THOMASTON — It has been two years since the General Henry Knox Museum has been able to hold a live event for its midcoast supporters. Mark the calendar for Aug. 12, which is Knox Night, the annual lecture and gala at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.

To celebrate its re-emergence, the museum event will feature Early American Historian Dr. Lindsay Chervinsky, author of “The Cabinet, George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution.”

In keeping with the world’s post-pandemic need for caution, the lecture, which will begin at 6:30 p.m., will be available both live at the Samoset and live-streamed to ticket holders. Tickets for the evening and the lecture are available at

In addition to this live/virtual offering, the Knox Museum will host its first online auction, followed by a live auction during the event. Knox enthusiasts can bid on items from July 29 until Aug. 12.

In addition to certificates to local businesses, auction items include a week on Crawford Pond, an evening for four on the popular Mystery Dinner Train in Fort Myers, Fla., a seven-night stay at the marvelous Vanderbilt Beach Resort in Naples, Fla., a George Perlman vase and evening boat rides from Camden Harbor and on Crawford Pond.  Access to bidding can also be found at

Knox Night, which honors the memory of American patriot Henry Knox, serves as the General Henry Knox Museum’s only major fundraiser of the year. Proceeds go towards enhancing educational programs in the midcoast area, as well as supporting its many free public events and military programs.

The museum is housed on Route 1 in Thomaston at Montpelier, an accurate replica of Henry and Lucy Knox’s 1796 home and the New England equivalent to Mount Vernon in Virginia.

Tickets for the live evening activities (outside under a tent) at the Samoset are $500 per person, with attendance limited to 75. Tickets for the livestreamed lecture are $20.  For more information, visit the museum’s website,, or call 354-8062.