Robert Long House

Robert Long House Welcome to the house that Robert Long built in 1765, it stands proudly, the oldest urban residence in Baltimore City; a house museum since 1985.
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05/03/2020

The College of Physicians adopted a series of eleven preventive measures for the city of Philadelphia on August 26, 1793:
Avoid every infected person, as much as possible.
Avoid fatigue in body and mind. Don’t stand or sit in a draft, or in the sun, or in the evening air.
Dress according to the weather. Avoid intemperance. Drink sparingly of wine, beer, or cider.
When visiting the sick, use vinegar or camphor on your handkerchief, carry it in smelling bottles, use it frequently.
Somehow mark every house with sickness in it, on the door or window.
Place your patients in the center of your biggest, airiest room, in beds without curtains. Change their clothes and bed linen often. Remove all offensive matter as quickly as possible.
Stop the tolling of the bells at once.
Bury the dead in closed carriages, as privately as possible.
Clean the streets, and keep them clean.
Stop building fires in your houses, or on the streets. They have no useful effect. But burn gunpowder. It clears the air. And use vinegar and camphor generally.
Most important of all, let a large and airy hospital be provided near the city, to receive poor people stricken with the disease who cannot otherwise be cared for.

03/20/2020

Robert Long House will be closed to the public for a time. The garden is open to any well-behaved friends and neighbors who might be passing by.

Good news for researchers of the Revolution! After years of talks, the David is partnering with the venerable American P...
03/10/2020
American Philosophical Society and David Library join to create a center for study of the revolutionary era

Good news for researchers of the Revolution!

After years of talks, the David is partnering with the venerable American Philosophical Society, at Fifth and Chestnut Streets, and the resulting David Center for the Study of the American Revolution will be “a powerhouse” nationally for the study of all things related to the Revolutionary era, said Patrick Spero, director of the APS library.

Philly field trip!

The library has moved its operations into the Philosophical Society to create one-stop shopping for researchers into the American revolutionary era.

03/05/2020

Our open hours are changing for the season. We will be open Sundays 2pm to 5pm until Fall arrives.

Carnival season is drawing to an end!
02/24/2020

Carnival season is drawing to an end!

Take a walking tour to learn even more! The Caulkers' Houses are an especial treat with Baltimore Heritage.
02/20/2020
New Tours In Bloom for the Spring: Westminster Hall Burying Ground and the Baltimore by Foot Series – Baltimore Heritage

Take a walking tour to learn even more! The Caulkers' Houses are an especial treat with Baltimore Heritage.

New Tours In Bloom for the Spring: Westminster Hall Burying Ground and the Baltimore by Foot Series February 20, 2020 Spring is right around the corner and with it comes a host of new heritage tours. On March 7, we hope you can join us to explore the catacombs underneath Baltimore’s First Presbyte...

If we had a paper-wig making party with demonstrations and supplies, would you come??
02/14/2020
Miniature Seascapes and Cities Top Elaborate Paper Wigs by Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin

If we had a paper-wig making party with demonstrations and supplies, would you come??

Saint Petersburg-based paper artists Asya Kozina and Dmitriy Kozin situate miniature worlds atop their towering paper wigs. The detailed headdresses combine contemporary themes with historical elements, resembling the extravagant hair and head pieces of the Baroque period. A recent series crafted fo

Don't have time to powder or pomade? Victoria&Albert Museum, London offers a virtual wig! We had great fun playing aroun...
02/13/2020

Don't have time to powder or pomade? Victoria&Albert Museum, London offers a virtual wig!

We had great fun playing around with ours.

Try it here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/designawig/

And still more awesome things on the #Douglass #Harriet front. (Also we highly recommend Cynthia Erivo's portrayal of Ha...
02/11/2020
Maryland unveils statues of Tubman, Douglass in Capitol

And still more awesome things on the #Douglass #Harriet front. (Also we highly recommend Cynthia Erivo's portrayal of Harriet)

At a time when states are debating the removal of Confederate monuments, Maryland has added bronze statues of two of the state's famous black historical figures to the Maryland State House

Enjoy this striking image from the British engraver and publisher Valentine Green.Life, with all its frivolity and distr...
01/29/2020

Enjoy this striking image from the British engraver and publisher Valentine Green.

Life, with all its frivolity and distractions (symbolised by the romance novel, parlour games, and high society lady in all her finery) is in fact - echoing the sentiment of Ecclesiastes (quoted on the obelisk) - nothing but "vanity", all lives as they do inevitably ending in death.

We wonder if Robert Long meditated thus... As an import/export merchant class man, he probably endorsed the importation of finery ;-)

Today's #GeorgianJanuary theme is "life and death" which makes this etching perfect. "Life and Death Contrasted - or: An Essay on Women" 1794, by Robert Dighton. I suspect I should be glad that I can't read the "essay" itself (which is written out on the obelisk) that probably contains some eye-rolling stuff for our modern minds, so instead I will just appreciate the creepy goth vibes from this piece.

Dames a la Mode
01/24/2020

Dames a la Mode

Check out this list of lectures!!! #1770s #colonial #history
01/24/2020
Saturdays in February at 10am

Check out this list of lectures!!! #1770s #colonial #history

Each Saturday in February 2020, learn from a noted scholar about the LGBTQ+ experience in the Chesapeake region.

Tonight from 7 P.M. - 9 P.M we shall be open by candlelight for our Calligraphy workshop. Come have a peek, take up a qu...
01/23/2020

Tonight from 7 P.M. - 9 P.M we shall be open by candlelight for our Calligraphy workshop. Come have a peek, take up a quill or just enjoy the company in our 1765 colonial home.

