October 1, 2022

Connecticut River Museum’s Fall Ball Celebration Expands Reach to Governor’s Residence

Fall Ball Sponsor Greg Shook of Essex Savings Bank, Fall Ball Co-Chairperson Pamela Cunningham, CRM Event Coordinator Cynthia Bulaong, CRM Executive Director Jerry Roberts, and Fall Ball Sponsor and CRM Chairman Maureen O’Grady of Rachel Thomas Associates. Missing from photo is Fall Ball Co-Chairperson Martha Norcia.

Essex, CT – After a year of rebuilding and renovating its 1878 building and grounds damaged by fire, the Connecticut River Museum has announced plans for a 2011 Fall Ball celebration worthy of its accomplishments.  On Saturday, October 15 at 6:00 pm, Fall Ball “Rockin’ on the River…What a Difference a Year Makes”  will take place on the waterfront grounds of the Museum.  The evening promises fabulous food, fine spirits, dancing to music by Brad &Brian, and a live auction of unique experiences and services.  Major Fall Ball sponsors include Essex Savings Bank, Essex Financial Services, Rachel Thomas Associates and Tower Laboratories.  Tickets for the annual gala are $175 per person, all inclusive, with net proceeds to benefit the Museum’s educational programs, exhibits, and waterfront operations.

In recognition of higher level support, a Fall Ball Patrons’ Party will be held on Thursday, October 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at a very special venue – the Governor’s Residence on Prospect Avenue in Hartford.  According to Fall Ball co-chairpersons Martha Norcia and Pamela Cunningham, the Governor’s Residence seemed like a perfect setting to celebrate those sponsors and patrons who support one of the state’s most treasured assets and its stewardship of New England’s Great River.  Patron level tickets are $300 per person and include admission to both events.

To purchase tickets and preview auction items, go to  www.ctrivermuseum.org or call  (860)767-8269.  Founded in 1974, the Connecticut River Museum is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to lead in the study, preservation and celebration of the cultural and natural heritage of the river and its valley.  It is located at 67 Main Street on the historic Essex waterfront.