Come Join Us for the 211th Pearson Chapman Birthday Party!

CaptureCome join the Friends of Chapman State Park for the Pearson Chapman 211th birthday party on September 7th 2014 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. In 1840 Pearson Chapman constructed the current Mount Aventine manor home which is now the central attraction of Chapman State Park. The Chapman family owned the land surrounding the manor home from 1751 to 1916 and played an important role in colonial America as successful businessmen with close ties to prominent political families such as the Masons and Washingtons.

At 1:30 park volunteers, Mike Callahan and Debi Krahling, will star in a living history presentation as Mr. and Mrs. Chapman in 1866. The youth Celtic group, Children's Irish Music Jam Session, will play at 2:15 before the cutting of the cake at 3:15. All named "Chapman" are especially invited and will be greeted during the celebration. The event will end with a discussion of the Passenger Pigeon who became extinct on Sept. 1, 1814, when the last pigeon, Martha, died 100 years ago. Make an origami pigeon in commemoration. The park is at 3452 Ferry Pl., off Chapman's Landing Rd., Indian Head. Birthday donations to Friends of Chapman State Park will be appreciated.