01/13/2013Location: Orangery Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM Fee Information: free
Did you know that:
…the "best Parlour" on the first floor of a fashionable mid-18th century Maryland house might contain-a bed?
…rooms often contained sets of eight or more chairs that would have remained lined up like soldiers against the wall when not in use?
…specialized "Dining Rooms" were extremely rare in Maryland homes until after the Revolution?
…carpets were found only in the homes of the wealthy, usually in only one or two rooms, and "rugs" went on the bed, not the floor?
The way in which we use and decorate our rooms and arrange our furnishings has changed dramatically over the past three centuries. To learn more about these questions and many other interesting facts about how Marylanders furnished their houses in the 1700s and 1800s, join Hampton's Curator, Gregory R. Weidman, for an illustrated lecture "In the Best Manner and Newest Fashion": Furnishing Maryland Houses, 1750-1830 on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 2 PM in the Orangery at Hampton National Historic Site, 535 Hampton Lane, Towson.