2019 Special Events


Across the atlantic

VIP Opening Reception & Exhibition Talk
Friday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.

Director’s Circle members are invited to a VIP reception to celebrate the opening of "Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens." At 7 p.m., exhibition curator Scott Schweigert from the Reading Public Museum will give a talk. RSVP is required.

To RSVP or join the museum at the Director’s Circle level, contact Colleen Harper, 352-291-4455, ext. 1831 or click here to visit our Membership page.


Across the atlantic

"Across the Atlantic" Exhibition Talk
Saturday, November 2, 11 a.m.

Exhibition curator Scott Schweigert, Reading Public Museum, will give a talk about the exhibition "Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens."

This free event is open to the public but does NOT include entry to the museum or “Across the Atlantic.”


Museum Day

Veterans Appreciation Talk: The Birth of a New Idea
Sunday, November 10, 2 p.m.

To celebrate and honor our Veterans, we welcome retired Chaplain (Colonel) Janet Horton to share her remarkable experiences. Be inspired by how her deep faith in the promises of the Gospel and the idea of unselfish service brought her to change minds and hearts of many in the military. There is no fee to attend.


Across the atlantic

Feast Under the Stars - Fundraiser Dinner
Saturday, November 16, 6-9 p.m.

In combination with the special exhibition “Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism Through the French Lens," we invite you to travel back in time to the world of the Impressionists at this one-of-a-kind fine dining experience under a starry night sky at the Appleton. Indulge your senses in the elegance of the scents, flavors and music of the 1890s in this authentically crafted multi-course formal dinner, complete with wine pairings and décor of the era. Black tie or era-inspired dress is encouraged.

Please click here for tickets.
$150 (individual); $2,500 (table of eight)








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