“Tastings, Tales, & Tunes” at Hiddencroft Vineyards, October 17

Second Annual Tasting, Tales, and Tunes:

Lovettsville Historical Society Night at Hiddencroft Vineyards

Thursday Evening, October 17, 2019—7:00-9:30 p.m. 

Hiddencroft LHS Ed Spannaus as John Axline (3)

Those of us who live in this region relish the unique history, culture, stories, music, foods, and beverages of our German-influenced region just below the Potomac.  After a hot and humid summer, we also crave the Fall.  On Thursday evening October 17, 2019, the Lovettsville Historical Society will put these all together in its second annual program partnering with Hiddencroft Vineyards on its historic campus at 12202 Axline Road, Lovettsville, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  The program is meant to be a fun little October midweek break from the hubbub of work and crammed-full Fall weekends while celebrating good wine, good food, and local history.

Hiddencroft Vineyards includes a number of historical buildings—a property dating back to our Revolutionary War Axlines in the 18th century, and the Comphers in the 19th century. Hiddencroft owners Clyde and Terry Housel are very passionate about the history there, and do an excellent job acting as preservationists, stewards, and historians for the property. These buildings, including their historic house, barn, smokehouse, summer kitchen, and Springhouse, become the basis for our program. Participants will be treated to a history tour that includes four stops of German Settlement history, plus tastings of multiple Hiddencroft wines paired with curated foods and storytelling shared by Lovettsville Historical Society members from the Lovettsville area’s voluminous past. There will also be music from George’s Mill-based bluegrass band the Short Hill Mountain Boys. So—tasting, tales, and tunes it will be, having fun with your neighbors while helping support your local museum, lecture series, and history outreach efforts.

For more information and reservations, please call (410) 615-7224 or e-mail cvlbard@yahoo.com. Tickets including history, music, food, and wine are $40.00 per person. Tickets can also be purchased at the Lovettsville Museum on Saturday afternoons from 1:00-4:00. Since in order to make this an intimate, cozy experience on a fall night, the program is being limited to just 30 participants, please reserve early. Dress for a cool and cozy fall evening on the farm!

The Lovettsville Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit working through its Museum, lecture series, and educational outreach to bring the greater Lovettsville region more interest, curiosity, passion, and stewardship for our shared local history and historical landscape.