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Display barn at Steppingstone Farm Museum destroyed by fire

Steppingstone Farm Museum fire
Posted at 9:47 PM, Jun 02, 2024

HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. — A piece of Maryland’s history just went up in smoke. The display barn at the Steppingstone Farm Museum in Harford County burned to the ground on Sunday afternoon.

No lives were lost. Although it’s possible that a number of irreplaceable artifacts that were a part of the museum's mission to preserve the history of Harve de Grace were.
 
The office of the State Fire Marshal says, “The price of the historic artifacts could not be assessed at this time.” What is certain is that authorities say the Steppingstone Farm Museum took a $200,000 hit from the loss of the barn alone. It was not only used for storage but for exhibits as well.

The cause of the blaze is still under investigation.