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You are invited toThomas Cole, The Architect's Dream, 1840. Toledo Museum of Art

The Architect's Dream:
2016 Summer Party

to benefit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site

Saturday June 25, 7 pm

There are a few tickets left for the party of the summer! Cocktails, dinner, dancing, fireworks... all overlooking a 180-degree view of the Hudson River. This year the event will again include our popular silent auction of paintings by today's artists, and a live auction with four irresistable vacation destinations. See below for a preview. All proceeds benefit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.


Live Auction

The 2016 Summer Party will feature a live auction of four first-class vacation destinations, and all proceeds will benefit of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. If you wish to place an absentee bid, please call Carrie at 518-943-7465 extension 4 before Friday the 24th at 4 pm.


Antique Maison in the Loire Valley

Since the reign of Louis XIV, the 3-storey, 2-bedroom "Maison du Soliel" has graced the square in Pontlevoy, a charming and quiet village in the heart of the Loire Valley, about 2 1/2 hours from Paris. Nearby are the chateaux at Blois, Leonardo da Vinci’s Amboise, plus Chenonceau, Villandry (known for its gardens), the massive Chambord, and many more. Enjoy a full week in the region of Sauvignon Blanc and Sancerre, delightful small restaurants, plenty of brocantes for antique-hunters, and a goat cheese farm right in Pontlevoy which New York Magazine once called "the best chevre in France."  Available year-round. 

Value $2000


True Parisian Experience at Quartier Latin

Enjoy an entire week in the hip and lively Latin Quarter of Paris in your own studio apartment in a 17th-century building. A bottle of champagne and a platter of cheese and fruit will be ready for you upon your arrival.

Value $2100


Luxury in the Black Forest

Three nights for two at the 5-Star Traube Tonbach, nestled in one of Europe's most magnificent landscapes, the Black Forest National Park in Germany. Includes elaborate breakfasts, dinners with wine pairing, and two spa treatments per person. No restrictions on dates.

Value: $2500


A Week at Pezula, Private Estate

This cliff-top architectural masterpiece with 180-degree views of the Indian Ocean, sparkling pool with waterfall, stone fireplaces and easy access to the spa, golf course and clubhouse is located in an old artistic village south of Capetown, South Africa. Sleeps 8-10! Includes housekeeper and house manager.

Value $8000