The Historic Village at Herrington North
September 10, 2014
Herrington Harbour North's Historic Village is an effort by the Chaney family and Herrington Harbour Marinas to preserve local vernacular architecture from the Nineteenth Century that would otherwise be lost to development.
The village is a work in progress with buildings in various stages of restoration. It has exhibits, furniture, photographs and landscaping typical of the Nineteenth Century.
Visitors will get a glimpse of how average people lived in this area 150 years ago. On special occasions, there will be live demonstrations and interactive exhibits at the countryside setting.
The Deale Area Historical Society opens the village each Sunday 1-4pm, May - October and other times by appointment. Call 410-867-4911.
After being moved to the Historic Village, the outside of the building was painted, the chimney rebuilt and the steps added. Nutwell School is the first one-room school of its type in Anne Arundel Couty to be saved and restored to its original appearance.
Late 19th Century Residence
This two story, one bedroom house was moved in 1997 from Prince Frederick, MD. It's said to be the ancestral home of William Parran, a well know Calvert County figure. It was moved in two sections on a flatbed truck and then pieced back together.
The United Sons and Daughters of Holland, and African American Beneficial Society, was officially organized in 1905 and met in this building until 1983. Members paid monthly dues in return for sick pay and burial expenses.
The two outhouses came from Shady Side, MD. Of the two buildings, the one on the left is more authentic and typical of the time period.
Early 19th Century Log Smokehouse
The Smoke House is one of the oldest buildings in the village, previously located at Rosehill Manor near Crofton, MD. It was used to smoke meat for preservation.
Mid 19th Century Dairy
The Dairy House is from the Emmerick Farm on Bayard Road in Lothian, MD. It was used for separating cream and storing milk and cream. The windows were slatted to help with airflow to reduce insects.
This structure came from Lothian and was used to store field corn for livestock.