The Community Trust Foundation supports our area’s rich historical heritage, and has become the naming rights sponsor of the Allegany Museum’s signature event, the Whiskey Rebellion Festival.
CTF Board Chair, Marion Leonard said that “The Community Trust Foundation is proud to partner with the Allegany Museum to celebrate George Washington’s role in the history of Cumberland and other local history. The Community Trust Foundation has offered its support of the Cumberland Whiskey Rebellion Festival as a way to support our rich cultural heritage.”
In its inaugural year, the Whiskey Rebellion Festival at Allegany Museum and supporting events at Canal Place attracted hundreds of visitors. This year, the Friday June 9 evening whiskey tasting and historical festival at the Allegany Museum will accommodate even more visitors with two floors of historical re-enactments and entertainment.
The Whiskey Rebellion Celebration on Saturday June 10 from noon to 6 is bigger and better, with a lineup of entertainers, historic reenactments, excerpts from the Broadway hit Hamilton, Fort Cumberland activities for children, food trucks, paintball and the First People’s Corks and Kegs wine and beer tent.
All events at the Whiskey Rebellion Celebration on Saturday June 10 are free. Tickets for the Whiskey Rebellion Fest at Allegany Museum on Friday June 9 are $50 each, ($75 at the door) and available through whiskeyrebllioncumberland.com, the Whiskey Rebellion Cumberland Facebook page, and from book stores in Cumberland and Frostburg.
The event was created by Allegany Museum to encourage civic pride, and create economic growth by driving tourism to the city. It also is an important fundraising event for the Museum.
More sponsors are needed. Opportunities for sponsorship will close on May 5 – please contact the chair of the Festival committee, Joe Caporale at [email protected] or call 301-697-7990.
The Community Trust Foundation is of the community, by the community, and for the community. To find out how you can contribute to a fund or establish your own fund contact the Foundation at [email protected] or call 301-876-9172.