The Stamford Museum and Nature Center is getting ready for it's 17th annual wine tasting Friday.
It all started 17 years ago, and now Executive Director Melissa Mulrooney says the evening is a signature event.
"We're very focused on food and wine," said Melissa Mulrooney, executive director of SM&NC.
Wine is provided by BevMax and food, served by more than a dozen local chefs, restaurants and caterers, like Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning.
"It's very important to us to give back to the community and they're an organization that we love for many reasons," said Robin Selden, of Marcia Selden Catering and Event Planning.
The museum was founded in 1936; moving to its current location in 1955. Since then, the nonprofit's been open to the community, now serving just under 200,000 people a year.
"We're just a very unique place," said Mulrooney, "And one that I think the community takes great pride in."
"As a child or an adult, there's something for everyone. I mean, who doesn't love a beautiful walk around the beautiful grounds to look at the animals and you're always bumping into someone there. It's a great space," said Selden.
Friday evening, 350 guests are expected.
"To have all the local restaurants and caterers donate their time and their food to create this amazing event is huge," said Selden, "And it shows just how special a place it is that everyone's willing to jump in and do that."
Bottles and cases of wine will be available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the museum.
For more information about the event, visit this link: http://stamfordmuseum.org/winetasting/index.html