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For those interested in the articles (the story of Joseph Lopez):

Anne Arundel County History Notes Vol. XL. No. 4 Summer 2009
Capture, Escape and Recapture

Anne Arundel County History Notes Vol. XLI. No. 1 Fall 2009
Conclusion Capture, Escape and Recapture

Please contact:

Kuethe Library
5 Crain Highway SE
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
410-760-9679

 Pamphlet War of 1812 Historic Sites in Anne Arundel County

 

2019 Calendar of Events (in progress)

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01/01/2016

 

For those interested in the articles (the story of Joseph Lopez):

Anne Arundel County History Notes Vol. XL. No. 4 Summer 2009
Capture, Escape and Recapture

Anne Arundel County History Notes Vol. XLI. No. 1 Fall 2009
Conclusion Capture, Escape and Recapture

Please contact:

Kuethe Library
5 Crain Highway SE
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
410-760-9679

 Pamphlet War of 1812 Historic Sites in Anne Arundel County

04/07/2019

Opening Day

 

2019 Event

Opening Day

Activity

First Early Spring chance to admire what is blooming on
the Farm among Quince, Plum trees and More.

Date

April 7, 2019

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Come see what the gardens have to offer.

Admission

Free

Activity

Check out our wildlife

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04/07/2019

The Kitchen Garden in Winter

 

Door Step Garden

 

The Lavender field in Winter

 

The Chestnut Tree

 

The Magnolia Tree

 

The Chickasaw Plums

Green Chickasaw Plums starting to turn red. Chickasaw plum grows 12 to 20 feet tall and 15 to 20 feet wide in an irregular shape. It is "twiggy" in nature, and has a scaly, almost black bark. Its branches are reddish with a thorn-like, small side branches. In February, March, April and May, small white flowers blossom, 8–9 mm wide, along with red plums, up to 25 mm long. The flowers have five white petals with reddish or orange anthers. The plums are cherry-like and tend to be quite tart until they fully ripen. They ripen in late summer. It requires low to medium amounts of water to grow, and dry, sandy or loose soil. It grows best in areas with regular sunlight or areas of partial shade. It was originally cultivated by Native Americans before the arrival of European

 

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04/14/2019

Opening Day

 

2019 Event

Early Spring

Activity

Second Early Spring chance to admire what is blooming on the Farm
now probably including Lilacs and more.

Date

April 14, 2019

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Come see what the gardens have to offer.

Admission

Free

Activity

Check out our wildlife

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04/28/2019

 

Info about Master Gardeners Beekeeping Program

New Bee colonies

This info was posted on Facebook.



Beekeeping discussions and demos

The Beekeeping demonstrations are put on by the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners.

April 28

11:30 am to 2:00 pm

July 14 

1:30 to 3:30 pm

May 19

1:30 to 3:30 pm

August 18

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

June 23

1:30 to 3:30 pm

September 8

1:30 to 3:30 pm

Pictures of Bee Demonstrations

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04/28/2019

10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Farm Animals Typical of a Working Farm; Folk Music; Crafts; - Honeybees—Up Close 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Light lunch available.

2018 Spring Farm Festival

2019 Event

Spring Farm Festival ($)

Activity

Farm Animals Typical of a Working Farm; Folk Music; crafts.

Date

April 28, 2019

Activity

Folk Music and Crafts

Time

10 am to 4 pm

Activity

Beekeeping Demonstrations at 1:30 am and 3:30 pm. 

Admission

$5 per person - $10 per family - FOHR Members FREE

Activity

$ Light lunch available.

 

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05/05/2019

 

Spring Harrowing & Plowing - Herb Sale

2019 Event

Spring Plowing and Harrowing with Horse and Mule Teams. Spring Herb Sale.

