The Bidwell House Colonial history museum is holding its summer gala party from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, in the Bidwell gardens.

"Adonijah's Birthday Bash" celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of Minister Adonijah Bidwell. The Museum is also honoring founding members Barbara and Richard Tryon of Monterey for their support of Bidwell House throughout its first quarter century.

The gala includes music by the Hayrollers Bluegrass Band and Bidwell House Singers, live and silent auctions, hors d'oeuvres,cocktails, and tours of the gardens and parlors.

All proceeds benefit the Bidwell House Museum.

Tickets are $95 and may be reserved by contacting the museum office at 413-528-6888 or visit