The Union Recorder

Local News

April 21, 2014

Old Capital Museum set for 'Moonlight' event

MILLEDGEVILLE — Georgia's Old Capital Museum Society (GOCMS) has quite a memorable evening planned for the organization's third annual spring fundraiser Friday.

“Moonlight on the Capitol: Moonlight & Magnolias” lasts from 6 to 10 p.m. next Friday.

Donations and funds from the live auction event go to the museum's upcoming educational programming both at the Old Capitol Building and the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House.

Event chairperson Gloria Prance said, among notable auction items such as Atlanta Falcons tickets, trips and donated dinner events, a Big Green Egg grill from Ace Hardware shines.

The evening features a dinner of old southern favorites catered by Georgia Bob's. Reunion is back to play everyone's favorite dance music as well.

The event’s theme harkens to simple Southern past. White tables will dot Grant Parade Field outside of the Old Capital.

“We look forward each year to this event, and planning starts months in advance to make it a memorable evening,” Prance said. “Our theme, 'Moonlight & Magnolias,' is reminiscent of warm, scent-laden spring evenings spent outdoors in the South under the stars.”

GOCMS Executive Director Amy Wright said this is the first of two “major fundraisers” held each year to support the vital historical preservation operations.

“We welcome about 10,000 guests per year here at the museum and the Brown-Stetson-Sanford House,” Wright said. “Among those are seniors, school groups studying Georgia history and pre-schoolers that come for the Chipmunk Tours.”

“Moonlight” tickets are $50 for museum members and $55 for non-members. Tickets are available at the Old Capital Museum. Those interested can call 478-453-1803 or email also.

Twenty-five dollars of each ticket is a tax-deductible donation in support of the aforementioned educational programs.

Grant Parade Field is located east of the Old Capitol Building on Old Statehouse Square at 201 E. Greene St. on the Georgia Military College campus.


Text Only
Local News
AP Video
Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now!