Huntsmen's Room

In 1997, the Museum dedicated a room to honor all huntsmen for their immense contributions to the sport, from its earliest days to the present.

One has only to read the diaries...

…of George Washington, MFH, to be aware of the respect in which he held his huntsman, Billy Lee. By the same token, one can look through the names that follow to reaffirm the lofty position of such men as Charlie Carver; Elias Chadwell; Mason Houghland, MFH; William Woodward and others, who have been honored by inclusion in the Huntsmen’s Room.

By such honor, they reflect the same upon all those who by their skill with hounds, their courage across country and their unselfish and complete dedication to the sport have earned the title of “huntsman.”

Exhibit room at the MHHNA with framed art on the walls, a fire place, and a table.
Exhibit room at the MHHNA with framed art on the walls, a fire place, and a table.

To the hunts, families, & friends of the honored huntsmen...

The Museum wishes to thank you for providing information, family histories, artifacts and memorabilia for the Huntsmen’s Room exhibits.

Honored Huntsmen

The Huntsmen’s Room Presentation Booklet gives a history of previously honored huntsmen.
Learn how each huntsman made a vital impact to the sport of foxhunting.

Huntsmen Honored in 2017

James Lee Atkins

James Lee Atkins

1944-2013
Old Dominion Hounds
Piedmont Foxhounds
Warrenton Hunt

C Martin Wood

C. Martin Wood III, MFH

1943-
Live Oak Hounds

Dr G Marvin Beeman

Dr. G. Marvin Beeman, MFH

1933-
Arapahoe Hunt

Huntsmen Honored in 2015

Andrew Barclay

Andrew Barclay

1954-
Green Spring Valley Hounds 1981-2001

Sherman P Haight

Sherman P. Haight Jr., MFH

1922-2016
Litchfield County Hounds 1948-1981

William John White

William John White Jr.

1918-1996
Brandywine Hounds 1946-1996

Huntsmen Honored in 2011

Nancy Penn Smith

Nancy Penn Smith Hannum, ex-MFH

1919-2010
Mr. Stewart’s Cheshire Hounds

Albert Ollie Poe

Albert Ollie Poe

1931-2019
Piedmont Fox hounds
Fairfax Hunt
Middleburg Hunt

Melvin Morrison Poe

Melvin Morrison Poe

1920-2014
Old Dominion Hounds
Orange Country Hunt
Bath County Hounds

Huntsmen Honored in 2009

Benjamin Hardaway

Benjamin H. Hardaway III, MFH

1919-2017
Midland Fox Hounds

George Brice

George Brice

1871-c.1950
Brice Family Pack
Essex Fox Hounds

Redmond Stewart

Redmond C. Stewart, MFH

1873-1936
Green Spring Valley Hounds

Huntsmen Honored in 2003

Hugh Bywaters

Hugh D. Bywaters

1911-2000
Warrenton Hunt

Major Charles Kindersley

Major Charles M. Kindersley, MFH

1900-1993
Eglinton Hunt
Caledon Hunt, Canada

Felix Peach

Felix Peach

1916-1991
The Hillsboro Hounds

Orville Roberts

Orville Roberts

1877-1958
Pickering Hunt

Huntsmen Honored in 2001

George Beeman

George M. Beeman

1909-1992
Arapahoe Hunt

Albert Pud Crosson

Albert "Pud" Crosson

1911-1976
Cedar Croft & Bayard Taylor Hounds
Huntingdon Valley Hounds
Rose Tree Foxhunting Club
Whitelands Hunt
Pickering Hunt

George Leslie Grimes

George Leslie Grimes

Green Spring Valley Hounds

W Ozelle Moss

W. Ozelle Moss, MFH

1902-1976
Moore County Hounds

Huntsmen Honored in 1999

William Almy

William Almy, Jr. MFH

1900-1979
Quansett Hunt
Culpepper Hunt
Warrenton Hunt

Oscar Beach

Oscar Beach

1891-1963
Casanova Hunt

Douglas Burgess

Douglas M. Burgess

1902-1975
Potomac Hunt

Francis Frank Marion Fraley

Francis "Frank" Marion

1912-1988
Goshen Hunt
Redland Hunt

William Du Pont

William Du Pont Jr., MFH

1896-1965
Foxcatcher Hounds

Grover Vandevender

Grover Vandevender

1894-1974
Farmington Hunt

Huntsmen Honored in 1997

Thomas Allison

Thomas Allison

1882-1970
Meadow Brook Hounds

Hunton Atwell

Hunton F. Atwell, MFH

1904-1985
Piedmont Fox Hounds
Loudoun Hunt

Charles Carver

Charles Carver

1878-1951
Piedmont Fox Hounds
Mr. Thomas' Foxhounds
Foxcatcher Hounds
Green Spring Valley Hounds
Essex Fox Hounds
Vicmead Hunt

Elias Chadwell

Elias Chadwell

1894-1975
Millbrook Hunt

William Chadwell

William Chadwell

1918-1986
Essex Fox Hounds

Homer Gray

Homer B. Gray, MFH

1893-1952
Rombout Hunt

Henry Higginson

A. Henry Higginson, MFH

1876-1951
Middlesex Foxhounds
Cattistock

Mason Houghland

Mason Houghland, MFH

1888-1959
Hillsboro Hounds

Sterling Leach

Sterling Leach

1897-1980
Orange County Hunt

Dallas Leith

Dallas Leith

1908-1990
Elkridge-Harford Hunt

Robert Maddox

Robert Maddox

1892-1948
Middleburg Hunt

Charles Smith

Charles Smith

1889-1964
Mr. Stewart's Cheshire Foxhounds

Harry Worcester Smith

Harry Worchester Smith, MFH

1865-1945
Grafton Hounds
Piedmont Fox Hounds
Loudoun Hunt

William Wadsworth

William P. Wadsworth, MFH

1906-1982
Genesee Valley Hunt

William Woodward

William Woodward

1900-1977
Montreal Hunt

The Huntsmen’s Room presentation booklet gives a history of previously honored huntsmen. Learn how each huntsman made a vital impact to the sport of foxhunting.

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