Riverdale, MD, June 2, 2013: District I assembled at Riversdale House Museum (1807) for its annual Presidents' Meeting.
|Riversdale Director Edward Day (standing right) welcomed members to the House Museum.|
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Following refreshments, many participants took docent-led tours of the house, which was built by aristocratic Antwerp refugees of the French Revolution. Their daughter married George Calvert whose father was the illegitimate son of the 5th Baron Baltimore and Calvert inherited the house upon her death. The son Charles Benedict Calvert succeeded his father at Riversdale. He founded the Maryland Agricultural College (now University of Maryland) and as a U.S. Congressman sponsored legislation to create the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
--photos by Bill Dean.