Join the Historical Society of Carroll County on Friday, April 26th to celebrate the 80th Anniversary of its founding in 1939. A fabulous evening of dining, dancing, and socializing, this year’s Legacy Gala will be held at Antrim 1844 in Taneytown, which is also celebrating a milestone—its 120th birthday. In conjunction with this year’s theme, 1939 Ruby Jubilee, HSCC will transform Antrim 1844’s landscape into the “cool” and sultry atmosphere of New York’s much-touted nightlife of the 1930s and 1940s.
1939 heralded the birth of classic Hollywood films such as “Gone with the Wind,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “Stagecoach” (introducing John Wayne), the romantic comedy ”Ninotchka” (starring Greta Garbo), and “Dark Victory” (featuring Bette Davis in her Oscar-winning role). Harvard students demonstrated the new tradition of swallowing goldfish. Comic book fans observed the launch of two of the world’s most popular heroes, Batman and Superman. Nylon stockings went on sale for the first time in Wilmington, Delaware—home of DuPont Industries, the inventor of nylon. Frank Lloyd Wright completed his architectural masterpiece, Fallingwaters. All of these achievements bore witness to the 1939 New York World’s Fair slogans—“Dawn of a New Day” and “the world of tomorrow.”
Staring at 6:00 p.m., guests can enjoy savory hors-d’oeuvres and an open bar, while strolling Antrim 1844’s magnificent grounds. At 7 p.m., Antrim 1844’s famous kitchen will serve dinner under a tent. Then, join us at The Ruby Club from 9-11 p.m., where the Frankie North Band (formerly, the Colgan-Hirsh Band) will provide Big Band swing favorites to the popular tunes of today. We encourage you to wear black-tie or “Golden Age of Movies” attire. Seating is limited.
Participate in our silent and live auctions, proceeds from which support the educational mission of the Society: The Historical Society of Carroll County connects the past to the present and makes the County’s vibrant history tangible, relevant, and meaningful for today’s diverse communities and for generations to come.
As the organization’s primary fundraiser, Legacy Gala impacts the Historical Society in many ways including preserving our three historic buildings, caring for and displaying our county’s historical artifacts and documents, using our own expertise to help citizens research their genealogy, property and local history, and producing events that connect people with Carroll County’s heritage.
Price: $200 per person ($60 of which is deductible) Reservations Required.
Contact Gainor Davis at 410-848-6494, ext. 202 or Gainor@hsccmd.org.
Purchase your ticket through the Historical Society of Carroll County’s website using the button below: