The Honeywell Center is set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Ford Theater during the entire month of April with a series of special events, including a full schedule of some of the nation’s top performers slated to bring their acts through Wabash. The 20th Anniversary celebration is supported by INGUARD, formerly known as Beauchamp McSpadden.
In addition to the 1500-seat Ford Theater, the celebration also incorporates Eugenia’s Restaurant, Clark Gallery, Carpenter Plaza and other meeting and banquet spaces that were part of the Honeywell Center’s 75,000-square-foot addition that opened in 1994.
“When Mark Honeywell established the Honeywell Foundation in 1941, he did so because of his love of Wabash and his vision of a single place where the community could come together to enjoy cultural events, as well as enjoying one another’s company,” said Tod Minnich, executive director of The Honeywell Foundation.
“The construction of the Ford Theater, Eugenia’s Restaurant and the Clark Gallery, which opened twenty years ago, increased opportunities for cultural enrichment and exposure as evidenced by the high caliber of entertainers who have made their way to the Ford Theater stage over the past two decades. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of these integral spaces, I am confident that we are continuing to further Mr. Honeywell’s original vision.”
The 20th anniversary festivities include two tours that are open to the public from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, April 28, and Wednesday, May 7. Guests will be able to go ‘behind the scenes’ and tour areas such as backstage of the Ford Theater. There is no charge for the tours. Reservations are encouraged and you can do so by calling 260-563-1102.
In addition, the month of April is filled with a full schedule of nationally-known performers. The best of country, pop, and Christian entertainers are set to appear. For full details on shows and tickets visit www.honeywellcenter.org. Guests at every April show will receive a special giveaway.