Spring Fundraiser – Postponed


We would like to thank everybody in the local and virtual Pratt Museum community for the overwhelming enthusiasm and response received for the 2020 Brunch Fundraiser scheduled for Sunday, March 29 at the Washington Irving Inn in Tannersville. The totality of reservations called in exceeded our capacity for accommodation, and the generosity of unexpected donations both made us feel even more deeply supported than we imagined when we first set out planning this fundraising effort with the sole goal in mind of contributing to the General Operations Fundraising, which includes the Museum’s Capital Campaign Effort.

However, in the sober interest of the health and well-being of all, this event has been postponed until a later date to be announced for reasons that, we’re sure, require no explanation during this critical time.

All those who have made reservations are in the process of being contacted.

For those thoughtful registrants who have prepaid their tickets, we especially thank you for that helpful promptness and support and we will be refunding your payment in full along with an alternative available for placing your payment toward the future re-scheduling of this event.

In the meantime, during the forseeable period of ‘social distancing’ for all of us that lies ahead, we’d like to invite any of our readers who have a short local story to tell about growing up in this region, or a brief anecdote connected with living here, or even a history-connected tale or two, to please join us on the Zadock Pratt Museum Facebook page and share some story-telling time with all of us while we wait out the situation surrounding us together.

Again, thank you everybody—stay healthy and stay caring.





6629 NYS-23A, Tannersville, NY 12485

Sunday, March 29, 2020

12 noon to 2 p.m.

Looking for something elegant and fun to celebrate? Come to the Zadock Pratt Museum 2020 Springtime Fundraising Brunch Event, spend a leisurely afternoon with old and new friends, enjoy delicious food and fun activities while supporting our local history.

The Zadock Pratt Museum is kicking off its 61st Season with a SPRINGTIME FUNDRAISER in support of this year’s renovation plans, groundbreaking exhibition dedicated to 19th century itinerant portrait painter Amos Hamlin, and the launch of the Pratt Rock Park restoration project.

The fundraiser is hosted in a charming 19th century setting at the historic Washington Irving Inn, a gracious and otherworldly jewel of an experience in the Catskill Mountains. Signature homemade food created and served up by hostess and innkeeper Stephanie Jozic, raffle baskets, and Chinese auction will make this an unforgettable experience.

The menu includes scrumptious homemade breakfast and lunch buffet choices:

Poached Eggs ~ Washington Irving Inn’s Specialty Home Fries ~ Bacon ~ Sausage ~ French Toast served up with Catskill Mountain Maple Syrup ~ Vegetable Quiche ~ Washington Irving Inn’s Specialty Breakfast Coffee Cake (ingredients include apples, carrots, coconut, buttermilk and whole wheat flour) ~ Washington Irving Inn’s Homemade Scones & Croissants (yes, homemade croissants)  ~ Fruit Assortment ~ Coffee ~ Tea ~ Hot Chocolate ~ and of course, Ms. Jozic’s Famous Plum Jam, made annually from Storey’s local plum harvest, and preserved each year exclusively for guests of the Washington Irving Inn

This is your chance to step inside the picturesque 19th century world of the Catskill Mountains, while supporting the history of our region through the Pratt Museum. For those already familiar with this experience no further enticement is necessary.  For those yet to discover it, you’re in for a special treat. Tickets are $40 per person. Reservations must be made in advance due to limited seating. Checks may be made payable to Pratt Museum, and mailed to PO Box 333, Prattsville, NY 12468.

For more details, please contact Suzanne Walsh at 518-937-6120 or suzanwal5@aol.com , or the Museum at 518-299-3395 or prattmuseum@hotmail.com.

The mission of the Zadock Pratt Museum is to educate the public about of the local, state, and nationally known significance of 19th century Catskill Mountains Congressman and tannery owner Zadock Pratt, his family, and the greater Schohariekill-Prattsville area from pre-Revolution to the 21st century. Learn more at zadockprattmuseum.org. Follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/zadockprattmuseum

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