The primary purpose of the Goshen Farm Preservation Society is to safeguard and restore the Goshen Farm and its surrounding property for furture generations of residents of the Broadneck Peninsula and Anne Arundel County. The Society also intends to identify, protect and facilitate the study, preservation and communication of knowledge regarding other historically significant sites associated with the Goshen Farm.
The Goshen Farm Preservation Society has a list of great uses for this home including a museum of early farming life in Anne Arundel County, a place to hold events; Weddings, Lectures on our history and holiday events, a nature trail through the 22 acres, a community garden, and the list goes on. But the house has to be restored for all of these things to happen.
Kinder Farm Park is located in central Anne Arundel County, Maryland within close proximity to the Chesapeake Bay. The park is on 288 acres and was purchased by the county in 1979 from the original owners, the Kinder Family, who operated a typical Maryland farm from 1898 to the late 1970’s when it was no longer farmed. The farm was primarily operated as a cattle farm after World War II. The county believed the farm could be restored as it had been in the 1930’s and it has been designed to represent a 1930’s depression era farm.
The purpose of the Friends Group is to support the Farm Park with funding and to conduct volunteer activities to highlight a typical working farm set in Maryland during the 1930’s. Due to the unique nature of Kinder Farm Park, the Kinder Friends Group is unique in both the activities it supports as well as the causes for which it seeks funding. The region clearly is well served by having such a Farm Park open to both county and non-county visitors.
The brick Sandy Point Farmhouse exemplified several characteristics of Maryland architecture. Its five-part plan—a 2-story central block connected to two wings by single-story hyphens—occurs often in 18th-century southern Maryland architecture. The fact that the Sandy Point Farm House was built in an 18th century style in the 19th century—making it …Continue reading →