The Maryland Resident Curatorship Program
Ever dreamed of living in an historic house surrounded by beautiful State Park, Forest, or other protected land? Are you interested in becoming a steward of both historic and natural resources? Then the DNR wants you!
Pioneered in 1982, the Maryland Resident Curatorship Program offers lucky Curators the right to lifetime tenancy in an historic property in exchange for restoring it, maintaining it in good condition, and periodically sharing it with the public. From the mountain regions of Western Maryland to Assateague Island, the program has nearly 60 Curatorships in operation, each offering a special glimpse into the history of Maryland.
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Available Historic Properties
The Grove Farm
Grove Farm Wildlife Management Area
Earleville, Cecil County, Maryland
The Department of Natural Resources is seeking a Curator to restore and maintain the Grove Farm and the surrounding 2 acres!
Mature chestnut and apple trees line the bucolic drive to the Grove Farm, an 1810 brick Federal manor currently located within 750 acres of protected Wildlife Management Area. With at least 5 bedrooms, a living room, dining room, den, formal library and multiple sun porches, this historic brick house is suitable for contemporary living with plenty of space, modern plumbing, electrical, and forced air. The property also features a new roof, gutters, and storm windows. Main restoration expenses will be in cosmetic repairs and updates. An historic ice house, corn crib, carriage house, bank barn, and several other ancillary farm buildings are available if candidates can provide a suitable use.
For more information on this property, the curatorship program and the application process, please refer to the RFP. Preference will be given to proposals from non-profit organizations with missions in-keeping with that of Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Tours of the property are available by appointment only. Deadline for proposals is Friday July 26th, 2013.
How can you get on the Interested Parties Mailing List?
To be added to the Resident-Curatorship Interested Parties List, simply complete and submit the Online Form, and you will automatically receive notices about new offerings when they are made.