The Rural Life Museum of Trappe by Charles Adams
“Building Our Future By Preserving Our Past” is the slogan of the Rural Life Museum of Trappe, MD, Inc. Back in 2006, a group of interested people in the Trappe area met and diligently worked to establish a museum. Cynthia Miles of Fox Hall, Inc., offered the Defender House with one acre of land as a site for this museum, and the newly elected Directors quickly accepted the offer.
Defender House is located at 29241 Backtown Road, just one mile north of the Trappe town center. Volunteers soon undertook the job of making some needed repairs to Defender House and applying a much needed coat of paint inside and out. Soon after, work began on restoring Defender House. The 10’ by 16’ Scale House, which had originally been located at the
The Board of Directors of the Rural Life Museum of Trappe, MD, inc. at the ribbon cutting. 173