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Hood History Museum

The Hood History Museum, an outgrowth of the College Archives, was established in 2007 through generous gifts from Robert C. McCardell and the Delaplaine Foundation, as well as from alumnae and friends of the College. The Museum is intended to be a place where visitors can see documents and artifacts that illustrate Hood’s rich history and traditions, in a space designed to be reminiscent of the office of Hood’s first president, Dr. Joseph Henry Apple. Indeed, Dr. Apple’s working desk is one of the centerpieces of the exhibit.

Other items on display include portraits of some of the founding fathers of the College; a 100-year-old doll, given by Anne Colliver of Frederick; selected artwork of Helen Smith, renowned Frederick artist and former Hood faculty member; a sampling of “dinks,” the beanies that Hood freshmen have worn for generations; a voluminous gym suit from around 1915 or 1920; Apple family memorabilia; Campus Day dolls from the early 1930s and much more.

 The Museum is open by appointment. Please call 301-696-3934 to arrange your visit.