Due to construction, our local office is closed to the public. All activities are online until further notice.

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 >

$10.00

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 >

Free

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 >

$20.00

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 >

$10.00

The Concord Point Lighthouse

Online Event

Join us for this free virtual event to learn the story of Havre de Grace’s Concord Point Lighthouse – its past and future - as told by Lighthouse Director, Carol Allen. The Concord Point Lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse in Maryland and a time-honored symbol of Havre de Grace. Built in 1827, the lighthouse... Read More >

Free

Genealogy Workshop

Online Event

On Wednesday November 9th, 2022 at 7:00 PM join us for virtual session where your genealogy questions are discussed. This will not be a Stump the Genealogist Session, instead it will provide you with the opportunity to discover other methods or resources to find your history. Hosted by Genealogist Mary Schweers.

Free

Proving Ground: Lecture and Book Signing featuring author, Kathy Kleiman

Havre de Grace High School 445 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace, MD

Free in person event After World War II, engineers and programmers rushed to make sure that the United States stayed ahead of the world in top-secret research into computing and ballistics. Officials at Aberdeen Proving Ground, located in Harford County, assigned six women to program the world’s first general-purpose, programmable, all-electronic computer ­– known as... Read More >

Forever the Land

Online Event

On Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at 12:30 pm, Trustee, Jacquelyn Seneschal will present a virtual program describing the lives and accomplishments of County residents, Russell and Kate Lord, both a major force in the national environmental movement and the local culture and art scenes. In the years following World War II, Russell and Kate Lord... Read More >

Free

Genealogy Workshop Series Returns

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

On January 11th, 2023, at 7 pm, the 2023 Genealogy Workshop series will return with an in-person program hosted by the genealogist, Chris Smithson at the Historical Society Headquarters, 143 N. Main St. in Bel Air.  Mr. Smithson will present a class on “Finding your Ancestors on the Tax Rolls”. There are many vehicles to... Read More >