DePauw, Putnam County Museum team up for anniversary fundraiser

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The Putnam County Museum's third annual winter fundraiser and contribution to DePauw's 175th anniversary celebrations, "Evening at the Elms," will be hosted by President Brian Casey on Saturday.

DePauw students are heavily involved in putting on the event, with members of Phi Delta Theta fraternity working as valets and greeting guests at the door. The event will also feature DePauw's School of Music with music performances by a string quartet, chamber choir and jazz trio. A silent auction of DePauw-related items and memorabilia will also take place at the fundraiser.

The event is sponsored by a multitude of groups from Greencastle and Putnam County. Sponsors include Asbury Towers, the Banner Graphic, Bittles and Hurt and Hopkins-Rector Funeral Homes, Collins Evans Real Estate, Cunningham Insurance, DePauw, DePauw's art department, First Financial Bank, Greencastle Hometown Dental and HBG Insurance and Bonds.

The fundraiser will coincide with this week's opening of the Putnam County Museum exhibition celebrating DePauw's 175th anniversary. The exhibit was developed by six DePauw students and is a timeline resembling how DePauw has changed over its time.

Executive Director of the Putnam County Museum Tanis Monday is enthusiastic about the museum's work with DePauw and the upcoming event.

"It will be a great evening to visit friends and celebrate DePauw's history," she said.