Sponsor the 2019 Red Hills Spring Dinner Dixie House Fundraising Event

Save the Date

Tall Timbers will welcome Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, as the featured speaker at the Red Hills Spring Dinner to be held at Dixie Plantation in Greenville, Florida, on Thursday, April 4, 2019. As Ms. Meeks eloquently demonstrates in her book The Past and Future City, historic preservation plays a key role in enhancing the quality of life of our urban fabric and rural countryside. At this fundraising event for the historic Dixie House, Ms. Meeks will highlight the critical message of connecting land conservation and cultural resource protection.

In the heart of the Red Hills, the 9,100-acre Dixie Plantation was the winter hunting estate of Gerald and Eleanor Livingston and has hosted the Continental Field Trial since 1937.  Acclaimed architect John Russell Pope designed the Dixie House in 1936 – his only Florida construction. Pope also designed the Jefferson Memorial, the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Art on the Washington Mall.

Since Tall Timbers was gifted Dixie Plantation in 2013, the organization has been restoring this magnificent Neo-classical Revival style building. The Dixie House will serve as a conference, seminar, and public events venue to promote a greater understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of the Red Hills region. The upcoming final phase addresses urgent needs of the building so that it can be opened for Tall Timbers and the community.

We need your help to complete this important project! Proceeds from the Red Hills Spring Dinner fundraiser will go to the Dixie House restoration. If you would like to make a contribution to help sponsor this special evening, please contact Crystal Davis in the Tall Timbers Development Office at 850.545.2162 or cdavis@talltimbers.org.

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