Enjoy a traditional tea service, including sandwiches and sweets, with guest speaker Ranger Erik Ledbetter for an afternoon with the Civilian Conservation Corps! Located in the park’s High Knob Area, the event will take place in the Tea Room, a native-stone meeting house constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930s.
Ranger Ledbetter of the Maryland Park Service will portray George Richter, a young enrollee in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1935. Through first-person stories, reminiscences, and questions and answers with the audience, "George" will share a typical young man's experience in Mr. Roosevelt's "Tree Army" during the Great Depression.
Gambrill State Park is located approximately 51 miles northwest of Washington, D.C., and 53 miles west of Baltimore on Catoctin Mountain. From U.S. 70, exit onto U.S. Route 40 at Frederick. Travel approximately six miles. Turn right onto Gambrill Park Road and follow it approximately two miles until High Knob park entrance.
This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Park and the Maryland Park Service.