I work at a beautiful venue in N. Bethesda, Maryland. The Mansion at Strathmore was built in 1899 for the Oyster family, and was sold to Charles Corby in 1908. In 1943, it was conveyed to St. Mary’s Academy, who developed the mansion as a convent and school named St. Angela Hall. In April 1977, the Sisters sold the mansion and remaining 30 acres to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association for use as its headquarters.
The ASHA, in turn, relinquished the mansion and eleven acres of land to Montgomery County, Maryland in 1979. The house was renamed Strathmore Hall and an agreement was made to develop the mansion and grounds as Montgomery County’s first center for the arts. It opened its doors to the public in 1983 and has been a wonderful addition to our community ever since.
Next to the Mansion is the larger Strathmore Concert Hall. I work for the Strathmore Children’s Chorus and have an office upstairs in the Mansion. I am very spoiled because I get to work in such a beautiful surroundings.
I wanted to share the Mansion all decked out for Christmas!
If you live anywhere close-by, I suggest you stop by for one of the delicious teas that are served weekly. There are always incredible art exhibits being shown in the Mansion. I told you, I am spoiled!