The Fest and the Fun

The garden is an important part of the Stroud Mansion, and on September 2, it again became a great place for families to visit, learn about life in colonial times — when children lived in the Stroud Mansion — and have some “Olde Time Fun!” This report will tell you about my adventures at that event, which shared the day with StroudFest. Read More...

A very special garden

I like to call myself a house mouse, but I also like to go outside. So, on a nice summer day, I sometimes sneak into the garden that surrounds the mansion. In May the MCHA’s Garden Club, which takes care of the garden, sponsored a plant sale. I was there. Nobody saw me, but I was there. Maybe you were, too — digging plants to transfer to your own garden. I hope you were! Read More...

My first conference

While mice (and many other rodents) do not migrate to warmer climates in the winter, I am proud to report that due to my cunning mind and small size, I was able to “go south” for a short but wonderful adventure at the end of February. I accompanied our director Amy (i.e. I snuck into) the 37th Annual Small Museum Conference in Hyattsville, Md.! Read More...

Thinking about butter

Bread and butter crumbs are one of my favorites, and I try to imagine the life in the 1790s, with the big basement fireplace warm and steamy as the Stroud servants are busy making soup, baking bread and churning butter. You can see a butter churn in the kitchen, as well as a fascinating display of beautiful wooden butter mold presses. Read More...