City of Bowie Historical Museums

The City of Bowie operates the Belair Mansion, the Belair Stable Museum and the Bowie Railroad Station and Huntington Museum, their collections and exhibits. The City joins with the Radio History Society to present the Radio and Television Museum. The Museum Staff is assisted by The Friends of Belair Estate, the Huntington Heritage Society, and the Heritage Committee, as well as the Radio History Society and the Prince George's County Genealogical Society, in this mission. The Director may be reached by calling 301-809-3088.

The Belair Mansion   -  Enjoy Bowie’s earliest history at the Belair Mansion (circa 1745), the beautiful five-part Georgian plantation house of Samuel Ogle, Provincial Governor of Maryland. Enlarged in 1914 by the New York architectural firm of Delano and Aldrich, the Mansion was also the home of William Woodward, famous horseman in the first half of the 20th century. Restored to reflect is 250-year old legacy, the Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Ogle/Ogles Family Association  The Ogle/Ogles Family Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the history and genealogy of the Ogle and Ogles families in North America

History of Printing in Colonial Maryland -

Morven Park, Leesburg, VirginiaMuseum of Hounds and Hunting- The Museum's oldest foxhunting treasure is a gracefully curved 1731 hunting horn carried by Colonial Governor Samuel Ogle of Maryland.   Also, you will find the pencil drawings of "Mountain" &  "Muse" Foxhounds as drawn by Benjamin Ogle II c. 1810, as they were a gift from Mrs. Henry G. Tayloe of Mt. Airy to the Museum in 2000

My Civil War Reenactment Group: 49th Virginia Infantry, Co. A-K

Maryland Racing Art:    A Wonderful Site to See and Purchase the Superb Art Work of Mr. William Wilson. Mr. Wilson's Paintings include such celebrated Maryland Race Horses as Selima at Belair Mansion, Othello at Whitehall, War Admiral at Glen Riddle Farm, Spectacular Bid at Laurel Park and a wonderful painting of "It All Began Here in Annapolis"

Lowndes Family Web Site: The Lowndes Family-Distinguished Statesmen In England and America-Early Colonists to Southern Provinces


My 19th Century Art of Mourning Web Page: & Displays on the Art of Mourning in the 19th Century.

Link to "Menokin" Home of Francis Lightfoot Lee and Rebecca Tayloe Lee:   Please visit this Web Site and become a member of the Menokin Foundation.

Click here: Membership Form for a Tax Deductible Contribution to the Menokin Foundation

Pleasant Plains Farm Web Site:

Dulany Family Web Site:

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