A Fundraiser for the Ginger House Museum
July 14-15, 2018
Ginger Rogers was born at 100 W Moore Street in Independence, Missouri on July 16, 1911
She visited the house several times, including during Ginger Rogers Day hosted by the City of Independence in July of 1994. The house was designated an Historic Landmark at that time.
We are hosting the first Ginger Rogers Day since 1994 and hope to make this an annual event, which is a fundraiser for the Ginger House Museum. The museum should be completed by the end of this year, pending exterior restoration approval by the city and adequate funds to complete the project. Several locations on the Square are participating, including Up-Dog, which will offer Ginger's favorites on Sunday, and Polly's Pop - they are making a special Ginger Pop in honor of Ginger Rogers!
5:00 = 6:00 Silent Auction and Coctail Hour. Bid on multiple items owned by Ginger Rogers, memoribilia, gift baskets, and much, much more! Cash bar open - be sure to try the Ginger Rogers coctail!
6:00 Dinner: Enjoy a Ceasar salad, Balsamic marinated chicken breast topped with oven roasted tomatoes and grilled salmon with a citrus butter sauce, mashed potatoes, asparagus, and a special dessert in honor of Ginger Rogers. If you have special dietary needs, just let us know in advance.
6:30 - 9:00: Presentations over dinner, including our keynote speaker Roberta Olden!
Roberta Olden was Ginger Rogers personal secretary for 18 years. Roberta will share some little known facts about Ginger and her exciting travels around the world. She will speak during the Banquet on Saturday night.
Presentations on Saturday at the Banquet:
Video of Ginger Rogers at the House: Tom Talbert with Tom Talbert Video took video of Ginger Roger's Visit during Ginger Rogers Day on July 16, 1994. This event would be her last public appearance. Tom will share his experience and show the video.
The History of the House: Audrey Elder with Past to Present Research, LLC will talk about her book 100 W Moore, and the interesting facts about the history of this 1906 Crafstman Bungalow.
Presentations on Sunday Afternoon at the House:
The Renovation of the Ginger House: Gene Padgitt with Three Trails Cottages, LLC will describe the work that was completed in order to restore the house to safe condition and original appearance. www.threetrailscottages.com
The Ginger Rogers Story: Marge Padgitt will present the amazing story of Lela Rogers and her famous daughter, Ginger Rogers. You won't want to miss this!
Saturday Night Ghost Hunt: Believe it or not, we've experienced some paranormal activity at the house, so we're planning a late night ghost hunt from 10 pm - midnight with a professional paranormal investigation group. If you'd like to participate just get purchase a separate ticket. limit 10 people. If more people register, we'll hold a hunt on Friday night as well.
The Ginger Rogers Day Festival
Festival Ticket: Your ticket includes admission to all of the presentations at the house and banquet, the banquet and silent auction, a ticket for one Ginger Rogers cocktail at the banquet, an 11" x 17" festival poster, and a tour of the house where Ginger was born. We will send you your ticket by email at least 2 weeks prior to the event. All proceeds go to the museum. $75.00 each or two for $140.00
Museum/Festival T-Shirt:Available in sizes small - 3XL. $26.00 each. Your shirt and poster will be at the Ginger House waiting for you when you arrive. All proceeds go to the museum.
Ghost Hunt Ticket: Admission to the Ghost Hunt at the Ginger House 10 pm - midnight July 15. Bring your own small equipment and camera if you'd like. $40.00 All proceeds go to the museum.
(purchase online soon)
Due to delays in completion of the museum we are moving the festival from 2017 to 2018
Bed and Breakfasts:
Silver Heath Inn Bed and Breakfast
1114 S Noland Rd., Independence, MO 64050
Ophelias Restaurant and Inn on the Square
201 N Maple Street
Independence, MO 64050
Hawthorn Bed and Breakfast
1 Hawthorne, Place
Independence, MO 64052
Woodstove Inn Bed and Breakfast
1212 W Lexington
Independence, MO 64050
Quality Inn & Suites
Kansas City I-70 East
4200 S Noland Rd, Independence, MO 64055
about 2 miles away
Days Inn Independence
13712 E 42nd Terr. S, Independence, MO 64055
about 2 miles away
My Place Hotel
20105 E. Valley View Parkway, Independence, MO 64057
about 8 miles away
Drury Inn and Suites
Hilton Garden Inn
100 W. Moore Street, Independence MO. Ginger Rogers (Virginia McMath) was born here on July 16, 1911
LIFE Magazine 1942- Ginger on the front porch of the house