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You bring the picnic, blanket or chairs and some serious mid-century style with you!

We provide the fun. We will be giving out           prizes for best 1930's-1940's picnic vignette. That means you should pull out your best  frock, a fedora and the finger sandwiches.

Cocktail by BAR R'OD. Birthday cake by area cake artists & dessert by Rouge Fine Catering. Swing band Craig Gilmer & The Blue Sky 5. There will be twilight tours of the house, of course. And an auction of picnics and other Frank Lloyd Wright and Pope-Leighey -inspired surprises!    

Picnic food ideas!: 

Ham and mustard sandwiches, egg and tomato sandwiches, cream cheese and grape jelly sandwiches, assorted fresh fruits, cookies.
Deviled eggs, sardine sandwiches, olives, spreading cheese and green pepper sandwiches, fruit, hot water gingerbread. 
Cold fried chicken, salad of mixed vegetables (in container), bread and butter sandwiches, mincemeat turnovers, tomato juice.
---Good Housekeeping, 1944 (p. 889)

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Individual tickets are $60 and include desserts by Rouge Fine Catering, birthday cake & non-alcoholic beverages.

Children 12-17: $30. Kids under 12 free.

Click HERE for tickets to this event ONLY (Three picnic package available separately, above)  

Sponsorships available.  Please contact Amanda Phillips at APhillips@savingplaces for sponsorship benefits information.


                       WEDNESDAY, JULY 12!

SECOND IN THE SERIES:  Just in time for our 150th Birthday picnic series,  our favorite, THE PICNIC THEATRE COMPANY is back with a brand-new production of a Noel Coward play and for the first time ever, this is to be performed at the Pope- Leighey House location!  (Rain or shine. If inclement weather prevents an outside performance, we will move to our brand new tent space!) Tickets available now, dinner options available to all ticket buyers after June 12.   Fun fact: Noel Coward and Frank Lloyd Wright were related. The very first performance of this particular play was staged on June 8, in NYC. It doesn't get much better than that!

Performance at 7:30 p.m. Individual Tickets: $15.00 Play + Tour Tickets $25.00  HERE

(Pope-Leighey tours will also be available that evening before the play, at a discounted price).  



                           SUNDAY, AUGUST 27!

Third in our picnic series is our BACK TO SCHOOL POPE-LEIGHEY PICNIC on Sunday, August 27  1 p.m -.4 p.m. 

Why Back to School, you might ask?

Loren Pope, the first owner of the Pope-Leighey House, was a journalist who was passionate about education. His book Colleges That Change Lives is enjoying its own anniversary of 20 years as one of the most provacative books for prospective college students looking to choose their school. For more than 35 years, Pope counseled students and families to help them find the right college “fit.”  Two important anniversaries in the same year!  So we are celebrating with a back-to-school family picnic on the grounds of Pope-Leighey House this August 27.  Bring a picnic and we will supply the fun, including open-house-style tours of our most favorite Frank Lloyd Wright house. We will be focused on a 'back to school' theme, including the Colleges That Change Lives mission, picnic-style. Stay tuned!  

Individual Tickets, Purchase HERE: $15