Rosenbacchanal 2023: In Bloom



Thursday, May 11, 2023 at The Rosenbach

Join us to celebrate beauty and growth in every corner of the Rosenbach Museum & Library’s historic house and garden. We are thrilled to honor James H. and Janet S. Averill for their years of dedication, passion, and support with an evening of drinks, a sit-down dinner, and inspiration from the Rosenbach collection. 

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Event Itinerary

6:00 p.m.
Cocktail hour throughout 2008-2010 first floors

7:00 p.m.
Seated dinners throughout outdoor spaces and 2008-2010 first floors

8:30 p.m.
Dessert throughout 2008-2010 first floors

About the Rosenbacchanal 2023 Honorees

The Averills are an integral part of the Rosenbach’s transformation from a Philadelphia “hidden gem” to the robust, globally recognized museum it is today. The Rosenbach celebrates Jim Averill’s 14 years as a board director and his service on multiple committees throughout his tenure. The Averills’ important contribution to the Transition Fund in 2014, facilitating the merger of the Rosenbach and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, brought stability and strength and ushered in a  new age for one of Philadelphia’s most important cultural treasures. In 2021, the Averills made a significant investment in the future of the Rosenbach with a capital gift to the historic garden and building. Their transformational gift allowed the Rosenbach to secure additional funding and kick off a three-phase, multi-million-dollar renovation of the buildings and garden, ensuring the world-class collection is protected for generations to come. As Jim’s final board term concludes in June, we are honored to celebrate the generosity, wisdom, and friendship of the Averills at Rosenbacchanal 2023.  


Bid in the Rosenbacchanal Silent Auction

Your bids on unique items and special opportunities helps to raise crucial funding to support our collections, programs, and work. Explore the auction.

Thanks to everyone for their support of Rosenbacchanal 2022. Take a look back.

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