PHOTOS: Crutchfield: The Roots Of The Read House

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Crutchfield: the Roots of the Read House, a benefit for the Children's Hospital at Erlanger, was held Monday with a reception in the hotel lobby and then dinner and an auction in the Silver Ballroom.  Entertainment was provided by Queen Lightning Unplugged. 

A permanent exhibit was added to the Sheraton Read House. The exhibit is located adjacent to the lobby and features artifacts and art dating back to the Civil War.  

The Crutchfield House was at the same site of the Read House which was built later.


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