The Historical Society of Talbot County and the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Maryland – Eastern Shore will team up to launch an annual fundraiser called: Easton Kitchen and Garden Tour. This partnership exemplifies a trend in the non-profit world where organizations with comparable missions join together to offer one well-subscribed and organized event. The inaugural tour, slated for May 22, 2010 will highlight ten (10) locations, including the kitchen and garden on the campus of HSTC, two B&B’s (Bartlett Pear and Inn at 202 Dover) and several unique homes, all within walking distance in downtown Easton’s historic area. This wonderful event will take place during Easton’s 300th anniversary.
The homes include one of the older, very large colonial brick houses that once sat on eighty acres. The kitchen has recently been renovated. Several doors down is one owned by an interior decorator, recently renovated. Across the street, portions of the house included on the tour, might once have been a kitchen or part of the brick house. On Harrison Street are several large homes, one just completely renovated; another that has over an acre of garden; and a third with large kitchen, 2 pantries, and an incredible garden now with a swimming pool.. Each one of these homes is pleasing and special.
Mr. and Mrs. Hosford, 24 N. Aurora Street
Mr. Steven O’Brien, 16 N. Aurora Street
Mr. and Mrs. Arnold, 10 Brookletts Avenue
Mr. and Mrs. Schoeb, 100 Beech Place
Sunny’ Place, 419 S. Harrison Street
Ms. Jill Ayers, 211 S. Harrison Street
Mr. and Mrs. Moose, 307 Goldsborough Street
Neall House, Historical Society of Talbot County
The tour will be from 11-5. The cost is $20.00, or $25.00 if purchased on the 22nd. The tour will start at the Historical Society and guests can return for tea later in the afternoon.
For further information to purchase tickets, or to volunteer as a hostess, please call the Historical Society at 410-822-0773 or Katie Moose at 410-820-9915.