Hammond-Harwood House

Hammond-Harwood House www.hammondharwoodhouse.org The Hammond-Harwood House (1774) is said to have the most beautiful doorway in Colonial America. The last project of the renowned architect, William Buckland, this National Historic Landmark contains an outstanding collection of John Shaw furniture and Charles Willson Peale paintings.
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“You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted fr...
09/13/2021

“You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you”
Maybe Richard said something similar to Frances Loockerman! Wouldn’t you say?
Our Jane Austen Tour is scheduled this Wednesday from 2 to 3:30pm

“You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you”
Maybe Richard said something similar to Frances Loockerman! Wouldn’t you say?
Our Jane Austen Tour is scheduled this Wednesday from 2 to 3:30pm

We are so excited for this partnership! The Ballet Theatre of Maryland is back performing in our garden on Sunday, Septe...
09/04/2021

We are so excited for this partnership! The Ballet Theatre of Maryland is back performing in our garden on Sunday, September 12!

We are so excited for this partnership! The Ballet Theatre of Maryland is back performing in our garden on Sunday, September 12!

The weather looks beautiful for Labor Day Weekend in Annapolis. Soak in some arts & culture and stop by and take a tour ...
09/03/2021

The weather looks beautiful for Labor Day Weekend in Annapolis. Soak in some arts & culture and stop by and take a tour of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum with our friendly guides. There is so much to discover in our gardens, architecture, and art collection! Tours by reservations can be made here, walk ins are also welcome!
https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/visit/historic-home-tours-annapolis/

Today's #FoodieFriday post is a reminder that we are in the middle of #plum here in #Maryland. A great way to use tart p...
09/03/2021

Today's #FoodieFriday post is a reminder that we are in the middle of #plum here in #Maryland. A great way to use tart plums is to make them into a sweet pickle. The PICKLED PLUMS recipe (link below) is from a 19th c. manuscript #Baltimore cookbook.

Plums go very well with venison and wild fowl, such as duck. Did you know that in the 19th c. Maryland canvasback ducks were considered a delicacy for their sweet-tasting meat? They fed on buds and roots of the Bay's abundant grasses such as wild celery, instead of fish or other invertebrates.

Click link below for recipe: https://atasteofhistorywithjoycewhite.blogspot.com/2016/09/sweet-pickled-plums-condiment-for-duck.html

#foodiefridayhhh #plumrecipes #foodhistory

Today's #FoodieFriday post is a reminder that we are in the middle of #plum here in #Maryland. A great way to use tart plums is to make them into a sweet pickle. The PICKLED PLUMS recipe (link below) is from a 19th c. manuscript #Baltimore cookbook.

Plums go very well with venison and wild fowl, such as duck. Did you know that in the 19th c. Maryland canvasback ducks were considered a delicacy for their sweet-tasting meat? They fed on buds and roots of the Bay's abundant grasses such as wild celery, instead of fish or other invertebrates.

Click link below for recipe: https://atasteofhistorywithjoycewhite.blogspot.com/2016/09/sweet-pickled-plums-condiment-for-duck.html

#foodiefridayhhh #plumrecipes #foodhistory

Meet Elva! She has been a docent since 2007 and enjoys interacting with visitors, especially showing them the beautiful ...
09/01/2021

Meet Elva! She has been a docent since 2007 and enjoys interacting with visitors, especially showing them the beautiful dining room!

Meet Elva! She has been a docent since 2007 and enjoys interacting with visitors, especially showing them the beautiful dining room!

Photos from our recent program "Digging up the Past at Hammond-Harwood House". This program connected to Charles Willson...
08/30/2021

Photos from our recent program "Digging up the Past at Hammond-Harwood House". This program connected to Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) was a famous painter who grew up in Annapolis, and many of his painting are in the Hammond-Harwood House. Peale was more than just a painter, he was also an early scientist who excavated mastodon bones from the Hudson Valley in New York. Peale later displayed the mastodon model in his own natural history museum in Philadelphia.

The participants looked at Peale's paintings and talked about his natural history museum. After children went into the garden and listen to the book about Peale’s excavation to unearth the bones of the mastodon. Lastly, children made a mastodon to take home!
This program was free thanks to the Winifred Gordon Art & Wellness Series.

