Friday, July 29 • 6 – 9pm
Gordon Roberts House • 218 Washington Street
Friday July 29th is going to be a night to remember! The Historical Society is pleased to announce the details of General Washington’s Collation, an elegant Heritage Days pre-event featuring living history, music, colonial food and fun at the Gordon Roberts House 218 Washington Street.
The evening begins at 6 PM with a colonial themed food and beverage reception catered by Wholesome Harvest in Frostburg, who did such a great job at May’s Gatsby Gala. Guests will be joined by renowned George Washington actor and historian John Koopman III, who will return in September to reprise his popular appear at last year’s Heritage Days.
An Open Bar for ticket buyers will include an opportunity to enjoy the first public tasting of Hamilton’s Ire, a heritage rye whiskey distilled expressly by Route 40 Distillery for the Allegany County Historical Society and set to debut for public sale at Heritage Days.
During the reception, guests will also be welcome to attend a warm-up session by the Firebird Quartet in the Gordon Roberts Music Room. The Firebird Quartet, will be composed for this performance by four world class musicians – BSO First Violinist Gregory Kuperstein, his wife Janet (a LaVale native who is a respected professional musician and teacher in the Baltimore/Washington area), Julliard-trained cellist Cindy Rosenstein and recent emigree Viktor Khodyko, who has retired to the United States after a respected international career as a violin and viola player throughout Europe.
The Kupersteins were pivotal in the restoration of a centerpiece in the ACHS historical collection, a violin made in the house by Milnor Roberts during first decade in the 20th century. The violin will be played for the first time in many decades during a presentation at that end of the evening that will include General Washington’s reflections on the events of 1776 and a formal concert by the string quartet.
Attire: Semi-formal attire is requested. 18th Century attire would be amazing.
Tickets: $95 per person or $165 per couple (Don’t wait. Attendance is limited to 75 persons)