As of June 7th, the Historical Society will be open for research, Wednesdays, 10am - 2pm, by appointment only.

Open House at the Hays House

Hays House 324 N Kenmore Ave, Bel Air, MD, United States

Graces is not a game we play every day, but games like Hopscotch are more familiar! Come be surprised by how people entertained themselves 200 years ago!

Open House at the Hays House

Hays House 324 N Kenmore Ave, Bel Air, MD, United States

Investigate the Herbs in the Herb Garden. What were their uses in Early America?

Early American Education

Hays House 324 N Kenmore Ave, Bel Air, MD, United States

Get ready to go back to school—in 1815!! How would the school year be different than today? This program will explore what school was like in the period from 1788 – mid 1800s.

Open House at the Hays House

Hays House 324 N Kenmore Ave, Bel Air, MD, United States

What do you know about the Hays House?  Who owned it? Who lived in it? Where was it originally located? How was it moved? What are the plans for the future? Add your thoughts for the programs that you’d like to see offered.

Bush Declaration Kick Off: Life in Harford County in 1774-1775

Hays House 324 N Kenmore Ave, Bel Air, MD, United States

September 1774. The “shot heard round the world” would be fired in just seven months and the American Revolution would begin. What was the buzz in Harford County? Visit the Hays House as people go about their normal routine and share what they are learning about the coming revolution.

Constitution Day/Week

Hays House 324 N Kenmore Ave, Bel Air, MD, United States

Constitution Day is September 17 (Tuesday). Learn more about the creation of our constitutional government from the perspective of 1787!

Bush Declaration Part II: Life in Harford County in 1774-1775

Hays House 324 N Kenmore Ave, Bel Air, MD, United States

Winter is just around the corner! The family needs to prepare! Join people at the Hays House as they work to set aside the summer’s bounty to enjoy in the winter. Stir the kettle as we make apple butter! Listen to their conversation about the events of the times.