Photo credit: Nanci Benney, Elizabeth Gillilard, Elizabeth Kramer, and Dana Connett.

Photos from Hammond-Harwood House's post
08/30/2021

Photos from Hammond-Harwood House's post

Our beautiful artist in-residence Elissa Edwards, soprano got married in the Washington National Cathedral. We wish the ...
08/28/2021

Our beautiful artist in-residence Elissa Edwards, soprano got married in the Washington National Cathedral. We wish the happy couple a life full of joy, happiness and love!

COLONIAL SHOPPING IN 18th CENTURY ANNAPOLISIn the 18th century, exotic food items such as olives, anchovies, capers, rai...
08/27/2021

COLONIAL SHOPPING IN 18th CENTURY ANNAPOLIS

In the 18th century, exotic food items such as olives, anchovies, capers, raisins, Zante currants, almonds, and figs from the Mediterranean were imported into Annapolis to satisfy the appetites of Maryland elites who could afford to buy them. #FoodieFriday, #FoodieFridayHHH, #DecadentDining, #Annapolis, #FoodHistory, #ATasteofHistorywithJoyceWhite

COLONIAL SHOPPING IN 18th CENTURY ANNAPOLIS

In the 18th century, exotic food items such as olives, anchovies, capers, raisins, Zante currants, almonds, and figs from the Mediterranean were imported into Annapolis to satisfy the appetites of Maryland elites who could afford to buy them. #FoodieFriday, #FoodieFridayHHH, #DecadentDining, #Annapolis, #FoodHistory, #ATasteofHistorywithJoyceWhite

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum has many docents and volunteers who make the house a home. We want to say thank you to ...
08/23/2021

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum has many docents and volunteers who make the house a home. We want to say thank you to those who have helped us share the love of history, knowledge of architecture, interpretations of our collection, and bring this time period alive. This week we say thank you to Ruth Claussen.

Ruth is pictured in the exhibition room in the Hammond-Harwood House Museum. Ruth has been a docent for about 5 years now. She loves the wonderful collection, especially the paintings and furniture. She admires the museum’s “warm atmosphere.” Her favorite room is the dining room and one of her favorite pieces is John Shaw’s wine cellarette.

#thankyouhhh

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum has many docents and volunteers who make the house a home. We want to say thank you to those who have helped us share the love of history, knowledge of architecture, interpretations of our collection, and bring this time period alive. This week we say thank you to Ruth Claussen.

Ruth is pictured in the exhibition room in the Hammond-Harwood House Museum. Ruth has been a docent for about 5 years now. She loves the wonderful collection, especially the paintings and furniture. She admires the museum’s “warm atmosphere.” Her favorite room is the dining room and one of her favorite pieces is John Shaw’s wine cellarette.

#thankyouhhh

CAN YOU GUESS THE NAMES OF SOME OF THE PRODUCTS IN THIS IMAGE? These products, among many others, were imported into 18t...
08/20/2021

CAN YOU GUESS THE NAMES OF SOME OF THE PRODUCTS IN THIS IMAGE?

These products, among many others, were imported into 18th century Annapolis and will be discussed in Food Historian Joyce White's free virtual presentation, Decadent Dining: Imported Food & Drinks in Early Annapolis, on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 2 pm. (You can also buy a box containing samples of some of the items that will be discussed--see below for details)

Importers and the goods they imported for Annapolis' elites will be discussed alongside the ugly side of how some of these products were made using enslaved laborers.

Enhance the experience by purchasing a tastings box for just $6 filled with a selection of 18th century goods that were sold in colonial Annapolis. Click link to register for program and reserve a tastings box (available for pick up at the HHH shop).

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/imported-food-in-the-18th-and-early-19th-century-annapolis/

CAN YOU GUESS THE NAMES OF SOME OF THE PRODUCTS IN THIS IMAGE?

These products, among many others, were imported into 18th century Annapolis and will be discussed in Food Historian Joyce White's free virtual presentation, Decadent Dining: Imported Food & Drinks in Early Annapolis, on Thursday, August 26, 2021 at 2 pm. (You can also buy a box containing samples of some of the items that will be discussed--see below for details)

Importers and the goods they imported for Annapolis' elites will be discussed alongside the ugly side of how some of these products were made using enslaved laborers.

