To the Editor:
On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the staff of the Historical Society of Princeton, I would like to thank everyone in the Princeton community who supported our two major 2011 fundraisers: the Princeton Antiques and Fine Art Show and the House Tour. Our mission is to preserve, collect, and interpret Princeton’s rich history through innovative exhibitions and programs — and we could not have succeeded without your help.
We would like to recognize the hard work of our Steering Committee, which planned and executed this year’s Antiques Show, led by Meghan Donaldson, Jody Erdman, Midge Fleming, Milly King, Chris Mario, Jennifer McGuirk, Dee Patberg, Dorothy Plohn, and Anita Trullinger. For the seventh year running, the Nierenberg Family and Princeton Airport graciously hosted the show. We are grateful to our show sponsors including: Baxter Construction, Honda of Princeton, Leapfrog Advancement, Shepherd Foundation/Bovenizer Family, Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty, Knight Architects LLC, PNC Bank & PNC Wealth Management, Rago Arts and Auction Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Wilmington Trust, Dumont & Watson Attorneys, The Mercadien Group, Mills + Schnoering Architects LLC, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, Saul Ewing LLP, Viburnum, Antiques and Fine Art Magazine, BUCKS Life Magazine, Design NJ Magazine, Packet Publications, Princeton Magazine, and The Magazine Antiques.
HSP also thanks all those who made the 2011 House Tour a success. First, the owners of the five homes that offered such a delightful exploration of Princeton’s dynamic domestic architecture. Thank you! The tour would never happen without the hard work of our House Tour Committee, our House Tour Chair David Schure, House Captains Colleen Hall, Nancy Henkel, Pete Peters, Shirley Satterfield, and Merlene Tucker and over 80 dedicated Docents. We also owe a very special thank-you to Wanda Gunning. Our lead sponsors, N. T. Callaway Real Estate and Glenmede, have our sincere thanks, as do our other House Tour funders including: Viburnum, T. Jeffery Clarke Architect, Garden Makers Landscaping, HMR Architects, Infini-T Café & Spice Souk, Knight Architects, Lasley Brahaney, Van Note-Harvey Associates, Candice Walsh of N. T. Callaway, Woodwinds Associates, Julius H. Gross Painting, and — last but not least — our special sponsor for 2011, The Princeton Area Community Foundation, which honored us with a generous grant for the House Tour. Even the weather cooperated this year — it was a perfect autumn day, crisp and sunny!
Finally, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone in the community who participated in our fundraisers by volunteering time, purchasing tickets, buying antiques, or supporting us in any way. We are blessed to be stewards of the history of such a vibrant, caring community!
Executive Director, Historical Society of Princeton