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Also, discover information on future events happening at White Chimneys.
We can’t wait to finally celebrate with you!
Join our staff, event sponsors, friends, and family in celebrating White Chimney’s 300th Anniversary!
(This event was originally scheduled for July 4, 2020, but was forced to reschedule due to COVID.)
Saturday, July 3, 2021
12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
5117 Lincoln Highway
Gap, PA 17557
FREE and open to the public (Excluding the evening dinner served by the Alexander Catering Company. Tickets for the dinner will be available on Eventbrite leading up to the event. For more information see below.)
Food & refreshments will also be available for purchase during daytime hours.
Parking in neighboring Amish fields is by donation, with a suggested donation of $5.
To honor 3 centuries of history we will have live music, speakers, reenactments, fireworks, and more! This event is free to the public, excluding the dinner portion of the evening. For the full schedule of events, see the brochure below.
Why is our 300th-anniversary celebration so significant?
While we want to highlight that 2020 was our 300th year in at White Chimneys, the celebration is not just all about us…
Let’s take a little time to learn some history.
In the year 1698, William Penn signed his first treaty with Native Americans 60 miles outside of Philadelphia.
When Penn returned to England after signing this treaty, people began to inhabit the “Gap in the Hills,” an area 60 miles outside of Philadelphia where this particular treaty was signed.
Over the course of many years, this area known as the “Gap in the Hills” has become present-day Gap, Pennsylvania.
William Penn played an important role in putting Gap, PA on the map and making it a part of history. And not only that, the events that took place in Gap, and other cities in Pennsylvania, helped shape our country and create what we know it to be today. That is what our 300th-anniversary celebration is all about!
We want to tie together the history of our country, the city we call home, and the property we have been blessed to maintain. Not only this but we long to share this history with many people around the world and those who come to celebrate our 300th year.
White Chimney 300th Anniversary Event Sponsors
Gold Level Sponsors
Rustic Legacies is not only sponsoring our 300th Anniversary Gala, but they are also sponsoring the Drew Nugent Midnight Society jazz band.
Check out their Facebook and Instagram by clicking the icons below.
Silver Level Sponsors
Bronze Level Sponsors
We want to give a special thanks to Portable Soundz who is providing all of the tech & sound equipment for the event.
We want to give a special thanks to Kitchen Kettle Village who is providing us the use of their covered wagon for the weekend.
Ticketed Presidential Evening Dinner Information
For this portion of the celebration, tickets will be required and you can purchase tickets on Eventbrite by clicking here or clicking on the button below.
The seated presidential-style dinner will be catered by the Alexander Catering Company and will feature foods from 3 different centuries. Check out the menu below:
Presidential Dinner Menu
- Rich, creamy and delightfully aromatic with notes of fine Sherry
- Mesclun greens, chopped egg, green beans, niçoise olives, tomatoes, olive oil poached tuna, roasted fingerling potatoes
Roasted Maize Succotash
- Grilled corn, lima beans, bell pepper, onion
- Braised in ale and lemon
Herb Roasted Root Vegetables
- Parsnips, red potatoes, carrots, Turnips, brown butter, parsley
Whipped Garlic Potatoes
- Creamy russet potatoes whipped with butter and cream
Brown Sugar Roasted Yams
- Yams tossed in molasses and topped with meringue
- Topped with horseradish breadcrumb and served with a brandy cream sauce
Major General Lafayettes Braised Beef
- Decadent vegetables and rich gravy stewed beef
Carved Bone-In Smoked Pork Shoulder
- With stone ground mustard and Louisiana barbeque sauce
Apple Cobbler and Warm Vanilla Bread Pudding
- Served with vanilla ice cream