The Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge will celebrate its origins in the 1970s when guests gather for the 40th Birthday Gala at the museum on Friday, Dec. 6. The theme will be “Rocketing through the 70s!” in honor of the March 11, 1973, birth of the museum and the Rocket Room play area that delights children of all ages.
Guests will hop aboard the “Soul Train,” with the museum decked out as Knoxville’s Southern Terminal, as they enjoy the folk, rock, and pop culture of the 1970s. The gala will feature a 1970s menu and music from that decade, and guests are invited to dress as their favorite characters of that era.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, appetizers, and the silent auction. The celebration continues with dinner and a live and lively auction with Clinton auctioneer Bear Stephenson, of Stephenson Realty and Auction, who is donating his services for the event at the museum, 461 West Outer Drive.
The gala supports the museum’s mission of educating children of all ages through play. Tickets are $125 per person, with a portion of that tax-deductible. Support levels and corporate tables are available upon request.
For more information about tickets or sponsorships for the Gala, call museum Executive Deputy Director Carroll Welch at (865) 482-1074, extension 105. See the Children’s Museum web site at www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org to register and pay online.
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