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, )

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. (

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.

CONTACT: Rachelina Bonacci, Director of Marketing & Sales
Sandy Spring Museum, 17091 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860

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