Always an elegant (and fun!) affair, the party will feature hors d’oeuvres, a light buffet supper, and, of course, our raffle of interesting items. Our formal lecture will be replaced by brief remarks to celebrate our honoree. To add to the enjoyment of chatting with old friends and making new ones, this year we will swing and sing along with music provided by the Craig Ball White Heat Swing Trio.
We are also pleased to announce that we will honor Robert Bayard Severy, a generous benefactor who has underwritten the restoration of many of the Gibson House’s paintings and other items in the collection. His wide-ranging philanthropy has benefited institutions including the Boston Athenaeum, the Bostonian Society, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the Massachusetts State House. Mr. Severy is an accomplished photographer, described by The Boston Globe as a chronicler of the city’s places in time. He has diligently photographed Boston’s people, streetscapes, and neighborhoods, and has donated much of his work to the Boston Public Library, the Bostonian Society, Historic New England, and the University of Massachusetts.
Proceeds to benefit the preservation of the Gibson House Museum.
A time capsule of late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries domestic life, the Gibson House Museum is a private, nonprofit house museum in Boston's historic Back Bay neighborhood.