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By Allison Eatough | October 3, 2013
At 16 years old, Girl Scout Emily Abdow may be one of the youngest local history experts around. The Centennial High School junior's passion for the past began about seven years ago, when she attended the Victorian Dreams camp - a week-long camp through Howard County's Department of Recreation and Parks that recreated Victorian life in the 1850s. Abdow's interest grew through middle school when she researched the Patapsco Female Institute, a once nationally renowned girl's school in Ellicott City, and then presented her work during Howard County Public Schools' Middle School Achievement Expo.
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By Louise Vest | August 13, 2014
August 1965 SOS for Institute "Patapsco Institute Museum Proposed "The 128-year-old Patapsco Female Institute may be saved for posterity and not be torn down as feared. For the past couple of weeks, the Times has been in contact with historical organizations, individuals and the owners of the Institute in an effort to save this important building. "Orlando Rideout, Director of the Maryland Historical Trust in Annapolis, came to Ellicott City to discuss the preservation of the Institute and to inspect the building first hand.
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By Tim Smith | October 27, 2009
You've got to admire the mix of imagination and chutzpah behind the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, which last year tried out the concept of an outdoor production that includes nearly as much action on the part of the audience as the cast. That first "Movable Shakespeare" venture, "Macbeth," has been followed this season by a "Julius Caesar" that spreads all over the cool ruins of Ellicott City's historic Patapsco Female Institute, where "the deep of night is crept upon [their] talk." On Friday, the seep of rain crept in, too - poured in, even, as the last scenes were played on a grassy knoll.
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By Allison Eatough | October 3, 2013
At 16 years old, Girl Scout Emily Abdow may be one of the youngest local history experts around. The Centennial High School junior's passion for the past began about seven years ago, when she attended the Victorian Dreams camp - a week-long camp through Howard County's Department of Recreation and Parks that recreated Victorian life in the 1850s. Abdow's interest grew through middle school when she researched the Patapsco Female Institute, a once nationally renowned girl's school in Ellicott City, and then presented her work during Howard County Public Schools' Middle School Achievement Expo.
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By Tim Smith and Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2012
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, best known for its summer productions outdoors on the hilltop grounds of the 19th-century Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, has purchased a historic site for its second home — the 1885 Mercantile Trust & Deposit Co. building in downtown Baltimore. That distinctive red building, currently the home of the Club Dubai, was purchased for the nonprofit theater company's use by the Helm Foundation at a price of $1.25 million, the first step in a project with an estimated total cost of about $6 million.
NEWS
By Louise Vest | August 13, 2014
August 1965 SOS for Institute "Patapsco Institute Museum Proposed "The 128-year-old Patapsco Female Institute may be saved for posterity and not be torn down as feared. For the past couple of weeks, the Times has been in contact with historical organizations, individuals and the owners of the Institute in an effort to save this important building. "Orlando Rideout, Director of the Maryland Historical Trust in Annapolis, came to Ellicott City to discuss the preservation of the Institute and to inspect the building first hand.
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October 9, 2005
Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute will hold its fall cleanup at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the institute, 3691 Sarah's Lane in Ellicott City. Volunteers should take work gloves, a shovel, a rake and garden tools if available. They should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. The group will meet at Mount Ida, the visitor center. Information: 410-465-8500. Business group plans arts festival The Ellicott City Business Association will present its fourth annual Ellicott City Fall Arts Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City.
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By Mike Giuliano | June 28, 2012
Although Jane Austen lived nearly 200 years after William Shakespeare, they shared a literary sensitivity to the social rituals that make courtship such a trying experience. That's why it isn't much of a stretch for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to do a theatrical adaptation of Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice" at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City. "Pride and Prejudice" is a comedy of manners that resembles some of Shakespeare's comedies. A strong-minded young woman, Elizabeth Bennet, seems to enjoy fending off any romantic overtures made by the eligible bachelors swirling around her. Equally proud, Fitzwilliam Darcy seems to enjoy being rude to Elizabeth.
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By JEAN LESLIE | November 14, 1994
One recent crisp day, Sally Bright and I spent a morning together on the grounds of Historic Ellicott City's Patapsco Female Institute. Sally, my neighbor from years back, now heads the Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute, which promotes the development of the institute as a historic landmark.Howard County government is stabilizing the ruins, which will allow the institute to be used once again. Amid the construction vehicles and hard hats, Sally shared with me her visions for the institute.
