Published: January 14, 2022
Stepping into the Past
One of the first sights museum visitors see when first driving onto Steppingstone's grounds is the American Flag. A mere 246 years ago on January 1, 1776, George Washington unveiled the first national flag in America, called the Grand Union Flag. That flag was officially replaced on June 14, 1777 with the modern flag we know and love.
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. M. Strong
From the Desk of the Director
Haley I. M. Strong
The Holidays have past and we have had our first large snow of the year! (It was magical) The Museum has sent out memberships and are currently working on sponsorships, exhibits, events and capital projects. We are preparing for a very busy year and what we hope to be one of the best in recent Museum History! We are excited to grow our community bonds, build new partnerships and cultivate community learning.
We hope to see everyone soon!
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
Keep in Step with the Steppingstone
Steppingstone's Volunteer Corner
Thank you to all the Volunteers that have helped out at or with past events!
-Volunteer Meeting: February 8th at 6:30, Location TBD
-Clean up day: March 26,
- 2022 Memberships are still available
@ The Museum
Introducing the newest member of our Steppingstone flock: Rowdy the rooster! Recently hatched just a stone's throw away from the farm by one of our wonderful volunteers, Rowdy is a six month old Wellsummer-Roo who's still working on growing out his spurs, but has already filled the role of protector for the flock! His crows are growing confident with each sunrise and the gorgeous stripes along his wings and tail are just starting to shine through!
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
Samantha Morter & Danney France
Rachel Sacrey & Travis Dunaway
Kapri & Geoff Stafford
Sarah Hewitt & James Mast
Wade Harvard & Chelsey Schreiber
Brendon Heroux & Courtney Reil
Sharon Comer & Ron Wickline
Alexandra Protos & Brandon Saraceno
John Boyer & Amand Harvey
Bailey Alampi & Mitchell Herzing
Congratulations to our new wedding members:
Welcome to the Family
Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home, P.A.
Walter G Coale INC.
Kelly Mechanical Services, Inc.
Aimee O'Neill & Co., Inc.