum, 653-8419, or tanis@putnamcountymuseum.org

The Putnam County Museum, located in the old Kroger building at 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, was founded in 2000. Its mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the county's natural, historical and cultural heritage and its people through education, exhibits and special programs.

The museum's permanent collection of more than 2,000 Putnam County-related artifacts offers visitors a historical overview of the county.

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