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October 28, 2011
There's a treasure sitting in our neighborhood, constructed between 1781 and 1785. It's the Montpelier Mansion. The house is breathtaking; the land surrounding is pristine and well maintained by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, and Prince George's County. Seeing this historic property first-hand is indeed a rewarding experience for all. One of the main focuses of the history of Montpelier is to educate guests of all ages.
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October 3, 2014
Flea market The Howard County NAACP Youth Council will host a fall flea market, craft and bake sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Ridgely's Run Community Center, 8400 Mission Road in Jessup. Information: 443-280-1935. Bluegrass music Savage Bluegrass plays at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at Sam and Elsie's Bar and Restaurant, 9994 Washington Blvd. in Laurel. No cover charge. Information: 301-317-7796. Fall bazaar St. Nicholas Church hosts a fall bazaar featuring crafts, homemade baked goods, children's activities, a boutique, door prizes, a 50/50 raffle and more Oct. 24-25 at 8603 Contee Road in Laurel.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 26, 1998
HELEN BAILEY -- known to her friends as Babs -- is a friend of Laurel's Montpelier Mansion.She is one of a corps of volunteers -- the Friends of Montpelier -- who conduct guided tours and raise funds for the restoration and maintenance of the 18th-century house on Montpelier Drive.They help preserve our history.Bailey has served the group in a number of positions, including president.The group has been busy at the mansion. A Nov. 18 meeting featured a lecture on indentured servants in early America.
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November 3, 2011
16th annual Needleart exhibit opens Friday Needleart 2011 fills the rooms of Montpelier Mansion, 9652 Muirkirk Road, with an array of stitched art, from needlepoint to ribbon work. Sponsored by Stitching Pretty of Laurel, the exhibit opens Friday, Nov. 4 from 3 to 7 p.m. and continues Nov. 5 through 27, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving). This year's theme is "Life on the Chesapeake. " Judges choose winners in several categories and exhibit visitors are invited to vote for the People's Choice award.
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March 24, 2012
Visit with the Chesapeake Woodturners at Hands-On History Day: Be a Woodturner's Apprentice, Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road. See how chairs are made by hand on a foot-powered treadle lathe. Visitors can sand the spindles and weave the seats. At the end, visitors can sign their own "apprentice contract" with a quill pen. On Sunday, watch pens being turned on an electric lathe, then assemble the pens to take home and watch as wooden tops are made and take one home.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 30, 1998
THE WEATHER was perfect, the troops in the two encampments brave and the apothecary's instruments gruesome.Colonial Day at Montpelier Mansion on Sunday was terrific.Built in 1783, Montpelier Mansion was the perfect setting for this re-creation of Revolutionary-era life.The British and the Loyalists looked stunning in their scarlet uniforms trimmed with silver piping.Complimented on his uniform, an officer replied, "These are no good in battle, but they do get us the ladies."At the time, the gentleman in question was surrounded by three adoring children and a young woman -- all in Colonial dress.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 11, 1998
THE MUSIC never stops at Montpelier Mansion.Today and tomorrow, docents from the Friends of Montpelier will conduct candlelight tours of the Colonial-era house.Outfitted in holiday finery by area garden clubs, the mansion glows as it must have 200 years ago, when the period between Christmas and New Year's Day was the highlight of the social season.Come enjoy a tour, music by area performers -- a handbell choir from the Parkdale School played there Wednesday -- and light refreshments.For those romantically inclined, this is a good opportunity to evaluate the Georgian-style house as a possible site for a wedding -- it often is available for rent.
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July 30, 2006
The Free State Happy Wanderers Walking Club will sponsor a 9/11 memorial walk Sept. 11 at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road, in Laurel. The 5K and 10K trails include a walk along residential sidewalks, and are suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. A commemorative button will be given to the first 200 walkers. Registration is to be held between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Walks should be finished by 7 p.m. Information or to request a brochure: 301-717-3604, or e-mail, kindfellow@comcast.net.
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By Lourdes Sullivan and Lourdes Sullivan,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 28, 2001
MONTPELIER Mansion is a small historic delight in our area. This Colonial-era plantation survived remarkably well through 200 years of additions and renovations. Set on a park, the mansion offers tours of the restored rooms, as well as special events in the later (architecturally consistent) additions. But one thing the mansion lacked was a restored kitchen. After years of debate, the mavens at the mansion hit upon a brilliant idea. Rather than try to re-create a working Colonial-era kitchen, with the attendant fire and safety hazards (just think of cooking over a fire in a long dress)
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April 11, 2010
The spring history lecture series takes place at 7:30 p.m. every third Wednesday in April and May at Montpelier Mansion, 9650 Muirkirk Road in Laurel. Admission is free. Information: 301-377-7817.
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