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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

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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. M. Strong
Executive Director
Stephanie Kennedy 
Museum Manager
Katelyn Long​
Heather Uzdilla
Site Coordinator
Michael Carney 
Maintenance Personnel 

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



Season's Views


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!

Kelly Landers 

Lynda Mansfield 

Ruth Davis

Joe Cambria 

Karen Long

Robert Thresher 

Nick Thresher 

Dawn Thresher

Ron Querns 

Shirley Querns 

Amanda Hickman

Stephanie Comer

Bridget Graff

Geoff Graff 

Brennan McDonough  

Grace Sampson 

Brandon Kelly



-Volunteer Meeting: February 8th at 6:30, Location TBD

-Clean up day: March 26,

10am -2pm

- 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

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

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

Bernie Bodt

Bryon Bodt

Linda Bullis

Carole DeRan

Heather Hamilton

Lilma Huntley

Moira Kearney

Brenda Kinzinger

Christina Kramer

William Lee

Leocea McLanahan

Fred Ritzel

Gerry Scarfe

John Stanley

Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home, P.A.

Walter G Coale INC.

Kelly Mechanical Services, Inc.

Aimee O'Neill & Co., Inc.

Cathy Price 

Madelyn Danner 

Craig Lake 

Bridget Graff

2022 memberships are available! 

Delightful Discoveries 

The spigot (also identified as a faucet or tap) is a device that controls the flow of liquid from a large container. Generally, wooden spigots are made with natural wood and cork and the handle turns. Wood taps, spouts, or spigots were used for wine barrels, wooden kegs, and oak casks. This piece was recently donated and is ready to find it’s home in the Cooper Shop come spring! 

A glimpse back into time...

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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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