Mr. Gadsby's 
Best Bib & Tucker 
Black & White
Masquerade Ball
April 11th 2015

On April 11th, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society sponsored the fabulous Best Bib & Tucker Ball with a Black & White Masquerade theme.  The Society has instituted the annual Best Bib & Tucker Ball to raise money for preservation, restoration and educational and cultural programs for Gadsby’s Tavern Museum. 

The term Best Bib and Tucker means one’s best clothes and was first used in 1747. This year’s fundraising efforts were particularly timely given the damage the Museum suffered due to two pipe bursts earlier in the year.    

Over 140 guests attended the Ball in the historic Tavern and Museum; music and entertainment was by provided by Doc Scantlin and the dazzling songstress Chou Chou, and their Imperial Palms Orchestra who played big band classics for listening and dancing in the historic Ballroom.  Chou Chou and the Girlfriends also put on a spectacular floor show and made appearances throughout the Tavern and the Restaurant.  The sumptuous food featured an oyster bar and appetizers including lamb lollipops served with the Society’s signature cookies and other delectable desserts.
  A key element of the Ball’s fundraising effort was a Silent Auction which featured over 70 items many of which were one-of-a-kind including special dinner events hosted by Society Board members at their homes, an array of 18th century original and reproduction
items, and a group of rare Presidential memorabilia.
 
Not only was the Ball well attended but it also received robust support from the local Alexandria community with over 35 business sponsors and donors. Please support our good friends in the local business community.

Vice Mayor Allison Silberberg who attended the Ball commented on the success and worthy mission of the Ball during a subsequent City Council meeting.  

See many more of the professional pictures taken at the Ball on the Hancock Photography's album page.

The Society invites you to attend next year’s Best Bib & Tucker Ball in the spring of 2016.