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Save the date for "Night at the Museum"

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--July 18th, 2017

The Brome County Museum's first ever "Night at the Museum" gala fundraiser takes place on Saturday, August 19 beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets are just 50$ for an individual or 85$ for a couple and include unlimited wine, cheese and appetizers served with a smile -and a story or two- in the museum! Dessert and special " Confederation Coffee" follow under the tent where the highlight of the evening, the launch of the Brome County Museum's new "Adopt an Artifact" program, will be guided by Master of Ceremonies Cameron Brown of Camlen Inc.

The goal of the evening is to raise awareness about the Brome County Museum's precious collections and 20 000$ to help with their conservation and care! To that end, Curator Cari Ensio and Coordinator Joanne Croghan, have carefully selected 28 "big" artifacts, all of which are eligible for early adoption until August 12. If adopted early, the top six big items include a few pair of tickets to the "Night at the Museum" gala. The top six are: The Fokker at 3000$, and two field guns at 2000$ each, and the potash kettle, the memorial drinking fountain, and the birch bark canoe at 1000$ each.

Everyone who adopts a "big" artifact will enjoy seeing their name on a special placard in the museum for one year and take home a special certificate. Big artifacts include the Quaker library, " Scottie" the cigar-store mascot turned barque figurehead, the "Penny Farthing" bicycle, the Westover rifle that was used against the Fenians, the Smith printing press, and the popular "stolen sword", to name a few.

Anyone who adopts a "small" artifact, 22 of which will be available for adoption at the gala, will reeive a special certificate. Small artifacts, which will be adopted "blindly", include a lovely example of ladies' bloomers, a collection of chamber pots, a chicken guillotine, and old-time remedies and treatments, including on for mange...in humans as well as animals!

With artifact adoption fees ranging from 50$ to 3000$, there is something for every budget in the Brome County Museum's " Adopt an Artifact" program. The artifacts catalog, additional information about the program and "Night at the Museum," and gala tickets are available by calling 450-243-6782 or by visiting bromemuseum.com.

Please save the date- Saturday, August 19- and join the Brome County Museum today in preserving yesterday's rich cultural heritage for tomorrow!

* Please note that tax receipts will not be issued for gala tickets, however they will be for 100 per cent of the "Adopt an Artifact" fee.