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Monday, April 10, 2017

Welcome Spring With This Musical Treat !

Finally it looks like spring has arrived! And with it, Pemberton Hall Foundation is planning a very special musical treat. On April 30, at 2pm in the historic Great Room of Pemberton Hall the Blarney Pilgrim Ensemble will be entertaining with selections of 18th century music! Led by Meri Holden on violin, this presentation will be the first of several afternoon musical mini-concerts planned for this year by Pemberton Hall. Ms. Holden will be joined by husband Brad, also an accomplished musician, and others. 

Pemberton Hall was and is the centerpoint of one of Wicomico’s best kept secrets – a restored 18th century plantation, on the banks of the Wicomico River, and once a major point in the tobacco economy of the lower Eastern Shore. The home, built by Isaac Handy in 1741, has been restored to its beautiful origins. The Great Room, once the center of activity for this part of now-Wicomico County, witnessed Mr. Handy’s leadership in economic, military, and judicial life. Because of the room’s size and it age, the number of persons who can gather today in such a wonderful gathering as this musical presentation is limited to less than 40 persons.

Following the concert, guests will be treated after the concert to light refreshments and a chance to take an informal behind-the-scenes tour of the Hall (house, in today’s parlance!) Tickets, at $25 per person or $40 per couple, can be reserved by calling 443-235-9691 or mailing requests to Pemberton Hall Foundation, 6272 Westbury Drive, Salisbury MD 21801. If you are mailing, please include a contact number so that the folks at PHF can get back to you. All proceeds from this concert will be used toward the upkeep of the Hall and for their youth education programs.

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