Home > Blog

Bird’s Eye View

May 4, 2011

The Hammond-Harwood House is a busy place since we’re preparing for tonight’s Volunteer Appreciation event, so I only have a short post for you. Check out this Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from 1885. You’ll find Hammond-Harwood House on the corner of Maryland Avenue and King George Street, right where it belongs. The interesting thing is that […]

Read More

Friday Photo: Feeling Blue

Apr 29, 2011

Today’s photo is one I stumbled upon on the Internet. I wanted to see what photographs of the House were out there, so I went to Flickr and put in “Hammond-Harwood House” as my search term. When the results popped up, this gem was about halfway down the page: Thanks to the Smithsonian, we have […]

Read More

Collections Highlights: Ann Proctor’s Doll

Apr 27, 2011

It is nearly impossible to choose favorites from Hammond-Harwood House’s extensive collection of objects because all of them are beautiful, have a story to tell, or, in many cases, are both attractive and expressive. One of the items in that last category is this doll: She is a Queen Anne style doll and dates to […]

Read More

Friday Photo

Apr 22, 2011

Every Friday, I will upload an interesting or aesthetically pleasing picture of Hammond-Harwood House, an object in the collection, or anything else I find relevant and appealing. This week’s feature is a photograph of the house taken in 1905. You can see that not too much has changed, but there are a few small differences. […]

Read More

Hammond-Harwood Myths

Apr 21, 2011

One of the stories surrounding the building of the Hammond-Harwood House in 1774 suggests that its original owner, Matthias Hammond, wanted such a large house because he was engaged to be married. But, the story has it, he spent too much time thinking about the design of his house and not enough wooing his fiancée, […]

Read More

Do You Have What It Takes?

Apr 15, 2011

Calling all charismatic, historically inclined people looking for something to do with their free time! Hammond-Harwood House will be holding training for new docents soon. The House is open six days a week from 12 pm – 5 pm, and we depend on our docents to introduce visitors to the rich history of the House […]

Read More

What We Found…

Apr 12, 2011

Hammond-Harwood House is currently in the midst of Phase II of a four-phase roof restoration process. The roof structure on the southwest wing is being reinforced and the slate will be replaced. Pictures and up-to-the-minute updates on the progress of the project can be found on our Facebook page, When the cornice on the […]

Read More


Apr 11, 2011

Welcome to the brand new blog of the Hammond-Harwood House, a historic house museum located in Annapolis, Maryland. The Hammond-Harwood House staff will use this space to explore the House’s rich history, provide an in-depth look at ongoing restoration efforts, showcase exemplary items from our collection, and alert you to upcoming special events. Please feel […]

Read More
Scroll to Top