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By SYLVIA BADGER | September 21, 1997
ELEGANT IS WHAT BEST describes the garden party given by the Hammond-Harwood House Auxiliary to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the lovely Georgian-style house becoming a museum.Nearly 150 people attended the party in Annapolis, which was held under a tent set in the stately boxwood gardens. The music of a Dixieland band greeted guests, who admired the creative floral decorations arranged and donated by Ann Somers.Another highlight was the food, prepared by Susan Haskins, owner of Fishing Creek Caterers, who used several recipes from the Hammond-Harwood House cookbook, "Maryland's Way," now in its 14th edition.
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By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
Burleigh Manor, Ellicott City Not all the current residents of Burleigh Manor in Ellicott City appreciate the rich history and the meticulous restoration of this 1810 Federal-style brick home. That's because the inhabitants include horses, donkeys, pigs, chickens and a blind mule. Lawrence Cheskin, director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, and his wife, Lisa Davis, bought the home, built by Revolutionary War Col. Rezin Hammond, in the summer of 2012 and began to convert the grounds and outbuildings into an animal sanctuary.
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June 7, 2006
The Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour offered visitors a glimpse of 17 gardens in downtown Annapolis on Sunday. According to the organization's Web site, most of the gardens are privately owned and are thus seldom able to be seen by the public. The sites ranged in size from container gardens to a private park. A tour of the Colonial Hammond-Harwood House and garden were included.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2010
Sibyl J. Brown, a homemaker, avid gardener and former longtime Owings Mills resident, died Sunday of heart failure at Brightwood Center in Lutherville. She was 96. Sibyl Jackson, the daughter of a real estate developer and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklandville and Lutherville. She attended Bryn Mawr School until her junior year, when she was sent to the Convent and Academy of the Visitation in Georgetown. She graduated from that school in 1932.
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July 31, 1998
Sally C. Groff, 74, curator of Hammond-Harwood HouseSally C. Groff, retired curator of the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, died of pneumonia Monday at the Brightwood Retirement Community in the Lutherville area, where she had lived for a year. She was 74.The former Owings Mills resident became curator of the Hammond-Harwood House in the late 1960s and retired in the early 1980s.The Hammond-Harwood House was built between 1774 and 1775 and is designated a Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 14, 1996
Winifred M. C. Gordon, a prominent Baltimore artist and sculptor, died Saturday of a stroke at Union Memorial Hospital. She was 88 and lived at Roland Park Place.Mrs. Gordon was known for her pastel and oil portraits, watercolors and sculptures.She was a 1928 graduate of the Maryland Institute's Rinehart School and stayed active in the school's affairs, taking courses there until the late 1950s and traveling abroad with its students."What a spirit," said Douglas Frost, vice president of development at the Maryland Institute and a longtime friend.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,Sun reporter | December 17, 2006
Every element in the elegant mansion speaks of Colonial-era grandeur, with every brick pleasingly in place. But it is the ornate doorway of the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, with its graceful carved roses, that catches a discerning visitor's eye. Thomas Jefferson was an early admirer. He carefully sketched the ornate street facade -- or frontispiece -- that helped inspire the design of his Virginia mountaintop mansion, Monticello. Now the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the premier historic preservation nonprofit organization, is bringing it to a wider audience.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | December 18, 1990
Hot wassail simmers in a pot and a fire crackles in the hearth. Together, they sweetly spice the air in the colonial kitchen.Upstairs, in the drawing room, hear the music of a pianoforte or a viola da gamba. See the wreaths on the doors and an elaborate yuletide setting on the Maryland federal banquet table in the dining room.These are the images of an 18th-century Annapolis Christmas, as re-created each year in the historic Hammond-Harwood House. Well, a "fair amount" of license is taken, admits Barbara Allston Brand, of the Hammond-Harwood House Association.
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By ROSALIE M. FALTER | September 19, 1994
Have you ever wondered how Maryland women prepared food for their families when they had to cook over an open fire?It was not only possible for them to produce a complete meal, but the food they presented was delicious.You are invited to see how this was done Saturday at the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis.Watch Ferndale resident Sue Latini, an expert on hearth-side cooking, prepare tasty recipes in the historic Colonial kitchen. The free cooking demonstration and tasting is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the "Annapolis 300 -- A Capital Celebration," marking the city's 300 years as the state capital.
