Memberfest is Coming

November 2 is almost here, and that means First Fridays downtown! Remember to stop in the Eugene B. Smith Gallery at 25 North Loudoun Street between 6-10 PM to meet up with the folks from PHW while you’re taking in the other activities. Downstairs in the gallery space will be a reception and live music surrounded by Eugene Smith’s artwork. Upstairs will be PHW central, with information on the organization, membership signups and a special slideshow highlighting “Vanished Winchester,” a look back at some lost buildings both inside and outside the Historic District. You can also try your luck at an assortment of door prizes, with the most special prize being the “door table.”

The table is made from reclaimed wood from three buildings in the Winchester Historic District that were recently renovated or are undergoing work currently, including 427 North Loudoun, 507 South Loudoun, and 201 South Braddock Street (the Samuel Noakes house, which you have seen undergoing a transformation here at the PHW blog). This is a once in a lifetime chance to own a special piece of Winchester history, and it could be yours for just a single raffle ticket. Bring some dollar bills and take a chance – tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.

This event is the perfect opportunity for you to socialize with other PHW supporters and introduce your friends to PHW as part of the membership signup contest. While you have until December 7 to sign up new members to PHW to be in the running for the Beyer print “A View of Winchester” OR the $300 store credit to the EBS Gallery, you’d better hurry! December 7 (and Holiday House Tour) will be here before you know it.