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Privateer Party 2019!

Friday, November 8, 2019

5:30pm - 9:30pm

VIPs & Sponsors arrive at 5pm!

839 Londontown Road

Edgewater, MD 21037

Benefiting Historic London Town & Gardens

Enjoy all the event has to offer including: 

Food from Area Caterers and Restaurants

Silent Auction

Dancing with Mixing Maryland DJs

Rum Tasting with Lyon Distilling

Dressing Up in Pirate Attire (or Cocktail Dress)

And much more!

$100 - Individual Ticket

includes unlimited drinks

$150 - VIP Ticket

includes 5pm auction preview & 2020 donor event

Sponsorship Options Available!

For more information, please call 410-222-1919, ext. 205

or email

Honoring J.J. Bernard & Victoria Lerch, III

At this year's Privateer Party, we are proud to honor J.J. Bernard & Victoria Lerch, III.


Victoria "Vicki" Lerch has recently retired after over 35 years of service to London Town, including serving as the William Brown House Curator. She continues to volunteer as a docent. Bernard is a former board member and continues to volunteer with the gardens. Both have been generous donors to the site and instrumental in the creation of the reconstructed Lord Mayor's Tenement.


In honor of Vicki's retirement, the Victoria Lerch William Brown House Collections Fund has been established. These funds shall be used to care for and add to the material culture collection within the William Brown House. Donations can be made to this fund in her honor here


Bayside Bull

Blackwall Hitch

Boatyard Bar and Grill

Creative Cuisines

Ken’s Creative Kitchen

The Local Oyster


Saucy Salamander

Vida Taco

Wegman’s of Crofton

Rum Tasting by Lyon Distilling

Dessert by Blue Crab Cupcakes

Would you like to table at Privateer Party? Tabling is free! We ask vendors to provide 200 samples of your favorite dish, beverage, etc. For more information, please contact Lauren Silberman at or 410-222-1919 x205. Thank you!


Click Here for a List of Auction Items (More Being Added Weekly!)

Interested in donating something to the auction? Click here for more information!

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Thanks to the non-profit American Fundraising Foundation for again providing amazing trips that will be auctioned off at the Privateer Party. These Trips of a Lifetime include deluxe accommodations and round trip airfare for two people and can be taken at anytime over the next 3 years - no black out dates! You even will get your own travel specialist to do all the booking for you! 

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If you love Game of Thrones, this adventure to Spain and Croatia will be the trip of your dreams! Enjoy 7 Days (6 nights). The trip includes the international airfare for two as well as an in-country flight between Seville, Spain and Dubrovnik, Croatia. There will be many activities, including a boat outing onboard the Karaka in Croatia. More details at the Privateer Party!



For food, fun and laughter, there’s no better place than Tuscany where, on your seven-day trip, the two of you will see incomparable treasures and art in Florence and learn to be spectacular chefs during your cooking class in an authentic Tuscan kitchen.



Get away from it all, unwind and relax during your four day, three night spa retreat in breathtaking Sedona, Arizona. Along with your day trip to the Grand Canyon, this oasis of personal pampering will refresh your mind, body and spirit.

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What better way to renew romance than in the most romantic place on earth… the breathtaking Isle of Capri where you will spend a glorious time drinking in the beauty and glamour of the island surrounded by the sparkling crystal clear blue Mediterranean!

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There is nothing like relaxing in the sun, taking a tram ride through the treetops in a verdant rainforest, seeing wildlife close up, and so much more on your Costa Rica escape.

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As America’s last frontier, exploring Alaska is an adventure you’ll treasure forever. 10,000-year-old glaciers, whales and polar bears, the sights and sounds of Alaska will thrill you! Our winning couple will jet to Seattle where you’ll begin your cruise with a comfortable outside cabin, creating memories of an adventure as big as Alaska itself!

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Fields of clover, legends of leprechauns, quaint pubs where playing darts is “serious” business, and living like Kings and Queens … all this will be yours while you stay in grand Castles and elegant Manor Homes during your magical escape to emerald green Ireland.

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Get off the beaten path on your weeklong magical escape to Greece! Soft island breezes and the crystal blue ocean await you during your stay on the sun-drenched island of Santorini. Then, on to chic Mykonos where you might rub elbows with famous celebrities in cliffside cafes. In Athens, you’ll walk in the footsteps of Plato and Aristotle, as you climb the Acropolis to visit the ancient Parthenon and marvel at other architectural and historic antiquities.

