Jacksonian Gazette

Hermitage Gala: Photos from a Fabulous Evening

The Hermitage Gala was back in person this year, and did not disappoint. From beautiful florals and lively music to seeing old and new friends in one room once again, this annual black-tie event was one to remember. We were honored to bestow the prestigious Lewis R. Donelson Award, named after the great-grandson of Andrew Jackson Donelson and longtime supporter of The Hermitage, to Richard G. Cowart. Retired four-star U.S. Army Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey delivered a poignant keynote address that enriched our understanding of what it means to be an American. Below are photos from the event.


Funds raised at the gala support education and public programming surrounding our nation’s seventh president and the Jacksonian Era, as well as Hermitage preservation and restoration projects.