General, History, Historic House
Hammond-Harwood House is the Jewel of Annapolis, the grandest Colonial house in the town, preserved intact since 1774. It was the last project of the renowned Colonial architect William Buckland. In addition to its magnificent, perfectly preserved architecture inside and out, this National Historic Landmark contains an outstanding collection of John Shaw furniture and Charles Willson Peale paintings.
Church Creek, Maryland
Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Nature Centers, Park, Specialized
Harriet Tubman was a deeply spiritual woman who lived her ideals and dedicated her life to freedom. She is the Underground Railroad’s best known conductor and before the Civil War repeatedly risked her life to guide nearly 70 enslaved people north to new lives of freedom. This new national historical park preserves the same landscapes that Tubman used to carry herself and others away from slavery.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
Founded in 1939 to save the historic Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House, the Society now owns three properties on Westminster's Main Street: the Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House (1807), the Kimmey House (c.1800) and Cockey's (c.1820). The Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House have been restored to its original appearance and exhibits artifacts from the time period of the first owners (1807-1842). The Kimmey House houses the Research Library, Shriver-Weybright Gallery and administrative offices.
Cemetery, Church, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Park
The Historical Society of Frederick County is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of the history of Frederick County. The Society collects and preserves artifacts and documents for study and education, and welcomes the participation of people of all ages in sharing informative and engaging experiences that will encourage them to discover and appreciate their heritage.
Culture, History, Historic House, University
Located on the campus of the Johns Hopkins University, Homewood is one of the nation's best surviving examples of Federal period architecture, a National Historic Landmark, and the source for the campus's architectural vocabulary and name. Restored and opened to the museum in 1987, Homewood provides a year-round calendar of tours, exhibitions, concerts, and educational programs.
Ellicott City, Maryland
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Society was founded 50 years ago to collect and preserve artifacts and documents that help to educate the public about the history of Howard County. Originally part of Anne Arundel County the Howard District was made a seperate county in 1851. In the 17th and 18th centuries the county was primarily am agricultural community based on tobacco cultivation.