Festivities set to celebrate 139th anniversary of Mark Honeywell’s birthday

Come celebrate the 139th anniversary of Mark Honeywell’s birthday with a festive evening of food, music and fun beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, at the Honeywell House.

Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m.; with a three-course dinner being served at 7 p.m. Harpist Sarah Wall will entertain guests with a selection of classical and contemporary music during the evening.

The dinner menu will feature cream of roasted red bell pepper soup, a six ounce filet topped with bleu cheese and allemande sauce, with roasted asparagus and horseradish mashed potatoes, followed by sabayon with strawberries for dessert.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 260-563-2326.

Mark Honeywell, a native of Wabash, is known for his development of a water heating system, which led to the formation of the Honeywell Heating Specialties in 1906. The company merged with a Minneapolis-based company in 1927 to create the Minneapolis Honeywell Regulator Co., of which Honeywell served as president. Today, the company is known as Honeywell Inc. and is a Fortune 500 multi-national corporation, employing more than 100,000 employees.

A dedicated student of the fine arts and lover of recreation, Mark Honeywell created the Honeywell Foundation in 1941 to oversee construction and management of the Honeywell Memorial Community Center, which is today’s Honeywell Center. Mark Honeywell died in 1964, but his legacy lives on through the Honeywell Center, the Honeywell Foundation and all of its programs and offerings.

The Honeywell House is the former home of Mrs. Mark C. Honeywell and now operated as a cultural house museum in Wabash. The house is owned and operated by the Honeywell Foundation, a non-profit organization that also operates the Honeywell Center and Eagles Theatre.

Posted on 2013 Dec 23