Thanks to everyone for Princeton House Tour

Erin Dougherty, Executive Director
To the editor:
Thank you, Princeton! The Historical Society of Princeton’s House Tour 2013 on Nov. 2 was a great success. We are indebted to the 600 participants who came out on a crisp autumn Saturday to visit five icons of Princeton architecture. It was the perfect day for exploring history, architecture, and design with friends.
   The House Tour is our most important fall fundraiser, and we are so grateful to the people who make it possible: our generous homeowners, who open their houses for the tour; David Schure, our House Tour Chair; the hard-working House Tour Committee, that organizes the event each year; and our House Captains and 99 dedicated docents, who heroically oversee operations at each of the houses the day of the event. We are particularly grateful to the enthusiastic agents of Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty for turning out, as always, in great numbers to provide support on the ground.
   This year, we were touched to receive especially generous support from businesses in our community. Thanks to all 26 of our business sponsors: Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty and Hamilton Building Supply Company were our lead Bainbridge Sponsors for the event; Acorn Glen: An Assisted Living Residence; Alchemist & Barrister Restaurant; Baxter Construction; Ronica A. Bregenzer, AIA; T. Jeffery Clarke Architect; Glenmede; Gloria Nilson & Co. Real Estate; Greenleaf Painters; Hamilton Jewelers; Ann Harwood, Weichert Realtors; Maximillian Hayden, Architect ; Ivy Inn; Julius Gross Painting & Home Improvement; Knight Architects; MacLean Agency; McCaffrey’s; Pinneo Construction; Princeton Corkscrew; Princeton Van Service; Tobias Design; Van Note-Harvey Associates ; Candy Walsh, Callaway Henderson Sotheby’s International Realty; Woodwinds; and Viburnum Designs.
   We are also grateful to the Princeton police and the Lawrence Township police for helping us manage parking and movement at each of the properties, and to Princeton Public Works for clearing leaf piles in advance of the event. Last, but not least, we would like to extend special thanks to Avril Moore for hosting a tremendous reception at Tusculum at the end of the day. It was a perfect finish to a special day.
   Finally, on behalf of the trustees and staff at the Historical Society of Princeton, thank you to everyone who came out and participated on the tour. Princeton’s support of this special event each year is truly meaningful. We look forward to 2014!
Erin Dougherty
Executive Director