Opera Night at Old Forge Farm
You Are Invited!
A Historic Benefit for a Historic Cause
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
- David & Patricia Schooley, owners Old Forge Farm
- Charen Rubin, President Historic Properties Associates, llc
- Washington County Historical Trust, Inc.
An evening to remember featuring
serve the bounty of spring from the Old Forge Farm
an extensive array of fine international wines and gourmet craft beers
Dancing to the Big Bands
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.
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.