11546Re: [delmarvastargazers] August 15th...
- Aug 9, 2014Will try like heck to make itOn Thursday, August 7, 2014 1:06 PM, "Don Surles don.surles@... [delmarvastargazers]" <email@example.com> wrote:
Yes...that is one week from tomorrow...we have an engagement, ie, star gazing session, scheduled for Mt Harmon Plantation in Earleville, MD.We should plan to arrive around 6:30-7:00pm...there will be light refreshments provided.Attached is some info about Mt Harmon.Please put this one on your schedule...we should have a great night.The rain date, ie, cloudy skies, is Saturday, August 16.See you there.Don...
Mount HarmonSent from my iPadMount Harmon
Location 600 Grove Neck Road, Earleville, Maryland Coordinates Built 1788 Architect Unknown Architectural style Georgian Governing body Private NRHP Reference # 74000945 Added to NRHP June 05, 1974Mount Harmon is an historic home, located at Earleville, Cecil County, Maryland, United States. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974, and is currently open to the public.
HistoryThe Mount Harmon Plantation estate and nature preserve covers some 200-acre (0.81 km2) adjacent to the Chesapeake Bay, on a peninsula by the north shore of the Sassafras River. The plantation was created in 1651 as a land grant from Lord Baltimore to Godfrey Harmon.From 1760 to 1810 Mount Harmon flourished as a tobacco plantation owned by the Louttit and George families. Mount Harmon eventually fell out of family hands and into disrepair.In 1963, Marguerite duPont de Villiers Boden, a direct descendant of the Louttits and Georges, rescued the plantation, restoring the Colonial Kitchen and Manor House. Mrs. Boden filled the house with 18th-century antiques, and restored the Tobacco Prize House as a reminder of the plantation’s days as a tobacco shipping center for the Sassafras River area. After Mrs. Boden’s death, her daughter Kip Kelso Boden Crist ensured the plantation’s future by forming Friends of Mount Harmon, Inc.
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