Steppingstone Farm Museum

Steppingstone Farm Museum SFM preserves and interprets the rural heritage of Harford County. Museum open Sat & Sun 1-5pm, April through October. Office open Tues.- Fri., 9am-2pm. Grounds open 9am-sunset year-round.
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"The Steppingstone Museum provides a necessary look into the past. It was founded that we shall remember where we came from that we shall be able to look intelligently into the future. It is dedicated to the men and women of the past century in this community who found that labor was honorable and satisfying to the soul; who found that craftsmanship, excellently performed, is the essence of art." -J. Edmund Bull, Founder

Giving Tuesday is still happening! Please consider donating to the museum or purchasing a 2020 membership, both can be d...
05/05/2020

Giving Tuesday is still happening! Please consider donating to the museum or purchasing a 2020 membership, both can be done on our website!

Steppingstone Museum Association is a registered 501(c)3 private not-for profit organization. The museum is not funded or maintained by the State of Maryland.
#preserveMD #thisplacematters #GivingTuesdayNow

Today is Giving Tuesday. As we all navigate this new temporary normal, know that the museum will be open as soon as possible. In the meantime, please consider donating to the museum via our website or purchasing your 2020 membership today!

Steppingstone Museum Association is a registered 501(c)3 private not-for profit organization. The museum is not funded or maintained by the State of Maryland.
#preserveMD #thisplacematters #GivingTuesdayNow

Today is Giving Tuesday. As we all navigate this new temporary normal, know that the museum will be open as soon as poss...
05/05/2020

Today is Giving Tuesday. As we all navigate this new temporary normal, know that the museum will be open as soon as possible. In the meantime, please consider donating to the museum via our website or purchasing your 2020 membership today!

Steppingstone Museum Association is a registered 501(c)3 private not-for profit organization. The museum is not funded or maintained by the State of Maryland.
#preserveMD #thisplacematters #GivingTuesdayNow

During this unprecedented time for everyone we can look towards the future and still plan events, trips and experiences ...
04/11/2020
Steppingstone MEMBERSHIPS

During this unprecedented time for everyone we can look towards the future and still plan events, trips and experiences with our frienda & families. Please consider purchasing a membership with the Steppingstone Farm Museum. Each membership includes 10% off at our Museum Store, a number of special event passes for adults (kids 12 and under are free!), free members only program and an exclusive invitation to our annual volunteer/members dinner. Memberships can be purchased online at https://www.steppingstonemuseum.org/memberships
for questions please email the Director at [email protected]

Steppingstone is a private, not-for-profit museum which demonstrates the rural arts and crafts of the 1880-1920 period in Harford County.

Steppingstone Farm Museum's cover photo
03/26/2020

Steppingstone Farm Museum's cover photo

03/24/2020

Like all of you, Steppingstone Museum Board of Directors and staff are actively monitoring the corona-virus (covid-19) situation. We want to assure you that we are keeping a steady watch on information from County and State officials. Please know that the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our greatest concern.

This morning Governor Hogan put into effect that all non-essential business has to shut down by 5 p.m. today until further notice. In compliance with this order the Museum’s office, displays and exhibits will be closed until further notice. In keeping with current State Park guidance our grounds will remain open and free to the public. We ask the public to adhere to the current state mandates.

Please know we remain committed to you and all the people we serve. The staff, volunteers and the Board live and work in your local community; we are your neighbors. We will continue to focus on delivering the history of the rural heritage of Harford County to our schools and community groups.

If you have any museum business, please email me a [email protected]

Thanks for your understanding and commitment. Stay safe and healthy.

Dear Friends of Steppingstone,Like all of you, Steppingstone Museum Board of Directors and staff are actively monitoring...
03/20/2020
Steppingstone Farm Museum

Dear Friends of Steppingstone,
Like all of you, Steppingstone Museum Board of Directors and staff are actively monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. We want to assure you that we are keeping a steady watch on information from County and State officials. Please know that the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our greatest concern.

In keeping with the CDC’s guidance to practice social distancing, we are canceling or rescheduling all events for the next few weeks. We will keep monitoring this situation and will keep you informed of any changes. All of our buildings, including the public restrooms are closed. Please visit www.steppingstonemuseum.org for the latest information.

In keeping with current State Park guidance our grounds will remain open and free to the public. We ask the public to adhere to the current state mandates of no gatherings larger than 10 people.

If you have museum business, please call 410-939-2299. The second-floor offices will be off limits to all but staff. Thank you for your understanding.

Please know we remain committed to you and all the people we serve. Our staff, volunteers and the Board live and work in your local community; we are your neighbors. We will continue to focus on delivering the history of the rural heritage of Harford County to our schools and community groups.

Thanks for your understanding and commitment. Stay safe and healthy.

