Many families have called Historic Kenmore "home" over its more than two centuries of existence. In late 19th century, the Howards lived in the grand brick home and one Howard in particular left an everlasting mark on the house and its history. William Key Howard, Sr. was born in Maryland in 1829 (and was related … Continue reading The Howards of Kenmore
William Key Howard Jr.
Photos: Historic Kenmore Behind-the-Scenes Tours
On rare occasions, Historic Kenmore offers special behind-the-scenes tours that take visitors into portions of the home not usually open to the public during regular tours. Additionally, Meghan Budinger, Aldrich Director of Curatorial Operations, leads the tour and shares her expert insights and knowledge into the mansion's history, furnishing, and ongoing preservation. This past weekend, visitors once … Continue reading Photos: Historic Kenmore Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Video: William Key Howard, Jr. – Saving Kenmore’s Ceilings
In this video, learn about William Key Howard, Jr., who lived in Kenmore with his family in the years following the Civil War and repaired damage to the house's plaster ceilings in the first restoration of Kenmore. You can learn more about William Key Howard, Jr. and why his boat is still in the attic … Continue reading Video: William Key Howard, Jr. – Saving Kenmore’s Ceilings