CUMBERLAND MD – The 2023 Allegany County Historical Society Fourth Friday Tea Series begins on April 28th at the Gordon-Roberts House on Washington Street with a 2 PM presentation by author Roseanna White, who will read from her novel Shadowed Loyalty, set in Chicago during 1922.

Ms. White became known to ACHS when she attended the 2021 Gatsby Gala at the F. Brooke Whiting House and struck up a conversation about the social settings and customs of the 1920s. She is a bestselling, Christy Award-winning author who homeschools her children, designs her own book covers, and pretends her house will clean itself. Her historical novels span several continents and thousands of years. Spies and war and mayhem always find their way into her books…to offset her real life, which she describes as blessedly ordinary.

Educated at St. John’s College, she and her family live in the mountains of West Virginia where she and her husband both grew up. Roseanna is a member of ACFW and is a frequent speaker at writer’s events and small book groups.

Six ACHS Fourth Friday teas are returning to Gordon Roberts House in 2023 between April and October, marking a return of the popular series after a pandemic-related pause.

Ticket prices are discounted for ACHS members and memberships can be purchased at the web site. Season series ticket are also available on-line through May 1.

Those who wish to attend the April tea, but do not wish to make on-line purchases, can reserve tickets by calling 301-777-8678 or emailing [email protected]. Seating is limited to 28 tickets. Reservations are required.

The Allegany County Historical Society has served Allegany County since their founding in 1937. The society provides stewardship and educational programming for three historic buildings, the Union Grove One Room School House, the F. Brooke Whiting House and their headquarters at the Gordon-Roberts House at 218 Washington Street, Cumberland.


Friday, April 28th • 2-4pm

Seating is limited to 28 tickets per tea event. Click here for tickets.