Enhance the experience by purchasing a tastings box for just $6 filled with a selection of 18th century goods that were sold in colonial Annapolis. Click link to register for program and reserve a tastings box (available for pick up at the HHH shop).

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/imported-food-in-the-18th-and-early-19th-century-annapolis/

Our Curator, Rachel Lovett, this week with the original William Buckland by Charles Willson Peale in Yale University’s A...
08/19/2021

Our Curator, Rachel Lovett, this week with the original William Buckland by Charles Willson Peale in Yale University’s Art Gallery. The 1947 copy by Mrs. Douglas Gordon is in the Hammond-Harwood House dining room!

#painting #art

Our Curator, Rachel Lovett, this week with the original William Buckland by Charles Willson Peale in Yale University’s Art Gallery. The 1947 copy by Mrs. Douglas Gordon is in the Hammond-Harwood House dining room!

#painting #art

Join Ballet Theatre of Maryland for An Afternoon of Romance in the gardens at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum September...
08/18/2021

Join Ballet Theatre of Maryland for An Afternoon of Romance in the gardens at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum September 12th at 3pm. 🩰

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/an-afternoon-of-romance/

The Ballet Theatre of Maryland

📸 Joanne Marie Photography

Join Ballet Theatre of Maryland for An Afternoon of Romance in the gardens at the Hammond-Harwood House Museum September 12th at 3pm. 🩰

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/an-afternoon-of-romance/

The Ballet Theatre of Maryland

📸 Joanne Marie Photography

Do you like shopping, food, & history? If so, the free virtual presentation, Decadent Dining: Imported Food & Drinks in ...
08/17/2021

Do you like shopping, food, & history? If so, the free virtual presentation, Decadent Dining: Imported Food & Drinks in Early Annapolis, is for you!

Enhance the experience by purchasing ($6) a tastings box filled with a selection of 18th century goods that were sold in colonial Annapolis.

Program is August 26 at 2 pm; click link to register for program and reserve a tastings box (available for pick up at the HHH shop).

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/imported-food-in-the-18th-and-early-19th-century-annapolis/

Do you like shopping, food, & history? If so, the free virtual presentation, Decadent Dining: Imported Food & Drinks in Early Annapolis, is for you!

Enhance the experience by purchasing ($6) a tastings box filled with a selection of 18th century goods that were sold in colonial Annapolis.

Program is August 26 at 2 pm; click link to register for program and reserve a tastings box (available for pick up at the HHH shop).

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/imported-food-in-the-18th-and-early-19th-century-annapolis/

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum has many docents and volunteers who make the house a home. We want to say thank you to ...
08/16/2021

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum has many docents and volunteers who make the house a home. We want to say thank you to those who have helped us share the love of history, knowledge of architecture, interpretations of our collection, and bring this time period alive. This week we say thank you to Mary Anne Marchese.

Mary Anne is pictured in the exhibition room in the Hammond-Harwood House Museum. Our curator, Rachel Lovett, put together this free exhibit called Decadent Decoré: Global Imports in an Early American Port City. Mary Anne especially likes visiting the exhibit which features luxury items from around the world during America’s early years. She is unable to pick a favorite room, but she loves the collection, artwork, and furniture throughout the house. She said, “When you tour, don’t miss my favorite item, a silver butter dish in the breakfast room.”
#thankyouhhh #history #historichomes #historylovers

The Hammond-Harwood House Museum has many docents and volunteers who make the house a home. We want to say thank you to those who have helped us share the love of history, knowledge of architecture, interpretations of our collection, and bring this time period alive. This week we say thank you to Mary Anne Marchese.

Mary Anne is pictured in the exhibition room in the Hammond-Harwood House Museum. Our curator, Rachel Lovett, put together this free exhibit called Decadent Decoré: Global Imports in an Early American Port City. Mary Anne especially likes visiting the exhibit which features luxury items from around the world during America’s early years. She is unable to pick a favorite room, but she loves the collection, artwork, and furniture throughout the house. She said, “When you tour, don’t miss my favorite item, a silver butter dish in the breakfast room.”
#thankyouhhh #history #historichomes #historylovers

The Sons of American Revolution-Maryland Chapter visited the house today and enjoyed the tours led by our docents Sharon...
08/14/2021

The Sons of American Revolution-Maryland Chapter visited the house today and enjoyed the tours led by our docents Sharon and Francis.
#sonsofamericanrevolution #historichousemuseum #grouptours

Do you like shopping, food & history? If so, the free virtual presentation, Decadent Dining: Imported Food & Drinks in E...
08/13/2021

Do you like shopping, food & history? If so, the free virtual presentation, Decadent Dining: Imported Food & Drinks in Early Annapolis, is for you!