Activity

Try your hand at plowing (size and age limit)

Date

May 5, 2019

Activity

Watch as the horses and mules are worked to plow the ground

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Spring Herb Sale

Admission

FREE

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Check out our wildlife

Check out what is flowering now

 

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05/12/2019

2018 Mother's Day Tea

“Mother’s Day Tea and Gingerbread” outdoors (weather permitting): Spring scents in the country air, at Historic Hancock’s Resolution, 2795 Bayside Beach Road, Pasadena, MD.  The setting is beautiful near the heirloom gardens and farmhouse;  From 1:00 – 4:00 or until the Tea and Gingerbread are gone.  Also Interpreting Historic Womens' Clothing with Dawn Schneider.

2019 Event

Mother’s Day Tea and Gingerbread

Activity

Sit and enjoy tea, gingerbread, and lavender cookies by the garden Lavender Cookie Recipe

Date

May 12, 2019

Activity

Listen to music played on an harmonium

Time

Park opens at 1 pm - tea and gingerbread will be available until 4 pm or when it is gone

Activity

Interpreting Historic Womens' Clothing with Dawn Schneider. 

For hundreds of years, over 80% of the American population lived in semi-isolation on small family farms scattered throughout the countryside. Award-winning Hancock’s Resolution is one of the very few of those farms still remaining. Due to its authenticity and simplicity it is considered a “National Treasure”. It is a small house with a huge story to tell because of its five historic themes.

This is the place you want to visit.

Admission

FREE

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Check out what's blooming in the gardens

Check out our wildlife

Mother's Day Tea 

Dawn Schneider

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05/19/2019

2018 Children's Day

Come join us for a fun day of children's activities that they did on the farm back then.

2019 Event

Children’s Programs

Activity

  • early American games

Date

May 19, 2019

Activity

  • fence mending
  • water hauling 
  • laundry
  • simple spinning
  • corn shelling & grinding

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

  • carving
  • butter churning
  • corn husk doll making
  • braided belt making

Admission

FREE

Activity

Beekeeping Demonstrations - 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Children's Day Activities 

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05/26/2019

2018 Memorial Day

 

Grave Yard Remembrances; Musket Firing Demonstrations

2019 Event

Memorial Day - Musket Firing Demonstrations; Memories from the family Grave Yard

Activity

Musket Firing Demonstrations

Date

May 26, 2019

Activity

Learn about the family exploring the graveyard

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Admission

FREE

Activity

Check out our wildlife

Check out what is flowering now

 

Musket Firing and Graveyard Remembrances 

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06/02/2019

2018 Surveying Then and Now

2019 Event

Surveying Then and Now

Activity

Speaker: Bill Bower, Chairman, Chesapeake Chapter, MD Society of Surveyors

Date

June  2, 2019

September  22, 2019

 

Activity

Check out what's blooming in the gardens

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Admission

FREE

Activity

Check out our wildlife

Stephen Hancock survey

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06/09/2019

Flag Day - June 14

Historic Maryland and U.S. Flags Display 

Flag Day

2019 Event

Flag Day - Historic Maryland and U.S. Flags Displayed.

Activity

Learn about historic flags of the US and Maryland

Date

June 9, 2019

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Check out what is flowering now

Admission

FREE

Activity

Check out our wildlife

 

Betsy Ross Flag

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06/16/2019

2018 Capt John Smith

 

2019 Event

Remembering Captain John Smith visiting the Magothy River, Bodkin Creek and the Patapsco River in 1608

Activity

Learn all about Capt. John Smith’s two perilous voyages up to the head of the Bay from Jamestown to try to find the fabled “Northwest Passage”.  

Date

June 16, 2019

Activity

Check out what is flowering now

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Admission

FREE

Activity

Check out our wildlife

 

Check out the Captain John Smith Trail

Captain John Smith

Captain John Smith Collage

Captain John Smith's Voyage 

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06/23/2019

Come sample lavender flavored tea and cookies.  Test your knowledge of lavender with a trivia challenge.  Come make and take a lavender sachet, photograph the lavender field, walk through the kitchen gardens, view historic market receipts, and tour the 1785 Farmhouse. 

