Old Wye Church Wye Mills, Maryland 1721, renovated 1854, restored 1947-1949
The Georgian Anglican church we see today is a restored version of the 1721 chapel of ease, itself a replacement for the original chapel first mentioned in historical records in 1698 (the actual construction date is not recorded) known originally as St. Luke’s. Taxes built the exterior structure when the Church of England was the official religion in colonial Maryland, and tobacco built the interior - the proceeds of an auction, bid upon by local farming families, resulting in the box pews that fill the structure. The American War of Independence saw the ultimate division of church and state, and a subsequent decline in funds to maintain the building. Prior to its 1854 renovation, it had fallen into disrepair due to a dwindling congregation and funds, and had been used as a stable. In 1947, a generous benefactor, Arthur Amory Houghton, Jr., president of Steuben Glass, chairman of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and grandson of the Corning Glass Works founder, was inspired by the restoration work at Williamsburg, and subsequently provided the funds to restore the chapel to its near-1721 appearance (the exception being its large rondel window over the entrance, designed to allow more natural light into the gallery); he is buried nearby in the cemetery. The entire churchyard is encompassed by old trees and boxwood, and presents one of the most serene and beautiful vistas of any located on Delmarva. A printed walking tour is available for visitors to explore at their leisure. ⚓️
Hazy, cloudy sunset at the location of the former ferry slip at Claiborne. (July 2021) . . . #kodakgold200 #olympusxa2 #film #filmphotography #filmisnotdead #35mm #35mmfilm #claibornemd #talbotcountymd #mdinfocus #maryland #landscape
Who’s that on the road?! It’s the Tour de Talbot Cycling Ride, traversing the scenic byways of Talbot County! Give them a little room and encouragement as they test their limits on this annual bike adventure. Learn more about cycling in Talbot County here: https://tourtalbot.org/bike-talbot-guide/ - #talbotcountymd #mdinfocus @discovereaston @townofstmichaels @portofoxford #trappemd
The 38th Chesapeake Chamber Music Festival starts TONIGHT, June 9th! The six day concert series features a remarkable and diverse program featuring internationally-acclaimed musicians. Festival opening extravaganza features works by Mozart, Wiancko, and Brahms, followed by a light reception. Check ticket availability now! https://tourtalbot.org/event/38th-chesapeake-chamber-music-festival/2023-06-09/ - #talbotcountymd #mdinfocus @discovereaston @townofstmichaels@portofoxford #trappemd #ChesapeakeChamberMusic #chambermusic
Starting this Saturday, we`re shaking things up at The Fool’s Lantern by extending our breakfast hours from 9-2pm. And guess what? Our delectable lunch/dinner menu will be available throughout the morning, giving you the perfect excuse to indulge in an unforgettable brunch experience! 🍳🥞
“Back to the Bay” A new abstracted landscape that will be one of my featured pieces at a new gallery LOCAL (across from Limoncello)on Talbot Street this holiday weekend..come on by and see my new paintings…I’ll be there to show you this cool new space!#stmichaelsmd #artforhomes#artforsale#contemporarylandscapepainting #seascapes#chesapeakebay #talbotcountymd #americanhoilday
Three freshly cut DIY buckets of late Spring pastels ready for a wedding celebration 💚💕. All of these flowers and so much more will be available at the eastonmdfarmersmarket tomorrow 💐. #flowers #springflowers #diyflowers #grownnotflown #eastonmd #stmichaelsmd #talbotcountymd #easternshore #flowerfarmer #flowerfarm #honeybeeflowerfarm
Come to the 12th Annual Juneteenth Celebration presented by AAM, Building African American Minds (BAAM), the Frederick Douglass Honor Society, Play in Color, and the Talbot County Free Library. This free outdoor block party features musical and spoken word performances, a hands-on art project for families, vendors selling handmade goods, a basketball half-court with a free throw competition, and delicious food vendors, as well as an exhibition of woodcuts by Baltimore-based artist LaToya Hobbs in the Museum’s galleries. Special thanks to Lead Sponsor Morgan Stanley: Lisa Hunter and Shane Hatfield at Morgan Stanley for supporting this year’s celebration.
Additional generous sponsors include: Bay Imprint, Easton Utilities, Susan and Richard Granville, Bette S. Kenzie, Maryland Public Television, Catherine Collins McCoy, Paris Foods Corp., Talbot Arts, and Beverly and Richard Tilghman.