About our Soirees
soi·rée swäˈrā/noun 1. an evening party or gathering, typically in a private house, for conversation or music.
Every year since 2006, the Nanticoke Historic Preservation has held a “Soiree” Fundraiser for the efforts to restore Handsell. The Soiree is held each year during a different season and always at a historic place in the Mid-Shore area. These locations are chosen to help garner public attention toward the distinction and value of historic resources on the Eastern Shore. The theme of the Soiree is tailored to the location or other seasonal themes. All the proceeds from the last three Soirees, and all those in the immediate future will benefit the “Handsell Restoration Fund” with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the restoration of the brick house.
The NEXT GREAT Fundraiser is planned for June 2017 – Please check back soon for details.
Our Soiree’s in the past have included:
The 2016 Soiree was held at the Albanus Phillips House in Cambridge!
Funds raised at this event helped FUND the new cedar shingle roof and rafter repairs at Handsell.
We even have Soirees in the winter–just find a warm fire to cozy up to!
Sarke Plantation circa 1790 was the location of the 2015 Winter Soiree.
2013 End of Summer Soiree at Hills Point Farm:
2012 Spring “1812 Soiree” at Cambridge House Bed and Breakfast
2011 Winter Soiree “A Night at Thomas’ Tavern” – held at “Addition to Rosses Chance”, circa 1750, Cornersville
2009 Autumn Soiree “After the Hunt” – held at Weston Farms, Vienna
2008 Summer Soiree – held at the Captain Levi Phillips House, Cambridge
2007 Spring Soiree – held at Friendship Hall, East New Market