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Palladian Connection

Sep 4, 2019

The house ranks architecturally with many of the great mansions built in the late Colonial period; however, it is the only house directly inspired from a plate in Palladio’s, I […]

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Paint Analysis

Sep 4, 2019

Unquestionably the quickest way to freshen the look of a house or room is to paint it. For a historic structure like the Hammond-Harwood House, how it was first painted […]

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Early Collecting

Sep 4, 2019

Early 20th century collecting was a matter of personal preference, and St. John’s had some of the finest collectors in America looking out for the “Harwood House.” The death of […]

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Antique Auction

Sep 4, 2019

Hundreds scramble to buy antiques at Harwood Home An Account from the The Evening Sun, Baltimore, MD Annapolis, May 20, 1925–Desire to see the glory of Old Hammond or Harwood […]

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Hammond-Harwood House Tours By Request

Aug 23, 2019

The following guided tours are available by request: Living Like Loockerman : An Inside Look at Early 19th Century Dining Madness Revealed: Mental Health in an Annapolis Family A Visit […]

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Off to Attingham!

Jun 21, 2019

Excited to say I got selected for Attingham and I will be in England this July for the course thanks to a generous scholarship from Lillian Hirschmann. Attingham is an […]

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Opening Day of Our 2019 Exhibit

Apr 15, 2019

2019 Exhibit A Perfect Profile: Miniature Portraits, Silhouettes, and Landscapes of Early Annapolis

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Game Room Curtains

Feb 1, 2019

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum is updating the window treatments in the Game Room. With a generous donation from the Barry Walsh Memorial Fund, started by Hammond-Harwood House docent Frances Newton […]

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Early 19th Century Women: What Were They Thinking?

Sep 4, 2017

What moves events? Is it great men (or women)…Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth I?…Or is it the separate decisions of thousands of individuals… farmers, shopkeepers, mothers? In this talk I’d […]

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The False Plate: Our Connection to the 1600’s

Nov 5, 2013

By Executive Director Carter Lively It’s hard to explain why our roofs and their underlying structures have presented us with so many challenges. The answer lies not at the time […]

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