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Sundays 1-4 PM (except Easter)
Extended hours based per event.

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CLICK here to view our WALKING TOUR application that allows you to see photos of the buildings and grounds AND to read a little about our history. 

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The park and historic buildings are open to visitors from 1 pm to 4 pm.

There will be a display of Photos showing previous August events and War of 1812 photos and history. 

The new barn/visitor center is NOT available to the public at this time. 

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 What's NEW?

2021 Annual Meeting 

Click to see what's new at Hancock's Resolution.

Honey Lavender Panna Cota Recipe 

 

 Membership by PayPal

Click the above link to join Friends of Hancock's Resolution or renew your membership with the new PayPal Membership button.


 Donation by PayPal

Click the above link to donate to Friends of Hancock's Resolution with the new PayPal Donation button.


 

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

 

 

2021 Calendar of Events (in progress)

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MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

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03/07/2021

The gate will be open for onsite parking with a limited number of volunteers available to answer questions from 1:00 - 4:00 on Sundays with COVID19 distancing rules and restrictions in place.

CLICK here for Our WALKING TOUR  Information

1. The Hancock’s Resolution Walking tour has been designed to be followed from Marker number 1 to marker 9. 

2. Look below the opening photo of the Walking Tour. There are tabs. Select any tab and it will move you to the part of the tour that is of interest to you. You can use all of the tabs in any order or you can select only the tabs that you have an interest in.

 

3. Some areas in the tour have links to provide more in-depth information.

4. The Walking tour can be viewed on site or off site by using your cell phone, tablet or computer.  

 

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03/19/2021

"Maryland Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Maryland.[1] It is observed on the anniversary of the March 25, 1634, landing of the first European settlers in the Province of Maryland, the third English colony to be settled in British North America.[2] On this day settlers from The Ark and The Dove first stepped foot onto Maryland soil, at St. Clement's Island in the Potomac River."     wikipedia.org

 

The Mountain Road Branch Library will host Hancock's Resolution's Maryland Day Presentation on Friday, March 19
from 7:00-8:00 pm.
 
 
The library can register up to 100 participants.  The format will be a recorded YouTube presentation followed by live Q & A. Registration will open about 2 weeks before the event. 
 
Hancock's Resolution is participating in the Four Rivers Heritage Area's Maryland Days Celebration by welcoming visitors to the park on Sunday, March 21.
 
Our WALKING TOUR will be available with COVID19 distancing rules and restrictions in place.  Information is on our website https://www.historichancocksresolution.org/ and facebook  https://www.facebook.com/events/188050396404190/  
 
03/21/2021

Hancock’s Spring Cleaning - 2021 

These tasks must be done whether we open on not. Bill would love to have help doing these tasks. If you are interested in helping please contact Bill at 410-952-2798 to confirm a time to help.

Turn on pumps (Danny Nislein)

Main House

  • Sweep
    • Floor
    • Walls for Cobwebs
  • Clean Windows and wipe Windowsills and Window casings with damp cloth (inside and out)
  • Dust & wipe mantel with damp cloth
  • Dust Desk and Contents
  • Dust Spinning Wheel
  • Dust & wipe Bed with a damp cloth (you may have to remove some of the slats to wipe headboard)
  • Dust / Clean Map in frame
  • Vacuum floor

Main House Second Floor

  • Sweep:
    • Floor
    • Steps
    • Window Cases
    • Cobwebs from wall and ceiling
  • Vacuum
    • Floor
    • Steps
  • Clean Windows (be careful of loose panes)

Cellar

  • Rake dirt floor
  • Remove Cobwebs
  • Sweep Steps
  • Remove Cobwebs from steps, stone walls and under steps wooden cover

Hyphen

  • Sweep Floors
  • Vacuum Floors
  • Clean Window
  • Clean Items in Hyphen (both sides): Yarn Winder, cabbage slicer, Garden Tools, Games

Organize items in Hyphen 

Kitchen

  • Sweep Floor
  • Wipe table and cabinet items with damp cloth
  • Organizes table and cabinet items
  • Vacuum floor
  • Scrape whitewash and white stain from window glass
  • Wash windows

Kitchen Second Floor

  • Sweep Floor
  • Sweep Steps
  • Vacuum Floor and Steps

Summer Kitchen

  • Scrape whitewash and white stain from window glass
  • Wash windows
  • Wipe window frames and sills with damp cloth
  • Rake dirt floor

Milk House

  • Remove items from shelves and floor to outside
  • Dust shelves
  • Wipe shelves with a damp cloth
  • Dust Milk House items
  • Return Milk House items to shelves and floor

Store

  • Dust shelves
  • Clean shelve and floor items with a damp cloth
  • Clean cabinet shelves (two cabinets)
  • Wash cabinet glass
  • Return items to cabinet shelves
  • Sweep walls and rafters to remove cobwebs and dust
  • Sweep floor
  • Scrape whitewash and white stain from windows
  • Wash windows  

Morton Building

  • Sweep floor
  • Organize items on and under tables
  • Organize items on desk
  • Prepare Lawn Mower (Oil, Spark Plugs), Tracker (Battery, Oil, Tires, Engine) small and large Golf Cart (Batteries and Tires) for the season

Gardens

  • Nancy

Trails

  • Kevin

Old Well

  • Open Old Well’s box.
  • Sweep debris on inside platform into a dust pan being careful not to fall in or drop debris into the well
  • Draw several buckets of water from the well to check the quality of the water.
  • Close Old Well

Hand Pump

  • Inspect hand pump’s inner leather parts (repair as needed)
  • Remove one of the hand pump’s platform boards to access the hand pump tank’s valve used to empty the tank.
  • Close hand pump tank’s valve (located at the base of the tank under the hand pump)

Bladder Tank: located in a chamber outside of the house fence. The chamber’s opening is covered by a large plywood circle

  • Turn on power to the well (circuit breaker is located in the store)
  • This will fill the bladder tank (well pump will shut off automatically when tank is full)
  • After bladder tank is full: turn on valve to fill pump tank: (located in the same chamber)
  • Close valve when pump tank is filled
  • Cover chamber opening with the plywood circle
03/28/2021

Hancock's Resolution is participating in the Four Rivers Heritage Area's Maryland Days Celebration by welcoming visitors to the park on Sunday, March 21.  

                                   

No Events are planned for March. 

The gates will be open for onsite parking with a limited number of volunteers available to answer questions from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

COVID-19 distancing and restrictions are in place.  

Volunteers will be performing the Spring Cleanup of the buildings, gardens, and grounds necessary to open the park.

Photos showing previous Cleanup events and blooming plants will be on display. 

Our WALKING TOUR  is available. Information on how to access the digital tour will be available at the gate. 

 

The CLEANUP TASK LIST must be completed with or without volunteers. Contact Bill Blanchard to set up a time to help. 410-952-2798 

 

Come take a walk through the gardens. 

 

Check out our wildlife

04/25/2021

No Events are planned for April. 

The gates will be open for onsite parking with a limited number of volunteers available to answer questions from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

COVID-19 distancing and restrictions are in place.  

There will be a display of Photos showing previous April events and Historic Photos of Flowers and Plants at Hancock's from 1898.

Our WALKING TOUR  is available. Information on how to access the digital tour will be available at the gate.  

 Daffodils  Quince 

                                                                                                                     

First Signs of Spring in 2021

Come take a walk through the gardens. 

 

Check out our wildlife

05/16/2021

Come meet Matthew, Stephanie, and Adalynn Beam with their Percherons from Beamview Farm. They are joined by Tim Ruth with his Belgians from New Chester Draft Horse Company. 

They are members of the Maryland Draft Horse and Mule Association.

