Gala to benefit Mary Ball Museum

The Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library will hold “An Evening at Westlawn” fundraiser gala from 5 to 9 p.m. June 9.

Westlawn in the Heathsville Historic District, is the home of Jim and Diana Russell. The Colonial Revival style house was built circa 1932 by Judge E. Hugh Smith, said executive director Karen Hart. The land was originally part of Sunnyside farm, the ancestral property of the interrelated Smith, Betts, Harding and Downman families, dating from the mid-1800s.

The gala will feature a four-course dinner on the Westlawn grounds, a silent and live auction and tours of the house. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased at mkt.com/maryball, at the MBW Museum in Lancaster, or 462-7280. The deadline for tickets is May 31.

Mary Ball Washington Museum & Library is dedicated to preserving, understanding and sharing the history of Lancaster and the Northern Neck.


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