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September 2014

Boy & Girl Scout Colonial Encounter Month
Thursday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

During the month of September, any boy or girl scout in uniform who visits Mount Clare Museum House receives $1.00 off regular admission. Take advantage of additional savings and reserve your scout group of 20 or more by contacting the Education Director at 410-837-3262 x 105 or education@mountclare.org

Frugal Friday
September 5
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Visitors of Mount Clare Museum House receive half off admission the first Friday of the month. See Maryland's first museum house and one of the oldest and finest examples of colonial Georgian architecture in the city.

Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games
Saturdays, September 6 & 20
1:00 p.m.
Sundays, September 7 & 21
1:00 p.m.

Every first and third weekend join us for a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission.

Grandparents Day Tea
Sunday, September 7
2:00 p.m.

Treat your grandparents to an afternoon tea and tour at Mount Clare Museum House. Tour the Mount Clare mansion at 2:00 p.m., and then sit down for a satisfying afternoon tea at 3 o'clock. Enjoy an array of finger sandwiches and desserts along with a nice refreshing English tea at Mount Clare Stable. $15 per person.Pre-paid reservations required by calling 410-837-3262, ext. 105.

INVASION 1777!
Saturday, September 13
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

During the summer of 1777, British Major General Sir William Howe embarked from New York in 267 ships loaded with 17,000 soldiers. His target was Philadelphia, capital of the fledgling republic and home to the continental congress. His route would take this incredible force up the Chesapeake Bay and culminate in a landing at the Head of Elk, Maryland in present day Cecil County. The campaign to take Philadelphia would have long-lasting ramifications to the Revolutionary War and the region. Join living historians and the staff of Mount Clare Museum House and learn about the fears and issues facing Colonial Marylanders during and after the invasion force entered the bay.

Tea with American Girl Caroline
Saturday, September 20
2:00 p.m.

Join us at the Mount Clare Stable on Saturday, September 20, at 2 pm for tea time with American Girl Caroline Abbot. During the War of 1812 Caroline's father is kidnapped by the British. Learn about her life in the great lakes area during the War of 1812. Guests will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and also make a historic craft inspired by the adventures of Caroline. Bring your mom, dad, grandparent or your friend and have fun with your favorite doll. $10.00 non-member, $6.00 Member. Pre-paid reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations call Erica Davis at 410-837-3262 ext.101 or email at: ericad@borail.org.

October 2014
Homeschool History Day
Wednesday, October 15
10:00 a.m.

Homeschool students will participate in the ultimate colonial experience. Students will tour the mansion, visit with a costumed interpreter, play 18th century games and make a craft to take home. $8 per child. Ages 6 to 12

Family Tour & Colonial Lawn Games
Saturday, October 18
1:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 19
1:00 p.m.

Every first and third weekend join us for a family tour of Mount Clare Museum House and learn to play 18th century games on the lawn - all included with paid admission.

Tea with American Girl Felicity
Saturday, October 18
2:00 p.m.

Join us at the Mount Clare Stable on Saturday, October 18 at 2pm for tea time with American Girl Felicity Merriman. During 1774 Felicity is learning to become a proper gentlewoman while maintaining her independent spirit. Learn about her life in Williamsburg, Virginia on the eve of the American Revolution. Guest will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies and also make a historic craft inspired by the adventures of Felicity. Bring your mom, dad, grandparent or your friend and have fun with your favorite doll. $10.00 non-member, $6.00 Member. Pre-paid reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations call Erica Davis at 410-837-3262, ext. 101 or email at: ericad@borail.org.

Intimate Inclinations – Romance, passion and marriage in Colonial America
Sunday, October 19
11:30 a.m.

This program is offered as part of Free Fall Baltimore in conjunction with the B&O Railroad Museum. The presentation will take place at the B&O's Education Station and will be followed by a train ride and tour of Mount Clare.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited!


