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 five 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.
We have secured a venue for a Winter Soiree in 2024. Stay tuned for information!
NHPA was sad to have to cancel the 2020 Spring Soiree at Algonquin Manor and all those since due to Covid 19 Pandemic. We hope to be back soon to highlight the important historic resources of the Mid-Shore area. Please Stay tuned. NHPA members will receive a printed invitation, so please join our organization for this benefit and others.
This is our major fundraiser of the year and we have not had a Soiree now since 2019.
Thank you to our Event Sponsor:
Bob North’s Service Center
Our Soiree’s in the past have included:
2018 Autumn Soiree at Garden of Eden: Open the Doors!
2017 Summer Soiree and Auction:
Let’s Go Window Shopping!
All funds were dedicated to the restoration of the windows at Handsell.
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