hyde-collection-50th.jpgMuseum Celebrates 50th Anniversary                                       Glens Falls, N.Y. - The Hyde Collection celebrates its 50th anniversary at their upcoming annual gala.  Taking place at The Inn at Erlowest, Lake George, New York,  join honorary gala chairs Candace and Charles Wait, Hyde director Charles Guerin, museum staff, members and friends on Saturday, April 13, 2013 for a special evening. At 6pm, this annual fundraiser begins with a cocktail reception and over sixty-five silent auction items on which to bid. Then at 7pm, auctioneer Martin Seelye will keep the bids flying in a live auction featuring special items such as an autographed boxing glove by Muhammad Ali, a Lilly Pulitzer Bike, Telescope Furniture patio set, and a hand-made carpet. A three course meal of your choice (grilled filet mignon in a red wine jus and Atlantic salmon with a citrus fennel crust, or a spinach and cheese ravioli) will be served by The Inn at Erlowest's Chef Ken Lingle with wine provided by Adirondack Wine Merchants. Dancing to the music of "Standing Room Only" will be from 9pm-10:30pm. Black tie is optional and valet parking will be available. Sponsors for the Hyde's Annual Gala include D.A. Collins, Davidson Brothers, Inc., Jointa Galusha, Lehigh Northeast Cement Company, MLB Construction Services, LLC, North Country Sports Medicine, and R. Cohen Recycling. Support for The Hyde's 50th anniversary year and its current exhibition, 50 at 50: Fifty Years of Collecting at The Hyde, has been provided by our lead corporate sponsor Adirondack Trust Company, and Finch Paper LLC, The Chronicle Newspaper, and J.M McDonald Foundation. The ticket price at the Patron level is $275 per person, which includes an exclusive reception with an open bar beginning at 5pm and preferred dinner seating. The Supporter ticket is $175 per person; and Young Friends (40 and under) is $125. Tables for ten or eight are available.   Reservations are required and are being accepted by Friday, April 5, 2013. For reservations or more information call 518-792-1761, ext. 323, or reserve online at http://www.hydecollection.org/, All gala proceeds benefit The Hyde's educational programs and exhibitions.