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Third Annual Gatsby Gala Fundraiser

February 4th, 2024 by WCBC Radio

It’s that time again! Dress in your best 1920s outfits and re-live what a racy 1929 prohibition party was like as guests of Brooke and Ruth Whiting in their 1911 home. This was Cumberland’s heyday, and the Whitings were active in everything from banking to beer brewing. Known simply as “Gatsby”, this event has become a “must do” social gathering for all the right reasons!  Surprise arrivals. Great food. An amazing setting among Brooke Whiting Jr and his sister Anne’s collections of art, books and furnishings, astutely acquired from American antiquities dealers, and during their world travels between 1948 and 1990. Ticket buyers will enjoy the musical talents of “Lulu’s Fate”, a talented three-piece acoustic group from Washington DC making their first Western Maryland appearance. Proceeds benefit the Allegany County Historical Society’s preservation and educational mission, as established beginning in 1937. Seating is limited to 80 attendees so don’t delay. Saturday, April 27th, Doors Open at 6PM Brooke Whiting House, 632 Washington Street, As always, tickets are discounted for active ACHS members. On-line 2024 membership is available at