All proceeds from The Gala benefit The Marland Estate Foundation, which is dedicated to preserving and promoting one of Ponca City's greatest treasures. The Foundation was founded in 1994 as a means to provide alternate sources of revenue for restoration and preservation of the E.W. Marland Estate. Their mission is to restore and preserve this historic architectural landmark, educate the public about E.W. Marland, and to create an authentic atmosphere which portrays the Marland lifestyle during the 1920's and 1930's. By supporting The Gala, you are helping to ensure that future generations can enjoy our historic "Palace on the Prairie".