Blog Category: History

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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A Window into Architecture: The Gibbs Surround at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum

Apr 1, 2020

A Window into Architecture: The Gibbs Surround at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum By: Rachel Lovett, Curator & Assistant Director Have you ever noticed the elegant window that graces the stair […]

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Off to Attingham!

Jun 21, 2019

Excited to say I got selected for Attingham and I will be in England this July for the course thanks to a generous scholarship from Lillian Hirschmann. Attingham is an […]

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Early 19th Century Women: What Were They Thinking?

Sep 4, 2017

What moves events? Is it great men (or women)…Napoleon, Abraham Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth I?…Or is it the separate decisions of thousands of individuals… farmers, shopkeepers, mothers? In this talk I’d […]

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The False Plate: Our Connection to the 1600’s

Nov 5, 2013

By Executive Director Carter Lively It’s hard to explain why our roofs and their underlying structures have presented us with so many challenges. The answer lies not at the time […]

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Historic Preservation Cheerleaders

Jul 12, 2013

We at Hammond-Harwood House think that old buildings are pretty special, and try to convince other people of that fact too. We appreciate it when someone else who feels the […]

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Taking Another Look

Jun 14, 2013

It’s official: I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole. Like Alice in Wonderland, I am lost in a swirling mass of information, unsure of where it will all end. Unlike Alice, […]

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Party Like Pride & Prejudice

May 10, 2013

Tomorrow we are having a Pride and Prejudice-themed tea at Hammond-Harwood House, so my brain has been all Austen, all the time. And I’m not the only one; since this […]

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