Blog Category: Collections

The George Washington Clock at Hammond-Harwood House Museum

Jul 1, 2020

By Bob Mulcrone, Hammond-Harwood House Docent Upstairs in the ballroom of Hammond-Harwood House, there is an intriguing small clock (fig 1) that glistens on top of a Baltimore side table.  […]

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Shoe and Buckle

May 15, 2020

Shoe and Buckle, American, c. Late 18 th/ 19th Century Medium: Leather and Lead PewterFound in the attic of the Hammond-Harwood House By Barbara Goyette Hammond-Harwood House Executive Director The […]

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Chase Family Values

May 13, 2020

By Francis Ramsey-Proctor One of the special and unique aspects of Hammond-Harwood House Museum is that we get the chance to see a family and the home they inhabited. While […]

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Materials Matter: Copper Surfaces

Apr 29, 2020

By Rachel Lovett, Curator & Assistant Director If you have been inside the historic kitchen at the Hammond-Harwood House you have seen the museum’s extensive collection of kitchen implements, including […]

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Some of Our Favorite Things

Apr 22, 2020

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are celebrating our docents’ favorite objects. The Hammond-Harwood House Museum is fortunate to have an excellent collection of fine and decorative arts housed […]

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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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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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Caring for Your Collections

Oct 18, 2013

It seems like everyone collects something – heirloom furniture, baseball cards, vintage purses… Sometimes it’s a purposeful process and sometimes you look around the house and realize that your possessions […]

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