You’re invited! Please join us on Saturday, May 20, 2023, 2 – 6 pm at the Historical Society Headquarters, 143 N. Main Street in Bel Air for our Grand Reopening. It has been a long time coming with the building restoration efforts complicated by Covid closures and the inevitable “construction surprises”, but we believe you will find that the wait has been worthwhile.
Festivities will include a Beer Garden, music, several food truck options, guided tours, an archeological dig for the kids, and much more. Best of all the program will offer a preview of the Society’s new museum. While displays will still be a work in progress, the initial offerings, and some of the exhibits will be available. The highlight of the museum launch will be displays of “Old Baltimore“ artifacts that have been stored at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum in Calvert County. These artifacts were discovered at an archeological dig in 1999 – 2000 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, the site of the County’s first County Seat, just before 9/11. Soon after the discoveries were made, access to the property was closed for security reasons. Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Historical Society have joined together to bring these exciting finds back to Harford County for a limited-time exhibit to tell the story of Harford’s colonial heritage. This will be the first local exhibit of these unique pieces of our county’s history.