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 17th Annual Meeting Minutes


 

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


2015 Historic Hancock's Resolution Foundation Request Letter

 

2017 Calendar of Events

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05/17/2015

Come plant lavender with us!

Lavender

Lavender is an historic Hancock Farm crop. Crops were taken to Baltimore and sold on commission. The link below will take you to 3 different examples of Commission Reports.

Examples of Commission Reports

lavender

Lavender is a small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family. It has narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers. These plants are native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Russia, and Africa. They have been used cosmetically and medicinally throughout history. These plants are cultivated extensively in temperate climates as ornamental plants for garden and landscape use, for use as culinary herbs, and also commercially for the extraction of essential oils.

Lavender has been known for its gentle and soothing fragrance since ancient times. It was used to mask the scent of foul smells in the streets of old, and remains a delicate and lovely scent for households worldwide. It has been said that the Greeks and Romans used lavender in the public baths. Besides having a pleasing scent, lavender also repels insects. The flowers are used in potpourri, herb pillows, and sachets to ward off moths with a clean, non toxic scent.

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

05/01/2016

At 2:00 p.m.- Dr. Alexander Dobbs (18th c. physician) pays a House Call

2016 Event

Dr. Alexander Dobbs (18th c. physician) pays a House Call

Activity

Talk at 2 pm

Date

May 1, 2016

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Time

Park opens at 1 pm - Dr. Dobbs visits at 2 pm - park closes at 4 pm

Admission

FREE

 

Dr. Dobbs

06/04/2016

2016 Event

Saturday ($)FOHR Annual Meeting

Activity

Refreshments

Date

Saturday June 4, 2016

Activity

Talk in the church about the history of the family in this church

Time

4 pm

Activity

Brief Annual Meeting

Admission

FOHR Members - $10 each *** Children (12 and under) - $5

Activity

Special Program - Senator Bryan Simonaire

2016 Annual Meeting Agenda

2016 Annual Meeting page 2

04/02/2017

Welcoming Spring in the Gardens.

2017 Event

Come out! Enjoy early Spring on the Farm.

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Date

April 2, 2017

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Admission

FREE

Quince (pink) and Chickasaw Plums (white) likely in bloom.

Flowering Quince Bloom

Flowering Quince Bud

Flowering quince is a compact shrub that produces masses of gorgeous red flowers in April. It is deer resistant, but attracts rabbits.

Chickasaw Plum

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 Europeans.

04/09/2017

Information pending for Centuries Old Lilac Grove

2017 Event

Centuries Old Lilac Grove

Activity

Date

April 9, 2017

Activity

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Admission

FREE

Activity

04/23/2017


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 23

11:00 am & 1:00 pm

August 13

2:00 pm

May 21

2:00 pm

September 10

2:00 pm

June 4

2:00 pm

October 15

11:00 am & 1:00 pm

July 9

2:00 pm

 

 

Pictures of Bee Demonstrations

04/23/2017

10:00 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Sheep Shearing; Folk Music; Crafts; Beekeeping demonstrations 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Light lunch available.

2017 Event

Spring Farm Festival

Activity

Sheep Shearing

Date

April 23, 2017

Activity

Folk Music and Crafts

Time

10 am to 4 pm

Activity

Beekeeping Demonstrations at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. 

Admission

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

Activity

$ Light lunch available.

 

04/30/2017

 

Event: Composting the New Farm Field

 

Activity: 

Date: April 30, 2017

 

Activity: 

Time: 1 to 4 pm

 

Activity: 

Admission - FREE

 

Activity: 
05/07/2017

2017 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 7, 2017

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

 

05/14/2017

“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.  

2017 Event

Mother’s Day Tea and Gingerbread

Activity

Sit and enjoy tea and gingerbread by the garden

Date

May 14, 2017

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

Tours of the gardens

Admission

FREE

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Check out our wildlife

Mother's Day Tea

05/21/2017

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

2017 Event

Children’s Programs

Activity

  • early American games

Date

May 21, 2017

Activity

  • fence mending
  • water hauling
  • corn shelling & grinding

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

  • carving
  • quill pen writing
  • corn husk doll making
  • braided belt making

Admission

FREE

Activity

Beekeeping Demonstrations at 2:00 pm.

Children's Day Activities

05/28/2017

Grave Yard Remembrances; Musket Firing Demonstrations

2017 Event

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

Activity

Musket Firing Demonstrations

Date

May 28, 2017

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

 

Musket Firing and Graveyard Remembrances

06/04/2017

Lavender Appreciation Day

2017 Event

Lavender Appreciation Day

Activity

Talks ??

