BERLIN — Are you “in withdrawal” since the final episode of Downton Abbey? Do you miss watching the British aristocracy in its finery, wining and dining par excellence? The Berlin Heritage Foundation is too and so it has announced a new event — “Afternoon on the Lawn, A Taste of Berlin.”
You don’t have to be an aristocrat and you don’t have to attend in period costume, although the dress is Garden Party attire. But organizers hope the community will come out to support all things Berlin under a tent at the Calvin B. Taylor House Museum on Saturday, June 11, from 3-6 p.m. Enjoy tastings from Berlin restaurants while you stroll around the historic grounds to the sound of a ragtime band.
During the afternoon, there will be a dedication of five new lawn benches. Each bench has been sponsored by families or organizations in memory or honor of locals, including Dr. Mary E. Humphreys, Bessye Esham Moore, Edward H. Hammond, Jr. and the Harrison families. The foundation is honored to have the support of these families and to recognize these individuals who have been so important in the town’s history.
Committee members Carol Rose, Lisa Cook and Melissa Reid are “thrilled about this new event for the museum, and are pleased to showcase menu items from local Berlin restaurants.”
Tickets are $50 per person and include food tastings and two glasses of wine or beer. A cash bar will be available. Contact the museum for tickets by June 5 at 410-641-1019 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.