More Information on PHW’s Speakeasy Memberfest, Oct. 23

Memberfest 2015 As we draw closer to the event, we have a few more tidbits of information to pass on:

RSVPs and Admission Questions:
There are no tickets being sold to this event. RSVPs to the PHW office, 540-667-3577 or, are appreciated but not required. Current PHW member names will be on a guest list at the entrance – your name is your password.

For new or renewing members, there is a membership information card to fill out so that you can be added to our membership roster (includes a receipt which doubles as your PHW membership card). We also strongly recommend exact cash or checks (made out to PHW) for your payment methods.

For this reason, we strongly suggest you renew or join PHW prior to the night of Memberfest to help you enter the event as quickly as possible. Join now via PayPal, or click here for a copy of our membership form to mail in with a check.


The Bob Larson Trio will play 1920s and 1930s jazz from 7-10 PM. During the intermissions, volunteers from Winchester Little Theatre will share stories from Winchester’s time as a “dry” town. A tips jar for Winchester Little Theatre to benefit their Restoration Campaign will be available as a thank you to their support of PHW at this event.

Silent Auction Items:
Ruth's Tea Room, 1968 We are happy to report that, similar to the Memberfest held at EBS Gallery, we will have several gift baskets and other interesting items up for silent auction. The silent auction proceeds will benefit PHW.

One of the items in the auction is a framed print of Ruth’s Tea Room on East Cecil Street. This high quality print of Jane Caspar’s painting of Ruth’s Tea Room, 1968 is reproduced from the original oil painting on fiberboard. The print measures 13 x 17 with a white border, at the bottom of which is printed:

Ruth’s Tea Room, 1968
128 E. Cecil Street
Winchester, Virginia
Oil on fiberboard by Jane Caspar

The prints are part of a fundraiser to support Vivienne Jackson’s ongoing living expenses. If you are not lucky enough to win the framed print at Memberfest, prints are available at Jim Riley’s office, 121 S. Loudoun St.
Unsigned print: $45 (+$5.00 S&H)
Signed print (limited to 50): $90 (+$5.00 S&H)
If you wish to pay more for the print, all the extra goes to Vivienne.

Please feel free to contact PHW at 540-667-3577 if you have questions not covered here.