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By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,Special to The Sun | March 18, 2007
Ann Harrison Ryder, information and referral coordinator for Howard County government, and Frances Mason, a retired society page writer, are two modern women with lives connected by a common thread. They both had ancestors who attended the Patapsco Female Institute, built on the highest hill in Ellicott City in 1837 as a school for well-to-do young women. "The female academy was in existence from 1837 to 1891, and, therefore, experienced not only the growth and expansion of the new democracy, but the rise of controversy and sectional disputes, culminating in the Civil War," wrote M. Lee Preston Jr., president of Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute Inc. When the school was founded, American women typically were busy sewing and cooking.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
At the start of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel "Dracula," a London lawyer named Harker visits Transylvania to facilitate a real estate deal for a mysterious count who desires new digs in England. Not anything freshly built, or even modestly rehabbed, mind you. Something old and crumbling will do fine, along the lines of the count's longtime castle, with its "dark window openings" and "frowning walls" that form "a jagged line against the sky. " Harker has found just the thing, he tells the count, an "ancient structure, built of heavy stones," a property that "has not been repaired for a large number of years" and has many trees that "make it in places gloomy.
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By Mike Giuliano | June 28, 2012
Although Jane Austen lived nearly 200 years after William Shakespeare, they shared a literary sensitivity to the social rituals that make courtship such a trying experience. That's why it isn't much of a stretch for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to do a theatrical adaptation of Austen's novel "Pride and Prejudice" at the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City. "Pride and Prejudice" is a comedy of manners that resembles some of Shakespeare's comedies. A strong-minded young woman, Elizabeth Bennet, seems to enjoy fending off any romantic overtures made by the eligible bachelors swirling around her. Equally proud, Fitzwilliam Darcy seems to enjoy being rude to Elizabeth.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith and Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2012
The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, best known for its summer productions outdoors on the hilltop grounds of the 19th-century Patapsco Female Institute in Ellicott City, has purchased a historic site for its second home — the 1885 Mercantile Trust & Deposit Co. building in downtown Baltimore. That distinctive red building, currently the home of the Club Dubai, was purchased for the nonprofit theater company's use by the Helm Foundation at a price of $1.25 million, the first step in a project with an estimated total cost of about $6 million.
FEATURES
By Tim Smith | October 27, 2009
You've got to admire the mix of imagination and chutzpah behind the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, which last year tried out the concept of an outdoor production that includes nearly as much action on the part of the audience as the cast. That first "Movable Shakespeare" venture, "Macbeth," has been followed this season by a "Julius Caesar" that spreads all over the cool ruins of Ellicott City's historic Patapsco Female Institute, where "the deep of night is crept upon [their] talk." On Friday, the seep of rain crept in, too - poured in, even, as the last scenes were played on a grassy knoll.
NEWS
By Mary Ellen Graybill and Mary Ellen Graybill,Special to The Sun | March 18, 2007
Ann Harrison Ryder, information and referral coordinator for Howard County government, and Frances Mason, a retired society page writer, are two modern women with lives connected by a common thread. They both had ancestors who attended the Patapsco Female Institute, built on the highest hill in Ellicott City in 1837 as a school for well-to-do young women. "The female academy was in existence from 1837 to 1891, and, therefore, experienced not only the growth and expansion of the new democracy, but the rise of controversy and sectional disputes, culminating in the Civil War," wrote M. Lee Preston Jr., president of Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute Inc. When the school was founded, American women typically were busy sewing and cooking.
NEWS
October 9, 2005
Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute will hold its fall cleanup at 8:45 a.m. Saturday at the institute, 3691 Sarah's Lane in Ellicott City. Volunteers should take work gloves, a shovel, a rake and garden tools if available. They should dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. The group will meet at Mount Ida, the visitor center. Information: 410-465-8500. Business group plans arts festival The Ellicott City Business Association will present its fourth annual Ellicott City Fall Arts Festival from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in Historic Ellicott City.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | September 26, 2004
Nearly 40 years after it became a county park, the Patapsco Female Institute might be getting a face-lift. The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks unveiled a plan last week for $1 million worth of improvements over three years at the historic park in Ellicott City, which includes the restored shell of a 19th- century girls' school. Supporters say a scarcity of parking spaces and portable toilets, and lack of areas protected from the weather, have hindered the site's ability to hold programs and attract visitors.
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