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Hancock's Resolution is currently not open.

We will open March 7, 2021. The gates will be open for onsite parking with a limited number of volunteers available to answer questions from 1:00 - 4:00 pm with COVID19 distancing rules and restrictions in place. All events and the opening of buildings will depend on these rules. 

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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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

 

2021 Calendar of Events (in progress)

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MARCH

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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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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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

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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

 

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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 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.

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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

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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

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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.

10/11/2020

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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10/18/2020

Hancock's Resolution is open for digital Walking Tours only October 18, 2020 and October 25, 2020 from 1pm to 4pm. COVID19 distancing rules are in place. All events are cancelled. All buildings are closed. Minimal staff will be available to answer questions.

This is a link for the WALKING TOUR 

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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

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10/25/2020

Hancock's Resolution is open for digital Walking Tours only October 18, 2020 and October 25, 2020 from 1pm to 4pm. COVID19 distancing rules are in place. All events are cancelled. All buildings are closed. Minimal staff will be available to answer questions.

This is a link for the WALKING TOUR 

 

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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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.

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
03/21/2021

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

04/04/2021

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 blooming plants.

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

04/25/2021

Proposed Spring Farm Festival with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place.

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

 

2021 Event

Spring Farm Festival ($)

Activity

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

Date

April 25, 2021 PROPOSED

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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05/02/2021

No Events are planned for 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

05/02/2021

Proposed Spring Plowing and Herb Sale with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place.

2020 Spring Plowing

 

2021 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 2, 2021 PROPOSED

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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05/09/2021

Proposed Mother's Day Tea with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place.

“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

2021 Event

Mother’s Day Tea and Gingerbread

Activity

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

Date

May 9, 2021 PROPOSED

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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05/16/2021

Proposed  - DROP Children's Day for 2021 REPLACE with Open for Tours of House and Grounds with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place.

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

2020 Children's Day

2021 Event

Children’s Programs

Activity

  • early American games

Date

May 16, 2021 PROPOSED - Drop for 2021

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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05/23/2021

Proposed Open for Tours of House and Grounds with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place.

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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05/30/2021

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

2020 Memorial Day

Grave Yard Remembrances; Musket Firing Demonstrations

2021 Event

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

Activity

Recent Memorials on display

 

Date

May 30, 2021 PROPOSED

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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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

06/20/2021

Proposed Captain John Smith Day with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place.

2020 Captain John Smith

2021 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 20, 2021 PROPOSED

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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06/25/2021

2020 Event

Friday ($)FOHR Annual Meeting

Activity

 *********TBA*****

 Rain or Shine 

Date

Friday June **, 2021

Activity

 

Time

TBA

Activity

 *****TBA******

Admission

TBA

Activity

24rd 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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07/04/2021

No Events are planned for July. 

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 July events and Patriotic 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

08/01/2021

No Events are planned for August. 

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 August events and War of 1812 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

09/05/2021

No Events are planned for September. 

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 September 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

10/03/2021

No Events are planned for October. 

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 October Fall Festival events and Pet Parade photos.

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

 

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04/03/2022

Proposed Opening Day with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening date will depend on the regulations in place.

2020 Opening Day

 

2021 Event

Opening Day

Activity

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

Date

April 11, 2021 PROPOSED

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

04/17/2022

Proposed Second Early Spring with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place.

2020 Early Spring

 

2021 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 18, 2021 PROPOSED

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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06/05/2022

Proposed Surveying Then and Now with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place.

2020 Surveying Then and Now

2021 Event

Surveying Then and Now

Activity

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

Date

June 6, 2021 PROPOSED

September  26, 2021 PROPOSED

 

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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06/12/2022

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

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

2021 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 13, 2021 PROPOSED

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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07/03/2022

Proposed American Pride Day with COVID-19 distancing and restrictions. Our opening will depend on the regulations in place.

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

2020 Patriotic Program

2021 Event

American Pride - Patriotic Program for all ages

Activity

Learn how to carry and fold the US flag

Date

July 4, 2021 PROPOSED

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 

AA Parks and Recs

09/11/2022

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