- Published: Thursday, 12 June 2014 13:18
This past Saturday was our Uncorked! fine food and fun fest. We think of this event as a stroll in the park as you relax, eat and drink in culture. It's a bit of San Diego in NYC. Blue and red topped canopies spread out over 25 acres on a beautiful spring afternoon, with the top chefs serving the best food in the area.
The community and out of town guests really enjoyed it. Guests have been coming by the thousands each year to get a taste at this annual festival. This year we were surprised by an overwhelming turnout by 50% over the banner year before. It wasn't easy keeping up with the demand and we are already making plans to handle the larger crowds for next year.
We are often asked how do we attract so many people. After all, our events and programs have helped double our attendance these last few years. That's an amazing feat for a history organization in a decade where national attendance is declining.
Our short answer is that we employ a simple two-part business philosophy here. First, give the public what it wants. Make 'em happy. Second, we make American history and culture Affordable and Accessible for All. We call it our A++ philosophy.
Success = Affordable + Accessible + for All
We work very hard to be more friendly and less expensive than a major league baseball game. For fewer dollars you get hours of fun. And you soak in American culture from 17th century until today.