April

  • Charles Willson Peale Walking Tour

Friday April 6 4pm

$15 per person/ $10 Members

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For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

 

A tour of Annapolis’s historic district, where the painter Charles Willson Peale’s world has been preserved. Walk starts at the Old Treasury Building on the grounds of the Capitol. Guests will also receive complimentary admission to the Hammond-Harwood House, where 15 paintings by Peale and other members of his family are on view.

 

 

  • Maryland Day

Saturday, April 7

$1 Half hour Mansion Tours at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm. Last tour at 4:30 pm

First come first served, limited space, please call 410-263-4683×10 to pre-register or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

 

The Hammond-Harwood House and garden at 19 Maryland Avenue will be open on Saturday, April 7th, for Maryland Day. Built in 1774 this house is a fine example of Anglo-Palladian architecture. The museum collection features paintings, furniture, and decorative arts from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Social history of the time covers family life, the enslaved people who worked at the house, and Annapolis traditions. There is no charge to visit the garden and exhibition. Half-hour guided tours of the museum will be offered at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm for $1. Each tour will be limited to 20 people.

 

 

  • Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday Architecture Tour

Friday April 13 10am

$20 per person/ $15 Members

For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

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Did you know Thomas Jefferson made a sketch of the Hammond-Harwood House in 1783?

It’s true! Thomas Jefferson once called Palladio’s Four Books of Architecture his bible, so he recognized the design for Hammond-Harwood House to be based on Palladio’s Villa Pisani, and was inspired to make a sketch.

This tour delves into the fascinating architecture that inspired Thomas Jefferson to create modifications to his home Monticello. Visitors would have a chance to take a look at a copy of the Jefferson drawing of Hammond-Harwood House in the exhibition “Architect and Apprentice.”

 

  • Jane Austen Tour

Wednesday, April 18 at noon.

$10 per person/Members Free

Tour of the house that compares the customs and social graces of the Loockerman family, who lived in the Hammond-Harwood House in the early 19th century, with those of characters in Jane Austen novels.

For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

 

  • Maryland Ave Spring Festival

Friday, April 20, 2018

Half hour tours for half price from noon to 4 pm.

 

 

 

  • LOGO.1.9 FINAL       Poetry and Picas, Celebrating Robert Indiana Love and Hope

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Noon – 4 pm

An event celebrating the exhibition with a circus of words. Poets will write personalized poems on demand created on manual typewriters. Over 30 poets, professional published poets, and talented students from St. John’s College and Anne Arundel County Public Schools, will provide inspiring poems in haiku, free verse, sonnets, limericks, and other forms. The public is invited to participate in this poetry crawl and post their poems at the Mitchell Gallery throughout the day. The event is free.

Hammond – Harwood House half hour tours  for half price.

CIRCUS OF WORDS

 

RECEPTION FOR POETS: 4:30-6 p.m. in Francis Scott Key Lobby, St. John’s College

SITES: The Mitchell Gallery, St. John’s College

Brice/Paca House-Historic Annapolis

Old Fox Books and Coffee Shop, Maryland Avenue

Hammond-Harwood House, Maryland Avenue

Market House, City Dock

Back Creek Books, Main Street

Banneker-Douglass Museum, Franklin Street

Annapolis Collection Gallery, West Street

 

 

This is an event in collaboration with The Mitchell Gallery and their special exhibition Robert Indiana: Love and Hope, March 8 – April 22, 2018.

 

 

 

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  • Artisans of a Great House
    Mr. Henry Hopkins III Silversmith

This program has been moved to Saturday July 28th at 10 am to noon.

$50 per person/$40 Members

For reservations call 410 263 46873 x 10 or email info@hammondharwoodhouse.org

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In this hands on workshop series artisans explore the trades employed by families who lived in the great houses of the Chesapeake, like the Hammond-Harwood House. Second generation silversmith, Henry Hopkins III, has worked on silver for the White House, The Phillips Collection, and Homewood House. In this two hour long program Mr. Hopkins will take you on a tour of the silver collection of Hammond-Harwood House including the conservation methods he used on an 18th century urn and 19th century butter dish, both original to the house.

 

Biography: Henry Hopkins III, Silversmith

Baltimore MD.  Apprenticed to his father, Henry P Hopkins Jr., who started a silversmithing shop in a converted 1891 carriage house in the Mt. Vernon area of downtown Baltimore in 1950. Born in 1958, Henry III was taken to the studio as a child, later beginning to actually make very basic pieces at the age of 12 or 13. 2018 will be 40 years of his working, self-employed, in this studio, the last 30 with his father, who is now 100 years old, and retired.

He worked side by side with his father through high school and also while he was attending Maryland Institute College of Art, where he received a BFA in 1982. Through experience he gained the skills necessary to make and restore sterling silver, gold, and other metal items.

By watching and helping his father, he gained the necessary experience to make maces for Universities, Chalices, for churches, and Presidential Ensignia (large Sterling and gold necklaces worn by deans and presidents of Universities during graduations) as well as Baptismal fonts for churches here in MD and in several southern states.

Maces made by Henry III include University of Chicago, St Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, and The College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia and Georgia. Sterling Silver Trophies for the Maryland Hunt Cup Steeplechase

 

Restoration of antique items and those of historic value include piece from:

The White House in Washington DC

Maryland Governor’s Mansion

Winterthur Museum

The Philips Collection (Franklin and Marshall)

Governor’s Mansion in Raleigh, NC

Hammond-Harwood House

Historic Annapolis

Maryland Historical Society Historical Society

Gibson Island Trophy Collection (over 150 pieces)

Maryland Jockey Club Horse Racing Trophies

US Naval Academy Trophies