The RCC Educational Foundation proudly announces that the 14th annual Preakness Party, scheduled for Saturday, May 19 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, will be held at historic “Ben Lomond,” one of Essex County’s most architecturally significant homes. The c. 1730 house is located 10 miles south of Tappahannock in Dunnsville.
Judge Muscoe Garnett and his wife Sarah Gatewood Garnett purchased Ben Lomond in 1838 and made extensive renovations. The Garnett family occupied the property for several generations, and today it is owned by Zorine and Craig Shirley, New York Times best-selling author and noted Ronald Reagan biographer.
RCC’s President Dr. Elizabeth Crowther commented, “We are thrilled that the Shirleys are hosting the Preakness Party at this special property. Ben Lomond epitomizes the rich history and landmark architecture of our region, which is a draw for our Preakness guests.”
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