The Warren County Historical Society is set to hold its Annual Gala on Thursday, October 25th from 6 to 8 pm at The Culinary Arts Center of SUNY Adirondack, 14 Hudson Avenue, Glens Falls.
This year’s theme is “A Hawaiian Gala.” The Gala will honor Glens Falls’ native son Charles Reed Bishop, born in 1822 at the tollbooth on the bridge over the Hudson River. As a young man, Reed set sail with his friend William Little Lee of Sandy Hill (now Hudson Falls) to the Pacific Ocean, landing in the Hawaiian Islands (then the Sandwich Islands). Bishop married into the Kamehamea royal family and became a founder of modern-day Hawaii, founding Hawaii’s first bank, the Agricultural Society, and schools. Lee served as Hawaii’s Chief Justice and Chancellor.
SUNY Adirondack’s Culinary Arts Center will be offering a full-Hawaiian menu for the evening, which is also its official “Grand Opening.” Hawaiian music will be featured, and guests are encouraged to “dress Hawaiian.”
Tickets are $65 each ($55 will benefit the WCHS). A cash bar will be provided. Tickets are available at the Warren County Historical Society, 50 Gurney Lane, Queensbury Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am to 4 pm, and Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. Cash or check (made out to Warren County Historical Society). For more information, call (518) 743-0734.