Rodgers Tavern Museum

Rodgers Tavern Museum The famous & not so famous stayed at this vital link along an important roadway in American History. The museum shares their unique stories.
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06/10/2020

The Town of Perryville is soliciting Requests for Qualifications to conduct a non-invasive archaeological survey of the Rodgers Tavern Museum and adjacent Lower Ferry Park. View the RFP at https://bit.ly/2AQOWS6

Now that the State of Maryland has entered Phase Two in the Roadmap to Recovery Plan, the Rodgers Tavern Museum would li...
06/04/2020
Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?

Now that the State of Maryland has entered Phase Two in the Roadmap to Recovery Plan, the Rodgers Tavern Museum would like to know your thoughts about our reopening to the public.

It'll only take about 3 minutes and your responses will help guide us as we plan to once again open our doors to visitors. Thank you!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J329255

Please take the survey titled "Coronavirus Visiting the Rodgers Tavern Museum Check-in". Your feedback is important!

04/07/2020

Hello Everyone. This is a reminder that the Brown Bag Lecture Series is canceled until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

03/12/2020

The Rodgers Tavern Museum will close to the public in support of the State of Maryland's efforts to inhibit the spread of the Coronavirus. The museum will follow the guidance of health officials when determining when to reopen.

03/07/2020

Help the Rodgers Tavern Museum uncover the past!

Follow the clues in newspapers, oral histories, government records and more that lead to discovering the individual stories of the Tavern's former residents and travelers. It's these stories that help us make personal and lasting connections to our visitors through educational and event programming.

This position reports directly to the Museum Director to carry out research on a variety of eras and topics in the Tavern’s history. Specific research projects can be tailored to meet your interests. Traveling to Baltimore, Annapolis, Elkton, Havre de Grace, and Bel Air may be necessary.

Research subjects may include:
• Architectural history
• Local, Maryland/Delaware/Pennsylvania, and US history
• African American History
• Women's history
• The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Civil War
• Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Volunteers may be provided with the opportunity to share their research through the Museum’s website and social media outlets.

If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

03/03/2020

The Rodgers Tavern Museum will be closed on Thursday, March 5th due to minor repair work at the museum building. The grounds, pier, and parking lot will still be available to the public during regular operating hours.

The museum is expected to be open this Saturday from 12:00pm-4:00pm.

02/27/2020

Come volunteer at the Rodgers Tavern Museum!

Provide the people power needed to make special events a success at our Museum.
Under the direction of the Museum Director, Specialists can help in any number of ways, including:
• plan and manage events
• set up, break down, and clean up
• greet and check in event attendees
• serve refreshments
• pass out handouts and/or informational packets.
If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

02/13/2020

Help the Rodgers Tavern Museum uncover the past!

Follow the clues in newspapers, oral histories, government records and more that lead to discovering the individual stories of the Tavern's former residents and travelers. It's these stories that help us make personal and lasting connections to our visitors through educational and event programming.

This position reports directly to the Museum Director to carry out research on a variety of eras and topics in the Tavern’s history. Specific research projects can be tailored to meet your interests. Traveling to Baltimore, Annapolis, Elkton, Havre de Grace, and Bel Air may be necessary.

Research subjects may include:
• Architectural history
• Local, Maryland/Delaware/Pennsylvania, and US history
• African American History
• Women's history
• The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Civil War
• Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Volunteers may be provided with the opportunity to share their research through the Museum’s website and social media outlets.

If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

02/03/2020

Come volunteer at the Rodgers Tavern Museum!

Provide the people power needed to make special events a success at our Museum.
Under the direction of the Museum Director, Specialists can help in any number of ways, including:
• plan and manage events
• set up, break down, and clean up
• greet and check in event attendees
• serve refreshments
• pass out handouts and/or informational packets.
If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

01/23/2020

If anyone knows of any bands that play a variation of music and might be interested in performing at Tap into the Tavern this September 12th please contact Billy Nelson at [email protected] for more info.

01/18/2020

Help the Rodgers Tavern Museum uncover the past!

