Raise the Roof a Party for Preservation

Proceeds from our 5th annual gala will benefit The Speaker’s House, home of Frederick Muhlenberg, first Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and first signer of the Bill of Rights.

Located in Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, The Speaker’s House was nearly torn down for commercial development. Now owned by a nonprofit, the house is undergoing a dramatic restoration. Following the roof restoration in 2017, we are seeking to continue with exterior restoration projects including the front door, side porch, and windows. With your help, we’ll also continue work on the kitchen restoration—including the cooking fireplace and chimney—following the bake oven restoration which was completed just weeks ago. The projected total cost of these projects is $100,000. Your donation will also enable us to provide hands-­‐‑on training in historic preservation to students and volunteers from around the country.

The Barn on Bridge is a converted historic bank barn located just minutes from Trappe and The Speaker’s House. This special evening begins at five o’clock with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a seated dinner with live music by the Community Music School of Trappe and a silent auction featuring unique works of art made by local craftspeople.

Ticket options

Preservationist: $2,500 ($1,650 tax-deductible)
Reserved table for 10 at reception
Complimentary on-site parking
Prominent listing in program guide and full page tribute ad
Autographed copy of Pastors & Patriots
Private tour of The Speaker’s House

Steward: $1,000 ($400 tax-deductible)
Reserved table for 8 at reception
Complimentary on-site parking
Prominent listing in program guide and half page tribute ad
Autographed copy of Pastors & Patriots

Benefactor: $600 ($400 tax-deductible)
2 tickets to reception
Complimentary on-site parking
Prominent listing in program guide and quarter page tribute ad
One-year membership in The Speaker’s House
Autographed copy of Pastors & Patriots

Patron: $250 ($175 tax-deductible)
1 ticket to reception
Complimentary on-site parking
Prominent listing in program guide
One-year membership in The Speaker’s House

Supporter: $150 ($75 tax-deductible)
1 ticket to reception
Complimentary on-site parking