Blog Category: History

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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Beyond the Canvas: An Early American Landscape from Mrs. Keets’ Academy of Annapolis

Jun 23, 2020

By Rachel Lovett, Curator & Assistant Director As this June marks the 100th year anniversary of women’s right to vote, it is appropriate to remember the development of female education […]

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On Juneteenth, Say Their Names: Mary, Matilda, and Juliet at Hammond-Harwood House

Jun 17, 2020

June 19th is Juneteenth, the celebration of emancipation as it reached the final enslaved African Americans in the Confederacy in 1865. It took more than two years for news of Lincoln’s […]

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Why Did Thomas Jefferson Draw the Hammond-Harwood House?

Jun 10, 2020

By Mark Wenger, Preservation Architect Plan and elevation for an undesignated project, inspired by the Matthias Hammond House. Thomas Jefferson. 1783-84.   Thomas Jefferson, looking across what is now Maryland […]

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The Door Tour: Unique Entryways of the Hammond-Harwood House

Jun 3, 2020

By Rachel Lovett, Curator & Assistant Director The Front Door The front door of Hammond-Harwood House makes an immediate impression. Often called the ‘most beautiful doorway in America (fig 1), […]

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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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The Full Moon

May 7, 2020

A Night in the Early 19th Century at the Loockerman Mansion By Rachel Lovett, Curator & Assistant Director Figure 1 Evening scene with full moon and persons Abraham Pether (1756-1812) […]

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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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