Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

Ellie Harblin (l) and Alexis Glick took a selfie of their fancy hats.
Photo by Laura Stone

The Bartow Pell Mansion Museum celebrated the 144th Running of the Kentucky Derby in style with its an annual Kentucky Derby fundraiser on Saturday, May 5. Guests donned fancy hats, sipped mint juleps and listened to old-time Dixieland jazz before watching a screening of the derby inside the mansion’s Greek Revival double parlors.

(l-r) Paisley Kelling; Cynthia Brown, Bartow Pell Conservancy president; Jim and Michelle O’Connor and Riverdale Stables ‘jockey’ Allison Tarter, on 19-year-old thoroughbred Primera.
Photo by Laura Stone

Andre Gray and Desiree enjoyed ‘horsing around’ at the watch party.
Photo by Laura Stone

Many of the ladies showed off their fascinating fascinators to be judged for the Best Hat Contest.
Photo by Laura Stone

(l-r) Sian Berman, Tod Kawer and Amanda Boland came dressed to impress.
Photo by Laura Stone

Edyta Ryhe showed off her plume hat.
Photo by Laura Stone

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