HINTON -- The Hinton Hope Foundation, along with the John Henry Historical Society, are hosting a fundraiser gala on Saturday, May 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The proceeds of the event will go towards the renovation of the new John Henry Museum and Gift Shop in Talcott. The gala will be held at the 19th century building, which is the future site of the museum. John Henry memorabilia, historic paintings, and antiques will be up for auction and local bands will provide entertainment.
The renovations are underway, and currently the original pressed tin ceiling has been painted and the wood work and floors have all been refinished. After the fundraiser the remainder of the renovations will be done to the outside of the building.
In lieu of admission, donations are being requested at the door.