Maryland Historical Society


October 21, 2001|By Sloane Brown

So much to do and see, so little time. Antique lovers swarmed the Maryland Historical Society for the first peek -- and first dibs -- on all sorts of treasures, at the MHS Antiques Show "Gala Preview Party." Folks drooled over displays of furniture, collectibles and jewelry before satisfying another appetite at the dinner buffet.

Meanwhile, new board member Michael Ward directed folks to an MHS treasure most definitely not for sale.

"If you want to see the original Star-Spangled Banner, it's right upstairs," Ward proudly declared. "It's the most valuable piece in our collection."

Included in the evening's 375 guests: Sarah Eastman and Helen Rockwell, event co-chairs; The Hon. J. Fife Symington Jr., honorary chair; Ellen Dame, Hadley Feiss, Laurie Fisher, Carol Goodman, Mimi Kapiloff, Lela Knight, Cynthia McIntyre, Carolyn O'Keefe, Beth Smith, Elizabeth Sutley and Peggy Widman, event committee members; Stan Klinefelter, MHS board president; Barbara Katz, Dorothy Scott, Earl P. Galleher Jr. and Jacqueline Smelkinson, MHS board members; Constance Caplan, Mt. Vernon Cultural District chair; Theresa Michel, MPT-TV director of foundation support; Stiles Colwill, Baltimore-area interior designer; Tim Chriss, Gordon Feinblatt partner; Billy Brown, Leeward Resources international trader; Diana Curran, Bryn Mawr School dance teacher; J.C. Fulse, Chubb Insurance marketing representative; Dr. Milton Heinberg, Heinberg Science & Technology president; Jim Ward, WBJC Radio development director; Sandra Flax, The Goddard School owner; Debbie Swartz, Mano Swartz Furs in Cross Keys president; and Hal Kilberg, Retail Packaging Warehouse president.

The party raised about $100,000 for the Maryland Historical Society.

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