Annual Fundraiser – EVENING IN WHITE

Saturday, September 7th  5:30 – 8:30p.m.

Tickets available at

In the spirit of the madcap “Dorothies,” a group of local Ladies from the early 1900’s who saved the Hyland House by hosting outrageous fundraiser parties,
we invite you to an “EVENING IN WHITE!” 
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EVENING IN WHITE is a world-wide flash mob picnic dinner event taking place in Paris, London, Sydney, New York and across the USA.
Now we’re hosting our own EVENING IN WHITE at the Hyland House in Guilford!
The stage is set as you enter the Hyland House’s beautiful garden decorated with white twinkling lights, white tables, chairs and candlelight while being serenaded by live jazz and classical music. Please dress in your finest white attire and bring a picnic basket of delicious edibles & refreshments! Don’t forget to bring zany white place settings and table décor— the idea is to be as creative and flamboyant as you like, just like the Dorothies! Fill your picnic basket with drinks and wine, too, as you meet old friends and make new friends at this fun and festive event. 

An EVENING IN WHITE will be a mesmerizing intersection of food, fashion, music and fun! It’s a stirring display of human connection and collaboration. As night falls, we’ll be illuminating our spectacular new roof! Let’s celebrate the start of our second century as a museum! 

Or make your check payable to “Hyland House Museum” and mail to:
Hyland House, PO Box 229, Guilford, CT 06437
Silent Auction. Funds raised will help the Hyland House fund community programs, make needed structural repairs and paint the house!
(rain date Sept. 14)

Here’s ideas to spark your creativity for the event!  (from