The Rural Life Museum of Trappe Md.,
29241 Backtown Road
Current Featured Displays....
Defender house: J. Franklin
"Home Run" Baker, early days of
baseball, & the steamboat era
Carriage House: Trappe’s
African-American History & Heritage
& "Negro Baseball"
Slaughter Smokehouse: An exhibit
of the tools of an earlier time (farming,
business & home)
Scale House: Truck scale used by
Defender Packing Co. & early
canning factory items
Please Join Us For Annual Friends & Visitors Day
June 29th 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Friends and Visitors Day is a free, family friendly event and all are welcome. We are delighted to have music by the Free and Eazy Band. In addition to music food, and fun, this will also be the opening of a new exhibit: The Builders of Trappe 1935-1960, a period of time when the population of Trappe more than doubled and the attitude of the townspeople changed from seeing Trappe as a village to a more important town. The focus will be on the people with active businesses. We are working on kids' activities so please call if you have fun suggestions - 410-476-4857.
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Friends & Visitors Day poster
Our community garden is started!
We have already planted some pea seed. As the Index goes to press, we expect to have tomato plants, lettuce, radishes, carrots, and onion sets. We will plant any vegetable that we can get seed for if we have the room. Call Charles Adams at 410-253-9985 or 410-476-3339 if you would like to participate.
Looking for Volunteers for
This year's Trappe Christmas Tour on Sunday, December 1st. If you have a home or business you would volunteer, ideas, or time we would appreciate hearing from you.
Just call 410-476-4857. Let's talk.
This Year's Trappe Christmas Tour
We are open Saturdays and By Appointment
Please come see us during regular visiting hours each Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m. We will be happy to arrange a tour for you and your guests at other times. Just call 410-476-3339, 476-4857, 476-4408, 476-5408, or 822-5180.
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