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Hancock's Resolution is closed for April 5, 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus regulations. Our opening date will depend on the regulations in place. 

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Honey Lavender Panna Cota Recipe

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2018 Annual Meeting

 

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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

 

2020 Calendar of Events (in progress)

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APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

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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

Kitchen, Lower and Door Step Gardens 

 

Hops

 

 

 

 

The Lavender field

 

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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06/09/2019

Flag Day - June 14

Historic Maryland and U.S. Flags Display 

2020 Flag Day

Flag Day

2020 Event

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

Activity

Learn about historic flags of the US and Maryland

Date

June 14, 2020

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

2020 Captain John Smith

2020 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 21, 2020

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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04/05/2020

Hancock's Resolution is closed for April 5, 2020 due to the COVID-19 virus regulations. Our opening date will depend on the regulations in place.

2020 Opening Day

 

2020 Event

Opening Day

Activity

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

Date

April 5, 2020 CANCELLED

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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04/19/2020

2020 Early Spring

 

2020 Event

Early Spring

Activity

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

Date

April 19, 2020

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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04/26/2020

 

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 26

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

August 16 

1:30 to 3:30 pm

May 17

1:30 to 3:30 pm

September 13

1:30 to 3:30 pm

June 14

1:30 to 3:30 pm

October 11

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

July 19

1:30 to 3:30 pm

Pictures of Bee Demonstrations

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04/26/2020

Spring Farm Festival($)10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Farm Animals; Folk Music; crafts. Light lunch available.

            Honeybees—Up Close 11 am - 2 pm

2020 Spring Farm Festival

 

2020 Event

Spring Farm Festival ($)

Activity

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

Date

April 26, 2020

Activity

Folk Music and Crafts

Time

10 am to 4 pm

Activity

Honeybees—Up Close at 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. 

Admission

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

Activity

$ Light lunch available.

 

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05/03/2020

2020 Spring Plowing

 

2020 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 3, 2020

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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05/10/2020

“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.

2020 Mother's Day Tea

2020 Event

Mother’s Day Tea and Gingerbread

Activity

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

Date

May 10, 2020

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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05/17/2020

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

2020 Children's Day

2020 Event

Children’s Programs

Activity

  • early American games

Date

May 17, 2020

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

Honeybees—Up Close - 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Children's Day Activities 

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05/24/2020

2020 Memorial Day

Grave Yard Remembrances; Musket Firing Demonstrations

2020 Event

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

Activity

Recent Memorials on display

 

Date

May 31, 2020

Activity

Learn about the family exploring the graveyard

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Musket Firing Demonstrations 

Admission

FREE

Activity

Check out our wildlife

Check out what is flowering now 

Check out the current projects at the Farm

 

Musket Firing and Graveyard Remembrances 

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05/24/2020

Barn-Visitor Center - Previous Activity 

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Come back to this page often  to watch the Progress of our new

                         Visitors Center / Barn being built.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

May 24; June 28;  July 12; July 19;  July 26; August 2;August 9;  August 16; August 30; September 6:     Park open for touring - no special program.

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06/07/2020

 

2020 Surveying Then and Now

2020 Event

Surveying Then and Now

Activity

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

Date

June 7, 2020

September  27, 2020

 

Activity

September 27, 2020 - “Introducing the Trees in the Forest”, a walkabout with Park Ranger Chris Winton

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

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.

Admission

FREE 

Activity 

Check out the current projects at the Farm 

Check out what's blooming in the gardens

Check out our wildlife

Stephen Hancock survey

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06/14/2020

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. 

2020 Lavender Appreciation Day

2020 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 14, 2020

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.

AA Parks and Recs

 

06/26/2020

2020 Event

Friday ($)FOHR Annual Meeting

Activity

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 Rain or Shine 

Date

Friday June **, 2020

Activity

 

Time

TBA

Activity

 *****TBA******

Admission

TBA

Activity

23rd Anniversary Annual Meeting and Celebration

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

 2019 Annual Meeting

2019 Annual Meeting - 3

2019 Annual Meeting - 4

2019 Annual Meeting - 2 

 

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07/05/2020

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

2020 Patriotic Program

2020 Event

American Pride - Patriotic Program for all ages

Activity

Learn how to carry and fold the US flag

Date

July 5, 2020

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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09/06/2020

2020 Labor Day

2019 Event

Labor Day

Activity

Open for tours of the house and grounds

Date

September 6, 2020

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

AA Parks and Recs

09/13/2020

2020 Forgotten Farm TasksForgotten Farm tasks – Fence mending; crosscut sawing; spinning; basket making; musket firing;

 

2020 Event

Forgotten Farm tasks

Activity

Crosscut sawing

Date

September 13, 2020

Activity

Harvesting sorghum

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Musket firing

Admission

FREE

Activity

Honeybees—Up Close 1:30pm to 3:30pm

 

AA Parks and Recs

09/20/2020

Family and Friends Day 

2020 Family Day

This picture is of Edwin Thomas Calvert on a tractor he built in 1942.

