Apr 26, 2022

This early 19th century sofa on display in the front passage was a gift to the museum in 2015. In the early 19th century, visitors to Hammond-Harwood House would first […]

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William Pitt The Younger

Apr 15, 2022

Fresh out of storage and hung in the dining room for the new season is an engraving of William Pitt, the younger (1759-1806). William Pitt, the younger (1759-1806) was a gifted […]

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Marine Painting

Apr 6, 2022

Visitors to the Hammond-Harwood House often ask about the feature in the dining room that looks like a picture frame attached to the wall above the fireplace. This is known […]

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Nicholas (MacCubbin) Carroll

Mar 16, 2022

Early American miniature portraits were typically watercolor on ivory. Miniatures were enclosed in oval cases which often had a lock of the sitter’s hair behind a sliver of glass on […]

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William Buckland

Mar 4, 2022

The penetrating eyes of architect William Buckland reveal a confident and capable professional who is at ease in his surroundings. In front of him lie the plans for Hammond-Harwood House […]

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Side Chair

Feb 18, 2022

This unique Chinese Chippendale style side chair made of Cuban mahogany was part of a set that once graced the halls of Westwood Park, the seat of the Packington family  in Worcestershire […]

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Game Table

Jan 28, 2022

During these long winter evenings, it is always great to try your hand at a card game with some close friends or loved ones. In England card playing was one of […]

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Pinkney Coat of Arms

Jan 14, 2022

Annapolis, Maryland, c. 19th century Maker: Unknown Medium: Pencil, Ink, Paint on Paper Anonymous Donation European settlers brought coats of arms to this country and used them on commemorative objects. […]

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Collectors’ Day 2021 Scholars’ Reports

Jan 1, 2022

George Washington Remembered: An Enduring Legacy in American Decorative Arts The fifth annual Hammond-Harwood House Collectors’ Day on Saturday, November 13, 2021 focused on how the reverence for George Washington […]

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Twelfth Night Ball Supper -Seasonal dining room table setting

Dec 10, 2021

By Joyce M. White, Hammond-Harwood House Trustee and Food Historian. Tablescape Overview This festive dining table exhibition displays the types of foods that may have been served at a Twelfth Night […]

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