Tuesday, September 2, 2014

An invitation to a ball

You Are Invited
Conrad-Caldwell House, Old Louisville, KY
Saturday October 25, 2014
7 PM to 12:30 AM

The Spirit Ball, in 2013, received the LEO Reader's Choice Award for Best Charity Event in Louisville. Was it the inventive costuming?  The live music?  The many activities scattered through the house?  The ability to party in a mansion where Louisville captains of industry once lived?

The party begins in the Museum at 7PM as costumed guests board the “haunted steamboat,” to the sounds of calliope and ragtime tunes. We will sway to live music by pianist Christopher White, the Rascals of Ragtyme, and singer, Karan Chavis, with Winton Reynolds.

Guests at the full ticket price will enjoy continuous live music, an appetizer buffet, palmistry, an open bar, bourbon tasting, a costume contest, and an exhibit about steamboat days in Louisville.  Museum guests will bid competitively at an auction of coveted items donated by generous supporting businesses and individuals.

The big wheel will keep on turning, in Caldwell Hall, at 9:30 where a speakeasy-style after party will begin. Singer and performer, Sheryl Rouse Crawford, will entertain from 9:30 to 12:30 PM.  Sheryl is Louisville’s Tina Turner, whose repertoire includes a dynamic mix of jazz, rock and soul.  One cannot help but dance!

This is a two-tiered event! Cost of a ticket to attend the entire event, from 7 PM to 12:30 AM, is $150 per person. Tickets to attend only the after-party are $50 per person. Ticket holders for the after party in Caldwell Hall will receive two drink tickets to use at our cash bar, as well as light appetizers and musical entertainment.

"Boarding passes" to our celebration of the spirits of the Belle and the after party may be purchased by calling 502-636-5023 or by visiting our website here: Buy your ticket now!

Updates and comments about the event are posted regularly on our Spirit Ball Facebook Page

Dress is black-tie or costume. Though we have a steamboat theme, you are NOT required to masquerade as Mark Twain.  Be whimsical.  Be mysterious.  Be someone other than yourself for one magical evening!
The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum continues to shape, and be shaped, by its community. The museum is a destination for field trips, tour groups, historic preservationists, wedding celebrants, and many others.

Trip Advisor ranks the museum as #6 out of 81 attractions in Louisville. We recently received the Trip Advisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence.

Victorian Homes Magazine (August 2011) described the mansion as a “design template,” for homeowners who seek “a bit of formality, elegance, refined craftsmanship and a respect for decorative arts.”

Why do we call the museum a "house museum"? The mansion museum is furnished with many items that once belonged to the Conrads and Caldwells, which gives visitors the impression that the family has just walked out for a few minutes and will return soon to share a cup of tea in the parlor, or a snifter of bourbon in the billiard room.

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