Simply stated, a cotillion is a formal party, dinner, or dance dedicated to the purpose of introducing young Southern debutante’s into society by their families. Historically families hosted grand balls in their homes, but over time the tradition developed where country clubs and other organizations took over the growing responsibility of hosting the party.
The “Newburgh Remembers” weekend cotillion ball is sponsored by Heritage Federal Credit Union and will kick off our weekend of festivities. The decorations, music, and setting of the occasion will make you feel as though you’ve been transported back in time to the 1860s.
When: July 14, 2017. A reception and drinks will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the dinner will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and music and dancing will be available from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Where:: St. John the Baptist Church, 625 Frame Road, Newburgh, IN 47630
Dress: Period attire is welcome, but is not required. In fact, most guests will be in modern business casual dress.
Menu: Fried Chicken, Green Beans & Potatoes, Coleslaw, Corn Bread & Apple Cake.
Music: We’re fortunate to have the Redbanks Reunion Band providing entertainment. The Redbanks Reunion Band is Indiana’s only on-going Civil War band.
Cost: General admission tickets cost $35.00, tickets for museum members cost $30.00, and tickets for re-enactors are discounted at a cost of $25.00.