Strike a pose
The 450 guests have the chance to pose for photos.
All told, the event raised more than $700,000 to support the museum's educational programming, exihbits, services for children with special needs, and outreach to low-income communities.
The evening began with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvre reception in the museum’s exhibits and the opportunity to bid on luxurious silent auction items.
The night continued with dinner, dancing, and a short program honoring the Museum’s Founder’s Circle in a special tent constructed adjacent to the museum.
A view of the dinner tables.
The rustic look features farm tables with linen runners.
Tabletops include terrarium-style centerpieces with lights.
Orchids and birchbark
Orchids contrast with birchbark pots.
Rustic spindle-back chairs
Rustic spindle-back chairs.
The menu offers arugula salad with mache and micro-greens, country ham baquette with butter, beets with citrus vinaigrette, an entree of grilled beef tenderloin with a Pinot Noir reduction, twice-baked baby potatoes with bacon, Gruyere, and Bernaise, and French beans and carrots.
Apple tart for dessert
For dessert: classic apple tart with warm caramel sauce and whipped cream.
Oversize lanterns provide drama.