For a town that is heavily invested in its past, both as a source of great pride as well as tourism, the COVID crisis has taken a major toll on Annapolis’s historical and cultural institutions.
Forced to close their doors in mid-March, these sites have certainly paid the price financially, but the real cost has been to their core mission. They simply can’t carry them out that well when their doors are closed.
Thankfully, some of those doors are slowly, carefully opening again. And one of the most recent is the Hammond-Harwood House, the city’s monument to colonial design on Maryland Avenue.
That is one reason that the Spy thought it was a good idea to check in with Barbara Goyette, its executive director. It was a great opportunity to remind ourselves of what an extraordinary place it is and how much we’ve missed it.
This video is approximately five minutes in length. For more information about the Hammond-Harwood House please go here.