NorthJersey.com talks about our recent gala!
The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms marked its 20th anniversary with a black-tie fundraising gala, the Celebration Ball, at the Mountain Lakes Club on Saturday, Oct. 3. The Honorary Co-Chairs included U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen; N.J. Senator Richard Codey; and California philanthropist, Max Palevsky. The eventincluded a live auction led by David Rago, of Rago Arts, who is well-known for his frequent appearances on Antiques Road Show.
The museum is a 30-acre National Historic Landmark and former country estate of noted turn-of-the-century designer Gustav Stickley, a major proponent of the “Arts and Crafts” style in home building and furnishing. The Celebration Ball raised over $80,000 to support the educational programming of the museum and the care of the site.
Guests traveled from many states across the nation including Texas and California. Gustav Stickley’s great granddaughter, Barbara Fuldner was among four attendees who traveled from Wisconsin. Notable New Jersey attendees included U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen, Assemblyman Alex DeCroce, former Senator Leanna Brown, and Parsippany Mayor Michael Luther.