November 18, 2022

Times: Begins at 6:00 pm

Cost: $150 per person

Ballroom at Linden Place

Join us Friday, November 18, 2022, for Coggeshall Farm Museum’s first annual Harvest Gala. Enjoy an elegant evening in the Ballroom at Linden Place, complete with an open bar, hors d’eouvres, and dinner catered by Russell Morin Fine Catering, live and silent auctions, and music by Lois Vaughan Jazz.  We will also present the inaugural Letitia Carter Founder’s Award.

More information to follow!

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Frequently Asked Questions


How to I purchase tickets?

Tickets are not yet on sale. Please check back for information on how to purchase your ticket. You can also sign up to be the first to know when tickets go on sale here.


Can I purchase a ticket at the door?

No. We expect that the Gala will sell out, so we encourage you to make your ticket purchases as soon as possible.

Will I receive my tickets in the mail?

We do not issue paper tickets. You will simply check-in upon arrival at the check-in table by giving our staff your name. We will also issue a confirmation letter through the mail when we receive payment for your tickets.

If one of my guests is unable to attend, can I invite someone else at the last minute?

Yes, you can invite someone other than your original guest. Please notify our staff as soon as you are aware of the change by contacting Sandra Polanik at 508-347-0294. Please note that we will not be able to accommodate a change in meal choice after November 4.

I still have questions! Who do I contact?

Please contact Sandra Polanik at or 508-347-0294.

Getting to the Gala

Where is the Gala taking place?

The Gala will take place in the Ballroom at Linden Place (500 Hope St., Bristol, RI). The Ballroom is the tan brick building to the left of the mansion as you approach the mansion from Hope St.

Where should I park?

Guests can park behind Colt Memorial School next door to Linden Place. Turn east on Bradford Street and right on Central Street to reach the parking entrance on Wardwell Street. There is also ample on-street parking available on Hope Street and the surrounding side streets. Public parking is also available behind Rogers Free Library, located across the street from Linden Place and accessed from Thames Street.

What if I have a mobility issue?

There is an entrance from Wardwell Street to the Linden Place grounds without steps. The Ballroom and its restrooms have full disability access. Please let us know if you need additional support by contacting Sandra Polanik at 508-347-0294 or

Food and Beverage

Who is catering the Gala.

The Gala will be catered by Russell Morin Fine Catering & Events.

What is the Menu?

The Gala will begin with a variety of passed hors ‘deouvres during cocktail hour. Please check back at a later date for the dinner menu.

I have dietary restrictions/allergies. What should I do?

Please contact Sandra Polanik at or 508-347-0294 to discuss any dietary restrictions or allergies. Please note that we may be unable to accommodate special requests made after November 4.


This year’s Gala will include a virtual silent auction, accessible from any smartphone or internet-enabled device. Staff members will be available at the Gala to assist those who do not have personal devices to use or those who have any questions. A small live auction will also be held on the night of the event.

All those who will attend the Gala in person are encouraged to register for the auction ahead of time. Please check back at a later date for a link to register.

How do I donate an item to the auction?

Please contact Sandra Polanik at or 508-347-0294.

How do I access the silent auction?

Please check back at a later date for a link to the online silent auction.

Can I register for the auction on the night of the Gala?

Yes, however, we strongly encourage all those who wish to participate in the silent auction to register in advance. Please check back at a later date for a link to register.

I cannot attend the Gala. Can I still participate in the auction?

Yes! Please check back at a later date for a link to create an account so you can view and bid on auction items. You can participate in the silent auction without purchasing a ticket to the Gala. The auction will go live and open for bidding in advance of the Gala and will close during the Gala on November 18.

How will I be notified if I win an auction item?

Those who have provided a cell phone number will receive text messages as soon as the auction closes to notify them of any items they have won. You may also receive an email message from BiddingforGood. Coggeshall Farm Museum will contact all winners who do not check out at the Gala itself on Monday, November 21. If you have questions about your bids, please contact us at 508-347-0294 and we will be happy to assist you.

How will I receive my items if I win?

If you do not leave the Gala with your items on November 18, you can arrange to pick up your winnings at Coggeshall Farm Museum. Please be aware that not all items can be shipped. If we are able to ship an item, that information will be included in the item description on the auction website. If you have any questions or need to arrange to pick up your items, please contact us at 508-347-0294.

I have other questions or need additional assistance. Who can I contact?

Please contact Sandra Polanik at 508-347-0294 or

Donations and Sponsorships

Can I make a donation to sponsor the Gala?

Yes! Donations can be made on our website or by mailing a check made payable to “Coggeshall Farm Museum” to Coggeshall Farm Museum – Gala, c/o Old Sturbridge Village, 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd., Sturbridge, MA 01566


Are donations to the Gala tax-deductible?

While ticket purchases are not tax-deductible, donations to the Gala are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law.

How can my business sponsor the Gala?

Complete information about sponsorship opportunities, including program book advertisements, can be found here. Please contact Sandra Polanik at 508-347-0294 or if you are interested in sponsoring the Gala or purchasing a program book advertisement. Please note that only those businesses that have made their gift and submitted program book ads by October 1 will appear in the program book.



Can I donate an item to the auction?

If you are interested in donating an item to the Gala’s auction, please contact Sandra Polanik at 508-347-0294 or


What do I wear to the Gala?

Coggeshall Farm Museum’s Harvest Gala is a formal event. Most guests will wear suits, tuxedos, cocktail dresses, or floor-length gowns.

What is the Letitia Carter Founder’s Award?

Named for one of Coggeshall Farm Museum’s founders, the Letitia Carter Founder’s Award recognizes and honors an individual or business that has made a significant contribution to living history in New England. The inaugural award will be presented at this year’s Gala.