Blog Category: Collections


May 24, 2024

Anyone who’s lived in an old house, or visited a historic site, or walked on a cobblestone city path is confronted with mysteries. Anyone who reads history, or who picks […]

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Thomas Hall, Carver

Apr 10, 2024

The all-wood decorative carvings on the front door and in the dining room of Hammond-Harwood House astonish us with their graceful beauty and the intricacy of the designs. A study […]

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New Face in Hammond-Harwood House

Nov 18, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that we have a new face now on view in the Ballroom– a portrait of Mr. Joseph Harwood (1775-1825). His connection to the house is […]

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Back Away from the Tape

Oct 17, 2023

Do you have books or documents you love that have gotten torn, or fallen apart? In your sorrow, did you just slap a piece of duct tape on the spine […]

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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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