Sheldon Uncorked – An Evening of Wine and Curiosities

September 10, 2017, 5-7 p.m.

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or someone who is just learning about the wonderful world of wines, the Sheldon Museum has planned an event sure to appeal to all tastes.  Sheldon Uncorked is an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres, and historic curiosities offering attendees chances to win fine bottles of wine. The bottles range from bold Cabernets and buttery Chardonnays to refreshing Pinot Grigios and many others in between. The event will take place at the Museum on September 10 from 5-7 pm.

Patti Marrinan and Sallie Willis

Patti Marrinan and Sallie Willis, members of the “Sheldon Uncorked” committee, with celebrated stuffed cat “Slippers.” 

All bottles are worth at least $25, with some bottles valued over $70.  Entrance tickets are $50 a person. Once at the event, numbered corks are for sale for $25 each or 5 for $100, and the number on the cork will correspond to a number on a bottle that would then go to the cork holder. There will be over 100 bottles available to win. This is a great opportunity to build your new wine cellar or replenish your current one.

Not only is this an evening of wine, it is an evening of curiosities and oddities taken from the rarely seen corners of the Sheldon’s collection – only to be seen that night!  “We’ve had a request to show a few of Henry Sheldon’s original teeth as well as the celebrated stuffed cat “Slippers,” an adult cradle, and a Walrus skull,” said Beth Stanway, chair of Sheldon Uncorked Committee. These and other unusual objects related to Addison County’s history will be on view for the amusement of the guests.

Tickets are available at the Sheldon Museum and ONLINE.