House Standards for Historic Balls
We are grateful to
our wonderful guests who make the effort with us to create a special
ambience and atmosphere of respect. We uphold these standards out of regard
for our much-appreciated friends and for the sake of the integrity of our
1. The use of
either tobacco or alcohol is prohibited.
2. Videotaping is
not welcome other than by our house videographer. We work hard to create a
special and comfortable historic ambience that all will enjoy. Discreet
photography is welcome but please leave video equipment at home.
3. No unauthorized
distribution of literature is allowed. Nor is this event an opportunity to
recruit persons for purposes either modern or historical. Please allow all
of our guests to enjoy the evening in peace. That is why they came. (Are
you a network marketer looking for contacts? Look elsewhere!)
4. These are
historic balls and we ask that even those dressed modern conform to certain
historic standards. All clothed in modern attire must be at least at a
semi-formal level. Modern gentlemen need to be wearing tuxes or suits. As
per historic standards, jackets and ties need to be on at all times. Modern
ladies should wear long gowns, at or near ankle length - NOT
short dresses or skirts and blouses.
footwear is required. (i.e. historic footwear, dress shoes, dancing
slippers, ballet flats, etc.) Please no sandals, flip-flops or athletic
shoes. For the sake of your safety as well as event ambience dancing
barefoot is impermissible.
6. We ask that one
not enter to be an observer, chaperone or curiosity seeker without having a ticket and being properly attired.
7. Please either
order advance tickets by the publicized cut-off date (in time to be mailed
back to you) or be prepared to obtain your tickets at the door (if
available) for a higher amount. These events are publicized far in advance
in order to serve you well. They do sometimes fill up early.
8. We do not offer
refunds or exchanges.
9. Our standard age
policy mirrors what was often done historically in that ages 13 and up
are welcome to participate. We also allow ages 8-12 to participate if
their parents deem them to be sufficient in manners and maturity. The dress
standards for children - young ladies and gentlemen - are the same as those
for adults. (Please see #4 above.)
10. Gracious and
respectful conduct & conversation are expected of all, to all and at all
11. We desire to
be good stewards of the facilities we use, to treat them with care and to
leave them in at least as good of condition as when we arrived.
12. For the good of
all, any who might consider themselves exempt from any of the above may be
asked to leave.
Please also see our “Etiquette
& Expectations” page as well as our "All
About Us" page.
We Make History has a zero
tolerance policy toward any behavior or communication which in our estimation
may be considered to be threatening, harassing, lewd, predatory, degradatory or which in any other regard
we may consider to be a potential threat to the peace, safety, security or well
being of our guests.