Blog Category: Collections

Lansing Mirror, c. 1780

Jul 1, 2022

Do you ever wonder how museum collections develop over time? Here is how two historic house museums worked together to bring an object into context so that it left one […]

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Juneteenth 2022: Celebrating an Early Black Artist

Jun 19, 2022

On this Juneteenth, let’s recognize and celebrate Moses Williams, an early Black artist, and his influence on our perceptions of race and culture in America. As the maker of thousands […]

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Report on Matthias Hammond (1748-1786), 1992

Jun 17, 2022

Author: Dr. Jean B. Russo Over the Hammond-Harwood House Museum Association’s eighty-four-year history, the organization has hired numerous scholars to conduct research into relevant history topics. One such researcher was Dr. Jean B. Russo, who […]

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Bed in the Chippendale Style

Jun 17, 2022

Maryland, c. 1780-1790 Maker: Unknown  Medium: Mahogany F61 Museum Purchase in 1952 Beds in the 18th century bore witness to the most important events in family life–from birth to death. […]

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Decanter

May 31, 2022

English, c. 1800 Medium: Glass G10.1 Donated by Mrs. Miles White in 1951 A look into the more spirited history of Maryland’s past leads us to an examination of this English […]

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Ladder Back Side Chairs

May 24, 2022

English c.1770 Maker: Unknown Medium: Ash or Beech F 193.1-2 Donated by Ann Kelsey Somers in 2004 These often overlooked side chairs reside in the stair hall of the Hammond-Harwood […]

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Hot Water Urn

May 10, 2022

London, England, c. 1770/71 Maker: Andrew Fogelberg, (1732-1815), Swedish-British Medium: Silver S15 Donated by Company for the Restoration of Colonial Annapolis in 1941 This London-made silver urn c.1770/71 lies between […]

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Sofa

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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