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June 8, 2017 6:00pm–9:00pm

Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Birthday Picnic and Party

Woodlawn & Pope Leighey House

9000 Richmond Highway

Alexandria, Virginia 22309

You bring the picnic, blanket or chairs and some serious mid-century style with you!

We provide the fun. We will be giving out prizes for best 1930’s-1940’s picnic vignette. That means you should pull out your best frock, a fedora and the finger sandwiches.

Cocktail by BAR R’OD. Birthday cake by area cake artists & dessert by Rouge Fine Catering. Swing band Craig Gilmer & The Blue Sky 5. There will be twilight tours of the house, of course. And an auction of picnics and other Frank Lloyd Wright and Pope-Leighey -inspired surprises!

Picnic food ideas!:

Ham and mustard sandwiches, egg and tomato sandwiches, cream cheese and grape jelly sandwiches, assorted fresh fruits, cookies.
Deviled eggs, sardine sandwiches, olives, spreading cheese and green pepper sandwiches, fruit, hot water gingerbread.
Cold fried chicken, salad of mixed vegetables (in container), bread and butter sandwiches, mincemeat turnovers, tomato juice.
—Good Housekeeping, 1944 (p. 889)

Individual tickets are NOW $25 and include desserts by Rogue Fine Catering, birthday cake & non-alcoholic beverages.

Children 12-17: NOW $15. Kids under 12 free.


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