Historic Elk Landing Foundation, Inc.

Historic Elk Landing Foundation, Inc. Historic Elk Landing is located at the foot of Landing Lane, just south of Route 40 in Elkton, Maryland. It is owned and operated by the Historic Elk Landing Foundation led by a board of directors which oversees 44 acres of land, leased from the Town of Elkton for 99 years.

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#thisdayinhistory #w3r
10/19/2021
Americans defeat the British at Yorktown

#thisdayinhistory #w3r

Hopelessly trapped at Yorktown, Virginia, British General Lord Cornwallis surrenders 8,000 British soldiers and seamen to a larger Franco-American force,

Another fantastic water tour in the books.  Glad everyone had a good time.
09/04/2021

Another fantastic water tour in the books. Glad everyone had a good time.

Last night’s storm brought high tides, literally, to the doorsteps of our might little Stone House.
09/02/2021

Last night’s storm brought high tides, literally, to the doorsteps of our might little Stone House.

Last night’s storm brought high tides, literally, to the doorsteps of our might little Stone House.

12 Lies About American History Even History Buffs Are Guilty Of Believing
08/14/2021
12 Lies About American History Even History Buffs Are Guilty Of Believing

12 Lies About American History Even History Buffs Are Guilty Of Believing

A fair bit of American history is wholly inaccurate, yet these myths persist in US history classes, popular anecdotes, and even textbooks. This is how several American history lies have become facts to many people. Many popular American misconceptions are easy to disprove, but difficult to...

07/19/2021

Port Deposit in the 1860s, as reported by the Whig:
Port Deposit is a small place with no particularly inviting aspect, but yet has not less than 74 places of business, calssed as follows:
18 dry goods and grocery stores,
7 devoted to making and selling shoes,
3 to drugs,
14 to the sale of liquors,
2 tailor shops,
4 millinery stores,
2 stove and tinware shops,
2 wheelwwright shops,
3 warehouses,
3 blacksmith's shops,
6 lumber yards,
1 grsit mill,
a saw mill,
1 sash factory,
1 watchmaker's shop,
1 quarry,
1 tannery, bwsides there are
3 practicing physicians,
2 or 3 painters,
several carpenters,
a number of dressmakers,
1 parson and
no lawyer.

-Kat

#happyindependenceday
07/04/2021

#happyindependenceday

#happyindependenceday

Photos from Weird History Facts & Vintage Photography's post
06/27/2021

Photos from Weird History Facts & Vintage Photography's post

…. Another week of Cub Scout Camp is a wrap!!
06/25/2021

…. Another week of Cub Scout Camp is a wrap!!

Pack 336 has been busy having fun. Today was the wrap up of a week of Cecil Cub Scout Day camp.

Elk Landing was honored today to play host to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Head of Elk chapter’s 90th anniv...
06/13/2021

Elk Landing was honored today to play host to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Head of Elk chapter’s 90th anniversary celebration. The group even did a “women of the DAR through the ages fashion show”

Elk Landing was honored today to play host to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Head of Elk chapter’s 90th anniversary celebration. The group even did a “women of the DAR through the ages fashion show”

Cool happening from around the state.
06/02/2021

Cool happening from around the state.

06/01/2021

#onthisday June 1, 1814 - Both a squadron of the British navy and severe weather challenged the famed U.S. Chesapeake Flotilla off Cedar Point (near the confluence of the Patuxent River and the Chesapeake Bay).

The modest fleet of armed barges was assembled to harass British ships. With an inadequate professional navy in the #Warof1812, the flotilla was the best hope for disrupting British operations on the Bay. After advancing on the superior British squadron, the flotilla escaped into the Patuxent River and became trapped by enemy ships.

The 500 flotillamen were a hardy—perhaps foolhardy—lot. They rowed into battle fully exposed to enemy fire and the elements. Cramped side-by-side, they rowed feverishly, muscles aching from maneuvering 50- and 75-foot barges, and jolted from guns fired onboard. Drenching rains and churning waters assaulted them off Cedar Point.

Amazingly there were no casualties in the skirmish.

“…with a fresh wind, Squally & Rain…we doubled round Cedar point…my Barges rowed down upon [the schooners] and gave them a number of shot at long distance. We then gave up the chase.” – Com. Joshua Barney to Secretary of Navy William Jones, June 3, 1814

[image: The US Chesapeake Flotilla being chased by a vastly superior British squadron near the mouth of the Patuxent River at Cedar Point. © Richard Schlect]

05/28/2021

More from Lazarus Long.

Even our gate’s shadow looks fantastic
05/21/2021

Even our gate’s shadow looks fantastic

Even our gate’s shadow looks fantastic

Burying Rocks
05/21/2021
Burying Rocks

Burying Rocks

This weekend, I set out to turn over a new plot for a family garden. We enjoy planting vegetables, watermelons and even pumpkins for the fall. This plot is not

This day in history, the American Revolutionary War kicks off with battles of Lexington and concord
04/19/2021
Battles of Lexington and Concord

This day in history, the American Revolutionary War kicks off with battles of Lexington and concord

The Battles of Lexington and Concord, fought on April 19, 1775, kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-83). Tensions had been building for many years

Spring is in bloom! Fantastic shot of our Stone House (as captured by Town of Elkton Administrator Lewis George)
04/07/2021

Spring is in bloom! Fantastic shot of our Stone House (as captured by Town of Elkton Administrator Lewis George)

Spring is in bloom! Fantastic shot of our Stone House (as captured by Town of Elkton Administrator Lewis George)

04/01/2021

#DidYouKnow that the Captain Peter Parker, commander of the British troops during the Battle of Caulks Field, is the namesake for Spider-Man's alter ego?