Follow the clues in newspapers, oral histories, government records and more that lead to discovering the individual stories of the Tavern's former residents and travelers. It's these stories that help us make personal and lasting connections to our visitors through educational and event programming.

This position reports directly to the Museum Director to carry out research on a variety of eras and topics in the Tavern’s history. Specific research projects can be tailored to meet your interests. Traveling to Baltimore, Annapolis, Elkton, Havre de Grace, and Bel Air may be necessary.

Research subjects may include:
• Architectural history
• Local, Maryland/Delaware/Pennsylvania, and US history
• African American History
• Women's history
• The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Civil War
• Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Volunteers may be provided with the opportunity to share their research through the Museum’s website and social media outlets.

If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

01/09/2020

Come volunteer at the Rodgers Tavern Museum!

Provide the people power needed to make special events a success at our Museum.
Under the direction of the Museum Director, Specialists can help in any number of ways, including:
• plan and manage events
• set up, break down, and clean up
• greet and check in event attendees
• serve refreshments
• pass out handouts and/or informational packets.
If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

01/02/2020

Good Morning. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the museum is closed today. We apologize for any inconvenience and expect to be open our regular hours on Saturday.

Sincerely,
Jennifer Pitts, Director

12/19/2019

Help the Rodgers Tavern Museum uncover the past!

Follow the clues in newspapers, oral histories, government records and more that lead to discovering the individual stories of the Tavern's former residents and travelers. It's these stories that help us make personal and lasting connections to our visitors through educational and event programming.

This position reports directly to the Museum Director to carry out research on a variety of eras and topics in the Tavern’s history. Specific research projects can be tailored to meet your interests. Traveling to Baltimore, Annapolis, Elkton, Havre de Grace, and Bel Air may be necessary.

Research subjects may include:
• Architectural history
• Local, Maryland/Delaware/Pennsylvania, and US history
• African American History
• Women's history
• The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Civil War
• Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Volunteers may be provided with the opportunity to share their research through the Museum’s website and social media outlets.

If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

We're very excited to be one of this year's grant recipients.  Thank you to the Town of Perryville and the Maryland  His...
12/16/2019
MHT Awards $300,000 in Non-Capital Grants

We're very excited to be one of this year's grant recipients. Thank you to the Town of Perryville and the Maryland Historical Trust for your support.

9 Organizations Receive Non-Capital Historic Preservation Grants The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) is pleased to announce the FY 2020 Non-Capital Historic Preservation Grant recipients. MHT recei…

12/12/2019

Come volunteer at the Rodgers Tavern Museum!

Provide the people power needed to make special events a success at our Museum.
Under the direction of the Museum Director, Specialists can help in any number of ways, including:
• plan and manage events
• set up, break down, and clean up
• greet and check in event attendees
• serve refreshments
• pass out handouts and/or informational packets.
If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

This year's lecture series has come to a close.  The Rodgers Tavern Museum would like to thank our speakers Ed Okonowicz...
11/21/2019
Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?

This year's lecture series has come to a close. The Rodgers Tavern Museum would like to thank our speakers Ed Okonowicz, Susan McLellan Plaisted, Joyce White, and Kara Harris for their engaging and entertaining presentations.

The Museum welcomes your thoughts into the 2020 lecture series. What topics would you like to delve into in the coming year? Let us know by completing a very, very short survey (like a minute) either online at the link below or when you visit the Museum.

Thanks again to our speakers and to everyone who attended. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did.

Please take the survey titled "Planning the 2020 Rodgers Tavern Museum Speaker Series". Your feedback is important!

11/16/2019

Help the Rodgers Tavern Museum uncover the past!

Follow the clues in newspapers, oral histories, government records and more that lead to discovering the individual stories of the Tavern's former residents and travelers. It's these stories that help us make personal and lasting connections to our visitors through educational and event programming.

This position reports directly to the Museum Director to carry out research on a variety of eras and topics in the Tavern’s history. Specific research projects can be tailored to meet your interests. Traveling to Baltimore, Annapolis, Elkton, Havre de Grace, and Bel Air may be necessary.