Unseasonable post ahead: What Martha Washington wore to bath in the springs...We'll be wearing OUR warmest clothes to gr...
01/09/2020
Bathing gown

Unseasonable post ahead: What Martha Washington wore to bath in the springs...
We'll be wearing OUR warmest clothes to greet you this Sunday at noon - 3 P.M. Pop on in. Grab a cup of tea with us.

Blue and white checked linen bathing gown; the gown is constructed in the form of a shift; the main body of the gown is cut from a single piece of linen; sleeves are gathered near the shoulder and set in with a gusset at the bottom of the arm's eye; two linen twill tape ties are sewn at the top edge...

Time to get warm in style!
01/06/2020

Time to get warm in style!

|| #georgianjanuary : City & Town || A lovely depiction of a winter stroll in the city! I will be making my version of this outfit over the coming months - wish me luck! Winter, from the original by John Collet, 1778. Via the British Museum.
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#historygeek #historichair #powderedhair #pomadeandpowder #marieantoinettehair #bighairdontcare #higherthehairtheclosertogod #womeninart #18thcenturyart #winter #cloak

12/31/2019
Photos from Robert Long House's post
12/31/2019

Photos from Robert Long House's post

We often get asked for our seafood and crab cake recommendations... I say, look no further than Duda's Tavern ... and Ba...
12/18/2019
Duda’s Tavern Celebrates 70 Years in Fells Point

We often get asked for our seafood and crab cake recommendations... I say, look no further than Duda's Tavern
... and Baltimore Magazine agrees!

The family-run joint has had four generations of Duda’s at the helm.

Time for gingerbread is upon us... don't forget the treacle! And cream!
12/17/2019

Time for gingerbread is upon us... don't forget the treacle! And cream!

Ginger-bread cake recipe. Glasse, Hannah. The Art of Cookery. 1770. Contributed in BHL from Smithsonian Libraries. https://s.si.edu/36Jsntg.

Wonder who will win? Place your vote with a sip of each on Fell's Point Main Street
12/06/2019

Wonder who will win? Place your vote with a sip of each on Fell's Point Main Street

Don't miss our annual Egg Nog Competition at Olde Tyme Christmas! Who will take the crown this year?
Taste and vote from over 15 batches! - $6+ fees for purchase in advance and $8 onsite at FPMS tent
Fell’s Point neighborhood, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Buy tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/olde-tyme-christmas-festival-tickets-74104278893?aff=ebdssbeac

11/26/2019
Robert Long House's cover photo
11/26/2019

Robert Long House's cover photo

We hope to make one to share during the Holiday Season at Robert Long House one Sunday!
11/22/2019

We hope to make one to share during the Holiday Season at Robert Long House one Sunday!

Don't forget our new winter hours: Sundays, 12 - 3 P.M. See you soon.
11/20/2019

Don't forget our new winter hours: Sundays, 12 - 3 P.M. See you soon.

11/16/2019

We are now open during our Winter hours; Sunday, 12 to 3pm

11/13/2019

Lindsay Long visited the house today. Her father's name is Robert Long and her grandfather's name is John Long!

What Mrs. Long may well have worn. Silk from Spitalfields? -- perhaps until the Revolution ;-)
10/24/2019

What Mrs. Long may well have worn. Silk from Spitalfields? -- perhaps until the Revolution ;-)

Two things make this mantua from the middle 1700s worth comment. The first is that we know the name of the textile designer, Anna Maria Garthwaite, who worked in the Spitalfields district of London, widely known for its superb silk textile production. She was acknowledged as one of the finest designers of her day and many of her watercolor designs have survived, enabling curators and historians to identify her textiles in paintings as well as in surviving garments like this mantua.
Her style of design most often included vivid colors and a predilection for floral motifs. The unexpected combination of yellow, green, blue, purple and brown on the light tan ground gives this material a great vivacity. The mantua survives to us in superb condition.
The other thing that makes this unique is the survival along with the dress of a pair of matching shoes, which are in a nearly pristine shape.

Mantua and shoes, 1750-1760, offered through Cora Ginsburg.

We had a great time with Doors Open Baltimore Open House Day 2019. Thank you to the droves of visitors who came, enjoyed...
10/07/2019

We had a great time with Doors Open Baltimore Open House Day 2019. Thank you to the droves of visitors who came, enjoyed and donated!

Good family entertainment at last!
09/22/2019

Good family entertainment at last!

Come to the Annual Fell’s Point 9-11 ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 6pm at Robert Long House. A Fell’s Point tradi...
09/06/2019
ANNUAL FELL’S POINT 9-11 CEREMONY - MIKE MARAZITI at Robert Long House | Baltimore Sun

Come to the Annual Fell’s Point 9-11 ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 6pm at Robert Long House.

A Fell’s Point tradition since 2003, this year’s Selfless Community Award is given, posthumously, to Mike Maraziti.

Come see your neighbors and remember Mike.

Join the Fell’s Point community for its annual 9-11 ceremony on Wednesday, September 11, 6pm, at Ann Street Wharf. This tradition, dating from 2003, acknowle...

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The experience and history of the Robert Long house was so interesting to learn about and just be in that very house! I learned a lot about some real Baltimore history last Sunday when I went. I would highly suggest this place to anyone interested in history, museums, or just looking for something different! Definitely will be going back again.
Knotty Question! Will try & visit!'
Interesting article from 1992 about how Fell's Point was rescued from the highway!