Blog Category: Collections

Farewell to the Jefferson Campeche Chair

Oct 3, 2023

For over 13 years Hammond-Harwood House has been the proud steward of this non-folding, reclining sling-seat Campeche chair. It sits in the Hammond-Harwood House study under an engraved map by […]

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Here’s the Scoop!

Sep 13, 2023

Scooping the marrow out of meat bones isn’t a common trend, at least in 21st century home cooking, but it was certainly considered a very tasty part of dining in […]

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Sep 12, 2023

September 12, 2023 archaeologists from EAC/Archaeology in Baltimore began their work at the front of Hammond-Harwood House. They are investigating areas where the grass and sidewalk meet, looking for evidence […]

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Plain or Toasted?

Sep 1, 2023

Early residents of the Hammond-Harwood House were dependent upon the fireplace in the kitchen for all of their meals. Dinners were served either à la russe, where dishes were presented […]

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China, Chairs and Chippendale

Aug 2, 2023

China, Chairs and Chippendale Ever heard of Chippendale? No—not the Disney characters or the Vegas dancers, but the great English designer Thomas Chippendale (1718-1779) who ran a fashionable shop in […]

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Preservation How-To: Plastering the HHH Kitchen

Apr 15, 2023

This spring the plaster walls and ceiling of the kitchen at Hammond-Harwood House were repaired. Over time, the plaster in some sections of the walls showed cracks, flaking, bubbling, and general deterioration. […]

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Hammond-Harwood House: 1936, A Year of Transition

Apr 8, 2023

This photograph of Hammond-Harwood House, dated 1936, was included in the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) of that year. The house was for sale by St. John’s College. The college […]

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A Moment in Time: The Earliest Known Photo of Hammond-Harwood House

Mar 18, 2023

This photo, published in 1892 in the book Examples of Domestic Colonial Architecture in Maryland and Virginia by James M. Corner and Crane and Eric E. Soderholz, may be the […]

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Candles for the Season

Dec 22, 2022

Hammond-Harwood House is beautifully decorated for the holiday season with stunning floral arrangements from the Federated Garden Clubs, swags and wreaths created by our volunteers, and candles that light the […]

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