Dressed in clothing that never goes out of style, ticket holders attended this year’s fundraiser themed Cocktails in the Courtyard: A Vintage Party at the Philadelphia History Museum. This museum in particular focuses on everything residents of the City of Brotherly Love truly cherish and makes us different for other metropolises.
With a DJ Jamie Dillon rocking tunes from every era and culture (much like the inhabitants of this city), everyone got in the groove and took a few turns on the dance floor. Bluecoat American Dry Gin, Dock Street Brewing Company, and WhistlePig Distilled Dry Whiskey generously donated elixirs to keep the party going responsibly.
Besides the historic collections to review and admire there were other entertainment to appreciate. Andy Greenlee of Celebrations Paintings was at her easel capturing the excitement as the live event painter. This painting was later auctioned off at the live event at the end of the evening.
Going on its fifth year, this year’s event brought forth everyone wearing their vintage best to raise money benefiting the museum. Kelly Murphy, Senior Manager of Communications and Special Events, made sure the event was weather-proof for when the skies later opened and the party had to move inside. Although some attendees whipped out their umbrellas to brave the weather in the still beautifully decorated courtyard.
The opportunities to take a break from the revelries to look at what made the Philadelphia History Museum stand apart was another highlight of the event. Through the founding of the colonies to every historic moment in between that lead to the present, you can stroll through the galleries to see what makes our city great.
You don’t have to wait until next year’s themed celebration. Head on over to the the Philadelphia History Museum no matter if you are a visitor, tourist, or life-long resident to see what the people of the area did to contribute to make life more colorful.