What were your ancestors really doing in their spare time back in the early settlement of Colonial America? Explore some customs and traditions these adventurous people brought with them to the new world and examine how the new settlers’ encounters with the indigenous population and transplanted slave cultures transformed thoughts, views and customs of early American society. This seminar delves into the sometimes steamy and sometimes seedy aspects of courtship practices, romantic desires, birth control methodology, and marriage rituals of the founding pioneers and their descendants of the new land.

**** Parents please be advised, this seminar contains adult themes and content and is not intended for audiences under the age of 18.****

The lecture will take place at the B&O Railroad Museum and be followed by a train ride to Mount Clare Museum House and a tour of the mansion.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited! Click here to register

Or call 410-752-2462, ext. 210 or email curator@borail.org.

Mourning Fetish, Obsessions with life, illness, death and dying 1600-1900
Thursday, October 30
10:30 a.m.
This program is offered as part of Free Fall Baltimore in conjunction with the B&O Railroad Museum. The presentation will take place at the B&O's Education Station and will be followed by a train ride and tour of Mount Clare.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited!


An in-depth look at life and death in the Colonial, Victorian and Edwardian eras. Participants will learn fascinating facts surrounding the way Colonial society treated illness and disease, viewed death, and how religion and culture played a role in mourning customs and rituals of the early Americans. Come explore the differences and similarities of how the Gentry, Middling, Farmers, Free Blacks, and Enslaved Servants approached the challenges of daily life in their new homeland.

**** Parents please be advised, this seminar contains adult themes and content and is not intended for audiences under the age of 18.****

The lecture will take place at the B&O Railroad Museum and be followed by a train ride to Mount Clare Museum House and a tour of the mansion.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited! Click here to register

Or call 410-752-2462, ext. 210 or email curator@borail.org.

November 2014
Frugal Friday
November 7
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Visitors of Mount Clare Museum House receive half off admission the first Friday of the month. See Maryland's first museum house and one of the oldest and finest examples of colonial Georgian architecture in the city.

I-Spy History Tour
Saturday, November 15
10:00 a.m.

Families become history detectives as they search Mount Clare Museum House for clues to learn about colonial life in the 18th century. Following this special I-Spy tour, visitors may make and take home an 18th century toy. Members $4.00; non-members $8.00.Recommended for ages 5-12. Space is limited; reservations recommended.

Tea with American Girl Addy
Saturday, November 23
2:00 p.m.

Join us at the Mount Clare stable on Saturday, November 23, at 2 pm fortea time with American Girl Addy Walker. In the summer of 1864 Addy and her mom escape the south and runaway to Philadelphia. Learn about her newlife as a free person in the north. Guests will enjoy hot chocolate andcookies and also make a historic craft inspired by the adventures of Addy. Bring your mom, dad, grandparent or your friend and have fun with yourfavorite doll. $10.00 non-member, $6.00 Member. Pre-paid reservationsare required. For more information or to make reservations call Erica Davis at 410-837-3262, ext. 101 or email at: ericad@borail.org.

A Carroll's Christmas
November 22, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Thursday - Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and experience a colonial American Christmas with the Carroll family at Mount Clare Museum House. See Mount Clare decorated for the winter holiday in traditional 18th and 19th century style with greens and dried plant materials accented with fruits, nuts, feathers and pine cones. A visual delight - all included with paid admission!

December 2014
Open House Colonial Christmas at Mount Clare
Saturday, December 6
10:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
Entertainment, tour and greens sale

Experience the holidays of years past at Mount Clare Museum House's annual winter celebration. Special programs include live musical performances by the Monumental City Ancient Fife and Drum Corps. Purchase your fresh cut greens in the forecourt for holiday decorating. Looking for the perfect gift? The museum store is filled with holiday merchandise to satisfy your holiday shopping list. Fun for the whole family! Members free; non-members $5.00 per person.

 
** ALL PROGRAM SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. **
Programs added throughout the year, please check back!
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