Night was a perilous time in early America. Thieves, wayward travelers, and even evil spirits lurked around the corner for our early ancestors. Families in early America engaged in a process of shutting in, barring the front door and retreating to the inner sanctity of family life. Others chose to frequent taverns and frolic in the night, much to the distress of proper society.
On this interactive tour visitors will learn about what night was like during the early 19th century when the beautiful Frances Townley Chase Loockerman lived on the property with her eccentric husband Richard and their young family. Visitors will hear about the rise and fall of this Annapolis family at twilight in the Hammond-Harwood House.
Call curator Rachel Lovett to reserve 410-263-4683 x 12 or e-mail Rachel@hammondharwoodhouse.org
- Friday September 16
- Tours at 7:00pm and 8:00pm
- $20 per person, $15 members, ages 12 and older