Boonshoft Bash


At the Boonshoft Museum
Saturday, September 8, 7:00 p.m. - Midnight

Hop on board the Time Machine as we travel through the decades in celebration of the 125th anniversary of our Collection! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, then savor dinner in one of the themed dining rooms before dancing the night away as you experience the Museum from an entirely new perspective. Make plans to join us for this back tie-optional gala fundraising event that ensures we are able to offer hands-on learning all year ‘round!

Reservations: $225 per person. Table sponsorships may still be available; contact

And don’t forget… The annual Bash offers the chance to support the Museum with a raffle ticket purchase, too! Tickets are $100 each, with a grand prize of $4,999 CASH, as well as a second prize of a diamond, 18k yellow gold and sterling silver pendant generously donated by James Free Jewelers. The drawing will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Bash; need not be present to win. All sales final. Learn more about the 2018 Boonshoft Raffle.

Event and Raffle tickets are now available online and in person at the Museum.

Menu, prepared by Elite Catering

1893-Inspired Opening Reception
• Mini Maryland Crab Cakes with Chili Aoli
• Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Dates
• Bruschetta - Yellow and Red Tomato topped Crostini with Balsamic Reduction Drizzle
• Strawberry Savory Tart - Whipped Honey'd Goat Cheese finished with a Strawberry Slice and Balsamic Drizzle in a Savory Tart Shell
• Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail - served on shot cup with layered cocktail sauce

A Dinner for the Ages!
Caramelized Pear/Apple Ring Salad - Caramelized rings of Apples and Pears stack with Romaine Lettuce to create a fun fall display. Served with Mixed Greens, Cranberries, Feta and Sugared Pecans and Sweet Vinaigrette Dressing on the side.

Duet Dinner Plate
• Petit Filet with Peppercorn Cream Sauce
• Braised Airline Chicken Breast, served with a Tuscan Cream Sauce, Wilted Spinach and and topped with Freeze Dried Tomato Garnish
• Mashed Red Skin Potatoes
• Spring Carrots glazed in a Brown Sugar Butter
Vegetarian Duet Plate
• Eggplant & Sundried Tomato Stacker, layered with Creamy Goat Cheese and Sundried Tomato Pesto then topped with Spinach Quinoa and Squash/Zucchini Disks with a puddle of Homemade Pomodoro Sauce
• Mushroom Duxelle Wellington

After-Dinner Entertainment

  • Sports Zone, Presented by Merrill Lynch/Holcomb/Geglein – Enjoy all the action of the day's games from a cushy seat on large screens, thanks to additional support from Audio, Etc. and Morris Home Furnishings.
  • Dancing in the Main Exhibit Hall, Sponsored by WinSupply – Dance the night away to the energizing sound of "All In".
  • 40's Jazz Lounge, Sponsored by Rieck Services - Relax after dinner in this "gin joint" that will feature The Johnson Effect.
  • Late Night Snack, Sponsored by Enterprise Roofing - Keep your energy going all night long with a Salty-n-Sweet pick-me-up of donuts from Evan's Bakery and soft pretzels from Smales Pretzel Bakery.
  • Cocktails with a Curator - NEW for 2018, this after-dinner treat will include some of our favorite stories from the 125 years of our history!
  • Through-the-Decades Trivia in the Planetarium – How well do YOU know your history? Join us for a fun round or two of team trivia in the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater.

Presented by:

Gold Sponsors:


Silver Sponsors:

AK Steel
Coolidge Wall Co., CPA
Dayton Children's Hospital
Fuyao Glass America
GE Aviation
Heapy Engineering
Heidelberg Distributing Co.
Henny Penny
Houser Asphalt & Concrete
Johnson Investment Counsel
Levin Porter Architects
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
Messer Construction
Segue Technologies
Spooner Risk Control Services
Suites at Walnut Creek
Thompson Hine
University of Dayton School of Business Administration
Wells Fargo
S J Wolfe Investments

Bronze Sponsor:

Brixey & Meyer
Dinsmore & Shohl
Katie & Russ Joseph

In kind support provided by:

Audio, Etc.
DK Effect
The Flower Shoppe
James Free Jewelers
Morris Home Furnishings
Jeremy Popp and Michelle Bowman

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