Hard Bargain Farm

“Hard Bargain Farm” explores the life of Alice Lescinska Lowe (1880-1951) and Henry Gardiner Ferguson (1882-1966), and their home at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek, Maryland, directly across the Potomac River from George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The exhibit highlights many of Alice Ferguson’s paintings of Hard Bargain Farm, a passion she pursued throughout time on the farm.  Alice Ferguson also developed an interest in amateur archeology and helped unearth artifacts of the Piscataway tribe and other original Native American settlements along the Potomac. The Alice Ferguson Foundation was established by Henry Ferguson in 1954 to memorialize Alice and her dedication to Hard Bargain Farm and the preservation of the environment around it.