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Tanglewood Conservatories Helps to Preserve History

Wye HouseSeptember 2011, Denton, Maryland – Tanglewood Conservatories will preserve history by helping to sponsor an event in October to benefit the Preservation Maryland organization. A beautiful 21′ x 13′ Georgian-style conservatory, previously donated by a Tanglewood client to the Historical Society of Caroline County, will be auctioned as part of the event to raise funds for Preservation Maryland. Founded in 1931 as the Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities, the organization is dedicated to preserving Maryland’s historic buildings, neighborhoods, landscapes, and archaeological sites through outreach, funding and advocacy.

The October 9th event will be held from 4pm to 7pm at the Wye House Farm, a National Historic Landmark in Talbot County, MD. Tours of the property will be offered during the event. Participants will be treated to traditional local fare and libations while enjoying a photographic exhibit of the area’s 365 National Register properties and meeting their owners.

The event’s silent auction, representing the best of each Maryland county, will feature a Tanglewood conservatory as one of the items up for bid. The conservatory was originally destined for San Francisco, to provide breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the owners’ home overlooking the Presidio. A job-related move for the owners interrupted the project, and Tanglewood Conservatories arranged for the unfinished conservatory to be donated.

“Our conservatory designs pay homage to the centuries old structures around the world that are our heritage. It’s a wonderful feeling to have one of our own conservatories being used to help preserve another precious piece of history,” says Alan, President and Director of Architecture at Tanglewood Conservatories.

Alan and Nancy Virts founded Tanglewood Conservatories in 1993 to design and build handcrafted custom conservatories and greenhouses for residential and commercial use. Employing up to 30 employees (designers, draftsmen, office, and production personnel), Tanglewood’s workshop is located in Denton, Maryland.