(PRESS RELEASE)_(Boca Raton, FL – March 21, 2023) The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum (SBRHM) today announced several fun events next month. For more information, please visit BocaHistory.org, or call 561.395.6766, ext. 100.
Saturday, April 1, 10 am to 4 pm
FREE Fun Saturday
To celebrate the arrival of the new Boca Raton Brightline Station, on the first Saturday of every month The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum is offering FREE Fun Saturday, waiving the regular admission fee ($12 adults, $8 students and seniors, free for members and children 4 years old and under) for all visitors from 10 am to 4 pm, with a special craft for kids between 2 and 4 pm. Other fun activities could include a Museum Hunt for kids with prizes. Whether people of all ages come in a car or on Brightline or by walking, this is the perfect no-cost opportunity to enjoy the museum’s exciting and interactive exhibits that document the growth and development of Boca Raton from a small farming town to the sophisticated internationally known city it is today.
Thursday, April 13, 6 to 8 pm
MiMo in Person:
St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church
In conjunction with its current exhibition, MiMo in Boca Raton:
Mid Century Modern and the Architecture of Howard McCall, SBRHM is offering a tour of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, 100 NE Mizner Boulevard in Boca Raton. It is an outstanding example of midcentury architecture by longtime local architect Howard McCall. The tour will be led by Howard (Buzz) McCall, Jr. and architect Derek VanderPloeg, who will point out the church’s mid mod features. This will be followed by a lecture in Harris Hall by FAU professor Anthony Abbate, who will discuss the now trendy style and its manifestations throughout Florida. FREE for BRHS members, $10 for guests. RSVP required at 561.395.6766.
BOCA BACCHANAL’s unique Vintner Dinners will be held over two nights in four beautiful locations throughout Boca Raton pairing the talents of internationally acclaimed vintners and distillers with delicious 5-course dinners prepared by renowned chefs. Truly an intimate evening to remember.
Friday, April 28 – 7 pm
Vintner Dinner at The Boca Raton
+ Host: The Boca Raton
+ The Food from The Boca Raton: Andrew Roenbeck, Director of Culinary Operations & Resort Executive Chef; and Peter Annewanter, Executive Chef of MB Supper Club and Flybridge
+ Scotch Whiskey from The Macallan Craigellachie in Scotland—represented by Katie Nahat, Brand Ambassador
Saturday, April 29 – 7 pm
Vintner Dinner #1 in a Private Home
+ Hosts: Thom & Joyce DeVita and Al & Joni Goldberg
+ The Food: Eric Baker, Chef/Owner of Rebel House, AlleyCat, and Big in Japan
+ The Wine: Silver Oak and Twomey Cellars from Napa Valley, California—represented by Anna Pepgjonaj
Vintner Dinner #2 at The Depot for cocktails; then to The Addison for dinner
+ Hosts: David & Holly Meehan and Zoe Lanham & The Addison
+ The Food: Patrick Duffy, Executive Chef, The Addison welcomes to his kitchen:
Vintner Dinner #3 at The Seagate Hotel & Spa
+ Hosts: The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Elizabeth Kelley Grace and Olivia Hollaus
+ The Food from Seagate Hotel & Spa: Chef Gordon Maybory, Director of Culinary; Ivan Acevedo, Executive Chef; and Mitzu Nozaki, Pastry Chef
+ The Wine: ZD Wines from Napa Valley, California—represented by Teresa D’Aurizio, National Sales Manager
Sunday, April 30 – 1 to 4 pm
The Grand Tasting
This year’s Boca Bacchanal Grand Tasting will be held at The Addison, featuring prized vintners and distillers offering tasting selections of their wines, champagnes, and whiskey, as well as wine and spirits seminars by Macallan and ZD Wines. Attendees will also enjoy generous samplings of signature dishes by celebrated local chefs. There will be a silent auction of wine, dining, travel, and lifestyle packages. Designed by Addison Mizner, The Addison is considered one of the most important pieces of architecture in South Florida.
Grand Tasting Ticket: $125.
Grand Tasting plus a Seminar Ticket: $160
Grand Tasting VIP Ticket: $250
Grand Tasting plus a Seminar VIP Ticket: $285
“BOCA BACCHANAL is a festive weekend that celebrates and enhances the appreciation of wine and food, while bringing together world class chefs and vintners, offering their finest specialties, while providing the entire community with a delightful and tasty opportunity to support the heritage education programs of The Schmidt Boca Raton History Museum and the Boca Raton Historical Society,” says Mary Csar, Executive Director.
Sponsors for BOCA BACCHANAL 2023 include Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), The Addison, The Boca Raton, The Seagate Hotel & Spa, Boca Magazine, Publix, Crown Wine and Spirits, The Berman Group, BRiC and CP Partners, JM Family, Privaira Private Aviation, The Buzz Agency, Boca Chamber, BLIS, Atlas Event Rental, and more.
For more information and to purchase tickets to BOCA BACCHANAL 2023, please visit www.BocaHistory.org.
Currently on Exhibition
MiMo in Boca Raton:
Mid Century Modern and the Architecture of Howard McCall
This new temporary exhibition takes a look back at the works of longtime local architect Howard McCall whose commercial and residential works helped shape the modern city of Boca Raton. McCall opened his office in Boca Raton in 1958 and was joined by partner Pat Lynch in the 1960s. McCall was responsible for many different structures comprising many styles over many decades in Boca Raton. St. Gregory’s Church, the “Church on the Hill” and Advent Lutheran are amongst the dramatic houses of worship he created. He also developed the first Fifth Avenue Shops, local gas stations, many commercial buildings, and lots of midcentury condos. The partners also designed most of the Camino Gardens models and the original houses of Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club. This exhibit will feature a selection of their architectural drawings and photos drawn from the permanent collections of the Boca Raton Historical Society. In addition, an amusing selection of objects showing the influence of mid-mod design on everyday items on loan from our members and friends will be on display. The MiMo in Boca Raton exhibition will be on view through the end of June.
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