Preserving and interpreting the agricultural and rural heritage of Harford County, Maryland

Steppingstone Farm Museum's cover photo
03/11/2020

Steppingstone Farm Museum's cover photo

Did you and significant other have a rather eventful Valentine’s Day? Are you now looking for the perfect venue? The Ste...
02/19/2020

Did you and significant other have a rather eventful Valentine’s Day? Are you now looking for the perfect venue? The Steppingstone Farm Museum is now booking for 2021 and 2022! And for those of you who do want to wait we do still have a select few dates left for 2020. Contact us for a today or visit our website to learn more. https://www.steppingstonemuseum.org/

Pre-registration is required through the Deer Creek Basketry Guild.  These classes fill up fast!
02/17/2020

Pre-registration is required through the Deer Creek Basketry Guild. These classes fill up fast!

Register Early!

We'd ❤ to know!  Tell us below!
02/14/2020

We'd ❤ to know! Tell us below!

It was a gorgeous day for a walk!
02/03/2020

It was a gorgeous day for a walk!

Steppingstone Farm Museum's cover photo
01/08/2020

Steppingstone Farm Museum's cover photo

Steppingstone Farm Museum seeks an innovative individual with vision, skills, talent, and leadership ability to manage t...
12/27/2019
Careers at Steppingstone Farm Museum

Steppingstone Farm Museum seeks an innovative individual with vision, skills, talent, and leadership ability to manage the private event rental use of the museum's facilities.

The Site Coordinator responsibilities will include handling event inquiries, scheduling, provide tours, and handling private event contracts. The position reports to the Museum's Executive Director. The site coordinator will at all times be respectful of staff, volunteers, the public, the historic structures and the surrounding natural environment and complete work in a way that meets the special needs of the site.

Position Requirements/Essential Functions:

Must be responsible, dependable, punctual, energetic worker, with the ability to work efficiently and independently on both routine tasks and special projects. Requires service orientation; time management skills; attention to detail; and the ability to problem solve and meet deadlines. Must be safety conscious, site conscious, and professional; and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Must be highly organized. Must be able to work with visitor’s staff and volunteers in a positive, courteous, and polite manner. Must have the ability to communicate accurately and clearly both orally and in writing. Pleasant telephone manner; able to think on feet when dealing with callers; customer service oriented, a “can do” approach to work. Some physical demands (such as lifting/carrying up to 50 pounds); extensive walking, stooping, bending, climbing, and lifting, indoor and outdoor work conditions are expected year-round. Current First Aid/CPR/AED certifications preferred, or have the ability to become certified. A valid state driver’s license is required.

Preferred candidate will have a respect for history and the environment along with a strong positive work ethic. Must be tolerant of insects and wildlife as this is a rustic farm setting within a state park. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, Google and familiar with other social media.

Associates Degree and/or relevant experience is preferred.

Specific Duties:
Manage event inquiries in a timely manner. Schedule and provide tours, handle wedding pre-meetings and all private event related questions via phone, email, and in person. Prepare site usage contracts and mail follow-up paperwork. Maintain contact list, to do list, and calendars via Google. Prepare facilities for usage, including the setup of equipment. Make sure facilities are cleaned/cleared per event contract. Work with staff and volunteers to make sure event is covered. Make sure museum facilities are properly secured during and after the event. Promote the use of Steppingstone rental facilities. Report any safety or security concerns promptly to the Executive Director.

Work Schedule:
Must be available during office hours Tue-Fri 9am-2pm with additional hours for scheduling meetings outside of office hours and event coverage in season. Must be available to work weekend and evening hours during rentals and events. Will be expected to be on-call for emergencies or issues with all private and public events.

Salary/Benefits:
Starting salary is $ 26,500 per year, with paid annual leave and paid holidays, no other benefits.

Find your next great career opportunity at Steppingstone Farm Museum

12/23/2019
Our Christmas Teddy Bear Children's Tea was amazing. Thank you to all of volunteers who helped with the event!
12/18/2019

Our Christmas Teddy Bear Children's Tea was amazing. Thank you to all of volunteers who helped with the event!

12/18/2019
Steppingstone Farm Museum

The Harford County Modular Model Railroad group has come to the Steppingstone Farm Museum! For the month of December there will be a magnificent working train display in our Studio Building. Make sure to visit the display!

The open dates are:
-Saturday Dec. 21 & Sunday Dec. 22, 12pm - 5pm
&
-Saturday Dec. 28 & Sunday Dec. 29, 12pm - 5pm

The Harford County Modular Model Railroad group has come to the Steppingstone Farm Museum! For the month of December there will be a magnificent working train display in our Studio Building. Make sure to visit the display before the volunteer dinner, during the Christmas open house event or before the teddy bear tea. More dates are still to come!

Check out this stunning shot from Walt Payne Photography!
12/16/2019

Check out this stunning shot from Walt Payne Photography!