2018 Lavender Appreciation Day

2019 Event

Lavender Appreciation Day

Activity

 Come sample lavender flavored tea and cookies. Test your knowledge of lavender with a trivia challenge.

Lavender Cookie Recipe

Honey Lavender Panna Cota Recipe

Date

June 23, 2019

Activity

 Come make and take a lavender sachet.

Time

1 - 4 pm 

Activity

Honeybees—Up Close - 1:30 to 3:30 pm

Admission

FREE

Activity

 Come photograph the lavender field, walk through the kitchen gardens, view historic market receipts, and tour the 1785 Farmhouse.

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06/28/2019

2019 Event

Friday ($)FOHR Annual Meeting

Activity

To be held at Kurtz’s Beach on the Evening of  Friday June 28, 2019 Rain or Shine 

Date

Friday June 28, 2019

Activity

 

Time

TBA

Activity

Speaker: Historian, Author-Lecturer Scott Sheads, Ret2016 after 40
years service with NPS at Ft. McHenry

Admission

TBA

Activity

22nd Anniversary Annual Meeting and Celebration

Admission can be paid by PAYPAL ($5 charge to use PayPal)

2017 Annual Meeting Minutes 

2018 Annual Meeting

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06/30/2019

Patriotic Program for all ages; Musket firing; historic flags; music; Interactive program exploring our National Symbols;

2019 Event

American Pride - Patriotic Program for all ages

Activity

Learn how to carry and fold the US flag

Date

June 30, 2019

Activity

Musket firing

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

historic flags; music; Interactive program exploring our National Symbols

Admission

FREE

Activity

Photo opportunities

 

American Pride Event 

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07/07/2019

Come to the Farm often this season and watch our new Visitors Center / Barn being built.

 

The VisitorsCenter / Barn Site is behind the Store and Corn House. Not far from the parking lot.

Check out our wildlife

 

One of the important things to remember about a farm is that there is always something to repair. This year as we reopen you may notice the new driveway. The roof has been repaired. There is a reforestation area started. The lavender that survived has been replanted and new plants have been added.

July 7; July 14;  July 28; August 4; August 11; August 25; September 1:     Park open for touring - no special program.

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08/18/2019

2018 War of 1812 Blast

2019 Event

War of 1812 Remembrance 

Since all activities take place out-of-doors, the event will be cancelled in case of a heavy rain. Call 410-255-4048 for the latest information.

Activity

The following activities are being led by The Ship's Company (www.shipscompany.org).  

Date

August 18, 2019

Activity

  • 10:00 - Site Opens: Colors
  • 10:30 - Artillery Demonstration
  • 11:00 - Infantry Demonstration
  • 11:15 - Training Recruits
  • 12:00 - Nooning* 
  •  1:00 - "Chanteymen" - a renowned group of singers of old time sea chanteys featured in the Washington Post 
  •  1:30 - Artillery Demonstration 
  •  2:00 -  Infantry Drill
  •  2:15 - Training Recruits
  •  2:30 -  Cutlass Drill 
  •  3:00 - "Chanteymen" 
  •  4:00 -  Site Closes  

(Note: The above timing is approximate.)

Time

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activity

Basic Spinning - Ms. Lisa Geyer, Instructor

Lessons using Drop Spindles to produce thread and yarn for clothes, historic sails and uniforms. 

  • For all interested persons
  • Last 30-45 minutes at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
  • Handouts available providing links on how to continue on your own.  

Admission

$10 per family - $5 per person - FOHR members FREE 

*No lunch will be available at Hancocks.

Activity

N.B. - Visitors are advised to wear sturdy shoes and long pants as the action takes place in old farm fields. For those needing to sit, bringing a folding chair or blanket is desirable also.

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09/01/2019

Opening Day

2019 Labor Day

2019 Event

Labor Day

Activity

Open for tours of the house and grounds

Date

September 1, 2019

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Come see what the gardens have to offer.

