Blog Category: Collections

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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A New Look

Apr 5, 2013

By Tara Owens The Hammond-Harwood House opens for the season this Saturday, April 6 at 12pm.  In preparation for opening day, my fellow intern Brianna Arnold and I rotated the […]

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Polishing Things Up

Feb 15, 2013

By Tara Owens This Monday the Hammond-Harwood House hosted the event “Collector’s Corner Workshop: Silver Cleaning & Care.” Cohosted by our very own Allison Titman and the wonderful Samantha Dorsey […]

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Nap Time

Feb 1, 2013

On snowy Friday afternoons my thoughts can’t help but turn to hibernation. Or at least a long nap in a cozy bed. If I wasn’t such a rule-abiding curator, I […]

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An Unexpected Find

Sep 21, 2012

By Collections Assistant Brianna Arnold Over the past few months I have been tasked with compiling an inventory of the collection here at the Hammond-Harwood House. This has consisted of […]

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Own a Piece of History?

Aug 3, 2012

Anyone have one of these sitting in their house? Someone brought us this advertisement recently, and it was the first I had ever heard of furniture pieces from the Hammond-Harwood […]

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Friday Photo: Historical Serendipity

Apr 6, 2012

History works in mysterious and wonderful ways. The Hammond-Harwood House has a portrait of Philip Yorke, the 1st Earl of Hardwicke, that descended in his family to Susan Amelia Yorke […]

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From the Intern Desk: Tall Case Clock

Feb 28, 2012

Intrepid intern Tara has kindly agreed to assist me in sharing more information about items in our collection on the blog. So, without any further ado, here is Tara’s take […]

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Friday Photo: A Notable Bowl

Aug 5, 2011

The dining room at the Hammond-Harwood House is usually set for a fine meal, as if Matthias Hammond were entertaining guests. One of the things he might serve them is […]

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