Opera Night at Old Forge Farm

Old Forge Farm, 1762

Old Forge Farm, 1762, Washington County’s Oldest Dated Home

You Are Invited!
A Historic Benefit for a Historic Cause

 

An event to raise funds for the establishment of a Western Maryland Preservation Field Office.
We offer you an opportunity to contribute to local preservation by attending: 

 

 

OPERA NIGHT GALA at OLD FORGE FARM

WINING, DINING & DANCING

Friday, May 29, 2015 beginning at 6pm 

$100  DONATION (TAX-DEDUCTIBLE) PAYABLE TO: WCHT
ATTIRE – BLACK TIE & BLUE JEANS

for tickets contact:
Pat Schooley at 301 733-1762 or oldforge@myactv.net
Charen Rubin at 301 788-3309 or crubin@mris.com

 

Sponsored by
  • David & Patricia Schooley, owners Old Forge Farm
  • Charen Rubin, President Historic Properties Associates, llc
  • Washington County Historical Trust, Inc.

This event is held in conjunction with the


2015 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage for

WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD
SATURDAY MAY 30, 2015
10 am to 5 pm
RAIN OR SHINE


 

An evening to remember featuring 


Prince Havely

Performing artist at the Kennedy Center, Washington National Opera.


Celebrity Chefs J.J. Basil & Chris Wolff 
serve the bounty of spring from the Old Forge Farm
Basil, a native Washingtonian, and Wolff met in Wylie Dufresne’s avant-garde New York kitchen, where they worked up to sous chef and chef de partie, respectively. Both of their résumés include other noteworthy stops on the way to DC, including time at Torrisi Italian Specialties and Tokyo’s Nihonryori RyuGin for Basil, and London’s Viajante for Wolff. Basil says the eclectic mix of experiences and cooking styles influences their thought process and, to an extent, cuisine.


Open Bar 
an extensive array of fine international wines and gourmet craft beers


Dancing to the Big Bands


Silent Auction of Western Maryland items

 

WHY A WESTERN MARYLAND FIELD OFFICE?

Let me Count the Ways . . .
Western Maryland (Washington, Frederick, Allegheny, and Garrett Counties) – NEED a dedicated Preservation Field Office. A permanent office with a paid full-time staff-person available to help our residents identify, evaluate, preserve, and revitalize their historic, archeological, and cultural resources.These are just a few of the topics that are a mystery to the average owner of a historic structure.Tax Credits demystified.
  • What’s the difference between preservation, rehabilitation, and restoration, and reconstruction?
  • Where can I get help with my project?
  • To Demolish or not Demolish – that is the question.

Washington County has over 4,000 listed historic properties; Frederick, Allegheny  and Garrett counties more than double that number. This broad selection of vernacular architecture deserves preservation. We need a local individual with an appreciation of these old structures and the ways in which they can be restored and reused. Property owners need to know how to connect with local craftsmen and properly prepare papers to apply for tax credits. Local communities need to know of historic structures that are available for purchase, and alerted when historic properties are endangered by neglect or threatened by demolition.

Washington County Historical Trust asks that you help us create an endowment for such a position by joining us May 29th at Old Forge Farm.