Art, Botanical Garden, Children's, Park
Francis and Ann Marie Koenig first came to Calvert County in 1955 seeking a retreat from his career as an architecht/builder/developer in Washington, DC. They quickly fell in love with the area and in 1956 built a beach house in Long Beach. Soon they became avid sailors and could often be found heading out of Flag Harbor Marina on their sailboat, "Annmarie.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden
Brookside Gardens is a horticultural display garden whose mission is to foster an appreciation for the art of gardening and science of horticulture through plant collections, horticultural displays, learning opportunities and events. We are a community resource for a diverse population who come to relax, learn, exercise, and enjoy the beauty of the gardens as a respite from the surrounding urban environment.
Botanical Garden, Cemetery, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Catonsville Historical Society Inc., is a non-profit organization that was organized in 1973 after the late Mrs. Robert Townsend had bequeathed her home and, her collection of 18th and early 19th century antiques to the Society. Her decorator workshop, which was next to the house, was later remodeled and enlarged for an office, meeting room, and museum to house Catonsville memorabilia. The enlarged and remodeled area ultimately became the Pullen Museum.
Arboretum, Botanical Garden, Children's, Church, General, History, Historic House, Nature Centers, Park, Science
A wonderful groundbreaking ceremony for the new Visitors’ Orientation and Education Center was held on June 3, 2008 and was a resounding success! The new 10,000 square foot state of the art “green” building is a public-private partnership among the Cylburn Arboretum Association, the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, the Horticultural Society of Maryland and Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Archaeology, Botanical Garden, Cemetery, Culture, History, Historic House, Natural History, Park, Specialized
The W Henry Duvall Tool Museum houses trade tools, household items and farm implements from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The museum is named for W Henry Duvall, who amassed most of the items found in this extensive collection acquired by MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION (M-NCPPC) in 1981.
Botanical Garden, Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
The Gordon-Roberts House was built on lot #60 of the Town of Cumberland as laid out by Thomas Beall of Samuel, who was offered at public sale, February 1812. The highest bidder was Beal Howard who paid $16.62 for the lot, plus $1.00 per year for ground rent. Beal Howard sold this land to Daniel Carroll Brent of Stafford County, Virginia. William Brent was the next owner by inheritance.
Botanical Garden, Culture, History, Historic House
Set in 22 acres of formal gardens. the Manor House at Ladew is filled with equestrian and hunting memorabilia, fine art and English antiques.
Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Library, Park
A fine example of Georgian architecture, popular in Maryland in the late 1700's, Montpelier Mansion sits on approximately 70 acres of beautiful parkland. Architectural and building construction details, as well as historical research, suggest that the house was constructed between 1781 and 1785. Major Thomas Snowden and his wife Anne, original owners of Montpelier Mansion, welcomed many distinguished guests into their home including George Washington and Abigail Adams.
Botanical Garden, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The mission of the Washington County Historical Society is to preserve and promote the history of Washington County, MD, and to inspire others to join in that pursuit.