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It was a beautiful summer season day, August 11, an ideal time for the Thousand Islands Historical past Museum to carry its annual Summer time Night within the Islands occasion.

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Guests arrive by pontoon boat shuttle for the 15th Annual Summer Evening in the Islands for the Thousand Islands History Museum held on Flying Mallard Island on August 11.  For Lorraine Payette/Postmedia Networks
Company arrive by pontoon boat shuttle for the fifteenth Annual Summer time Night within the Islands for the Thousand Islands Historical past Museum held on Flying Mallard Island on August 11. For Lorraine Payette/Postmedia Networks Photograph by Lorraine Payette ,for postmedia networks

Greater than 100 individuals gathered to attend the gala held at Brian and Lynn Knudsen’s summer season residence on Flying Mallard Island. In attendance had been Gannock Mayor Ted Lojko, the Township of Leeds and Thousand Islands Mayor Corinna Smith-Gatke, and several other members of Gannock City Council. The occasion was sponsored by Chestnut Park Actual Property, Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property, McDougall Bickerton Insurance coverage & Monetary, Nationwide Arts Middle and Norman Hardy. Collect on web site for everybody to get pleasure from with recent hors d’oeuvres by Jack the Pleased Chef, and stay music carried out by Mark Hunt and Brian Frommer.

“It is a stupendous place and delightful climate,” mentioned Invoice Guardian, Emmys. “Nudsense has put in plenty of work to make this place as lovely as it’s for our enjoyment.”

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The silent public sale included 10 gadgets contributed by native companies and people, and the stay public sale included lodging and a go to to the Nationwide Arts Middle with dinner, an autumn or winter cooking class on the cozy Furnace Falls in Lyndhurst and Issues like a generator had been included. From House {Hardware}. Auctioneer Alicia Gordon presided over the stay public sale and complete public sale proceeds exceeded $6,000.

Lynn and Brian Knudsen share their summer home for the 15th Annual Summer Evening in the Islands for the Thousand Islands History Museum held on Flying Mallard Island on August 11.  For Lorraine Payette/Postmedia Networks
Lynn and Brian Knudsen share their summer season residence for the fifteenth Annual Summer time Night within the Islands for the Thousand Islands Historical past Museum held on Flying Mallard Island on August 11. For Lorraine Payette/Postmedia Networks Photograph by Lorraine Payette ,for postmedia networks

“Lin and I are each very completely satisfied to do that,” mentioned host Brian Knudsen. “We recognize you being right here and hope you keep in mind that all proceeds go to fund the museum. You’re welcome to please take a stroll and benefit from the surroundings.”

The museum’s govt director, Joan van Drumeel, thanked everybody for his or her help and inspired them to proceed supporting the Thousand Islands Historical past Museum.

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“We thank the Authorities of Canada for funding our summer season college students, for this 12 months’s seasonal efficiency ‘Influenza Unmasked’, for the COVID Emergency Wage Subsidy, for the Assortment Administration and Restoration Grant, and for Library and Archives Canada give. With out them, we might by no means have been in a position to get via this troublesome time. His assist and the Tourism Reduction Fund are driving thrilling new modifications to everlasting galleries.

“Plenty of our work is finished behind the scenes in small rooms and on computer systems. The general public by no means will get to see that a part of issues, however our assortment coordinators and collections group do all of it.

“We’re very grateful for all of the group help from the companies and people who’ve donated to our public sale, and our sponsors who achieve this. And we’re grateful to all of you who got here out to help the humanities and tradition I’m overwhelmed not solely by your generosity, but in addition by your time and enthusiasm. It permits us to cherish your recollections and treasures that I’m positive will probably be really appreciated for generations to return. Once we Come collectively like this, it reinforces my perception that it is not simply my group that cares about what we do, it is all of us.”

The event culminated with sunset fireworks for the 15th Annual Summer Evening in the Islands fundraiser for the Thousand Islands History Museum held on Flying Mallard Island on August 11.  For Lorraine Payette/Postmedia Networks
The occasion culminated with sundown fireworks for the fifteenth Annual Summer time Night within the Islands fundraiser for the Thousand Islands Historical past Museum held on Flying Mallard Island on August 11. For Lorraine Payette/Postmedia Networks Photograph by Lorraine Payette ,for postmedia networks

The night ended with a sundown show of firecrackers after which sailed on pontoon boats again to Ivy Lee. The Thousand Islands Historical past Museum is grateful for all contributions.

To donate to the museum and assist it proceed its work, name the museum at 613-382-2535 or donate at their web site www.1000islandshistorymuseum.com.

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