Fourth Friday Tea Socials
March- October, 2016 11:00 AM
March 25th - A Musical Tea: Selections from Pinocchio
April 22nd - Historical Fiction Author, Roseanna White
May 27th- - Tea with Louisa May Alcott, performed by Ellen McDaniel-Weissler
June 24th - Dancing with Darkness: Losing the Cinderella Story Through Time, Professor Martha Johnson-Olin (not recommended for children under 13)
July 22nd - Amy Monaco: First Wives of the Civil war
August 26th - Dolls by Anne Beyer
September 23rd - “To be decided”
October 28th - Shirley Temple Black performed by JoAnn Peterson
Tickets for presentation & luncheon: $15 Member/ $20 Non-Members
Luncheon menus vary month to month
For tickets call 301-777-8678
The Gordon - Roberts House
218 Washington Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Fall 2016 Events
Thursday, October 6, 7 – 8 pm - Tom Kenny's life was forever changed when he witnessed a murder he cannot remember. To complicate matters, he also is privy to the location of the legendary lost gold payroll from General Braddock's campaign during the French and Indian War. Dogged by a mysterious Voice who is willing to stop at nothing to find out the location of Braddock's gold, Tom embarks on a personal journey in book three of the Braddock's Gold series, Fool's Wisdom. Author Jay Heavner is becoming well known for his character Tom Kenny and his search for world-renowned gold. You have a chance to hear all about the newest title in the Braddock's Gold book series- Fool's Wisdom. Jay has received Honorable Mention in both the Great Midwest Book Festival and the Florida Book Festival. Come hear about this exciting book series Thursday evening, October 6th. Light refreshment provided.
November 25, 4-6 pm Downtown Cumberland Tree lighting Open House- Free admission, the museum will be open for visitors and families to walk through and enjoy period artifacts and magical holiday decor, live music by Cellist, Clare Cooper and Cumberland’s First Presbyterian Bell Choir (“Five golden rings!...”), Carriage House Gift Shop open with great gift-giving options. Hot tea, cocoa and Christmas cookies will be served. Free books for kids. Don’t miss this annual treat!
December 3, 11:00 am Victorian Christmas Tea- Come enjoy a festive holiday luncheon and dessert buffet in the grand dining room and live musical entertainment in the theme of the eleventh and twelfth gifts in The Twelve Days of Christmas carol!
RSVP 301-777-8678 for tickets/ $20.00 per person
December 8th, 6:30 pm A Reading of “The Pirates Twelve Days of Christmas”- Kids ages First through Fifth grade, but all ages welcome! Free admission. Children will hear the hilarious and ‘piratey’ re-telling of a classic Christmas carol, learn pirate lingo, and get a treat from Father Christmas, who was one of the earliest versions of the European gift-giving Saint Nicolas.
December 16th, 7 pm An Evening of Holiday Story- An accordion, an enormous Christmas tree and legendary holiday time tales will make for an unforgettable memory-making evening. Join Katie and Otto Ross as they light up the winters’ night with the warmth of old stories and magical music. Family-friendly. Free Admission. Donations welcome.
February 2017 - traveling Smithsonian exhibit
UNION GROVE ONE-ROOM SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES
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.