2019 Rare Wine, Rare Books Dinner

This campaign ended on July 19, 2019, but you can still make a gift to Missouri State University by clicking here!

Ticket sales are closed for the 2019 Rare Wine, Rare Books dinner!  Thanks to all of our supporters – we look forward to seeing you on July 26, 2019.

If you want to be added to a waitlist for this year, please contact Anne Baker at 417.836.4299 or AnneBaker@missouristate.edu.  If you want to make a donation to the Rare Books fund at Missouri State University, select “Give now.


The exclusive "Rare Wine, Rare Books" annual dinner will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019, in the Duane G. Meyer Library. Buy your tickets now for this unique dining and educational experience! Space is limited! 

The evening includes a dinner with six flights of wine. Our theme this year is "Missouri Through the Pages." While guests enjoy their meal and wines, they will have the opportunity to view materials from Special Collections, including our collection of first edition works by Mark Twain.  While the program focuses on Missouri and Missourians, the wines are from around the world!

Tickets are $150 per person.  Space is limited for this dinner.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, July 26. Additional details will be sent to guests before that date.

This unique and exclusive event is a fundraiser for the Fraley Family Rare Books Endowment.  Please plan to join us as we enjoy food and wine with a book-loving crowd! This year, we will offer a vegetarian option! Please contact Special Collections regarding this new choice.

I'd also like to thank our sponsors for their dedicated support.

Our dinner sponsors are:

·         Karen Horny

·         Dr. and Mrs. Walter Gaska


Our flight sponsors are:

·         Randall Doennig and Dr. Stephen Adams

·         Jennifer Hargis, Evans & Dixon, LLC

·         Mark McQueary

·         Dr. Linda Robertson

·         Dr. Thomas M. Johnson

·         Kathy Harris

If you cannot join us that evening, please consider making a donation to the endowment. It is through your support we are able to purchase books that support the Missouri State University Libraries' goal to document the history of the book, as well as care for the volumes already in Special Collections.

Please contact Anne Baker, Head of Special Collections, with any questions: AnneBaker@missouristate.edu or 417-836-5428.

*In addition, MSU alumni who make a qualifying gift of $50 or more receive a V.I.B.card - Very Important Bear.

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Jack M Bagby
Kathryn Munzinger
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Elizabeth Strong
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Kristen Morrow
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