Thank you for supporting us! We have the following options available as donation opportunities from our website. If none of the donation opportunities below include programs which you are interested in supporting, you may contact us to find out more donation opportunities by phone or email.
Annual AppealWhen those intrepid volunteers in 1971 got together and decided to save the Earlville Opera House from the wrecking ball, it must have been hard to imagine how it could ever become the beautiful facility we have today. The building had stood empty and abandoned for 20 years. The roof leaked. The heat did not work. Paint was peeling and brickwork was cracked. Pigeons flew in and out through the broken windows. Donate
Romance RaffleYour experience begins with a narrated DINNER CRUISE for two on the lovely historic Judge Ben Wiles on Skaneateles Lake. Choose from their menu which may include Prime Rib, Roast Chicken Breast, Baked Fillet of Salmon, Vegetarian Lasagna or a Vegan Entree, and enjoy a cash bar on board.
As twilight settles and the moon rises over the lake, stroll over to your lodgings at the luxurious Sherwood Inn, and purchase a nightcap at the bar before turning in. Your breakfast is included! Donate
Save-A-SeatThe Earlville Opera House was founded in 1972 as a not-for-profit, volunteer-based community service organization promoting the arts in rural Central NY. EOH offers porgrams of cultural, educational & historical significance while preserving and restoring the architectural and historic integrity of the Opera House, a unique second-story theater constructed in 1892.
Once the stage to Vaudeville acts, three-penny operas, traveling medicine shows and silent films, after being closed for almost two decades, the Opera House was revitalized by volunteers and named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.
Please join us in preserving the legacy of the Opera House and ensuring its longevity for future generations to come. Become a part of the EOH family now and include yourself in preserving history by purchasing a permanent seat-plaque!
Seat-plaques may commemorate or honor a family member, friend, organization or business. Each custon engraved plaque will adorn an available seat selected by purchaser in our 1892 historic theater. Plaques cost $200, which includes custon engraving, mounting on a theater seat followed by mounting on a permanent wall memorial, PLUS a one year EOH individual membership (valued at $35).
Plaques will remain on selected seats for three years, after which they will be mounted permanently on a separate plaque to forever adorn the historic theater walls.