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You’ll jet to San Francisco where you’ll enjoy exploring this magical city, play golf at an ocean front course at beautiful Bodega Bay and tour the famous wineries and vineyards in the Napa Valley.

Fund-a-Need: Horticulture Intern

The Fund-a-Need raises money to pay for a horticulture intern to assist in the gardens. This internship opportunity doesn't just make a difference in the gardens, but it also introduces a young person to the possibility of a career in horticulture and public gardens. 

This past summer, the horticulture intern recipient was Ben Lammers (shown left), a rising senior at Washington College. During his internship, Ben worked on many different projects across the site. He has removed dead trees and invasive plants. He’s created new pathways. He even worked with his grandfather to replace the bridge in the Dell. Recently, he helped construct the bio-swale to the Dell and worked with a Boy Scout group to put in a new set of stairs.

Director of Horticulture Meenal Harankhedkar describes Ben as “land stewardship in energizer hands! The speed at which Ben completed his projects was outstanding! I have rarely seen the work ethic he has towards the project goals and the respect he has towards the land. All projects were completed very thoroughly, every single time.”


Ben says he loves working at London Town because he likes being outdoors. He also appreciates being able to see the difference a project makes in a short amount of time. But London Town has also taught him other valuable skills. He’s worked with different staff and volunteer groups. He's learned about leading projects and working with different personalities. He says, “Working at London Town has taught me how to work with people and how to be a responsible person in the workforce.”


Ben isn’t sure yet what he’ll do after he graduates college. He hopes to stay in the area and continue working with his hands outside. He’s thinking about working in public service, whether with a non-profit or government agency. He wants to continue his education and work to make a positive difference in the world.

Support the Fund-a-Need during the Privateer Party or Donate Here Today!




Become a Sponsor!

Being a sponsor ensures London Town thrives for the community. Last year, nearly 200 attendees raised more than $40,000 in support of our efforts to preserve and share this colonial site’s special history and gorgeous woodland & ornamental gardens. These funds ensure London Town can serve over 5,500 students and 10,000 visitors annually – primarily from Anne Arundel County and central Maryland.


The Privateer Party is also a prime opportunity to let our generous supporters know about your services:

  • In addition to paying $100+ for a ticket, the majority of attendees then spent $250 – 500 on luxurious auction items, such as vacations, hand-made furniture, and more

  • Our attendees come from diverse age ranges and live locally in Anne Arundel County

  • There are attendees attend the Privateer Party because they are considering future events, such as weddings and want to see potential vendors in our unique setting


We are grateful for our sponsors. They support us because they believe in London Town’s mission of preserving our historical and horticultural resources for the education and enjoyment of our community. Your sponsorship sends an important message to this community that you recognize the vital role that London Town serves as a place where people can connect and engage with history, horticulture, and education.


Benefits & Levels

In-kind donations are treated at the market rate.

$5,000 - Diamond

  • 10 VIP tickets to the Privateer Party with reserved table

  • A free corporate retreat for 50 at London Town at a mutually convenient time.

  • Sponsor's name is added to London Town's sponsorship board

  • Verbal recognition at event, including opportunity for sponsor to speak

  • Full page ad: choice of back or inside cover ad in program

  • A complimentary, year-long 4 person membership


$2,500 - Platinum

  • 8 VIP tickets to the Privateer Party with reserved table

  • A free corporate retreat for 50 at London Town at a mutually convenient time.

  • A full page ad in the program

  • A complimentary, year-long 4 person membership


$1,000 - Gold

  • 4 VIP tickets to the Privateer Party with reserved table

  • A full page ad in the program

  • A complimentary, year-long 4 person membership


$500 - Silver

  • 2 VIP tickets to the Privateer Party

  • A half-page ad in the program

  • A complimentary, year-long 4-person membership


$250 - Bronze

  • 1 VIP ticket to the Privateer Party

  • Recognition in the program

  • Sponsor name badge including company name and level of support


$100 - Advertiser

  • A business card sized ad in the program

Questions? Contact Lauren Silberman at or 410-222-1919 x205. 

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