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  • SHREWSBURY-WINDLE HOUSE 170 th BIRTHDAY GALA SET FOR JUNE 14

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    June 07, 2019
    SHREWSBURY-WINDLE HOUSE 170 th BIRTHDAY GALA SET FOR JUNE 14

    The Board of Directors of Historic Madison, Inc. invites the public to celebrate the 170th
    birthday of the restored, award winning, Shrewsbury-Windle House National Historic Landmark
    on Friday June 14 from 6 – 9 pm at 301 West First Street in Madison, Indiana.

    Tickets are $35 per person and reservations are required. Sponsorship level tickets
    are available at the $65, $125 or $300 levels. Reserve your ticket today through Eventbrite.com
    or by calling the Historic Madison, Inc. office at (812) 265-2967, emailing hmi@historicmadisoninc.com,
    or by visiting the office at 500 West Street. The reservation deadline is June 10 at 4 pm. Space is limited.
    Tickets will be held at the door on the day of the event. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the
    Shrewsbury-Windle House.

    The festivities on June 14 include self-guided tours of the house, live music, a silent
    auction, and the cutting of a special birthday cake at 7:30. Hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar will
    be available. The recently awarded Cook Cup for the Outstanding Restoration of the
    Shrewsbury-Windle House will be on view for all to see.

    The Shrewsbury-Windle House, designed by Indiana’s leading early 19th century
    architect, Francis Costigan and completed in 1849 is recognized by the US Secretary of the
    Interior as a masterpiece of Greek Revival architecture. The Drawing Rooms are among the
    best preserved examples of pre-Civil War interior design in the United States, with rare original
    paint and varnish finishes, restored original gas light fixtures (now electrified), a reproduction
    carpet and original furniture, family oil portraits and much more. The home’s 53-step spiral
    staircase is an architectural and engineering marvel. Its massive 12 foot tall entry doors are
    unrivalled in the country. 
     
    The home was lovingly cared for between 1849 and 2009 by the Shrewsbury and Wyatt
    families, the Walker family and by John and Ann Windle who founded Historic Madison, Inc.
    (HMI) in the home in 1960. In 2011 the estate of Ann Windle deeded the property to HMI to
    maintain it as a “historically correct example of architecture for the cultural enrichment of
    people.”

    The Shrewsbury-Windle House is once again available for events and educational
    programs. Group tours for 10 or more people can be scheduled by advance reservation of at
    least two weeks. The grounds can be rented for appropriately scaled special events and
    programs.

    Historic Madison, Inc. is a not-for-profit historic preservation organization dedicated to
    the preservation and restoration of Madison’s architectural heritage. HMI is pleased to
    acknowledge the following sponsors of the Shrewsbury-Windle 170th Birthday Gala Title
    Sponsor:
    Morgan Foods, Inc; Diamond Sponsor: Goelzer Investment Management; Platinum
    Sponsors:
    German American Bank –Wealth Advisory Group; Ratio Architects; Steinhardt
    Heating & Cooling; Gold Sponsors: Arsee Engineering, Assured Partners, & Morgan & Nay
    Funeral Centre. For reservations or additional information find on Eventbrite.com and look for
    170th or contact Historic Madison, Inc. by June 10 at 4pm by calling (812) 265-2967 or by email
    at hmi@historicmadisoninc.com.

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