Marblehead Museum Hosts Jeremiah Lee Mansion 250th Anniversary Party

The Marblehead Museum received a record-breaking amount of donations that will go directly to support the maintenance and preservation of the Lee Mansion.

Arts’ Delight Colonial Musicians


On June 23, Marblehead Museum hosted a fantastic party at its crown jewel property, the Jeremiah Lee Mansion and gardens. Over 375 tickets were sold and guests arrived in their summer garden party finery. Former town historian Bette Hunt received the inaugural Bette Hunt Award for the preservation of Marblehead's history. Speeches by Bette and Peter Lynch were the highlight of the evening. Both shared anecdotes about the mansion and highlighted its significance to the town of Marblehead and the entire country!


Lauren McCormack and Jack Attridge present Bette Hunt with the first Bette Hunt Award for preservation of Marblehead’s history.


Gene Arnould rallied the guests to support the Lee Mansion's 250th Anniversary Fund. The generous crowd readily raised their hands to pledge their support. The Marblehead Museum received a record-breaking amount of donations that will go directly to support the maintenance and preservation of the Lee Mansion.


Chris Brungo, Britney Cowden, Nick Cowden, Moriah Jacobellis, Wilder Jacobellis, Meri Martin, Matt Martin, Kasey Popp, Chris Coughlan


Vinwood catering provided a variety of tasty foods and Rumson's Rum gave out hundreds of samples and provided the recipes for the evening's signature cocktails, Jeremiah's Grog and Martha's Punch, in honor of Jeremiah and Martha Lee. Glover's Regiment fired a musket salute to honor the mansion and guests were entertained by costumed colonial musicians, a tarot card reader, and a stone reader.

Ticket sales income directly supports the museum and its care of the Lee Mansion. The evening’s Fund-a-Need initiative raised over $80,000 for the Lee Mansion 250th Anniversary Fund and will be used to address the mansion’s capital projects and repairs. The goal for the 250th Fund is to raise $250,000. We are now more than three-quarters of the way toward reaching our goal.


Glover’s Regiment


Marblehead Museum is proud to have National Grand Bank serving as the Lee Mansion 250th Anniversary Signature Sponsor, and Marblehead Bank joining as a Corporate Partner.

The Lee Mansion is one of the most significant colonial structures in the United States. As a marvel of grand design in undisturbed condition, it draws visitors to Marblehead from around the world. The mansion is owned and maintained by Marblehead Museum, an independent non-profit organization. The museum is dedicated to the restoration and protection of the Lee Mansion, relying on donations from individuals and businesses to maintain and improve the building and grounds.

For more information about future events or to help support the Lee Mansion's 250th Anniversary Fund, visit

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