I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you.
This year has been challenging, but you’ve stood with us the entire time. I’m incredibly grateful for your ongoing support. Whether that’s been a donation, being a member, volunteering, visiting London Town, or liking us online at Facebook or Instagram – you have made a difference to all of us.
When London Town closed last spring, I wasn’t sure what would happen, but I knew we would survive. Why? Because of the generosity of supporters like you. I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for our ReLeaf Fund. And then again after the tornado hit the gardens in September. So many of you have helped us, and we are working hard to honor what you’ve given us.
Because, as you know, the gardens and history here don’t care that there has been a pandemic. They still need to be maintained. We have been entrusted with their care so that we can always be ready to share them with you.
When London Town reopened, so many of you came out. I’ve never seen anything like it. But I get it! After months cooped up, London Town offers a safe, outdoor space with beautiful gardens, welcoming river views, and fresh air. There is plenty of space here to be physically distanced together.
We are here for you. To share the special history of this site, even when it’s difficult and complex. To share the beauty of these gardens, which rejuvenate the mind and body. London Town exists to inspire you.
So, thank you. Thank you for being by our side through this challenging time. In return, we promise to be by yours.
Next year begins our 50th anniversary of being open to the public. And while we may not be able to do all of the events we had hoped, we are still planning some exciting surprises for 2021. We’re not just looking back to when London Town opened in 1971, but we’re also looking ahead. I hope you’ll continue to join us for the journey forward.
Thank you. You are the reason we are open, and I’m grateful to you. I hope to see you on-site soon.
Historic London Town and Gardens
P.S. We're not asking for donations today, but if you are interested in supporting London Town's next 50 years, you can learn more about donating here. Thank you.