The White House Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of White House will be hosting a City of White House 50th Anniversary Dinner – An Evening with the Arts on Saturday, September 18th at 5:30 PM in celebration of the City of White House turning 50.
An Evening with the Arts will combine a dinner similar to a Farm to Table dinner and an interactive artist showcase. On the grounds of the White House Inn Museum and Chamber of Commerce. Dinner will be served outdoors under the stars and string lights.
Guests will enjoy a catered dinner from Delaney’s Street Eats the menu consists of an assortment of one bite appetizers, Caesar salad, chicken picatta, green beans, spaghetti squash and dinner rolls. In addition to tea, lemonade and water, guests will have the choice to enjoy coffee or even a coffee flight from local roaster, Cumberland Valley Coffee. TriStar Beverages of Clarksville will provide craft beer and seltzers from the Budweiser bottling line and wine from a Tennessee winery, Natchez Hills Vineyards will be another option for guests. Throughout the evening there will be live music from Zach Sax Nashville, he is a local woodwind player with a degree in classical music from Vanderbilt University.
On the grounds of the museum eight local artisans will be displaying their talents and creating masterpieces on site related to White House. One of the goals of the event is to highlight the talent located in our community and to show, while White House may be small, we are a unique community with a wide variety of people that make our community truly one-of-a-kind. Live paintings will be done by Studio 76 Artists SuEllen Jamison and Charlotte Nash Byrdfeather; Thad and Stephanie Dorris with The Tin-7 Barn and Hannah Herendeen with Oak & Pine Workshop, will be showasing their talents in woodworking; hometown girl Beth Clay of Lovecatchers will be creating wire sculptures; Lloyd Douglas designs is a potter that will be onsite to show is process for creating beautiful pieces; Johnny Kantreed of LJK Cigar Box Guitars, will make a custom cigar box guitar and might even play a few tunes for guests; and Krynn Knepfel of Bloomchick Flowers will be designing a custom floral piece for guests. After dinner, the masterpieces created on site will be auctioned with all proceeds going to the museum’s sign project.
All the monies raised from this event will go towards a dedicated sign for the museum. Since the museum re-opened in 2018 in its new home, dedicated volunteers and Museum Coordinator, Susan Holcraft, have been steadily working to enhance and improve the experience of each guest. Holcraft has researched signage that would have been typical for the time period the White House Inn was used as a stagecoach shop. She has worked with local sign company B&B Designs to choose a sign that will compliment the museum’s place in history while still allowing visitors to the city to know what awaits them in the iconic replica landmark.
The cost to attend this event is $75 per person or $400 for a table of 6. There are also sponsorship opportunities available that include a ticket and additional exposure, it’s a chance to be part of history.
For more information, please contact the White House Area Chamber of Commerce at 615-672-3937 or email Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.