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 24th - Master Gardener Mary Jo Price Teaches Invasive & Native Plants

•    April 28th - Eleanor Roosevelt in 1916, Portrayed by Ellen McDaniel-Weissler

•    May 26 - Western Maryland’s African American History by Professor Lynn Bowman

•    June 23 - Mary Lincoln’s Family, living history portrayal by JoAnn Peterson

•    July 28 - Becky McClarran & the Allegany County Animal Shelter present, Pets of the Past. You are invited to bring donations for the Shelter!

•    August 25 - First Lady Edith Roosevelt, Presented by Historian Amy Monaco

•    September 22 - J.B. Walton & Western Maryland by ACHS Executive Director, Evan Slonaker

•    October 27 - A Special Christmas Story by Reverend Martha Magill

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.