The Mount Aventine Manor House will be closed for visitors until at least the end of April because of concerns over the safety of visitors and volunteers due to the COVID 19 virus.  Programs scheduled for April and May, including the Spring Tea, will be re-scheduled and new dates posted on the web site as soon as conditions are more clear. In the meantime, enjoy this beautiful park.  Thank you for your consideration.

Smoke House "Ghost Sturcture"

20160529 152309Roman Morgan and BSA Troop 1780 have constructed a "ghost structure" of the 1840 smoke house that existed at Mount Aventine. The structure will be an integral part of an exhibit on food preparation and technology at the manor house being developed by the Friends of Chapman State Park. When completed the exhibit will include a kitchen museum with a display of appliances and tools used during 1he 1850's as well as their modern counterparts.
 
Roman is a 2016 graduate of North Point High School in Waldorf. He said he combined his interest in carpentry and history to research and construct the smoke house.