Journey Back to the 1920s at The 2018 Hemingway Foundation Gala

1920's style gangster and flapper.

Journey back in time to the roaring twenties at the Hemingway Foundation Gala. This year’s gala will take place at the Oak Park Main Public Library, just a few minutes from our stunning community at Oak Park Place.

The 2018 Hemingway Foundation Gala

This year’s Hemingway Foundation Gala takes place on Saturday, May 19th at 7:00 p.m. This glamorous event will feature a cocktail hour sponsored by Papa’s Pilar and delicious craft beer by Oak Park Brewing. Swing to ragtime music by The Lakeside Pride Orchestra and then check out the various items donated by local merchants in the silent auction. Enjoy a superb gourmet meal before dancing the night away. Don’t forget to get decked out in your best 1920s look for the Hemingway photo booth!

Guest of Honor Paula McLain

As a special surprise, each ticket holder will receive a signed copy of the new novel Love and Ruin by the gala’s guest of honor, Paula McLain. McLain’s New York Times bestseller The Paris Wife is a fictional account of Hemingway’s first marriage to Hadley Richardson.

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park

The mission of the Ernest Hemingway Foundation is to preserve of the literary work of Oak Park’s favorite son, Ernest Hemingway. The foundation provides an immersive experience of the writer’s life in the Ernest Hemingway Museum. Every day, volunteers of the organization work to maintain and restore the original literary collections, journals, and other writing by the author. The foundation also provides educational seminars and workshops throughout the year.

The Hemingway Foundation supports young and upcoming writers through the annual Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park (EHFOP) Scholarship essay contest. The organization provides the essay contest winner with a scholarship and mentorship from the foundation’s “Writer-In-Residence.”

Oak Park Place

After the event, you can come home to our modern community at Oak Park Place and work off those extra calories in our state-of-the-art, 24-hour fitness center. Or, post your pictures on social media from the comfort of our cyber lounge. Are you looking for a pet-friendly community with exceptional service and amenities? Please contact us and one of our leasing professionals will happily schedule a tour.

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