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
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Haley I. Miller
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Bernie &Jo Bodt
Alice A. Archer
Lee & Janet Scarborough
Craig Lake & Dawn Fischer
Linda & Gerry Bullis
Robert & Katherine Worthington
Sandra Willis & William P. Smithson
Mary Susan Osborn
Jeanette & Linus Young