Some of the old farm buildings at the Steppingstone Farm Museum, I just love that place. It was great to be able to walk there and see all the wonderful things they have there from tools to farm equipment and more.
~Walt
https://www.WaltPayne.Photography/shop

12/09/2019

The Harford County Modular Model Railroad group has come to the Steppingstone Farm Museum! For the month of December there will be a magnificent working train display in our Studio Building. Make sure to visit the display before the volunteer dinner, during the Christmas open house event or before the teddy bear tea. More dates are still to come!

11/27/2019
Another beautiful wedding at Steppingstone!📷: Southern Shutter Photography
11/07/2019

Another beautiful wedding at Steppingstone!
📷: Southern Shutter Photography

Happy Birthday to this beautiful bride!! Have an amazing day Becky Donahoo

I wanna dream your dreams,
Wanna make em all come true.
Dance every dance that you want to.
Every breath I breathe will be for you.

— “Change Your Name,” Chase Bryant

Steppingstone Farm Museum
Brandon Donahoo

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Everyone had a great time at our Swingin' In the Barn event in October! Thank you to our amazing band Tongue in Cheek Ja...
11/01/2019

Everyone had a great time at our Swingin' In the Barn event in October! Thank you to our amazing band Tongue in Cheek Jazz Band and talented instructor Christie!

Feel free to tag and share these wonderful pictures!

P.C. M. Johnson Photography

Happy Halloween from Steppingstone! 🧬👻🎃
10/31/2019

Happy Halloween from Steppingstone! 🧬👻🎃

***All Suffragist Tea tickets must be purchased by this Wed., Oct. 23rd.***Get your tickets ASAP for this unique tea & t...
10/21/2019
Suffragist Tea

***All Suffragist Tea tickets must be purchased by this Wed., Oct. 23rd.***
Get your tickets ASAP for this unique tea & talk about the history of the Women's Movement & see the original voting booth used by May Bradfield, Harford County's 1st female voter in 1920.
(click on the photo for tickets)

Join us for a Suffragist Tea where you will gain a brief history on The Woman's Movement from Julie Mancine!

10/17/2019
Harford County Government

Come see us on Harford County's Barn Quilt Trail!

Slow things down and explore the timeless beauty of the Barn Quilt Trail of Harford County. www.barnquiltsofharfordcounty.com

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Congrats to Brandon & Becky!
10/14/2019

Congrats to Brandon & Becky!

"I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles. And the heaven's open every time she smiles. And when I come to her that's where I belong." "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison

Congratulations Brandon and Becky Donahoo! It was such a beautiful wedding at Steppingstone Farm Museum

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10/09/2019
Maryland

Check out this beautifully done video featuring the lower Susquehanna area! We happen to REALLY like the shots of a certain museum featured towards the end, but we're also a little biased. 😍

With sweeping river views, waterfront towns steeped in maritime history, and extraordinary birding, paddling, and fishing spots, this relaxing drive offers plenty of opportunities to stop and explore. Not to mention, the fall season makes the drive even more stunning, showering the entire journey in golds and reds. First, take a virtual ride on the Susquehanna Byway through our video below. Then, take the drive yourself: https://www.visitmaryland.org/scenic-byways/lower-susquehanna

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support Steppingstone this weekend! 🎉Especially to the AMAZING group of volu...
09/30/2019

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support Steppingstone this weekend! 🎉
Especially to the AMAZING group of volunteers! Whether you did 2 hours or 2 days, your help is greatly appreciated! ❤️❤️❤️
If you had a good time, please consider leaving us a review. We'd love to know what your favorite part was! Don't forget to keep an eye on our upcoming programs & events in the link below!
https://www.steppingstonemuseum.org/event-list-view

Steppingstone Farm Museum's cover photo
09/30/2019

Steppingstone Farm Museum's cover photo

Its Fall Harvest & Craft Festival Weekend!We're so excited to have you join us this weekend for our biggest FUNdraiser o...
09/28/2019

Its Fall Harvest & Craft Festival Weekend!
We're so excited to have you join us this weekend for our biggest FUNdraiser of the year! Our volunteers can't wait to share their love of the past with you!
We have several "cash & carry" spots, including the make & take stations. Please be aware that there is NO ATM ON SITE.
Because this is a crazy busy event for us, we will not have much time (if any) to be checking our social media accounts to answer questions. Please check the website first (link below) before reaching out to us.
THANK YOU for supporting Steppingstone!
https://www.steppingstonemuseum.org/fallharvest

Address

461 Quaker Bottom Rd
Havre De Grace, MD
21078-1329

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 14:00
Thursday 09:00 - 14:00
Friday 09:00 - 14:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 939-2299

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Just went on grade 2 field trip the kids had so much fun loved it
Can you tell me about the Rural Heritage event? I don’t see it listed in your events.
Going to the steppingstone with grandkids today if anyone wants to join us there.
I'm so happy to have been married at one of my favorite places ~ Steppingstone is amazing!
Here it is
Sure wish you folks would reconsider your decision to stop the Blues and Wine Festival! We attended for many yrs and been to a few this yr but none stand up to yours! 😞😞
Thanks for a great day! We will definitely be back for another visit!