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DNR Seeks Caretakers for Historic Manor in Cecil County

Grove Farm manor house. All white brick estate set amongst beatiful landscaping The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking a partner to preserve the historic Grove Farm outside of Earleville in Cecil County. The 19th century Federal style manor is being offered through the agency’s Resident Curatorship Program, which grants lifetime leases on significant properties in exchange for restoration and maintenance.  Read more »


Volunteers Needed for Farm Restoration Project

The Button Farm House

Who: Open to the Public (Student Service Learning Approved)

When: Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Seneca Creek State Park, Button Farm Living History Center, 16820 Black Rock Road, Germantown

Contact: 202-903-4140 or

The Menare Foundation, Inc. is seeking volunteers to help clean and prep Button Farm ─ a property in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources curatorship program ─ for the start of its 8-month restoration. Volunteers may arrive anytime during the clean-up and stay for as long as they would like. Read more »


DNR Seeks Partners to Restore Historic Houses in Cecil and Harford Counties

Citizens interested in becoming curators to the Old Bohemia house in Cecil County or the Stephenson property in Harford County are invited to join the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for one of its open houses. The estates are available for restoration under the Department’s Resident-Curatorship Program, which matches up historic properties with people interested in restoring, maintaining and periodically sharing them with the public in return for the right to lifetime tenancy.

“This program is great because it helps preserve these beautiful, historic landmarks, while allowing the curators to reap the rewards of their hard work by living in and enjoying the property,” said Emily Burrows, manager of cultural resources and curatorships for DNR. Read more »