Tickets on Sale for Next Gen’s 2015 Three Blind Vines Benefit

NOTE: Due to weather, the 2015 event was rescheduled for March 27, 2015. 

The Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County has announced that tickets are now on sale for their 8th annual Three Blind Vines fundraiser supporting Franklin’s “Old, Old Jail,” soon to be better known as The Big House for Historic Preservation.

The event takes place on Friday, February 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin. This year’s event décor and ambiance will hearken back to the Art Deco Era, inspired by the architecture of the circa 1941 Old, Old Jail building. Suggested dress is cocktail attire, and admission includes live entertainment, food from favorite local restaurants and the wine, of course.

Back by popular demand, Evan Farmer will host the evening’s festivities, including the announcement everyone will be waiting for by night’s end – the two Grand Prize winners of the blind wine tasting, both of whom will go home with a “winner’s vault” of wine.

Tickets may be purchased in advance on their website at www.threeblindvines.com for $45. They will be $50 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $100 and include plush accommodations overlooking the tasting floor, additional food selections and a private bar area.

“Next Gen” invites the community to interact with their 3BV social media team through Facebook at www.facebook.com/nextgenhf, and on Twitter and Instagram by following the hashtag #3BV.

The Next Generation Heritage Foundation consists of members aged 21-40 and is part of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. The Heritage Foundation is a 47-year-old non-profit organization with a mission to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County, and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. To learn more, go here.

Old, Old Jail

Three Blind Vines Offers Exception Silent Auction Items

3BVThose who enjoy glitz and glamour will be particularly taken with this year’s Three Blind Vines fundraiser at The Factory in Franklin on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014: the Next Generation Heritage Foundation has promised that the “Classic Hollywood” theme will offer a movie premiere-like ambiance with wine tastings, food pairings, live entertainment –and an extensive list of swanky silent auction items.

Next Gen President Sean Carroll says that topping the string of sought-after pieces and packages are two that go along with the preservation organization’s mission: a vintage corbel hand-selected by HISTORY’s American Pickers stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz; and a paranormal investigation of the Old, Old Jail with a 20-person tour lead by Syfy’s Killer Contact host Austin Cook.

Other notable takeaways from the 80-plus items on display include a private backstage tour, meal and movie screening at the Franklin Theatre; a weekend getaway to Knoxville with two nights in the historic Oliver Hotel in Market Square; a custom wine bar, created by local design firm Austin Bryant Moore; a soaring hot air balloon ride over Tennessee’s rolling hills, capped off by a romantic dinner at Sopapillas and hand-picked chocolates from Schakolad; and much more!

The event, presented by GRAY’S on Main, benefits the Franklin Theatre. If all goes accordingly this year’s fundraiser will pay off the non-profit’s financial commitment for the Franklin Theatre’s famous marquee, donated by Next Gen during the historic venue’s grand re-opening in 2011.

To see a complete list of the 2014 silent auction items and descriptions, go here.

A $35 ticket may be purchased in advance on the Three Blind Vines’ website for $35, or at the door for $45. To learn more about the event, go to www.threeblindvines.com.

The Next Generation Heritage Foundation consists of members aged 21-40, and is part of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. 


Tickets Are Now On Sale For The 7th Annual Three Blind Vines Supporting The Franklin Theatre

Three Blind VinesThe Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County has announced that tickets are now on sale for their 7th annual Three Blind Vines fundraiser supporting The Franklin Theatre. Tickets may be purchased in advance on their website – threeblindvines.com – for $35. They will be $45 at the door.

The event takes place on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Liberty Hall at The Factory in Franklin. The group recently announced a “Classic Hollywood” theme, offering attendees all the glitz and glamour of a red carpet movie premiere. Admission includes live entertainment, food from your favorite local restaurants (including Presenting Sponsor GRAY’S on Main) and the wine, of course.

Back by popular demand, Evan Farmer will host the evening’s festivities, including the announcement everyone will be waiting for by night’s end – the red wine and white wine winners, both of whom will go home with a “winner’s vault” of wine.

“Next Gen” invites the community to interact with the 3BV social media team. Learn more on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nextgenhf. On Twitter, find all event-related updates by following the hashtag – #3BV

The Next Generation Heritage Foundation consists of members aged 21-40 and is part of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County. The Heritage Foundation is a 46-year-old non-profit organization with a mission to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County, and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.

 


Next Generation Laying Foundation for Historic Preservation, Sept. 28-29

The Next Generation Heritage Foundation is heading up efforts to rebuild a bit of Franklin history.  In conjunction with the Dry Stone Conservancy (DSC), Next Gen will be hosting a workshop to both educate aspiring stonemasons and rehabilitate the walls of Rest Haven cemetery in the process.

This two-day workshop will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 and Sunday, Sept. 29, and will focus on the crumbling stone wall façade on Fourth Avenue North.  Workshop participants will learn the basics of dry stone masonry, an architectural feature that is a hallmark of Tennessee and Kentucky.

In addition to the hands-on workshop, Next Gen and the Dry Stone Conservancy will be hosting a presentation on the history of dry stone walls and their importance to the area.  This free presentation will be held Friday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Franklin City Hall boardroom, and is open to the public.  The featured speaker will be Neil Rippingale, Master Craftsman with DSC.

“It’s not often that we literally get to lay the foundation for historic preservation in our community, and to make an impact that will benefit future generations here in Franklin,” says Next Gen president Sean Carroll. “Rest Haven is the final resting spot for such notable Franklinites as Tod Carter, so we are honored to help restore this hallowed ground.”

Rest Haven has been the site of previous restoration work, most recently in 2007 when the Heritage Foundation and DSC partnered on a similar rehabilitation project.  Since then, the City of Franklin Parks Department has assumed responsibility for the upkeep of Rest Haven, and is proudly partnering with Next Gen on this project.

Registration for this two-day course is $300 per participant, and includes all tools and materials.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

The Next Generation of the Heritage Foundation (NGHF) is comprised of members 21 to 40, and supports the larger mission of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County: To help protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County and to promote the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.

Since its inception in 2006, Next Gen has hosted “Historic Socials” at local historic homes, hosted the last event held in the historic Franklin Theatre, chaired homes during Historic Franklin’s Tour of Homes, published two cookbooks–A Taste of Historic Franklin and A Taste of Historic Franklin Vol. II–and held an annual (and wildly popular) fund-raising event,Three Blind Vines, where all proceeds benefit the long-term sustainability of the Franklin Theatre.

For more information, contact the Heritage Foundation at 615-591-8500.

Rest Haven Cemetery  4th ave. in front of produce mkt.  (25 ft.)

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