Blog Category: Reading List

Dining In 18th Century America

Jul 2, 2020

Click Here to download the PDF Dining in 18th Century America Welcome to the sixth educational blog for the Hammond-Harwood House.  In the past we have looked at such topics […]

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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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Research, Not Procrastination

Oct 19, 2012

When I’m having trouble focusing on cataloging our collection, promoting our special events, or pondering how to keep historic house museums relevant in the 21st century, I like to take […]

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Reading List: The Courtiers

Aug 31, 2011

Since Hurricane Irene knocked out my power, I spent a lot of time reading by candlelight last weekend. It seemed only appropriate to read a book about an era in […]

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