Raffle drawing and general meeting - September 23rd at the Thiebaud Farmstead! Still time to buy tickets!
We have been selling raffle tickets for two handcrafted treasures ~ a Windsor chair by Jerry Wallin and a pierced tin lantern by his late wife Sandra Wallin. Both pieces signify their motto ~ “Pride in work marked by superb craftsmanship and elegance of design.” Jerry specifically made the Windsor chair for this raffle, utilizing wood for the seat from a poplar tree that was struck by lightning in 2006 on the museum grounds. In addition to creating the beautiful chair, Jerry then donated the pierced-tin three-light lantern. Both are extraordinary works of art and could become yours!
Raffle tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25. The drawing will be held at the Monday, September 23rd meeting at the Thiebaud Farmstead at 5147 East Hwy 56. The Thiebaud house and hay-press barn will be open for touring from 5:00 to 5:30 pm. The stone wall entrance to the cellar is now complete and is an amazing restoration. The tour, meeting and the evening’s activities are open to members and the general public as well.
A brief business meeting will begin at 5:30, followed by an intriguing guest speaker, Tom Beall. Tom Beall, owner of the First Vineyard property in Nicholasville, Kentucky, where the Dufours settled before coming to Vevay, Indiana, will be the guest speaker. Beall is an innovative researcher who has delved into the John Jacque Dufour story, combining archived data with hands-on artifact discoveries. Restoring the Dufour’s First Vineyard has become his passion and making great wine is part of the adventure. He has quite a story to tell.
Refreshments will be served following the program. The drawing of the winning raffle tickets will be at 7 pm. We hope you’ll join us for this exciting evening.