Museums afford people the luxury of traveling through time without the incurred risk of accidentally erasing themselves from history. Safely lose yourself in another time with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get one ticket to the Cherry Jubilee benefit dinner and silent auction on Friday, August 12 at 6 p.m. (a $75 value), and a one-year individual museum membership (up to a $30 value) to Historic Deepwood Estate (up to a $105 total value).
Historic Deepwood Estate's 1894 Queen Anne home rests its gables amid approximately 4 acres of lush gardens and nature trails, fascinating visitors with its Victorian-era architectural features and insightful exhibits. The Cherry Jubilee benefit dinner kicks off at 6 p.m. with a cocktail party and a silent auction, where revelers can raise hands, paddles, or 20-foot oars to bid on myriad prizes, including a one-week getaway at Eagle Crest Resort, golf outings, and spa packages. The estate’s intricately designed gardens will play host to the evening's cherry-themed four-course dinner, which commences with a spinach, almond, cherry, and manchego cheese salad and culminates with delectable desserts, such as cherry tarts and italian panna cotta luxuriating in a cherry-infused sea. Live music by JT & The Tourists revives the poodle-skirt sounds of the ’50s and ’60s, specially remixed to conscript shoes into bobby-soxing dance armies. Proceeds from the Cherry Jubilee dinner and silent auction benefit the Friends of Deepwood and their quest for historic preservation.
A yearlong membership endows its holders with free access, allowing for unlimited viewing of the estate's architectural gems, such as Povey Brothers stained glass, eastern-golden-oak accents, and balconies held aloft by avian monkeys. The history-hugging membership also includes a 10 percent discount in the gift shop and on classes (such as landscape design, sketching, and tai chi in the gardens) and events.
Although Historic Deepwood Estate offers discounts on some memberships, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.