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Born in a Ballroom: A film Screening
February 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Born in a Ballroom,” explores the relationship between The Hütte Restaurant, its founder, Eleanor Mailloux, and the rural Appalachian village she called home, Helvetia, West Virginia.
The night of Eleanor’s birth on March 29, 1917, the small log cabin her parents owned caught fire. Her mother ran to the plantation home nearby to give birth to little Eleanor on the ballroom floor. Entering this world with gusto, Eleanor often lamented, “I was born in a ballroom, and I’ve been dancing ever since.”
Eleanor passed away on March 9, 2011 just twenty days shy of her 94th birthday.