Celebrating over 75 Years of Preserving & Presenting Connecticut History
On Tuesday, September 18th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm, Connecticut Landmarks will celebrate over 75 years of preserving and presenting the best of Connecticut history with an End-of-Summer Garden Party at the Butler-McCook House & Garden. The evening will feature a classic New England summer menu using fresh ingredients from local sources presented by Max Catering. Sponsored by First Niagara, Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C., and Pirie Turlington Architects, LLC, the benefit will highlight distinctive wines, beer by the Olde Burnside Brewing Company, cocktails by Peel Liqueurs and music by the JoBluz Band. Clear Channel Communities is the event’s media sponsor.
Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the renovation of the Amos Bull House & Butler-McCook Carriage House which Connecticut Landmarks will return to productive use on behalf of the Greater Hartford community. Patron Tickets are $150, which includes special recognition in the program book, at the event, in CTL’s Annual Report & Special Thanks on CTL’s website, and a $105 tax-deductible donation. Individual Tickets are $75, which includes a $35 tax-deductible donation. Please contact Jamie-Lynn Fontaine, at 860.247.8996 x 23 or email@example.com to register, or visit www.ctlandmarks.org, click on “Donate Now” and check Garden Party under, Donation Type.
Renee DeNino of The River 105.9 FM, will serve as this year’s Honorary Chair. Honorary Committee members include: Cathy & Jon Bates, Marla & John Byrnes, Carol S. Clapp, Esq., Sanford Cloud, Jr. Esq., Susan & Rick Copeland, Oz Griebel, Susan & Peter Kelly, Thea & Cliff Leach, John Motley, Elizabeth J. Normen & Paul Eddy, Representative Matt Ritter & Marilyn Katz, Phil Schonberger, and Mayor Pedro Segarra & Charlie Ortiz. Host Committee members include: John Alves, Wildaliz Bermudez, Laura Borg, Jim Bowers, Carla Cabrera, Jennifer & Marc DiBella, Lynn Ferrari, Mark Fisher & Luciano Valles, Glenn Geathers, Carol Goodyear, Monica & Matthew Hoffman, Chloe & Wesley Horton, Audrey & Peter Natches, Tomas Nenortas, Kate Pacelle, Ann & Borden Painter, Beth Pite, Joe Scully & Laurie O’Donnell, and Will K. Wilkins.
“We’re delighted to be working with Max Catering and to have such an impressive group of supporters. It’s a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the end of summer and to do it for a great cause. The Butler-McCook property is truly an urban oasis; we’re excited to have people enjoying it,” said Sheryl Hack, Executive Director of Connecticut Landmarks.
The Butler-McCook House & Garden is located at 396 Main Street in Hartford, CT. Enter the End-of-Summer Garden Party, at 59 South Prospect Street (Amos Bull House entrance). Parking is available in the Sheldon Street lot.
Built in 1788 the Amos Bull House is the oldest brick building in Hartford, dating from the Revolutionary War era. Connecticut Landmarks is undertaking a project to preserve, renovate and reuse the Amos Bull House, the first in Connecticut to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the adjacent Butler-McCook Carriage House. These properties are key components of its downtown Hartford campus and the organization’s 12-property network.
The completion of the Amos Bull House Project will realize a number of long-term strategic goals: preserving the Amos Bull House; creating an Education and Community Center; establishing the Archival Research Center for Telling the Connecticut Story; providing permanent administrative offices; pioneering environmentally sustainable preservation which serves as a replicable model; and strengthening Connecticut Landmarks’ long-term financial stability and mission-based activities.
About Connecticut Landmarks
Founded in 1936, Connecticut Landmarks, formerly known as the Antiquarian & Landmarks Society, is the largest state-wide heritage museum organization in Connecticut. The historic landmark properties include: the Amos Bull House, Hartford; the Bellamy-Ferriday House & Garden, Bethlehem; the Butler-McCook House & Garden and Main Street History Center, Hartford; the Buttolph-Williams House, Wethersfield; the Hempsted Houses, New London; the Isham-Terry House, Hartford; the Nathan Hale Homestead, Coventry; and the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden, Suffield. Connecticut Landmarks’ mission is to inspire interest and encourage learning about the American past by preserving selected historic properties, collections and stories and present programs that meaningfully engage the public and our communities. For more information, please visit www.ctlandmarks.org.