Good Things Are Worth Preserving Gala
The Eustis Estate
1426 Canton Avenue
Elizabeth B. Johnson
Joan M. Berndt
On June 15, 2013, Historic New England's Good Things Are Worth Preserving Gala raised more than $350,000 to support historic preservation. 230 guests gathered at this grand house party to enjoy a special opportunity to visit the estate before it opens to the public. The elegant outdoor party featured a cocktail reception on the first floor and garden of the 1878 William Ralph Emerson-designed mansion; a four-course dinner served in an elaborate tent on the sprawling lawn; and a display of antique automobiles including a rare Bentley 1954 R Continental Sports Saloon.
In addition to the remarkable setting, guests enjoyed music performed by the Bob Neiske Quartet, a special menu crafted by chef Emma Roberts, and beverages generously donated by Prince Robert of Luxembourg and Domaine Clarence Dillon of Bordeaux, Gordon’s Fine Wines and Liquors, Martignetti Companies, and Samuel Adams.
Funds raised at the Good Things Are Worth Preserving Gala support Historic New England’s mission to preserve the region's heritage and ensure that its historic sites and collections will be enjoyed by the public for generations to come. Historic New England is grateful for the support of its gala sponsors.
Photos by Pierce Harman