Fourth Friday Teas- Sip N' Learn

The fourth Friday of each month March through October, you are invited to sip n' learn with the Allegany County Historical Society. A presentation by a local educator, artisan or historical re-enactor is followed by light fare and 2 flavors of tea. Fourth Friday teas each month are hosted at The Gordon-Roberts House / 218 Washington Street, Cumberland MD & begin at 11:00 am. Call 301-777-8678 for tickets & reservations.

  • March 23 - Andrew Sparber, 1912 Cumberland Home Coming
  • April 27 - Dennis Lashley, Mount Savage Historical Society
  • May 25 - Melissa Van Osten, Historic Textiles
  • June 22 - JoAnn Peterson, Historical Portrayal of Nellie Bly
  • July 27 - Amy Monaco, Historical First Ladies program
  • August 24 - Suzanne Trussell, French and Indian war
  • September 28 - Linda Smith with WAE- “The World Comes to Cumberland”
  • October 26 - Evan Slonaker, “An English Gentleman and George’s Creek Miner”

The Gordon - Roberts House
218 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502



2017 Events

"Hands-On-History," is a new series of classes taught by local educators and artisans in honor of two fun anniversaries-- the 150th anniversary of the building of 218 Washington Street, formerly known as "History House" AND the 80th anniversary of one of the first historic preservation groups in our community, the Allegany County Historical Society. 
**Beginning on March 25th at 2:00 pm, "English Country Dance," a fun and informal class in the simple steps of the village dances which led to American Square Dancing, begins the series. Taught by local reenactor and educator Ellen McDaniel Weissler, this tutorial with music introduces 2-3 easy dances and the basic steps used in every English Country Dance. 
In May local reenactor Ryan Cuba will introduce Colonial games. 
Monthly classes run Saturdays from March through December at the Gordon-Roberts House, 218 Washington Street, Cumberland, and are free and open to the public. For more information, please call 301-777-8678More information about these free classes to come!




The Union Grove One Room School was recently restored by the Allegany County Historical Society with a grant from the Maryland Historic Trust.  The school is used to give schoolchildren the opportunity to experience a day in a one room school.  For additional information contact the Historical Society at 301-777-8678.