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Harford Civil Rights Project with Dr. James Karmel

The Harford Historical Society of Harford County 143 N Main St., Bel Air, MD

Faculty and students at Harford Community College have worked on several civil rights projects since 2019. These included more than 500 students working on civil rights related projects in drama, English and history courses. Several of these courses looked at the civil rights struggle of the 50s and 60s and the impacts of segregation in... Read More >

The Archeology of the Bush Tavern & Surrounding Neighborhood

Online Event

In 2016, archeologists with the State Highway Administration initiated an archeological dig at the Bush Tavern on Route 7 in Abingdon. During the Revolutionary War, the tavern was part of the settlement known as Harford Town, the county seat from 1774 to 1791. French troops under Rochambeau camped nearby during the War. The Bush Declaration... Read More >

Annual Genealogy Conference: Finding the Story

The Harford Historical Society of Harford County 143 N Main St., Bel Air, MD

This year has seen the return of the genealogy program "Who Do You Think You Are" (WDYTYA) which has touted the art of genealogy and the wonderful stories it can reveal. The show is sponsored by Ancestry.com but a lot of the seekers are sent to repositories to find out more information. In truth, there... Read More >

The Inside Story: Harford’s Court Houses, Judges and Lawyers

Ceremonial Courtroom 20 W. Courtland St., Bel Air, MD

Each year the Historical Society concludes its Speakers Series with the Archer Lecture, named for one of the society’s prominent founding members. The speakers are generally chosen from local authors who have contributed in a very special way to our understanding of Harford’s history. We are pleased to announce this year’s speaker will be Judge... Read More >