2020 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 20, 2020

Activity

Displays include photos and information about Family Farming

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

 A display of Tools used on the Family Farms

Admission

FREE

Activity

Light lunch 

A display of Family Recipes

 

09/27/2020

2020 Trees in the Forest

2020 Event

Introducing the Trees in the Forest

Activity 

“Introducing the Trees in the Forest”, a walkabout with Park Ranger Chris Winton

Date

September 27, 2020

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.

Time

Walkabout starts at about 2 pm

Park open 1 pm to 4 pm

Activity 

Plus - “Surveying Then and Now” with Bill Bower, Chairman, Chesapeake Chapter, MD Society of Surveyors

Admission

FREE

Activity 

Check out the current projects at the Farm 

Check out what's blooming in the gardens

Check out our wildlife

AA Parks and Recs

09/27/2020

2020 Surveying Then and Now AND Trees in the Forest

2020 Event

Introducing the Trees in the Forest AND Surveying Then and Now

 

Activity

“Introducing the Trees in the Forest”, a walkabout with Park Ranger Chris Winton

Park Ranger Chris Winton of Ft. Smallwood Park will lead a walkabout in the 7+ acres of woods at Hancock's Resolution "Introducing the Trees in the Forest".

Date

September 27, 2020

Activity

Surveying-Then-and-Now - Speaker: Bill Bower, Chairman, Chesapeake Chapter, MD Society of Surveyors

Time

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Activity

Check out current projects at the farm

Check out what's blooming in the gardens

Check out our wildlife

Admission

FREE

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.

AA Parks and Recs

09/27/2020

2020 Remembering the Lion

2020 Event

War of 1812 Remembrance 

 

Activity

 

Date

August 23, 2020

Activity

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Time

1:00 pm 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

Free

 

Activity

Honeybees—Up Close 11:00am to 2:00pm

 

AA Parks and Recs

10/04/2020

2020 Tow Sawyer Day

2020 Event

Tom Sawyer Day

Activity

White washing the frame buildings - dry weather required

Date

October 4, 2020

 

Activity

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED

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

Activity

Check out current projects at the farm

Check out what's blooming in the gardens

Check out our wildlife

AA Parks and Recs

10/11/2020

2020 Fall Festival and War of 1812

 

2020 Event

Fall Harvest Festival & Craft Day PLUS War of 1812

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 11, 2020

Activity

Make a scarecrow - Bob for apples

Learn about Crafts

Time

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activity

Honeybees—Up Close 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Admission

$10 per family - OTHERWISE

$5 per person

FOHR members FREE

Activity

*FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL & Craft Day ($) Farm Dinner based on historic receipts.

*War of 1812 Remembrance: Militia muster with cannon. American Schooner Lion of Baltimore burned in Bodkin Creek on August 24, 1814, three weeks before the Battle of Baltimore.

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10/11/2020

2020 War of 1812

2020 Event

War of 1812 Remembrance

 

Activity

Militia muster with cannon. American Schooner “Lion of Baltimore” burned in Bodkin Creek on August 24, 1814, three weeks before the Battle of Baltimore

 

Date

October 11, 2020

Activity

  • ​10:00 – Site Opens: Colors
  • 10:30 -  Artillery Demonstration
  • 11:00 – Infantry Demonstration
  • 11:15 – Training Recruits
  • 12:00 – Nooning*
  • 01:00 – “Chanteymen”
  • 01:30 – Artillery Demonstration
  • 02:00 – Infantry Drill
  • 02:15 – Training Recruits
  • 02:30 – Cutlass Drill
  • 03:00 – “Chanteymen”
  • 04:00 – 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

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

 

Activity

*FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL & Craft Day ($) Farm Dinner based on historic receipts.

*FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL & Craft Day ($) Farm Dinner based on historic receipts **AND** War of 1812.

*Honeybees—Up Close 11:00am to 2:00pm

 

AA Parks and Recs

10/11/2020

Fall Harvest Festival

2020 Event

Fall Harvest Festival & Craft Day PLUS War of 1812

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 11, 2020

Activity

Make a scarecrow - Bob for apples

Learn about Crafts

Time

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activity

Honeybees—Up Close 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Admission

$10 per family - OTHERWISE

$5 per person

FOHR members FREE

Activity

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL & Craft Day ($) Farm Dinner based on historic receipts **AND** War of 1812.

*War of 1812 Remembrance: Militia muster with cannon. American Schooner Lion of Baltimore burned in Bodkin Creek on August 24, 1814, three weeks before the Battle of Baltimore.

10/18/2020

2020 Prep for Winter

 

2020 Event

Prep the Farm for Winter

Activity

Beginning to prepare the Farm for Winter.

Date

October 18, 2020

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

AA Parks and Recs

10/25/2020

 

2020 Pet Parade

2020 Event

Animal Appreciation Day & Pet Parade

Activity

Register your costumed pet in the parade

Date

October 25, 2020

Activity

Show your pet in the parade to the judges

Time

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Activity

We have door prizes and prizes for the judging

Take your pet for a long walk in the park

Admission

FREE

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm 

Check out what's blooming in the gardens

Check out our wildlife

 

Pumpkin Patch

2020 Facts and Tips

2019 Registration

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