Blog Category: History

A 21st-Century Recipe for 18th-Century Cookies

Apr 19, 2013

I love reading 18th century recipes but have never been brave enough to try to actually use one. For one thing, the quantities of ingredients used are staggering to a […]

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A Few Minutes of Fame

Mar 22, 2013

The Hammond-Harwood House was featured on last night’s episode of Chesapeake Collectibles on Maryland Public Television. In case you missed our moment in the spotlight, the full episode is available […]

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The Other Hammond House

Dec 14, 2012

By Educational Program Coordinator Tara Owens Occasionally, the Hammond-Harwood House becomes confused with another Hammond house in Maryland, the Benson-Hammond House. It is easy to see why this happens, as […]

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Parties with Punch

Nov 30, 2012

By Educational Programs Coordinator Tara Owens ‘Tis the season for holiday parties, and no party would be complete without punch. This party staple is more than just a mere thirst […]

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Historic Day Off

Nov 9, 2012

As you read this, I am on a jaunt to Orange, Virginia to visit Montpelier, the home of James and Dolley Madison. Over the past several years, the staff there […]

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Historical Halloween

Oct 5, 2012

Since it’s October, our thoughts have turned to the annual Hammond-Harwood House Pumpkin Walk, which will take place on October 26 from 4-6pm. In preparation for our celebrations, former Marketing […]

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18th Century Marriage

Aug 24, 2012

By Tara Owens, Educational Programs Coordinator According to U.S. Census data for 2009, the average age of first marriage for men is 28.4 and 26.5 for women. I was married […]

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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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18th Century Healthcare

Jul 24, 2012

By Tara Owens, Educational Programs Coordinator (Formerly Intern Extraordinaire) All the attention surrounding the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the healthcare bill made me wonder about what type of medical treatments […]

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