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The Fiddlehead Fling Gala: A Benefit Event

Friday, May 5, 2023, 6pm

Thank you to our sponsors, donors, volunteers, and community members for joining us for a phenomenally successful event!

The Fiddlehead Fling Gala: Light Up The Night was an evening of celebration, community and philanthropy to help move forward the Montshire’s mission of forging and empowering lifelong learners through engagement with science.

Click here to read the Gala Catalog.

Click here to view photos from Gala night.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Event Registration

The Fiddlehead Fling Gala: Light Up the Night was a fundraising event to help move forward the Montshire’s mission of empowering and forging lifelong learners.

Thank you for such a successful evening of celebration, community, and philanthropy in support of the Montshire Museum of Science! All proceeds from this gala event support the Montshire’s science exhibits and education programs, which provide meaningful and empowering science engagement for thousands of children and families across Northern New England and beyond each year.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Event Raffle

The raffle is sponsored by Von Bargen’s Jewelry.

The winner has been contacted.

Lilydust drop earrings, designed and created by Toronto based designer Anne Sportun. 18 karat yellow gold with a border of round brilliant cut diamonds (0.29 carats). Satin finish on the interior with drop gold ear-wires.

Value: $4600

Image courtesy Von Bargen's Jewelry
Image courtesy Von Bargen’s Jewelry

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Fund a Need

Fund a Need is a special component of the event that allows you to make a donation in support of specific community needs.

Watch the Fund a Need video here.

Your generous donation will help the Montshire develop relevant and innovative science exhibits, education programs, and community engagement events to support families, teachers, schools, and students in our communities throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and beyond. Please support science and Fund a Need!

You can Fund a Need during the event, or in advance. Click here to make a fully tax-deductible donation. Choose Fund a Need in the options.

Thank you!

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Auction Packages & Silent Art Auction!

Thank you to the artists who generously donated their pieces to the Fiddlehead Fling Gala Silent Art Auction.


Janna Genereaux, Dyptych, Oil Paintings, 15”x15” (2)

Muriel Horvath, Milky Way, Screen Print, 18”x24”

Carla Kimball, Elfin Lake at Sunrise, Jewels in the Pantry, Lined Up and Waiting, Photographs, 20”x16”

Lyn Swett Miller, Moldy Bread & Watermelon, Photograph,18”x18”

Heather Milliman, Spring, Mixed media on canvas, 24”x24”

Elizabeth Nelson, Snow Swimming, Acrylic on panel, 20”x20”

Teal Parker, Before the Storm, photograph gicleé on canvas, 20”x30”

Linda Roesch, Underwater Ménagerie, Watercolor, 26”x 34”

Jonathan Rose, Cut Corn Field, Pastel, 17” x 21”

Kathy Welling, As It Was, oil gicleé on canvas, 15” x 22”

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Auction Package 1: Around the World Case of Wine

Planning for a summer under the stars, dreaming of lands far, far away, or raising a glass to a special occasion—gather a group of friends, or sip on your own, with this extraordinary case of expertly curated wines from around the world.

Value: $400

(Donated by Norwich Wine & Spirits)

Norwich Wines & Spirits

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Auction Package 2: A Night in Boston with Prime Red Sox Tickets

Get ready for a summer evening at Fenway Park on July 7, at 7pm, Field Box 36, Row AAA, Seats 3&4! And stay the night at The MOXY Boston Downtown!

Value: $1250

(Tickets Donated by Schwartz Hannum PC. The Moxy Boston Downtown hotel room donated by Norwich Partners / blackout dates apply.)

Boston Red Sox AAA Tickets

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Auction Package 3: Montshire Overnight Under the Stars

A night at the Museum…just for you! Collect a group of up to 15 family members or friends for an overnight extravaganza at the Montshire, including the StarLab and expert assistance by a Montshire Educator. A gift card for pizzas by Dan & Whit’s General Store and breakfast by Lou’s Bakery & Cafe, too!

Value: $2500

(Overnight is donated by the Montshire. Gift cards donated by Dan & Whit’s General Store and Lou’s Bakery & Cafe. Blackout dates apply.)

Night at the Museum

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Auction Package 4: Light Up the Night Dining Experience

Treat yourself and your friends (up to a party of eight) to the very best four-course Italian dining experience with this unique and private dinner in your own home! Teresa will create a custom menu of locally sourced food and she will choose specially paired Italian wines that will delight all palates.

Value: $1850

(Donated by chef and food writer, Teresa Lust)

A Blissful Feast

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Auction Package 5: Adirondack Retreat on Lake Clear

Enjoy a week-long vacation with your family or friends on a beautiful lake in the Adirondacks with panoramic views of the High Peaks. The 5-bedroom lakeside camp is located on Lake Clear in the St. Regis-Saranac region of New York. Fishing, sailing, tennis, paddle and pickle ball are on the premises. Canoe right up to the porch! Available for ONE family, or, TWO-to-THREE adult couples only, for one week Sunday to Sunday.

Value: $ Priceless

(Book with the donor at a mutually convenient time between June and October 2023 or 2024. (Black-out dates include holiday weekends—4th of July and Labor Day)

A Blissful Feast

2023 Event Steering Committee

Emily Anderson

Lindsay Coe

Anita Mohandas Drake

Tracey Evans

Jenny Fry

Jen Hutchins

Nirav Kapadia

Megan Kendrick

Heidi Reynolds

Lucy Rojansky

Emily Snyder

Kathy Welling

View Photos from the 2023 Fiddlehead Fling Gala: Light Up the Night!