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Eastchester Historical Society Honors Virginia Kathryn Hefti

The Eastchester Historical Society will honor Westchester resident Virginia Kathryn Hefti as the 2015 honoree at its annual gala.
The Eastchester Historical Society will honor Westchester resident Virginia Kathryn Hefti as the 2015 honoree at its annual gala. Photo Credit: Contributed
 Virginia Kathryn Hefti
Virginia Kathryn Hefti Photo Credit: Contributed

EASTCHESTER, N.Y. -- The Eastchester Historical Society will honor lifelong Westchester resident Virginia Kathryn Hefti as the 2015 honoree at its annual gala Friday at 6:30 p.m.

The event will take place at the historic 1835 Marble Schoolhouse in Bronxville and will include a cocktail hour, a full-course dinner and a dramatic presentation titled, "An Electric Evening With Ben Franklin," who will be portrayed by Jack Sherry.

A direct descendant of Henry Fowler, the progenitor of one of the town's founding families, Hefti -- whose august roster of ancestors rank among the most influential families in the history of New York state (e.g. Fish, Fowler, Thorne, Bowne, Reynolds, et al) -- was also honored at The Bronxville Field Club in 2014 for her contributions to the promotion of American history education, historic preservation and genealogical research.

Muzzy, as she is known to friends and family is the widow of Robert T. Hefti, former commissioner of planning and community development, who conceived, designed and developed Lake Isle Country Club for the town.

Muzzy Hefti served three times as regent of the White Plains Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution; is a lifetime member of the DAR Officers Club; a member of the DAR Roundtable; a member of the Anne Hutchinson-Bronxville Chapter DAR; a member of the Westchester County Genealogical Society; served as a councillor to the state Chapter of the National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America; and is an avid genealogy researcher.

Tickets for Friday's event are available to the public for $100 each by calling the historical society at 914-309-6947 or by emailing marbleschoolhouse@yahoo.com.

Tickets can also be purchased for the cocktail hour only for $25 each.

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