Liriodendron Names New Executive Director

Liriodendron Names New Executive Director

The Liriodendron Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy Dermott as its new Executive Director.

Ms. Dermott joined the non-profit organization in March, stepping into the newly-created position tasked with leading operations of the historic Liriodendron mansion in Bel Air, MD.  She comes to the Liriodendron with many years’ experience in managing events venues, having previously worked at Water’s Edge Events Center, where she led sales and marketing for nine years.  Prior to Water’s Edge, she spent twelve years as part of the management team for Beechtree Catering.

“We are excited to have someone of Cathy’s expertise and strategic approach join the Liriodendron,” says Liriodendron Foundation President Arden McClune. “We believe she has the skills and knowledge to build on our recent momentum and guide us in our continued growth.”

Dermott will manage day-to-day operations of the Liriodendron, including overseeing rentals, public-facing events, and the mansion’s gallery space. She will also engage with visitors and the larger community to promote the significance of the historic mansion and the legacy of Dr. Howard Atwood Kelly and the Kelly family. She will work with staff and Board to increase the sustainability of the organization while seeking new opportunities for growth.

“I am honored to join such a vibrant and important organization and look forward to creating even more opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to explore everything the Liriodendron has to offer,” says Ms. Dermott. “I am eager to get to know our supporters and visitors and hear what makes the Liriodendron special for them.”     

To learn more about Ms. Dermott and her new role, please visit the Liriodendron during its weekly Wednesday Open House from 1 to 6 pm, and on the Second Sunday of each month from 11 am to 3 pm, or contact or 410-879-4424 to make an appointment.

Photo by Pamela Harvey

Exhibit: Harford’s Heritage

Exhibit: Harford’s Heritage

Opening on Sunday, March 12 and running through April 26, Harford’s Heritage features works by local artists celebrating the history and legacy of our county from their distinct perspectives.

The exhibit – part of our celebration of Harford County’s 250th anniversary – will be on view on Wednesdays through March and April from 1 to 5 pm, and on Sundays March 12 and April 2 from 11 am to 3 pm. Appointments may also be made for private viewings.

Please note: Due to the historic nature of our venue, the 2nd floor gallery space is not wheelchair accessible.

Exhibit: Wednesday Artists Group

Exhibit: Wednesday Artists Group

We are thrilled to welcome back our friends from the Wednesday Artists – a talented group of local artists who meet at the Liriodendron Mansion each Wednesday to share their work and inspire one another!

This exhibit, opening on Wednesday, July 7, features some new work from a variety of artists, who will be in the gallery ready to answer your questions and share information about the Wednesday Artists Group. Newcomers welcome! 

The exhibit will be on view each Wednesday in July from 1 to 6 pm, and on Sunday, July 11 from 11 am to 3 pm.

*Please note that, due to the historic nature of our venue, our 2nd floor Gallery space has limited access.

Sold Out: Music at the Mansion Presents Josh Christina

Sold Out: Music at the Mansion Presents Josh Christina

This concert has been sold out. We encourage you to attend our September 13 show and our many free online concerts. For additional information, please visit

 Music at the Mansion is excited to welcome Josh Christina to his first show at the Liriodendron Mansion on Sunday, August 23 from 5 to 8 pm! The concert will be held outdoors on our beautiful grounds, with plenty of room for social distancing!

Called a “mix between Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and Elton John”, Josh’s energetic brand of 50’s rock n roll makes the classics sound brand new. Josh Christina will restore your confidence in the ability of young musicians to carry on the great tradition of rock’s pioneers. Josh writes his own music, refurbishes the classics, and plays a mean piano.  Josh Christina is a rock n roll revivalist whose music provides a bridge across generational lines by going backward to move into the future.

The piano aficionado can be heard on his two Nashville-recorded albums, “Good Old Love” and “I’m 21″, both produced by Kent Wells. His album, “Instincts” was recorded at the historic Sam Phillips Recording Studio in Memphis, co produced by two time Grammy award winner Jon Carroll (Starland Vocal band.) He followed that up with the single ”Let’s Get Woke” in 2019, and has just released his latest single “Rockstar”.

Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs, and enjoy the music of this energizing performer on the beautiful grounds of the historic Liriodendron Mansion!

Chairs not provided. If you have limited mobility, please contact us to arrange for special seating.

Grounds open at 4:00. Concert begins at 5 pm.

Music at the Mansion is made possible in part by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council through Harford County Cultural Arts Board, by a grant from Harford County, and by support from Music Land.




A Message From Liriodendron Foundation Board President Arden Case McClune Regarding COVID-19


During this time of uncertainty and rapidly-changing information, I wanted to reach out to you about what the Liriodendron Foundation is doing to ensure the health and well-being of our staff, patrons, and vendors in the face of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of March 16, we will be cancelling all scheduled Open House occurrences and postponing all public events through the end of April.

Private rentals scheduled between now and the end of March will also be postponed. If you have an event rental scheduled during that time, our staff will be in touch with you. If you have questions about a private or public event, please contact us by email or phone.

A rescheduled date for our Music at the Mansion concert featuring Greg Greenway will be forthcoming. If you have reserved a ticket for the show, and are unable to attend the new date, we will be happy to transfer your reservation to another Music at the Mansion concert or refund the full cost of your ticket.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates on adjustments to scheduled events as needed on our website, social media, and occasional emails. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email at or by phone at 410-879-4424.

We are focused on working together with our visitors, vendors, and partners to ensure we are all able to manage this unprecedented situation. We look forward to seeing you soon and wish you well.

 All My Best,

 Arden Case McClune

President, The Liriodendron Foundation

Postponed – Music at the Mansion Presents Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys

Postponed – Music at the Mansion Presents Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddys

Due to the COVID-19 shut-down, this concert has been postponed. Please follow us on social media, or visit here again to learn more about our rescheduled Music at the Mansion concerts.

Music at the Mansion is made possible in part by a grant from Maryland State Arts Council through Harford County Cultural Arts Board, by a grant from Harford County, and by support from Music Land.