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History Center hosts 1879 Founders' Circle Dinner

| Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, 8:51 p.m.
Ron and Judy Linaburg with Catherine and Mark Loevner during the 1879 Foundersâ?? Circle Dinner â?? Heinz History Center at the Heinz History Center on Friday, November 30, 2012. Mike Mancini | For the Tribune Review
Andrew Masich and Ford Bell during the 1879 Foundersâ?? Circle Dinner â?? Heinz History Center at the Heinz History Center on Friday, November 30, 2012. Mike Mancini | For the Tribune Review

Black-ties were making their way into the Heinz History Center on Friday, as prez Andrew Masich welcomed top-level members and donors to the 1879 Founders' Circle Dinner.

The invitation-only soiree, hosted by David and Wendy Barensfeld, welcomed the likes of Mark andCatherine Loevner, Ron andJudy Linaburg, Scott andSusan Lammie, and American Alliance of Museums prez FordBell as they raised a glass in honor of the Chairman's Circle, Director's Circle, Museum Circle and other special friends.

Following cocktails, guests were given a tour of the museum's exhibits, including “Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame” — a major exhibition focusing on the history of pro football, and the new “From Slavery to Freedom” exhibit — which opened that day.

Contributions to the Circle provide vital support for operating expenses and educational programming.

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