2021 Event

Spring Plowing and Harrowing with teams of Horses AND And Spring Herb Sale by Joyce Martinek 

Activity

Try your hand at plowing (size and age limit)

Watch as the Percheron and Belgium horses  are worked to plow the ground

Date

May 16, 2021 

Activity

Check out Joyce Martinek's variety of herbs for your garden

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

Our WALKING TOUR  is available. Information on how to access the digital tour will be available at the gate.  

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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05/30/2021

No Events are planned for the rest of May. 

The gates will be open for onsite parking with a limited number of volunteers available to answer questions from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

COVID-19 distancing and restrictions are in place.  

There will be a display of Photos showing previous May events and Hancock Family photos and history.

Our WALKING TOUR  is available. Information on how to access the digital tour will be available at the gate.  

 

Come take a walk through the gardens. 

 

Check out our wildlife

06/06/2021

No Events are planned for June. 

The gates will be open for onsite parking with a limited number of volunteers available to answer questions from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

COVID-19 distancing and restrictions are in place.  

There will be a display of Photos showing previous June events and Lavender photos and history.

Our WALKING TOUR  is available. Information on how to access the digital tour will be available at the gate. 

 

Come take a walk through the gardens. 

 

Check out our wildlife

06/06/2021

Due to COVID-19 we have no tours or open buildings. COVID19 distancing and restrictions are in place. 

Barn-Visitor Center - Previous Activity 

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The Main House, Hyphen and Kitchen will have their roofs replace in the very near Future

                         Watch the progress on this page.

                         The Old Roofs before their Replacement.

 

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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06/13/2021

Lavender Appreciation Day with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place. 

2021 Event

Lavender Appreciation Day

Activity

 Come sample lavender cookies. 

Lavender Cookie Recipe

Honey Lavender Panna Cota Recipe

Date

June 13, 2021 

Activity

 Come make and take a lavender sachet.

Time

1 - 4 pm 

Activity

CLICK here for our WALKING TOUR  - Check out our new Walking tour before you go and after you get there.

 

Admission

FREE

Activity

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

AA Parks and Recs

 

06/25/2021

 2021 Annual Minutes 1

2021 Annual Min 2 

2021 Annual Min 3

2021 Annual Min 4

2021 Annual Min 5

2021 Annual Min 6

2021 Annual Min 7

2021 Annual Min 8

2021 Annual Min 9

 

2021 Event

Friday ($)FOHR Annual Meeting

Activity

  Rain or Shine 

Date

Friday June 25, 2021

Activity

Zoom meeting

Time

5:00 pm

Activity

 Report of the Nominating Committee

Admission

None

Activity

24rd Anniversary Annual Meeting and Celebration

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07/18/2021

 

Come meet the Author, Edwin Calvert, and enjoy some homemade cake celebrating his 95th birthday.

Edwin Calvert turns 95 on July 16th. He will be available Sunday July 18th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm for people who wish to talk to him about his life as part of the Hancock, Cook, Calvert families on this peninsula.

There will be a special display of Photos showing Farming in the early 1900s. These photos show Edwin and other members of his family doing various kinds of work around the farms.

His book will be available for purchase. Those who wish may get their books signed.  

The gates will be open for onsite parking with a limited number of volunteers available to answer questions from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. 

COVID-19 distancing and restrictions are in place.  

Our WALKING TOUR  is available. Information on how to access the digital tour will be available at the gate. 

 

Come take a walk through the gardens. 

 

Check out our wildlife

08/01/2021

Butterfly Weed Jun 26, 2021

 

 

In the Kitchen Garden Jun 26, 2021

Leeks June 26, 2021

 

Lavender Field in Full Bloom JUne 13, 2021

Enjoying the Our White and Yellow Flowers

Magnolia Blooms May 26, 2021

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

 

AA Parks and Recs

08/08/2021

The park and historic buildings are open to visitors from 1 pm to 4 pm.

There will be a display of Photos showing previous August events and War of 1812 photos and history. 

The new barn/visitor center is NOT available to the public at this time. 

We are attempting to add an event about Surveying in August. 