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By LYN BACKE | September 19, 1994
There are surely hundreds, even thousands, of people who live in Annapolis, yet seldom have occasion to drive downtown.For those who may want to park and do some errands on their semiannual cruise through town, a warning: Last Thursday, parking meters went from $1 for two hours to $1 for one hour. The meters take only quarters, and the fine for an expired meter rose from $10 to $20.Should your visit include plans for dinner, note that the meters must now be fed from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (instead of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
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November 5, 2009
SATURDAY LET'S EAT! CHARLES STREET: Mount Vernon has so many places to eat that sometimes it's hard to make a decision. It's a good thing, then, that this event offers menu items from several Charles Street eateries, including Marie Louise Bistro, Sascha's, Mick O'Shea's, Joss Cafe and The Helmand. The food fest takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on Read Street between Charles and Cathedral streets. The event is free, but prices vary for food. Call 410-332-4144. ANNAPOLIS CANDLELIGHT TOUR: Take a walk back in time as you tour several centuries-old homes in Annapolis between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Visitors will explore such homes as the Maryland Inn, the Governor Calvert House, the James Brice House and the Hammond Harwood House.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to the Sun | October 3, 2007
Though the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis is one of the finest pieces of Georgian architecture in the United States, its last residents could not afford to feed themselves. Sympathetic neighbors left meals on the doorstep of Lucy and Hester Ann Harwood. The reclusive sisters never married, and spinsters did not fare well without a male caretaker before the women's equal rights movement. They died without a will, and the historic home and its famous paintings and antique furniture went to the highest bidders at a 1926 auction.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,Sun reporter | December 17, 2006
Every element in the elegant mansion speaks of Colonial-era grandeur, with every brick pleasingly in place. But it is the ornate doorway of the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, with its graceful carved roses, that catches a discerning visitor's eye. Thomas Jefferson was an early admirer. He carefully sketched the ornate street facade -- or frontispiece -- that helped inspire the design of his Virginia mountaintop mansion, Monticello. Now the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the premier historic preservation nonprofit organization, is bringing it to a wider audience.
NEWS
June 7, 2006
The Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour offered visitors a glimpse of 17 gardens in downtown Annapolis on Sunday. According to the organization's Web site, most of the gardens are privately owned and are thus seldom able to be seen by the public. The sites ranged in size from container gardens to a private park. A tour of the Colonial Hammond-Harwood House and garden were included.
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July 31, 1998
Sally C. Groff, 74, curator of Hammond-Harwood HouseSally C. Groff, retired curator of the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis, died of pneumonia Monday at the Brightwood Retirement Community in the Lutherville area, where she had lived for a year. She was 74.The former Owings Mills resident became curator of the Hammond-Harwood House in the late 1960s and retired in the early 1980s.The Hammond-Harwood House was built between 1774 and 1775 and is designated a Historic Landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
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By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to the Sun | October 3, 2007
Though the Hammond-Harwood House in Annapolis is one of the finest pieces of Georgian architecture in the United States, its last residents could not afford to feed themselves. Sympathetic neighbors left meals on the doorstep of Lucy and Hester Ann Harwood. The reclusive sisters never married, and spinsters did not fare well without a male caretaker before the women's equal rights movement. They died without a will, and the historic home and its famous paintings and antique furniture went to the highest bidders at a 1926 auction.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 2009
SATURDAY LET'S EAT! CHARLES STREET: Mount Vernon has so many places to eat that sometimes it's hard to make a decision. It's a good thing, then, that this event offers menu items from several Charles Street eateries, including Marie Louise Bistro, Sascha's, Mick O'Shea's, Joss Cafe and The Helmand. The food fest takes place from noon to 6 p.m. on Read Street between Charles and Cathedral streets. The event is free, but prices vary for food. Call 410-332-4144. ANNAPOLIS CANDLELIGHT TOUR: Take a walk back in time as you tour several centuries-old homes in Annapolis between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Visitors will explore such homes as the Maryland Inn, the Governor Calvert House, the James Brice House and the Hammond Harwood House.
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