February 14, 2008 - Going for the Gold
What: A Golden Evening
Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
When: Thursday, February 14
Time: 6-9 p.m.
Ticket Prices: $75/person for museum members, $85/person for Non-Members
Beneficiary: Denver Museum of Nature & Science education programs
Host(s): Karin Jonas
Sponsors: Tiffany and Company
Menu: Seasonal vegetables crudite, smoked atlantic salmon, roast beef, boneless oven roasted turkey, vegetable napoleon, asparagus & porsciutto with hollandaise sauce, tomato and basil bruschetta, gorgonzola stuffed date and thai chicken cakes
Attire: Business Professional
Event Coordinator: Karin Jonas
Board of Directors: Board of Trustees: Sue Anschutz-Rodgers, Pamela M. Beardsley, Anthony M. Combs, James H. Crocker, Peter Dea, John A. Ferguson III, Thomas C. Fries, Francisco Garcia, Charles R. Hazelrigg, Nancy Leprino Henry, Oliver W. Hickel III, J. Wayne Hutchens, Christine Johnson, PhD, Walter A. Koelbel Jr., Harry T. Lewis Jr., Mary Pat Link, Peggy Notebaert, Bruce Oreck, Timothy M. Ryan, Eric D. Sipf, Thomas W. Swanson, Sondra M. Talley, Robert N. Thomson, Mike Wilfley, Linda Williams
Blacktie Photos by: John DiTirro
John Strohm, left, Mary Pat Link, (chairman of the board), Kathryn Ryan and board member Tim Ryan
What a better way to spend Valentine's Day than looking at gold treasures with your loved one? On February 14, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science hosted a gala to benefit education and introduced the opening of "GOLD." A rich exhibit of gold was on display everywhere. From the decorations on the tables and throughout the buffet area to the 3rd floor exhibit, there were luminous specimens to catch your eye. There were sparkles everywhere you looked.
Guests were treated to a fantastic dinner prepared by the Denver Musuem of Nature & Science catering staff, which included numerous appetizers and a mouthwatering menu. While dining, Tiffany's was on hand with models to display the gold pieces that could be found in the silent auction. They also had displays of one of a kind gold pieces that were fashioned by talented jewelry designers. If you had not gotten your loved one something for Valentine's Day, this was the place to get that special gift.
When you entered the 3rd floor to view the exhibit, you could also see an old miner panning for gold. Yes, there was a real miner there and his eyes never left the riverbed or his pan. When he would move to a new spot to pan for the gold it was just like watching the real thing way back when. Along with the miner you could also have your turn to view through the microscope and see the crystals that were in actual gold pieces. They even had the capability to take a dime and get rid of the silver and turn it into copper, using the same methods that are used when creating a new piece of jewlery. It was quite a sight-seeing expedition with all the gold displays and the riches that Colorado had to offer.
Some interesting facts about gold that you can learn through the museum's exhibit:
If you missed the gala you can still view the exhibit until June 8th. To become involved with helping educating children and adults through museum programs, please visit http://www.dmns.org or call 303-370-8326.