COVID-19 distancing and restrictions are in place.  

Our WALKING TOUR  is available. Information on how to access the digital tour will be available at the gate. 

 

Come take a walk through the gardens. 

 

Check out our wildlife

09/12/2021

September 19 is Family Day - Family photo essays will be on display and samples of favorite family holiday cakes will be available. 

There will be a display of Photos showing previous September events and Hancock Family photos and history each Sunday in September.

The park will be open from 1 pm to 4 pm each Sunday in September. COVID-19 distancing and restrictions are in place.  

 

Our WALKING TOUR  is available. Information on how to access the digital tour will be available at the gate. 

 

Come take a walk through the gardens. 

 

Check out our wildlife

09/19/2021

Family and Friends Day - Edwin Calvert will not be available for book signing. 

1956 Christmas on the Hill

This picture is of Christmas at the Cook house in 1956.

2021 Event

Hancock Extended Family and Friends Day

Activity

Photo essays of Hancock and Cook family members 

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  Edwin is in rehab due to a fall

Date

September 19, 2021

Activity

Displays include photos and information about Family members

Time

1 pm to 4 pm

Activity

 A display of Photo essays of Annie, Rhoda Virginis, Mamie, and Harry Hancock, Plus the Cook children

Admission

FREE

Activity

NO lunch. Slices of favorite holiday cakes. 

A display of Family Recipes

 

10/03/2021

October 10 is the Harvest Festival and War of 1812 Reenactment.

October 31 is Animal Appreciation Day featuring the Pet Parade. 

There will be a display of Photos showing previous October Fall Festival events and Pet Parade photos each Sunday in October.

The park will be open from 1 pm to 4 pm each Sunday in October. COVID-19 distancing and restrictions are in place. 

Our WALKING TOUR  is available. Information on how to access the digital tour will be available at the gate. 

 

Come take a walk through the gardens. 

 

Check out our wildlife

10/10/2021

Proposed War of 1812 Remembrance with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place.

2020 War of 1812

2021 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 10, 2021 PROPOSED

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

10/10/2021

 

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 

Canceled due to COVID

August  

Canceled due to COVID

May 

Canceled due to COVID

September 

Canceled due to COVID

June 

Canceled due to COVID

October 10

12:00 noon to 3:30 pm

July 

Canceled due to COVID

Pictures of Bee Demonstrations

AA Parks and Recs

10/10/2021

2021 Harvest Festival and War of 1812

2021 Event

Fall Harvest Festival  PLUS War of 1812

Activity

$Food Available for purchase. Sausage or hot dog sandwiches and soup curtesy of Kurtz's Beach, plus homemade desserts.

PAYMENT BY CASH OR CHECK ONLY

Date

October 10, 2021

Activity 

SHELL AND GRIND CORN

BUILD A SCARECROW

MAKE A CORN HUSK DOLL 

MAKE IT, TAKE IT LAVENDER SACHETS

BASIC SPINNING 11:00 a.m., 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Lessons use Drop Spindles to produce thread and yarn for clothes, historic sails and uniforms. **Handouts available providing links on how to continue on your own.**    Ms. Lisa Geyer, Instructor.

Time

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Activity

Honeybees—Up Close starting 12:00 noon.

Admission

$10 per family - OTHERWISE

$5 per person

FOHR members FREE

DOES NOT INCLUDE FOOD

Activity

Ship's Company presenting a militia muster with cannon. American Schooner “Lion of Baltimore” burned in Bodkin Creek on August 24, 1814, three weeks before the Battle of Baltimore

(Note: the above timing is approximate.)

The “Chanteymen” a renowned group of singers of old time sea chanteys

Making Scarecrows

AA Parks and Recs

10/31/2021

 

This is a link for the WALKING TOUR 

 

2021 Event

Animal Appreciation Day & Pet Parade

Activity

Register your costumed pet in the parade

Date

October 31, 2021

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

2021 Facts and Tips

2021 Registration

AA Parks and Recs