Historic MacMurray Ranch to Benefit Museum
MacMurray Ranch Event Raises $8,000 to Benefit Museum
On Friday, August 9th 2013 Kate MacMurray hosted a special evening at the beautiful MacMurray Ranch on Westside Road to benefit the Healdsburg Museum. Eighty guests enjoyed an intimate tour of the historic property by Kate, a screening of one of Fred MacMurray’s most popular films, and delicious appetizers and wine in a magnificent setting.
The food and service provided by Gia Passalacqua’s catering team were exceptional. The hors d’oeuvres well matched with MacMurray Ranch wines were graciously poured by MacMurray Ranch staff. Guests munched movie theater popcorn and laughed aloud at Fred MacMurray and Claudette Colbert’s antics as a newlywed city couple who struggle to raise chickens in the country. Kate introduced the “The Egg and I” film, noting its connection to the theme of the current Museum exhibit, “Farm to Table,” a celebration of local agricultural heritage past and present.
Our thanks to sponsor Fred and June MacMurray Foundation, Kate MacMurray and the hospitality of the Gallo family, the $8,000 raised at MacMurray Ranch will help fund the Museum’s operating expenses this year.
Georgetown Tour and Barbeque
Thanks to the gracious hospitality of the Smith family and generous sponsorship by the MacMurray Foundation and Park Avenue Catering, the July 14th 2013, Georgetown fundraiser was a huge success. Guests of the Museum enjoyed perfect weather, delicious food and an intriguing visit to the past at the Smith family’s private Georgetown ranch. Guy Smith took 114 guests on a guided tour of the rustic Old West Main Street that his father, George, constructed to house his extensive collection of Hollywood memorabilia and vintage cars. We all could have spent several more hours peeking into the buildings and listening to Guy’s stories! It was an outstanding day for the Healdsburg Museum!