Admission

Free

Activity

Check out our wildlife

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09/08/2019

Forgotten Farm tasks – Fence mending; crosscut sawing; spinning; basket making; musket firing;

2018 Forgotten Tasks

2019 Event

Forgotten Farm tasks

Activity

Crosscut sawing

Date

September 8, 2019

Activity

Harvesting sorghum

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Musket firing

Admission

FREE

Activity

Honeybees—Up Close 1:30pm to 3:30pm

 

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09/15/2019

Family and Friends Day 

September 15, 2019 ***1 – 4 pm at Hancock’s Resolution

Displays include Preserving Hancock’s Resolution – starting 50 plus years ago. 
 Items discovered in the Hancock House in the 1960s.
The Hancock Calvert Cook Trust will display artifacts and provide information about family and friends. 
The Calverts of Anne Arundel County by Edwin Calvert will be for sale.
Edwin Calvert will be available to sign his book between 2 pm and 3 pm

Bring your favorite lawn chair and join in the fun.

Light picnic fair will be provided.

If you have any questions or would like to contribute food, contact Betty Ann Blanchard

Home: 410-544-1475  BABMarty@aol.com

This picture is of a concession stand at Fair View Amusement Park in 1908.

2019 Event

Hancock Extended Family and Friends Day

Activity

Displays of family artifacts by the Hancock Cook Calvert Trust 

Check out the Book Release

Check out the Hancock Cook Calvert Trust Website 

Edwin Calvert will be available to autograph copies of the book between 2 pm and 3 pm

Date

September 15, 2019

Activity

Displays include Preserving Hancock’s Resolution – starting 50 plus years ago.

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

 Items discovered in the Hancock House in the 1960s.

Admission

FREE

Activity

Light lunch

2019 Family Day Invitation

09/29/2019

2018 Trees in the forest

2019 Event

Introducing the Trees in the Forest

Activity 

“Introducing the Trees in the Forest”, a walkabout with Park Rangers Chris Winton and Matt Grey

Date

September 29, 2019

Activity

Check out what's blooming in the gardens

Time

Walkabout starts at about 2 pm

Park open 1 pm to 4 pm

Activity 

Check out the current projects at the Farm 

Admission

FREE

Activity 

Check out our wildlife

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10/06/2019

 

2018 Tom Sawyer Day

2019 Event

Tom Sawyer Day

Activity

White washing the frame buildings - dry weather required

Date

October 6, 2019

 

Activity

Whitewash washes off with soap and water

Time

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activity

Whitewashing is a great way to get a good workout

Admission

FREE

Check out current projects at the farm

Check out what's blooming in the gardens

Check out our wildlife

AA Parks and Recs

10/13/2019

2018 Fall Festival

2019 Event

Fall Harvest Festival & Craft Day

Activity

$ Farm dinner based on historic receipts - served between 11:30 am to 2:00 pm

$12 per adult - children 10 and under $5 

PAYMENT BY CASH OR CHECK ONLY

Date

October 13, 2019

Activity

Make a scarecrow - Bob for apples

Time

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activity

Learn about Crafts

Admission

$10 per family - OTHERWISE

$5 per person

FOHR members FREE

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm 

Come see what the gardens have to offer

Check out our wildlife

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10/20/2019

 

Check the shingle roofs for loose or missing / broken shingles

 

Replace broken fence post and fence boards.

 

2019 Event

Prep the Farm for Winter

Activity

Beginning to prepare the Farm for Winter.

Date

October 20, 2019

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Come see what the gardens have to offer.

Admission

Free

Activity

Check out our wildlife

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10/27/2019

 

2019 Pet Parade

2019 Event

Animal Appreciation Day & Pet Parade

Activity

Register your costumed pet in the parade

Date

October 27, 2019

Activity

Show your pet in the parade to the judges

Time

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Activity

We have prizes for the judging and door prizes

Admission

FREE

Activity

Take your pet for a long walk in the park

 

Pumpkin Patch

2019FactsAndTips

2019 Registration

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