This summer marks the 20th anniversary of Tea for Two Hundred held in Washington Connecticut on 63 River Road on August 12. This garden party benefit is held in the beautiful gardens of the Washington home of Mr. Gael Hammer and Mr. Gary Goodwin. Revel in an afternoon of delicious food, wine and dancing to the music of the legendary “Beehive Queen” Christine Ohlman.
Shop the fabled Silent Auction and bid on fabulous trips, dining experiences and spa packages. Participate in the beloved hat contest featuring guest judge Laura Daly, world renowned milliner.
Honorary Chair is Sheila Nevins, an American television producer and the President of HBO Documentary Films. She also has a new book that made it to the New York Times best-seller list. “You Don’t Look Your Age… and Other Fairy Tales,” (Flatiron Books).
Dress code is summer white attire. This garden party benefit will be held in the beautiful gardens of the Washington home of Mr. Gael Hammer and Mr. Gary Goodwin.
This year the Gunn Historical Museum and Interfaith Aids Ministry will benefit from this event. To register: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ee0s0tdifa37512f&oseq=&c=&ch=
About the Gunn Historical Museum
Founded in 1899, the Gunn Historical Museum is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate the public about the history of Washington, Connecticut and to preserve the town’s history and culture. The Museum is located in a 1781 colonial home situated on the Washington Green. The museum has received national awards for its exhibits, conducts original research and creates educational programs for children, adults and seniors.
About Tea for Two Hundred
In 1998 Gael Hammer, along with Ted Hine and John Trainor, instituted Tea for Two Hundred as a memorial to Gael’s partner Timothy Mawason and as a way to raise funds for AIDS awareness and other charities in western Connecticut. This year the proceeds will benefit the Gunn Historical Museum and Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury.
Now in its 20th year, the event held at the beautiful gardens of Mr. Hammer and Mr. Goodwin is widely considered one of Litchfield County’s major social events of the season and draws hundreds of participants. Tea for Two Hundred has generated net proceeds approaching $1 Million for area organizations.
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