The 29-year old captain began his distinguished naval career at an early age. In the British fleet by age thirteen, Parker rose quickly in the service. By age twenty, he commanded a brig and was part of the actions that eventually led to the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar.

During fifteen years of active, dangerous, and exhausting service, the young captain faced death many times. Unfortunately, it would catch up to him during the #Warof1812 at the Battle of Caulks Field (August 30, 1814) where he died bleeding in the arms of his men.

Spider-Man creator Stan Lee named his high school character after the captain, as a tribute to Parker's bold and adventurous young life.

[image 1: a painting of a young man in naval uniform, looking left; Captain Peter Parker, 1785-1814, John Hoppner, circa 1808-10 © National Maritime Museum Collections; image 2: a color illustration of Spider Man leaping through shards of glass; from: www.wallpaperuse.com]

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#WeWishThisWasTrueButItIsnt
😁

NATIONAL ONE CENT DAY – April 1
04/01/2021
NATIONAL ONE CENT DAY – April 1

NATIONAL ONE CENT DAY – April 1

NATIONAL ONE CENT DAY What does Benjamin Franklin, the phrase "mind your business," April 1st, and National Once Cent Day all have in common? The answer is the penny, which we recognize on National One Cent Day. The United States first issued a one-cent coin produced by a private mint in 1787. Benja...

03/29/2021

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we want to highlight the story of Matilda O'Neill, the 15-year-old daughter of John O'Neill.

On the morning of May 3, 1813, militiaman John O’Neill found himself in a heap of trouble. After his spirited but nearly solitary defense of Havre de Grace, O’Neill was taken by the British as a prisoner of war, clapped in irons aboard H.M. frigate MAIDSTONE. His prospects looked bleak, but a plea, remembered in local lore, won his freedom.

It appears that Matilda gained access to a town flag-of-truce delegation that rowed out to the British ship seeking a parole for their new-found hero. Whatever actually transpired, John O’Neill was paroled after only three days of captivity.

The story goes that Matilda so impressed Admiral Cockburn that he not only released her father but also gave her a gold-mounted, tortoise shell box. That box, with its story of family loyalty and love, is now one of the War of 1812 treasures preserved at the Maryland Center for History and Culture.

[text from "In Full Glory Reflected" and used with permission from the authors; image: A historic marker at Matilda O'Neill's former house; from HMDB.org, photo by R.C.]
#Warof1812
#StarSpangledBannerTrail

The Backstory Behind the War of 1812 Bladensburg Bronze Memorial
03/25/2021
The Backstory Behind the War of 1812 Bladensburg Bronze Memorial

The Backstory Behind the War of 1812 Bladensburg Bronze Memorial

Charles Ball, who was once enslaved, is depicted heroically on the War of 1812 Bladensburg memorial made of bronze located near the Peace Cross in Bladensburg at the intersection of Baltimore Avenue and Bladensburg Road.

03/25/2021

This day in 1634, after setting sail on Nov. 22 of 1633, English settlers, led by Leonard Calvert, arrived on the on Ark and Dove from Cowes, England, in Maryland. Calvert had been appointed Maryland's first Governor by his brother, Cecil Calvert, 2nd Lord Baltimore, following grant of Maryland Charter by Charles I, King of Great Britain and Ireland. Settlers landed at St. Clement's Island. And after celebrating with a Feast of Annunciation they purchased land from Yaocomaco tribe, and built "Fort at St. Mary's City."
Forever since, this day has been know as #MarylandDay

03/22/2021

In honor of #WomensHistoryMonth, we want to highlight the story of Kitty Knight.

During the #Warof1812, the British raided small towns up and down the Chesapeake Bay, including Georgetown, MD (located on the Eastern Shore on the Sassafras River). The British had set most of the town aflame when Catharine "Kitty" Knight reportedly persuaded British Rear Admiral George Cockburn to save one house--occupied by an ailing, elderly woman--from destruction.

Her pleas also saved the neighboring home, where she rented, and the remainder of the town as well. The two adjacent houses saved by Kitty Knight have since been combined into one and now make up a restaurant that bears her name.

In 1836, Kitty Knight bought the home she had been renting and lived there until her death in 1855. Her obituary is the first written documentation of her heroism during the raid of Georgetown. She is buried at the Old Bohemia churchyard of St. Francis Xavier Shrine in Cecil County.

[image: Kitty Knight persuades Cockburn to spare homes in Georgetown. (c) GERRY EMBELTON]

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590 Landing Ln
Elkton, MD
21922

Telephone

(410) 620-6400

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First also offerSaturday of the Month Open Houses featuring the opening of the grounds for rest, relaxation, and leisure. We a Ghost Hunt in October and Christmas festivities in December.
The Hollingsworth House is also available for private events for a fee. We offer tours for school children and other organizations by appointment. Contact us through Facebook or leave a message on our voice mail at 410-620-6400.

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Question - are there any events at Historic Elk Landing where there are early American craft vendors?
Hello! I was there today birding and talked with one of the members. We had a nice talk and he was hoping to see some of the pictures taken there. Here is one of my best reports containing the photos. It's very nice there! Thank you!