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June 2022

Culture & Cocktails: Fairchild Aviation

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller House Museum, 135 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hagerstown, MD 21740 US
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Quench your thirst for knowledge with the Washington County Historical Society!Founded in 1925 by Sherman Fairchild, Fairchild Aviation moved to Hagerstown in 1931. Prior to World War II, Fairchild Aircraft was contracted by the United States government to take aerial photographic surveys of the US in order to track soil erosion. During World War II, Fairchild Aviation produced countless planes for the war effort. On Friday June 10th, join us in welcoming Kurtis Meyer, Curator of the Hagerstown Aviation Museum, for an exploration into Hagerstown’s rich aviation history! This month’s featured cocktail is: Aviator Fuel! A lemonade-based drink, this concoction is perfect for Summer! Culture & Cocktails 2022 has been made possible by the generous support of the James and Mary Schurz Foundation.

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Patsy Cline Cover Concert

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller House Museum, 135 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hagerstown, MD 21740 US
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On Friday, June 24th at 6:00 P.M., join us for a special event - an outdoor concert featuring Patsy Cline Cover Artist Liz Ruffner!On Friday, June 24th at 6:00 P.M., join us for a very special event - a concert under the stars featuring Patsy Cline Cover Artist Liz Ruffner! A legendary country singer, Cline has often been called one of the most influential vocalists of all time. This is a popular event that sells out nearly every year. You will want to bring your own lawn chairs, as seating is limited.There will be a cash bar available.

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July 2022

Culture & Cocktails: Florence MacMichael

July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller House Museum, 135 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hagerstown, MD 21740 US
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Quench your thirst for knowledge with the Washington County Historical Society!Born in Hagerstown on April 26th 1919, Florence MacMichael was an American actress of stage, film and television, best known for playing Winnie Kirkwood in the television series Mister Ed. On Friday, July 8th, join us in welcoming local historian and author Steve Bockmiller, who will give a presentation on Florence MacMichael. Throughout her career, MacMichael worked with many A-list celebrities from the golden age of movies and TV. This month’s cocktails will be: The Golden Glamour! This glamorous cocktail was served at an official Academy Awards party where it was a smash hit among the celebrities!Culture & Cocktails 2022 has been made possible by the generous support of the James and Mary Schurz Foundation.

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August 2022

Culture & Cocktails: Maryland’s Appalachian Highlands

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller House Museum, 135 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hagerstown, MD 21740 US
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Quench your thirst for knowledge with the Washington County Historical Society!On Friday August 12th, author and outdoorsman Tim Rowland will join us over Zoom to discuss his 2009 book, Maryland's Appalachian Highlands: Massacres, Moonshine & Mountaineering. In his presentation, Tim will introduce the remarkable history of the mountains of Western Maryland, from the rocky relations of Native Americans and early settlers and the Battle of South Mountain to the faded elegance of Gilded Age resorts and the coming of the B&O Railroad. The featured cocktail will be: The Black-Eyed Susan! Named for the state flower of Maryland, this drink is the perfect balance of sweet, sour, and spice. Culture & Cocktails 2022 has been made possible by the generous support of the James and Mary Schurz Foundation.

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September 2022

Culture & Cocktails: Growing up in Dargen

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller House Museum, 135 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hagerstown, MD 21740 US
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Quench your thirst for knowledge with the Washington County Historical Society!On Friday September 9th, join us in welcoming the Herald Mail’s own Lloyd “Pete” Waters for an exploration into his 2017 book, Dargan Boy: Reflections of My JourneyThis month’s featured cocktail is: The Raspberry Tarragon Moonshine Smash! Perfectly balanced with flavors of fresh raspberry and tarragon, this cocktail is a one-of-a-kind! Culture & Cocktails 2022 has been made possible by the generous support of the James and Mary Schurz Foundation.

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October 2022

Culture & Cocktails: Myths and Lore of Western Maryland

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller House Museum, 135 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hagerstown, MD 21740 US
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Quench your thirst for knowledge with the Washington County Historical Society!On Friday, October 14th, join us for a Halloween-themed Culture & Cocktails! Featuring author Susan Fair, from the haunting of the Hagerstown clock tower to the Wizard Zittle of South Mountain, this program will highlight the bizarre beasts, odd characters, and unsolved mysteries that make up the legends and lore of Western Maryland.This month’s featured cocktail is: The Candy Apple! Named for everyone’s favorite caramel snack, this boozy beverage is sure to put you in the mood for Fall. Culture & Cocktails 2022 has been made possible by the generous support of the James and Mary Schurz Foundation.

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November 2022

Culture & Cocktails: Washington County’s Original Settlers

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller House Museum, 135 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hagerstown, MD 21740 US
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Quench your thirst for knowledge with the Washington County Historical Society!The land on which Washington County is situated was originally settled by various Native American tribes, including the Delaware and Catawba. Drawn to the area by plentiful hunting and fishing opportunities, the members of these often migratory tribes built their homes near lakes, rivers, and streams, and navigated the county’s many waterways in canoes made of hollowed-out logs or bark from local beech, maple, and oak trees. On Friday November 11th, join us in welcoming Nancy Geasey for an exploration into the history of Native Americans in the area. The featured cocktail will be: The Cranberry Rosemary Cocktail! Combining a tart cranberry flavor with the woodsy aroma of rosemary, cranberries were a Native American superfood! Culture & Cocktails 2022 has been made possible by the generous support of the James and Mary Schurz Foundation.

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December 2022

Culture & Cocktails: National Road in Maryland

December 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Miller House Museum, 135 West Washington Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Hagerstown, MD 21740 US
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Quench your thirst for knowledge with the Washington County Historical Society!Built between 1811 and 1834, the National Road was the first major federally funded highway in the United States. It crossed Washington County’s rivers and streams at several key points, allowing for the transportation of local goods to and from Baltimore and points West. On Friday, May 13th, join us in welcoming Dr. Bob Savitt for an exploration into the history of the National Road in Maryland! This month’s featured cocktail is: The Whiskey Sour. A classic cocktail, the whiskey sour contains whiskey, lemon juice, and sugar. Culture & Cocktails 2022 has been made possible by the generous support of the James and Mary Schurz Foundation.

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