Blog Category: Education

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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Women’s History Month Harriet Jacobs: The Woman in the Attic

Mar 8, 2023

Narrative accounts written by men and women formerly enslaved are an important source of information for us, enabling us to learn about the experiences of enslavement in the time before […]

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Women’s History Month: Margaret Mercer, Free-Thinker and Educator

Mar 1, 2023

Margaret Mercer lived at Cedar Park, an estate near Galesville in Anne Arundel County. Margaret wrote letters and tracts but did not leave a diary. The information here comes from […]

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Black History Month 2023 “A Family’s Escape from Slavery in a Covered Wagon”

Feb 17, 2023

Caroline Hammond, born in slavery in 1844, gave the following account of her childhood escape in an interview with a writer identified as “Rogers” in 1938. She was then 94 […]

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Black History Month 2023 “Certificates of Freedom: Did a piece of paper really make Mary Matthews free?”

Feb 10, 2023

  Certificates of Freedom: Did a piece of paper really make Mary Matthews free? In Maryland’s antebellum period, African Americans who were legally free still had to fear being kidnapped […]

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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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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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Collectors’ Day 2021 Scholars’ Reports

Jan 1, 2022

George Washington Remembered: An Enduring Legacy in American Decorative Arts The fifth annual Hammond-Harwood House Collectors’ Day on Saturday, November 13, 2021 focused on how the reverence for George Washington […]

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Twelfth Night Ball Supper -Seasonal dining room table setting

Dec 10, 2021

By Joyce M. White, Hammond-Harwood House Trustee and Food Historian. Tablescape Overview This festive dining table exhibition displays the types of foods that may have been served at a Twelfth Night […]

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