Preservation of Historic Winchester is launching a membership campaign this fall to reach more people passionate about preserving the history and architecture of Winchester and Frederick County. To that end, PHW is hosting a membership signup contest with a grand prize valued at $300 – a limited edition framed print of Edward Beyer’s “A View of Winchester” OR $300 in store credit to the Eugene B. Smith Gallery. The membership signup contest is open now until December 7, 2012. Although you need not be a PHW member to participate in the contest, we invite you to join PHW and use your membership as your first referral.
As part of the membership campaign, PHW invites you to come to Memberfest with your prospective new members to learn more about the organization. Memberfest is a celebration of our current supporters and an opportunity for prospective members to join PHW. The party will be held on November 2, 2012 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Eugene B. Smith Gallery, 25 N. Loudoun Street, in Winchester. It is free and open to the general public. This “First Friday” event, jointly sponsored by PHW and the Gallery, will feature a reception with live music by the Robert Larson Trio. In addition, the second floor of the Gallery will be open. Visitors will be able to view the building’s original fabric as well as a special slide show presentation on “Vanished Winchester”. Information on PHW activities and membership benefits will be available. Door prizes, including a very special table made from reclaimed wood, will be available to win.
Good luck in the contest, and we hope to see you at Memberfest this November!