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Published: August 13, 2021

Stepping into the Past

Farm Concerts are a relevant part of our country’s music scene. Most of which help benefit farmers and the farms that host them. This past Saturday we hosted our Bluegrass & Folk event on the orchard fields in front of the Knoll Stage. Like other farm concerts this event benefited the venue. One of the most well know farm concerts was Woodstock held in a field near Yasgur’s Farm at Bethel, New York on August 15, 1969. The concert was three days long and featured 24 rock bands. While this concert was much larger (300,000 in attendance) than ours, both are an ode to how music can help benefit one of our most important industries.


Steppingstone Farm Museum is operated by the Steppingstone Museum Association, Inc., a
private non-profit with a long term lease of the previous Paul farm property in Susquehanna State Park. This land is part of the Land of Promise tract from the first land survey in 1684. The museum was established in 1970 with the collections of Mr. J.E. Bull. After his passing in 1976, the museum moved to the Land of Promise in Susquehanna State Park. The museum demonstrates historic trades to the public from 11am-3pm on Saturdays and Sundays from

April-October. The office is open year-round from
9am-2pm Tuesday- Friday and the grounds are open to foot, paw, hoof, and bike traffic from 9am to sunset every day.

The museum offers many special events throughout the season, private and school tours, special programs, and site rentals. These programs, gift shop sales, grants, memberships, and private  donations support the museum.

Calendar of Events

Board of Directors
Robert Thresher
Ron Querns
First Vice President
Teresa Stout
Second Vice President 
Robert Thresher
(Acting) Treasurer
Wendy O'Steen
Josephine Bodt
John Stanley
Amanda Hickman 
Mark Herman
Honorary Directors
Don Osman 
Carolyn Smith
Museum Staff
Haley I. Miller
Executive Director
Stephanie Kennedy 
Museum Manager
Katelyn Long​
Heather Uzdilla
Site Coordinator
Michael Carney 
Maintenance Personnel 

Season's Views


From the Desk of the Director

Haley I. Miller

While we chug through our 2021 Festival line up, I am so thankful for the community support. We have seen amazing turn outs to our Summer Fun Day (1,000+ attendees) and Bluegrass & Folk (177+ attendees) events. These events would not have been such a success without the help of our amazing Volunteers and Museum Team. I can say as we move closer to Fall Harvest, I am full of excitement to help plan our signature event and be a part of such a dedicated organization.


Steppingstone Wish List

The below items are needed at the museum. We will provide a donation letter for your tax deduction use.

Thank you for thinking of us!​

Our Amazon Wishlist can
be found by clicking

~Computer Hardware new or used




Steppingstone's Volunteer Corner
Thank you to all the Volunteers that have helped out at or with past events!

Bernie Bodt 

Bryon Bodt

Jo Bodt 

Joe Cambria 

Robert Thresher 

Art Elsner 

Wade Whitlock 

Karen Whitlock 

Maryellen Kosydar 

Lou Kosydar 

John Stanley 

Dawn Thresher 

Greg Stanley 

Bob Worthington 

Bill Watson 

Tim Myers 

Shirley Querns 

Ron Querns 

Bridget Graff 

Geoff Graff 

Gerry Scarfe 

Kelly Landers 

Russ Emery


Keep in Step with the Steppingstone


-The museum is now open on the weekends from 11 am - 3 pm.

- Fall Harvest Festival is
September 25 & 26, 11am - 4pm

-Next Volunteer Meeting is September 14, @ 6:30 pm



@ The Museum


We are excited to introduce Stephanie Kennedy, as our new Museum Manager. Stephanie has come to us from Cecil County Government. You may remember her from her year of service as the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator.  Stephanie joined the Museum Team on Summer Fun Day and has become a tremendous asset.

The latest @ the Museum Store

The Museum Store is open for the season.
Hours are
Sat./Sun. 11 am - 3 pm.

There is new merchandise available for purchase! 


The Steppingstone Grind

With 23+ Buildings and 23 acres, the museum is more than what a team of 5 can handle. While we do our best to maintain the cleanliness of the property, we can always use help. The Grind is the place to find our chore list for the month. If you, or a group you belong to, would like to work on one of these projects please email Stephanie, the Museum Manager at

Trim trees around and over coop

Replace or fix siding door (bottom rows)

Paint picnic tables

Wire brush, prime and paint front sign

Patch and paint window sills

Re-nail corner board and battens



Volunteers who wish to share Harford County’s agricultural history and authentic experiences with the community. We are always seeking new volunteers who enjoy interacting with the public as well as helping with the behind the scenes work. 

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New and Renewing Members

Jerry Burkins & Kelly Rye

Andrew Reile & Claudia Miller

Cannry Litchfield & Saige Ports
Eric Scheerer & Melissa Richardson 

Kelly Herzing & James Fitzwater

Samantha Morter & Danney France

Megan Carrington & John Collins

Rachel Sacrey & Travis Dunaway

Kapri & Geoff Stafford

Sarah Hewitt & James Mast

Congratulations to our new wedding members: 

Welcome to the Family

  • Ron & Shirley Querns

  • Tammie Heil

  • Sampson Family

  • Bernie &Jo Bodt

  • Alice A. Archer

  • Harry Dutcher

  • Lee & Janet Scarborough 

  • Bryon Bodt

  • Craig Lake & Dawn Fischer 

  • Alex Horneman 

  • Deborah LaMar

  • Linda & Gerry Bullis

  • Robert & Katherine Worthington

  • John Stanley

  • Madelyn Danner

  • Lori Will

  • Gail Connolly 

  • Jay DuBree

  • Mark Herman

  • Gerry Scarfe

  • Timothy Myers

  • Sandra Willis & William P. Smithson

  • Lilma Huntley 

  • Jeneane McBride

  • Art Elsner

  • Mary Susan Osborn

  • Bill Livingston

  • Jeanette & Linus Young

  • Donald Greimel 

  • Cathy Price 

2021 memberships are still available! 

Delightful Discoveries 

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Mr. Jim strikes again!! This time, his skill shows through this restored spinning wheel. Originally donated with a few broken and missing pieces, Mr. Jim swooped in and brought this little beauty back to life! Keep an eye out for it on display soon.

A glimpse back into time...

Image from this past month

When shopping on Amazon remember to use Amazon Smile and select Steppingstone Museum Association. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the museum. 

Thank You for your support!
Please share with your friends
and tell them about
"Your Country Retreat".

Steppingstone Farm Museum educational programs and historic preservation supported by grants from:

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