Monday, November 4, 2013

Aloha to Hood College in Historic Frederick

I accompanied a friend when she drove her daughter to a swim meet at Hood College in historic Frederick. From its website (link),

Hood College was founded May 12, 1893, the date of the first meeting of the board of directors, who at that time established The Woman's College of Frederick, now known as Hood College. Meeting at the parsonage of the Reformed Church (now the Evangelical Reformed Church, United Church of Christ) five members of the church established an independent college for women. Their goal was to establish a college that would prepare women for roles both in the home and, if they so chose, the work place. Their guiding principle was that a liberal arts education provides the best preparation for a productive life.

It was a clear day to explore this charming campus, including a traditional chapel.

The historic houses look much like the generals' quarters on Fort Meade.

The Brodbeck Music House offers red brick facade ...

... with a stunning cupola that has been lovingly restored after a hundred years of service.

I spotted these beautiful roses ...

 ... which reminded me of Hawaii.  

Walking off campus ...

 ... we found Halloween fun!

This proud homeowner salutes the veterans of the past ...

... and the symbols of America!   


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. Thanks for the tour - always interesting to see new places.

  2. Love the Halloween decorations.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing. Another amazing post.

  4. I always love your pictures! The last one is my favorite this time.

  5. Fun tour Kim! You always find great thing to photograph.

  6. Love the pictures thank you for the tour!