The Angelina Eberly Event, now a springtime event, is the
signature event of the Austin History Center Association. The event brings together close to 300
guests ‐ history aficionados, business associates, co-workers and city leaders; as well as
newcomers and longtime residents. Together, we all share our love of Austin history at an event
the Austin American‐Statesman has called “An Austin Tradition.”
The Angelina Eberly Event
2023 Angelina Eberly event
ANNOUNCING: Austin History Center Association Spring 2023 Fundraising Event!
Our Austin Sound: Voices of Antone’s
Thursday, March 23, 6 p.m., at The Austin Club
Note: The purchase portal gives you the choice to register as either an individual or a company. When you reach the page asking for your guests, you can click past that page at the bottom of the page to proceed to the payment page, as you may not know at this early date who your guests will be.
Individual tickets will go on sale on February 5th.
The inaugural year of the “Our Austin Sound” Program celebrates the “Voices of Antone’s” –indelible voices who have shaped Austin’s musical landscape. The launch of this series of collaborative and entertaining fundraising events is in concert with the Austin History Center’s 90th Year. The Program will be a live-taped, moderated conversation in front of a seated audience, among a well-known group of Austin musician trailblazers and performers through the years at Antone’s Nightclub, and will include music spotlights.
Our 2023 panel of musicians is highlighted by Marcia Ball and Susan Antone. More panelists will be announced very soon. Stay tuned!
Lou Ann Barton
“Our Austin Sound” will serve as an “oral history” conversation among these greats of the Austin music scene, ensuring that the diverse stories - and sounds - of Austin and Travis County live on as an educational oral history tool and artifact for the Austin History Center’s developing music-based archive.
“Our Austin Sound: Voices of Antone’s” will take place early evening preceded by a reception. Sponsors and General Admission tickets will include appetizers and beverages ahead of the Program, and special engagements for Sponsors. Sponsors at $2,500 and above will enjoy a post-Program gathering with the “Voices of Antone’s” guest speakers.
MARCH 23 PROGRAM
(Optional for purchase – dinner at The Austin Club - 5:15-6:30pm)
6:00pm - Doors + Cocktails + Snacks
6:45pm - Last call and invitation to ballroom
7:00pm - Program begins
8:00pm - Program ends
8:00-9:00pm - VIP & Sponsor Party Upstairs (Bubbles & Sweets)
LEVELS & BENEFITS
All Sponsors receive:
Premium reserved seats
Company or individual names listed in printed and electronic materials before, during, and after the event
Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle
Sponsors at $2,500 and above and their guests attend the VIP Sponsor Party after the show
Rates listed are “Early-Bird” Rates. Rates increase after February 23. A commitment to Sponsor prior to February 23 will ensure the Early-Bird Rate.
$25,000 MULTI-PLATINUM SPONSOR (After February 23, price increases to $30,000)
Fifteen (15) Event Seats
Opportunities to be Exclusive Name Sponsor for Cocktail Party, Main Event, VIP (After) Party, and/or Event Gifts
$10,000 PLATINUM SPONSOR (After February 23, price increases to $12,000)
Eight (8) Event Seats
Opportunities to be Name Sponsor for Cocktail Party, Main Event, VIP (After) Party, and/or Event Gifts
$5,000 GOLD SPONSOR (After February 23 price increases to $6,000)
Six (6) Event Seats
$2,500 SILVER SPONSOR (After February 23, price increases to $3,000)
Four (4) Event Seats
$1,250 STUDIO SPONSOR (After February 23 price increases to $1,500)
Two (2) Event Seats
At all levels, additional seats can be purchased for $200 apiece
Dinner at the Austin Club at 5pm can be purchased for $42/dinner
If you would like to Sponsor at a level higher than what is listed, or for more information,
please contact AHCA Executive Director Jeff Cohen directly at 512-484-4119.
Who Was Angelina Eberly?
Angelina Belle Peyton Eberly, heroine of Texas’ “Archives War,” was an astute Austin innkeeper in the early days of the Republic of Texas. She became directly involved in a political skirmish that had lasting consequences. In December 1842, Sam Houston announced that Austin was no longer the Capital of Texas and that his namesake town, Houston, was. He dispatched the Texas Rangers to Austin with orders to Texas Land Commissioner Thomas William “Peg Leg” Ward to remove the Republic of Texas archives from Austin and move them east. The furtive effort was spotted by Eberly, who lit a town cannon, which alerted citizens of the theft. Local Austinites chased the wagons north into Williamson County, where the rangers were forced at gunpoint to surrender the archives. “The Archives War” reinforced Austin’s standing as the capital of Texas.