Category Archives: Presentations

Finding the Elusive J.B. Walton – Thursday Oct 4, 2018

Speaker: Evan Slonaker
James Boyd Walton was a prolific builder, possible architect, and civic minded fellow. Yet he could be forgotten as time passes. Although he was mayor of Cumberland from 1880-82 no picture can be found of him. He is responsible for the building of several of our finest landmarks (Emmanuel Episcopal Church, B’er Chayim Temple, Presbyterian Church and Gordon-Roberts House to name a few). He was known to work with noted architects and may have been an architect himself.

This presentation will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland at 10am in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

Allegany Museum – Thursday Sep 20 at 10am

Speaker: Daryl Smith
What is the Allegany Museum today? Why is it important to the region? Where did it come from? How has it evolved? What purpose does it serve? How can we as individuals help make history through donations and volunteerism? And answers to many other questions you may have had about the Allegany Museum.

This presentation will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland at 10am in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

Basecamp Coffee – Thursday Sep 13 at 10am.

Basecamp Coffee Company is a small coffee roasting operation run locally, supplying the area with high quality specialty coffee. Hayden Ort-Ulm has been operating Basecamp for 3 years and sources beans that are ethically grown in regards to our fellow man and our environment. Hayden will share with us how he got started, how he roasts the coffee and where you can get the finished product locally.

The presentation will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland at 10am in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

The Evergreen Heritage Center: Repurposing an Historic Maryland Farm

Janice Keene will tell the story of Evergreen, an historic Maryland farm originally settled in the late 1700s and now serving as an outdoor education center for several thousand children, youth, and their families each year. Evergreen is a Maryland treasure that is on the National Register of Historic Properties for the architecture of its well-preserved 200 year old house and barn, as well as its role in the history of Western Maryland. Evergreen’s story also includes a long history of both County Commissioners and farmers who lived off the Evergreen land while protecting it for future generations.

The presentation will be given at the Allegany College of Maryland in the Continuing Education Building, the first building on the right as you enter the campus.

Revisiting the Lonaconing Silk Mill

The Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning invites you to a free and open to the public special presentation entitled, “Revisiting the Lonaconing Silk Mill” to be held Thursday, August 30th at 6:30 p.m. in the theatre at Allegany College of Maryland. Dan Whetzel will be describing work by former students as they explored the history and social aspects of the Silk Mill. Dave Romero will show photographs taken during his visit to the Silk Mill.

Cresap’s Rifles

Speaker: Champ Zumbrun

Through the eyes of Captain Michael Cresap and other riflemen, this extraordinary untold story tells of the invaluable contributions made by these crack elite riflemen from this region who served as “George Washington’s Continental Army Shock Troops.” These backwoods men saved Washington’s army when they were at their weakest during Siege of Boston in the summer of 1775. “Cresap’s Rifles” remembers, appreciates, and celebrates these long forgotten men who helped change the course of American History and secured the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today as Americans.

This class will be held in the Continuing Education Bldg., Allegany College of Maryland On Thursday, May 17th at 10 am.

This will be the last Lifelong Learning presentation of the 2018 Spring Semester. Watch for announcements of the Summer off-campus field trips. These trips are free events.

Colonial Games and Entertainment

Ryan Cuba will talk/demonstrate various games, such as cards, dice, board games, faro, draughts (checkers), fox and. I will also be talking about the inevitability of gambling, which has always been a part of gaming. In that topic, I will have reproduction coins and paper money. There will also be a hands-on opportunity for those who would like to try any of the games.

This class will be held in the Continuing Education Bldg., Allegany College of Maryland On Thursday, May 10th at 10 am.

Please see the ALLCOLL Calendar for this and other ALLCOLL events. The calendar can be viewed by clicking on it in the left margin of the Web Page: ALLCOLL.ORG.

Attending these events requires attendees to become a member of Allegany Center of Life Long Learning. This means registering with Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Lifelong Learning classes. The cost to register for all Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning events for a full year is $30.

Call 301-784-5341 to become a member of Lifelong Learning, pay $30 and you can then attend all Lifelong Learning events thru June 30, 2018.

Life on Broadway

Rabbi Mark Perman will be presenting a musical and educational program that looks at how Broadway and sacred music are interconnected.

Mark is blessed to have been both a part of the professional theater world and the world of cantorial/Jewish music so he will discuss his background in theater as well as the spiritual calling that led him in a different though parallel direction. Perman has many anecdotes involving his years in the theater and throughout the program he will be playing and singing music from both the realm of cantorial music and music from the stage. He will be inviting questions and comments and encourage,at points throughout the program, everyone to sing along with him.

This class will be held in the Continuing Education Bldg., Allegany College of Maryland On Thursday, May 3rd at 10 am.

Please see the ALLCOLL Calendar for this and other ALLCOLL events. The calendar can be viewed by clicking on it in the left margin of the Web Page: ALLCOLL.ORG.

Attending these events requires attendees to become a member of Allegany Center of Life Long Learning. This means registering with Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Lifelong Learning classes. The cost to register for all Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning events for a full year is $30.

Call 301-784-5341 to become a member of Lifelong Learning, pay $30 and you can then attend all Lifelong Learning events thru June 30, 2018.

Family Ties and Regional Influences on the Author, Willa Cather

Speaker: Barbara Browning

Young Willa Cather grew up near the local town of Gore, Virginia before her parents moved the family to Nebraska. Discover how connections to our area influenced her life and writing. This session includes a visit to the library at Allegany College of Maryland and the Special Collections Room, including rare books and letters associated with this celebrated author.

This class will be held in the library of Allegany College of Maryland On Thursday, April 26th at 10 am.

Please see the ALLCOLL Calendar for this and other ALLCOLL events. The calendar can be viewed by clicking on it in the left margin of the Web Page: ALLCOLL.ORG.

Attending these events requires attendees to become a member of Allegany Center of Life Long Learning. This means registering with Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Lifelong Learning classes. The cost to register for all Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning events for a full year is $30.

Call 301-784-5341 to become a member of Lifelong Learning, pay $30 and you can then attend all Lifelong Learning events thru June 30, 2018.

Lock Houses on the C&O Canal

Speaker: William Bauman

While the lock was originally built in 1838-1840, our story begins in 1909 with a photograph of the lock in operation. Then George A. Keefer and family arrived in 1916 and he remained as the last lockkeeper, until 1924 when the Canal closed forever. He went to work for the B. & O. railroad,retiring in 1958. He and his wife, Anna,lived in the lock house 42 years and raised 3 children. The lockhouse was reconstructed in 1978. The presentation consists of photographs telling the stories of the Keefer family and the reconstruction. Additional reference/historical material will be available and the author will take questions.

This class will be held in the Continuing Education Bldg., Allegany College of Maryland On Thursday, April 19th at 10 am.

Please see the ALLCOLL Calendar for this and other ALLCOLL events. The calendar can be viewed by clicking on it in the left margin of the Web Page: ALLCOLL.ORG.

Attending these events requires attendees to become a member of Allegany Center of Life Long Learning. This means registering with Allegany College of Maryland Continuing Education Lifelong Learning classes. The cost to register for all Allegany Center of Lifelong Learning events for a full year is $30.

Call 301-784-5341 to become a member of Lifelong Learning, pay $30 and you can then attend all Lifelong Learning events thru June 30, 2018.