GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Museum will conduct a gala Aug. 1, at DePauw University's Union Building Ballroom.
The public is welcome as the museum will celebrate achievements from the past year in addition to announcing plans for the new year. The event will begin at 5 p.m., with an appetizer buffet, cash wine bar and a silent auction. The auction will feature work of local artists, including Peeler pieces, and item hand-spun and woven by the Putnam County Spinners and Weavers, coffee table quality books (such as "84 Magnificent Courthouses of Indiana," and "Wildflowers of Indiana," by Mary Rose and Fred Sampler), and more. All gifts for the silent auction must be either delivered to the museum by July 15 or a pick-up call made to the museum by that day. The guest speaker for the evening will be Tom Hamm, who will discuss "The Role of Quakers in Indiana History," beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hamm teachers history and is archivist at Earlham College. Cost for admission is $20 per person. Reservations must be received by July 24 and checks should be made out to the Putnam County Museum. Credit cards will be accepted.
The museum is located at 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle. For more information, call 765-653-8419.