Importers and the goods they imported for Annapolis' elites will be discussed alongside the ugly side of how some of these products were made by enslaved laborers.

Enhance the experience by purchasing ($6) a tastings box filled with a selection of 18th century goods that were sold in colonial Annapolis.

Program is August 26 at 2 pm; click link to register for program and reserve a tastings box (available for pick up at the HHH shop).

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/imported-food-in-the-18th-and-early-19th-century-annapolis/

Do you like shopping, food & history? If so, the free virtual presentation, Decadent Dining: Imported Food & Drinks in Early Annapolis, is for you!

Importers and the goods they imported for Annapolis' elites will be discussed alongside the ugly side of how some of these products were made by enslaved laborers.

Enhance the experience by purchasing ($6) a tastings box filled with a selection of 18th century goods that were sold in colonial Annapolis.

Program is August 26 at 2 pm; click link to register for program and reserve a tastings box (available for pick up at the HHH shop).

https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/imported-food-in-the-18th-and-early-19th-century-annapolis/

Do not miss out on our last FREE children’s event of the summer on August 25th at 10am. There are a few spots left for y...
08/13/2021

Do not miss out on our last FREE children’s event of the summer on August 25th at 10am. There are a few spots left for you and your child to enjoy a day in the museum. The program will begin inside the mansion looking at art, move to the garden for a story, and will end with a craft. Register before it’s too late! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/childrens-summer-storytime-digging-up-the-past-at-hammond-harwood-house-tickets-159027765327

#annapolis #annapolismoms #annapolisevents #free

Do not miss out on our last FREE children’s event of the summer on August 25th at 10am. There are a few spots left for you and your child to enjoy a day in the museum. The program will begin inside the mansion looking at art, move to the garden for a story, and will end with a craft. Register before it’s too late! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/childrens-summer-storytime-digging-up-the-past-at-hammond-harwood-house-tickets-159027765327

#annapolis #annapolismoms #annapolisevents #free

Join our free online presentation by Joyce White, Food Historian and Hammond-Harwood House Trustee. Travel back in time ...
08/11/2021

Join our free online presentation by Joyce White, Food Historian and Hammond-Harwood House Trustee. Travel back in time to learn the exotic imports available to wealthy residents of 18th century Annapolis.

This virtual lecture takes participants through the streets of colonial Annapolis to discover the assorted spices, condiments, sugars, cheeses, teas, coffees, chocolate, spirits, wines, and beer, among many other items offered for sale.

⚠️Enhance this experience with a tasting box with tea, spices, and 18th c. style chocolate among other goods for only $6.⚠️ https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/imported-food-in-the-18th-and-early-19th-century-annapolis/

#freelecture #freehistorylecture #historylecture #freevirtualevent

Join our free online presentation by Joyce White, Food Historian and Hammond-Harwood House Trustee. Travel back in time to learn the exotic imports available to wealthy residents of 18th century Annapolis.

This virtual lecture takes participants through the streets of colonial Annapolis to discover the assorted spices, condiments, sugars, cheeses, teas, coffees, chocolate, spirits, wines, and beer, among many other items offered for sale.

⚠️Enhance this experience with a tasting box with tea, spices, and 18th c. style chocolate among other goods for only $6.⚠️ https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/event/imported-food-in-the-18th-and-early-19th-century-annapolis/

#freelecture #freehistorylecture #historylecture #freevirtualevent

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Annapolis, MD
21401

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Open April 1 to December 31. Print this page & bring it to the House for $2 off the regular tour price. Closed January to March except for school tours and group tours by appointment. Call 410-263-4683 x10 to schedule. Parking is available at the Bladen Street garage, which is free on weekends.

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I loved the May Day basket. It was so filled with hopeful signs in this crazy world. The butterflies, the nest with new life, and the wonderful flowers. Thank you. Judi Jones