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HEARTS Circle Members' Gala 

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In appreciation of our HEARTS Circle Members, members are invited to a private house concert at Cedar Grove by Kyshona, featuring a Southern gourmet farm-to-table dinner by the Carolina Farm Trust, and explore Cedar Grove's private second and attic floors. Tickets are required. 

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The HEARTS Circle Gala is free to all new and current HEARTS Circle members as our gift to you!

Please see below for membership details and levels.  Please email info@hughtorancehouseandstore.org or call 704.920.9931 with any questions or for assistance.  Thank you for your support of HEARTS!

HEARTS Circle Membership 

Our Members

Members of HEARTS Circle support the mission to provide unique, place-based experiences transcending time and delivering a deeper understanding of the past and present.


Your membership gifts are essential to make possible further research and programming, to explore and share the history, ecology, art, and stories connected to this land. Our members’ support creates and maintains our trails and grounds, furthers preservation and conservation initiatives, funds archaeological research, facilitates archival research, preserves collections, fuels art integration, supports operations, and provides visitors a historic destination for new connections and experiences.

HEARTS Goals

  • With historic preservation and ecological conservation always first in mind, respectfully and sensitively explore and recognize the vast history and ecology of the site and region.

  • Share stories of connections, and inspire through music, dance, drama, and visual arts.

  • Honor everyone from the past with connections to the land.

  • Connect to the adjacent Carolina Thread Trail and greenway network, with trails to the main historic structures, as well as the beautiful natural trails meandering the land; recognizing the remaining structures and ruins; identifying native species, and sharing their historic lore.  

  • Develop outdoor spaces for the arts, gardens, reflection spaces, events, and educational opportunities.

  • Operate a financially sound model.

  • Create a destination for tourists, a place for school field trips, and a community hub for locals.

Membership Privileges

Membership privileges include:

  • 10% discount at the Store

  • Early-bird opportunities for private events

  • Annual Cedar Grove event ticket(s)

  • Invitations to special events and seminars  

  • Membership recognition in the Annual Report

  • Additional benefits for corporate members

Good to Know

Membership donations to The Hugh Torance House and Store, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

All memberships include one annual gala and are valid for one year.

HEARTS Circle Membership Levels

  • Child

    10$
    Children 4-12 (3 and under free)
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus one free ticket to the Cedar Grove Membership event.
  • Scholar

    25$
    Student or Educator of any age
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus one free ticket to the Cedar Grove membership event.
  • Individual

    50$
    Individual
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus one free ticket to the Cedar Grove membership event.
  • Dual

    100$
    Dual
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus two free tickets to the Cedar Grove membership event.
  • Family

    150$
    Family
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus four free tickets to the Cedar Grove membership event.
  • Advocate

    250$
    Advocate
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus four free tickets to the Cedar Grove membership event.
  • Patron

    500$
    Patron
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus four free tickets to the Cedar Grove membership event.
  • Benefactor

    1,000$
    Benefactor
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus 8 tickets to the annual Cedar Grove membership event.
  • Community Sponsor

    1,500$
    Featured business at monthly free community event.
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus 8 tickets to the Cedar Grove membership event.
    • Online recognition on website and press release per event.
  • Community Sustainer

    2,500$
    Recognition at all events and premier website recognition.
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus 8 tickets to the Cedar Grove membership event.
  • Community Partner

    5,000$
    Recognition at all events and premier website recognition.
    Valid for 12 months
    • All membership privileges.
    • Plus 8 tickets to the Cedar Grove membership event.
  • Presenting Sponsor

    10,000$
    Recognition at all events and premier website recognition.
    Valid for 12 months
    • Recognition at all events and premier website recognition.
    • All membership privileges.
    • 8 Tickets to Annual Gala
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