Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Webb Historical Association Garden Party Thursday

Goodsell residence 8-2005There will be a Garden Party on Thursday, August, 18th from 4 to 7 pm, to benefit the Town of Webb Historical Association on the grounds of the Moose River House Bed and Breakfast overlooking the Moose River. The evening will be host by H. Stuart deCamp and Jimmy Ortiz.

The event will be dedicated to William Seward Webb – the namesake of the Town of Webb.  Webb, along with his wife Lila Osgood Vanderbuilt, acquired over 200,000 acres of land in the Adirondacks, and owned a notable railroad. The Webbs established Nehasane Park, a 40,000 acre private preserve located west of Long Lake, and had Great Camp Forest Lodge built on Lake Lila (renamed by the Webb’s for Lila Webb). In addition to their Adirondack interests, the Webbs also owned several thousand acres along Lake Champlain in Shelburne, Vermont.

Former University of Vermont professor and UVM Provost Jerry Francis, a long-time tour guide at Shelburne Farms (the former Webb estate on Lake Champlain), will be speaking about his research on General James Watson Webb (1802-1884), William Seward Webb’s father, and General Samuel Blatchley Webb (1753-1807), his grandfather.

There will be live entertainment, along with wine tasting from Shelburne Vineyard, whose grape-growing began on three acres of farm land leased from Shelburne Farm.

Reservations are now available for $50 per person or $45 with paid 2016 membership. For more information call (315) 369-3838.

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