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Historic Exeter Open House
August 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until October 17, 2020
The Federalsburg Historical Society invites you to tour Exeter–one of the oldest remaining structures in the southern part of Caroline County, located at 408 Old Denton Road, Federalsburg. Many of this circa 1808 dwelling’s early residents were millers who worked in the grist mill across the road on the Marshyhope Creek.
Robert and Mary B. Holt of Federalsburg purchased the house in 1967 and over time restored the structure back to its original appearance. Upon extensive research and application, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. A major renovation project began in late 2002. The building never has had indoor plumbing and only during this time was electricity introduced to the first floor.
In December of 2011, the property was deeded to the Federalsburg Historical Society by the Holt Family Trust. It was always Mary Holt’s dream to open Exeter to the public as a museum. While the house still needs some renovation, FHS is excited to hold four open houses on July 18, August 15, September 19 and October 17 from 10 am to 2 pm. Docents will be available.
For more information or for other tour opportunities, please call Wendy Garner at 410-754-3074 or visit www.federalsburghistoricalsociety.com.