Press Release

Fernbank Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Annual Gala,
A Timeless Affair 2012: Genghis Khan—The Emperor’s Feast, on October 6

ATLANTA—Fernbank Museum of Natural History will celebrate 20 years of success by hosting its annual black-tie benefit gala,A Timeless Affair 2012: Genghis Khan—The Emperor’s Feast on Saturday, October 6 from 7 p.m. to midnight.

The unforgettable event will include grand festivities fit for the occasion. The evening will begin with a sunset wine and cocktail hour on the Dinosaur Plaza, followed by an elegant seated dinner in the Great Hall. The delicious cuisine for the evening will be provided by Affairs to Remember. Atlanta-based band, Livin’ Large will supply the music for those on the dance floor, and attendees will have the opportunity to take home one-of-a-kind prizes, including international travel opportunities, from the event’s live auction.

Guests will also be treated to an exclusive viewing of Genghis Khan– the first major exhibition devoted to the legendary conqueror who Timeand the Washington Posthave named one of the most important people of the last millennium. Genghis Khan showcases the largest collection of 13th-century Mongolian artifacts ever assembled, including a mummy, extraordinarily rare jewelry, clothing, musical instruments and weaponry.

The special evening will honor Francis “Duffie” Woodruff DuBose, Eileen and Bo DuBose and Dean DuBose Smith and Bronnie Smith. The DuBose family has played a significant role in strengthening the Museum’s exhibitions and archaeology initiatives.

Event Chairsfor A Timeless Affair 2012 are Melissa and Craig Allen and Ashley and Prescott Miller, who have been actively working to make this year’s gala the best and most successful  yet.

“Fernbank Museum ignites a greater appreciation and understanding of the world around us. It’s an invaluable opportunity for our children to take part in hands-on exhibitions and programs,” said Event Chair Ashley Miller. “These unique experiences make Fernbank an amazing resource for our community that we are devoted to supporting now and for future generations.”

Also serving as chairs are Carol and Charles Doty as Advisory Chairs, Helen and John Gordon and Valerie and David Love as Patron Chairs, Rhonda and Dusty Milner and Ashley and Robert Reardonas Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Committee Chairs and Ginna and Patrick Emmetas Auction Chairs.The Coca-Cola Company and PNC Wealth Management will serve as the event’s signature sponsors.

All proceeds from The Emperor’s Feast will go towards furthering Fernbank’s ability to educate and inspire our community through world-class cultural and science programming.

Patron opportunities and invitations to A Timeless Affair 2012: Genghis Khan—The Emperor’s Feast are available by contacting Catherine Stolarski at 404.929.6376 or Patron levels begin at $1,600 and tables of 10 begin at $12,000. Individual tickets are available for $400 per person. For additional information, please visit and go to the “Give” tab.