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“Diamonds, Pearls and Rubies Multi-Generational Mother’s Day Breakfast; Celebrate Your Generational Gems”  Click for FLYER enlargement.

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 Celebrate Your Generational Gems!

Sat. May 11, 2013

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

National Golf and Country Club

300 St. Andrews Drive

Fort Washington, MD 20744

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Book The Pearls of Wisdom From Three Generations  for your next women’s Event…

Upcoming and Past events include:

Summer 2014 – “Pearls of Wisdom Multi-Generational Cruise”   

Spring/Summer 2012 – Pearls of Wisdom from Past Generations Museum Exhibit.

Past Generations Speak Popular “Mother’s” Words Through Artifacts, Photos and

Memorabilia in a Prince George’s Museum Exhibit

 

Grandmother Celia Deas Ford looks at Ford-Deas family artifacts in museum exhibit.

Preserving family traditions and words of wisdom have become a mission for local family members and collectors of artifacts, photos and memorabilia.

 

(BELTSVILLE, MD – May-July 2012)  A Roaring 20’s satin wedding dress faded with color, a Freedman’s Bureau banking certificate with an “X” as a signature and original Harlem Renaissance music scores are among the artifacts, documents and photographs displayed at the Abraham Hall Museum in Beltsville, Maryland during a three month-long dedicated exhibit called Pearls of Wisdom from Past Generations”, which also highlights popular family sayings, expressions and quotes. Opened on Monday, May 7, 2012, the sayings help propel the exhibit’s momentum and includes family expressions including “A penny saved is a penny earned” which is featured next to a family-owned 1920’s “Mammy” bank, “The family that prays together stays together” near a Ford-Deas family portrait and “There’s strength in numbers.” displayed with World War I memorabilia, photos and medals. Propelled by generations of these sayings, also common in other families and often passed down as a part of African American family tradition, the Ford – Deas family, hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Blackstone, Virginia believe strongly in preserving the legacy and decided to share and loan their personal items to the museum, along with a book written by three generations of the family; grandmother Celia Ford, daughter Terri Allen and granddaughter Pamela Simonson. Allen, the family’s archivist and genealogist has also traced their roots back to Sierra Leone, Huntingdonshire, England and Nigeria making their family story a poignant one especially since the research is accompanied with hundreds of items. Housed at Abraham Hall, the 1889 restored benevolent society lodge is owned and operated by Maryland National Capital Park and Planning (MNCPPC) and is located at 7612 Old Muirkirk Road, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. The exhibit is open daily M-F, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm through the end of July where individual or group tours may also be scheduled by appointment by calling 240-264-3415.  A special reception is scheduled for Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 am and will feature the trio as guest speakers.

Saturday, May 12, 2012  “Strings of Pearls Concert” …Share the day before Mother’s Day with your mother, daughter, granddaughter, aunt, niece, Goddaughter, sister, cousin, Godmother, Goddaughter, friend!  This concert is not to be missed featuring soprano Pamela Simonson, a Harpist and Violinist, along with Victor Simonson pianist. Remember to wear your pink, lavender or white and of course, your pearls!  Oxon Hill Library Concert Hall.  Contact 301-203-9520 or 301-203-0929 for tickets. Email pearlsofwisdom3@aol.com

One-Day “Pearls of Wisdom from Past Generations”Conference invites women and girls of all ages to join in this event which includes continental breakfast, workshops, seminars, lunch and a closing recital.  Fee includes all activities and recital.  Saturday, March 3, 2012. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Location: TBD

Saturday, May 7, 2011 – “Pearls With a Purpose; Multi-Generational Mother’s Day Breakfast” …Share the day before Mother’s Day with your mother, daughter, granddaughter, aunt, niece, Goddaughter, sister, cousin, Godmother, Goddaughter, friend!  This is an event not to be missed.  Remember to wear your pink, lavender or white and of course, your pearls!  National Country Club (Formally Tantallon Country Club), 300 Andrews Drive, Fort Washington, Maryland; 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. Adults $37.00, 65 & over $33.00, Young Adults $27.00; under 12 $13.00. 4th generation FREE. Contact 301-203-9520 or 301-203-0929. Email pearlsofwisdom3@aol.com

3/13 - Pearls of Wisdom are the Guest Speakers for Women’s Day at Seaton Memorial AME Church

5/8 – Pearls of Wisdom From Three Generations with Terri Allen guest speaker and Pamela Simonson soprano for Mother’s Day service.

4/23—National Council of Negro Women, Inc. Martin’s Crosswinds, Greenbelt, MD 11-2 pm.4/28– Barnes and Noble Downtown, author reading and book signing. 555 12th St. NW Washington, DC 6:30 pm.5/3– Booksigning; Mall at Prince George’s, East West Highway, Hyattsville, MD 6:30 pm. Signing.

5/4– TV Show recording. Baltimore, MD.

5/5– Book Signing, Forestville Mall, Forestville, MD. 6:30 pm. Signing.

5/7— Mother’s Daughter Luncheon 11am—2pm. Greater Revelation Baptist Church, Allentown Rd., Fort Washington, MD. FEE.

5/7—Reynold’s Rap talk show special guests. XM Radio. The Power. 4:00 pm. Live call-in.

5/21—State of Maryland Winner’s Choice Conference. University of Maryland Baltimore College.

5/21 Women’s Fellowship Tea, Mt. Pisgah AME Church, Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, Columbia, MD 12:30—4pm.

6/5—Alpha Kappa Alpha, Iota Lambda Omega, 4th Annual Precious Pearls Extravaganza.

7/15—Galilee Baptist Church Women’s Ministry Luncheon, Long Island, NY—Keynote Speakers, 12:00 pm—4:00 pm

8/13-16– Proverbs 31 Women’s Conference, Lynchburg, VA—Closing Luncheon Guest Speakers

9/22—Congressional Black Caucus “Melody of Art” event, National Harbor—guests

12/5—Christmas Pearls Women’s Breakfast—Bethel AME, Atlanta, GA—keynote speakers.

 

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