Research subjects may include:
• Architectural history
• Local, Maryland/Delaware/Pennsylvania, and US history
• African American History
• Women's history
• The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Civil War
• Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Volunteers may be provided with the opportunity to share their research through the Museum’s website and social media outlets.

If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

11/12/2019

Come volunteer at the Rodgers Tavern Museum!

Provide the people power needed to make special events a success at our Museum.
Under the direction of the Museum Director, Specialists can help in any number of ways, including:
• plan and manage events
• set up, break down, and clean up
• greet and check in event attendees
• serve refreshments
• pass out handouts and/or informational packets.
If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

10/31/2019

Rodgers Tavern Museum will be closed until 2:00 pm today due to an off-site staff meeting.

10/24/2019

Help the Rodgers Tavern Museum uncover the past!

Follow the clues in newspapers, oral histories, government records and more that lead to discovering the individual stories of the Tavern's former residents and travelers. It's these stories that help us make personal and lasting connections to our visitors through educational and event programming.

This position reports directly to the Museum Director to carry out research on a variety of eras and topics in the Tavern’s history. Specific research projects can be tailored to meet your interests. Traveling to Baltimore, Annapolis, Elkton, Havre de Grace, and Bel Air may be necessary.

Research subjects may include:
• Architectural history
• Local, Maryland/Delaware/Pennsylvania, and US history
• African American History
• Women's history
• The Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, Civil War
• Archaeology and Historic Preservation

Volunteers may be provided with the opportunity to share their research through the Museum’s website and social media outlets.

If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

10/19/2019

Come volunteer at the Rodgers Tavern Museum!

Provide the people power needed to make special events a success at our Museum.
Under the direction of the Museum Director, Specialists can help in any number of ways, including:
• plan and manage events
• set up, break down, and clean up
• greet and check in event attendees
• serve refreshments
• pass out handouts and/or informational packets.
If interested, please contact Jennifer Pitts at [email protected]

We hope you've been enjoying the Speaker Series.  With one left for this year, we've begun planning for 2020 and invite ...
09/29/2019
Can you spare a few moments to take my survey?

We hope you've been enjoying the Speaker Series. With one left for this year, we've begun planning for 2020 and invite you to help choose next year's topic by taking this 1 minute survey.

Please take the survey titled "Planning the 2020 Rodgers Tavern Museum Speaker Series". Your feedback is important!

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259 Broad St.
Perryville, MD
21903

by boat via Lower Ferry Pier, Amtrak

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Rodgers Tavern Museum

Rodgers Tavern was a vital link along one of the most important roadways in America’s early history. The museum preserves and shares the inimitable stories of the famous, and not so famous, travelers and tavern keepers who journeyed through Perryville and into American history between 1740 until 1880.

In 1955, there was concern over the Pennsylvania Railroad’s contemplated demolition of the tavern, which it then owned. In 1956, spurred by various societies to save Rodgers Tavern, the Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities bought the building. Fourteen local civic and patriotic organizations united to form the Friends of Rodgers Tavern to preserve and restore it to its former state.

Restoration work on Rodgers Tavern began in 1962 and after a decade-long delay, resumed in the 1970’s and continued through the 1980’s. Through their diligence, the tavern was entered in the National Register of Historic Places on April 26, 1972.

In 1993, as part of Preservation Maryland’s (formerly the Society for the Preservation of Maryland Antiquities) plan to divest itself of its properties, ownership of Rodgers Tavern was transferred to the Town of Perryville on October 5, 1993. And subsequently, the Friends of Rodgers Tavern dissolved.

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Need to take a different picture , now that Spring is here .
Will you be open on Monday the 22nd. at 10:00?
It was lovely talking to you this morning! We are looking forward to our visit some warmer day 😄
www.countrybed.com has instructions for roping (bed with holes in the sides of the rails) and sacking bottoms for the kind with pegs. They sell the straining wrenches (bed keys also).
What is happening there tomorrow? I heard some folks are going but to what?