About the Event

In preparation for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, Mary Orvis Marbury created wooden panels featuring flies and photographs to represent her father’s outdoor equipment retailer, C. F. Orvis Company. These panels were rediscovered in 1963 as Hermann Kessler was conducting research for Field and Stream magazine. He approached the new owner of Orvis, Leigh Perkins and in 1968 the American Museum of Fly Fishing was founded. Fifty years after this historic event, AMFF is now the world’s largest repository and conservator of angling related artifacts, including our 7,000 volume Gardner L. Grant Library.

The American Museum of Fly Fishing invites you to join us in celebrating our 50th Anniversary on Thursday May 3, 2018 at the Racquet & Tennis Club.

Honorary Chairs
Leigh & Annie Perkins

Dinner Committee
Karen Kaplan
Gary Grant
Nick Lyons
David Nichols
Richard Tisch

Leadership Circle Reception Hosts
Paul & Anke Volcker

Master of Ceremonies
James Prosek

Guest Speakers
Nick Lyons
Rebekka Redd
Joan Wulff

Guest Auctioneer
Nick Dawes

5:30 PM Leadership Circle cocktail reception
6:15 PM General cocktail reception
7:00 PM Dinner & live Auction, followed by evening program
Proceeds from this event will help support public programs and exhibitions at The American Museum of Fly Fishing.

Purchase Tickets & Tables

Please contact Samantha Pitcher or call 802-362-3300 ext. 205 with any questions or requests for information about the event.