Stepping Stones has in-person, online, and hybrid programs plus play scripts and historic presentations for your online or in person events. Join our mailing list to be the first to get announcements.
VIRTUAL EVENT: Donor Appreciation Series Event Series Launch Event – An Illustrated Presentation & Q&A – “Tips & Tricks for Preserving Your Home Treasures,” Thursday, December 7, 2023, 8:30 p.m. Eastern (NY Time, U.S. & Canada), Zoom Webinar, free registration is open to all past and present donors and volunteers. Click the link below, complete the short 3-question registration form, and immediately receive a confirmation email with instructions to join the Zoom Webinar (see inbox and spam folders).
Description: Join presenter Sharon Wolff, Stepping Stones Archive & Collections Manager, and host and moderator Sally Corbett-Turco, Stepping Stones Executive Director, for this supporter appreciation event and learn methods to aid in the safe keeping and survival of your home treasures. We will discuss a range of common memorabilia, heirlooms, and home treasures, from baseball cards to vintage t-shirts. Learn the basics for keeping items in the best condition possible.
This presentation includes a “peek behind the curtain” into techniques used for preserving Stepping Stones’ artifacts and documents as well as tips for your own treasures. Whether you have a single precious item or a large collection of material, we hope this session provides you insights to keep your treasures in as good condition as possible. Some of the types of materials we will discuss include: jewelry, metals, porcelain, clothing and other textiles, art and decor, photographs and recordings (including digital), albums / scrapbooks, books, letters, paper and more.
Stepping Stones cares for 110,000 of the Wilsons’ original objects and documents, so included in the talk will be some suggestions obtained from experts and some of Stepping Stones’ own artifacts: original dust jacket of the first “Big Book” (Alcoholics Anonymous) ever printed, letter to Bill W. from Dr. Carl Jung, Bill W.’s violin and baby socks.
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HYBRID EVENT (IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL): 73rd Annual Stepping Stones Lois’ Family Groups Picnic, Saturday, June 1, 2024, Free. Check back here for registration information at the end of April 2024.
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR ONLINE, IN-PERSON OR HYBRID EVENTS
VIRTUAL: “Home with History: An Exploration of the Home, Archive, & Lives of Bill & Lois W.” Ongoing – Schedule it for your event or occasion! Free for Your Group/Event. Available in English & Spanish (Provide an interpreter for more languages) 10 minutes to 90 minutes (Questions & Answers Optional)
A historian from Stepping Stones highlights the story of the Wilsons using images from the National Historic Landmark home and archive in New York where the Wilsons lived from 1941 until their deaths. Use your online platform or our Zoom account to bring this event to your friends, groups, convention, round up, anniversary, area, district, etc. We can tailor the event to your needs and specifications. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an event.
IN-PERSON OR VIRTUAL EVENT: Dramatic Short Play Readings for Your Events
Ongoing – Schedule it for your event or occasion!
35-Minute, 60-TO-75 Minutes, & 111-Minute Scripts Based on the Wilsons’ Letters
Available for Amateur Volunteers or Experienced Actors, Script available in English, contact us for licensing fee
The historical letters and recordings in the Stepping Stones Foundation Archive are the basis for three presentations that bring the true story of Bill and Lois Wilsons’ journey to life using their own words. The original 110-minute play, In Their Own Words: Bill & Lois Wilson, sparked the making of two new short plays that are now available for readings of 30 and 60 minutes in length. These do not require complicated staging, props, or costumes. They are perfect for amateur or professional use at group anniversaries, events, picnics, conferences, round-ups, retreats, young peoples’ programs, or other online or in-person gatherings. To learn more about the process and licensing fees, email Play Consultant Laurie Heffner-Lewis at email@example.com
IN-PERSON: Stepping Stones Comes to You: An Exploration of the Home, Archive, & Lives of Bill & Lois Wilson. Ongoing – Schedule it for your next in-person conference, round-up, or event! Free; donations are welcomed and encouraged. (While there is no charge for presentations, expenses of sending the speaker such as transportation, parking, lodging, registration, etc. may require reimbursement; contact us to discuss.)
Contact us to arrange a presenter for your next event. A representative of Stepping Stones will present the exciting journey through the Wilsons’ lives, archive and home. This presentation can be tailored to the length needed for your event. Just let us know your preferred length, date, and time and we will work with you to make the occasion special. This live narrated and illustrated presentation highlights the legacies of Bill and Lois Wilson, respective co-founders of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon Family Groups. Donations are welcomed; fees for travel costs may apply. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
IN-PERSON: Tour the Historic Site, Home & Studio – Advance Reservation Required
Ongoing by advance reservation only for 1 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Check availability by clicking here and submitting our plan a visit form. All visits inside the home and studio are by guided tour. No tours are available on Sundays and Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s days. See our Visitor Guide for tips and more information. To inquire about same-day availability, complete the form and call 914-232-4822.
Neighborhood Notifications– See the Neighborhood Notes Section on our News page for notifications of medium and large group event reservations at Stepping Stones.