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Secrets Revealed at Behind-The-Scenes Historic Holiday Home Tour of Headwaters Farm

Largest, custom-built Sears and Roebuck mail-order home, now RowanLark B&B, has hosted U.S. Presidents, is site of Sandy Spring Museum’s Historic Holiday Home Tour.

(Sandy Spring, MD) Do you love HGTV’s If Walls Could Talk? Missing Downton Abbey? Love Sears Kit Homes? If so, on Saturday, December 10, 6:30pm-9:30pm enjoy a rare opportunity for a behind-the-scenes tour of RowanLark, a Bed & Breakfast Inn that was once Headwaters Farm. Beautifully decorated for the holidays for your viewing pleasure, you and your friends will enjoy champagne, eggnog, and elegant desserts while you have a private tour of this historically significant home. ($45.00 members, $50 non-members, www.SandySpringMusuem.com )

Built in 1927 by Lionel C. Probert, Head of the Washington Bureau of the Associated Press and Vice President of the C&O Railroad, it is believed to be one of the largest, custom-built Sears and Roebuck mail-order homes. In 1937, it was purchased by Harold Ickes, then Secretary of the Interior for President Franklin Roosevelt and architect of the “New Deal”.  In fact, FDR was known to attend several events at the home so one of the current bedrooms is named for him. (www.RowanLark.com)

QUOTE: “The Sandy Spring Museum provides a powerful combination of history and the arts while offering incredible opportunities to expand one’s knowledge and build lifelong connections through dynamic, cultural events.  From live music to art workshops, exhibits to lively discussions, there’s something for everyone, every season.” Allison Weiss, Executive Director, Sandy Spring Museum

ABOUT: The Sandy Spring Museum is a seven acre participatory cultural arts campus in Washington, DC region where people can develop meaningful connections by exploring community history through the visual, literary, and performing arts. www.SandySpringMuseum.com

CONTACT: Rachelina Bonacci, Director of Marketing & Sales
Sandy Spring Museum, 17091 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
301-774-0022, RBonacci@SandySpringMuseum.org

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Merry Multicultural Musical Celebration at Sandy Spring Museum’s Family Holiday Party

The Mighty Kelltones, the Peace Mission Korean Dance and drumming group, and the Sutradhar Institute of Dance, Chai Dynamics performing live at seasonal gathering.

(Sandy Spring, MD) Join 600+ neighbors and friends at the Sandy Spring Museum’s beloved Family Holiday Party on Sunday, December 4, 3:00pm-6:00pm. Celebrate the season with award-winning multicultural dance and song performances by The Mighty Kelltones, the Peace Mission Korean Dance and drumming group, the Sutradhar Institute of Dance and Chai Dynamics. Enjoy holiday refreshments, cookies galore, photos with Santa, and a darling kids-only gift shop where everything is under $5, gift wrapped before mom and dad see the gifts! (Family Ticket $10.00, Individuals: $5.00, www.SandySpringMuseum.com)

Sutradhar Institute of Dance & Related Arts: This storytelling session for all ages delves into realms of imagination where listeners are encouraged to transcend space, time and culture. Founder Nilimma Devi was recently awarded the Pola Nirenska Award for “Lifetime Achievement in Dance” by Washington Performing Arts.

Peace Mission Korean Dance Group and Drummers: Members of the Peace Mission Korean Dance and drumming group will offer performances of classical Korean musical traditions. Children and adults preserve traditional dances choreographed by the group’s director, Joung Sook Park.

Mighty Kelltones: Guitarist Ralph Lillie, multi-instrumentalist Kathie Lillie and vocalist Chapin Vasilake – are a local band featuring Celtic, Folk, Contemporary and other flavors of music. Chai Dynamics Jewish A Cappella:  Formed in 2009, Chai Dynamics brings the energetic and popular style of collegiate Jewish a cappella to our community. All of their songs are performed without any instrumental accompaniment – they use multi-part harmonies and intricate arrangements to create a rich and dynamic sound using only the human voice. Chai Dynamics perform at local synagogues, schools, community centers and private affairs. With a repertoire ranging from traditional Jewish melodies and holiday tunes to American and Israeli pop, they deliver performances that can delight any audience.

Carolyn Reitman on piano, accompanied by her grandson Charles Benedict on drums.

COMMUNITY SPONSORS:

QUOTE:  “The Sandy Spring Museum provides a powerful combination of history and the arts while offering incredible opportunities to expand one’s knowledge and build lifelong connections through dynamic, cultural events.  From live music to art workshops, exhibits to lively discussions, there’s something for everyone, every season.” Allison Weiss, Executive Director, Sandy Spring Museum

VISUALS: Colorful, costumed, multicultural performances, Santa, holiday décor, home baked cookies galore, gingerbread house auction, handmade artisan gifts by resident and local artists. (Professional high-res photography and B-roll video available upon request.)

ABOUT: The Sandy Spring Museum is a seven acre participatory cultural arts campus in Washington, DC region where people can develop meaningful connections by exploring community history through the visual, literary, and performing arts. www.SandySpringMuseum.com

CONTACT: Rachelina Bonacci, Director of Marketing & Sales
Sandy Spring Museum, 17091 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860
301-774-0022,  RBonacci@SandySpringMuseum.org

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Upbeat Obsessions: Jeff Krulik and the Merv Conn-ection

Emmy Award-Winning Filmmaker’s Talk with Musical Entertainment
Thursday, July 14 | 6:30 – 8 pm
Tickets: $15 in advance and for Museum Members | $20 at the door

In this special edition of Sandy Spring Museum’s History Happy Hour Series, Washington, DC-based Emmy Award-winning director and producer Jeff Krulik of Heavy Metal Parking Lot fame will talk about documentary making and introduce our audience to the legendary and lovable Merv Conn (1920-2011), for whom he created the popular documentary, The Legend of Merv Conn. Conn’s oom-pah-pah polkas and renditions of Beatles pop tunes enlivened Oktoberfest fetes, Washington Senators baseball games and White House audiences.Read More…

Sandy Spring Museum Collaborates with Washington Sculptors Group to Present: ARTINA 2016: Art in Nature

WHAT: ARTINA 2016: Art in Nature, is a juried exhibition and sculpture park showcasing site-specific and time-based outdoor sculptures by eleven (11) artists of the Washington Sculptors Group. Set on the rustic landscape of Sandy Spring Museum, the exhibition invites visitors to enter into the adventure of a direct encounter with art and nature and its rural, historically-grown landscape.Read More…