Date

June 4, 2017

Activity

Garden Tours with Q & A between talks??

Time

1 - 4 pm 

Activity

Bee Keeping Demonstrations at 2 pm

Admission

FREE

Activity

 

 

 

06/11/2017

Anticipation of Flag Day - June 14

Historic Maryland and U.S. Flags Display

2017 Event

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

Activity

Learn about historic flags of the US and Maryland

Date

June 11, 2017

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

See what the gardens have to offer

Admission

FREE

Activity

 

Betsy Ross Flag

06/18/2017

Remembering Captain John Smith visiting the Magothy River, Bodkin Creek and the Patapsco River in 1608, with Historian Kim Nielsen.

2017 Event

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

Activity

Ask historian Kim Nielsen all those questions you want answered about Captain John Smith

Date

June 18, 2017

Activity

Check out the gardens to see what they have to offer

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Check out the current projects at the Farm

Admission

FREE

 

Check out the Captain John Smith Trail

Captain John Smith

Captain John Smith Collage

Captain John Smith's Voyage

06/25/2017

Check out our wildlife

2015 Repairs

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 that the rail fence has been rebuilt. The cellar door and well platform have been replaced. Wood does not hold up well when constantly exposed to moisture and insects. That means replacing fence posts is almost a full time job.

June 25

First Sunday in Summer - Docent Training

August 13

Docent Training - Beekeeping Demonstrations

July 9

Docent Training - Beekeeping Demonstrations

August 27

Docent Training

July 16

Docent Training

September 3

Labor Day - Docent Training

July 23

Docent Training

September 24

Docent Training

July 30

Docent Training

October 8

Docent Training

August 6

Docent Training

 

 

June 25; July 9; July 16; July 23; July 30; August 6; August 13; August 27; September 3; September 24; October 8:     Park open for touring - no special program.

07/02/2017

The True Independence Day

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

2017 Event

American Pride - Patriotic Program for all ages

Activity

Learn how to carry and fold the US flag

Date

July 2, 2017

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

08/20/2017

2017 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).  In addition, Mr. Kim Nielsen, Naval historian, will be available to discuss British and American maneuvers leading up to the burning of the American schooner "Lion" in Bodkin Creek on August 24, 1814, the Battle of Caulk's Field, which took place on the Eastern Shore the following week, and the Battle of Baltimore which took place 3 weeks later.

Date

August 22, 2017

Activity

A 1/4-scale replica (~25') of a Baltimore Clipper (the "Little Lion") will be on static display.

Time

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activity

  • 10:00 - Site Opens: Colors
  • 10:30 - Artillery Demonstration
  • 11:00 - Infantry Demonstration
  • 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
  •  2:30 -  Cutlass Drill 
  •  3:00 - "Chanteymen" 
  •  4:00 - Artillery Demonstration 
  •  5:00 -  Site Closes 

(Note: The above timing is approximate.)

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.

War of 1812 Remembrance

09/10/2017

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

2017 Event

Forgotten Farm tasks

Activity

Crosscut sawing

Date

September 10, 2017

Activity

Harvesting sorghum

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Musket firing

Admission

FREE

Activity

Beekeeping Demonstrations

Forgotten Farm Tasks 2016

09/17/2017

Come join us for the Hancock Extended 

Family and Friends Day

September 17, 2017 ***1 – 4 pm at Hancock’s Resolution

Displays include Pages from Orlando Hancock's bible and Historic Photos of Fair View Amusement Park 1908. 
The Hancock Calvert Cook Trust will display artifacts and provide information about family and friends.

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.

2017 Event

Hancock Extended Family and Friends Day

Activity

Displays of family artifacts by the Hancock Calvert Cook Trust

Date

September 17, 2017

Activity

Display of pages from the Orlando Hancock Family Bible

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Step back in time and visit Fair View Amusement Park in photos from 1908

Admission

FREE

Activity

Light lunch

10/01/2017

2017 Event

Tom Sawyer Day

Activity

White washing the frame buildings - dry weather required

Date

October 1, 2017

October 22,2017

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

10/15/2017

2017 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

Date

October 15, 2017

Activity

Make a scarecrow - Bob for apples

Time

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activity

Learn about Crafts

Admission

$5 per car - $2 per walk-in - FOHR members FREE

Activity

Beekeeping Demonstrations

 

10/29/2017

2017 Event

Animal Appreciation Day & Pet Parade

Activity

Register your costumed pet in the parade

Date

October 29, 2017

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

Pet Parade 2015

The 2016 Brochure

 2016 Facts And Tips2016 Registration