Museum Auxiliary hosting 70th annual Holiday Tea

                                                                                          

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2016

 

                                   ART MUSEUM AUXILIARY HOSTS 70TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY TEA

Allentown, PA—The Allentown Art Museum Auxiliary's 70th Annual Holiday Tea will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016, with entertainment provided by pianist Robert Richelderfer and flautist Mona Turner. The event is free to the public and includes light refreshments. Homemade holiday cookie packages will be available for purchase.

“We are proud to continue this wonderful tradition that began on December 11, 1946, at the Art Museum’s original home in the Stone House in the Rose Garden,” said Auxiliary president Anne Hohe. “This really is our gift to the community, and we have so many great members from throughout Lehigh County and the entire Lehigh Valley who have supported us over the years.”

The Auxiliary’s rich history dates back to 1946, when it was founded. One of its first leader was Anna Rodale, wife of publisher Jerome I. Rodale. From 1946 to 1964 the Auxiliary was the only volunteer organization associated with the Museum, and over the years it has helped raise funds for purchases such as the piano Richelderfer will play.

The Auxiliary also conducts regular bus trips and luncheons as fund raisers throughout the year.

                                              

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