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

SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS PAST: CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS TOUR

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

Everyone is invited to join us for a unique Christmas adventure. This is your chance to learn about Christmas in days gone by while wandering through Bel Air’s Winter Wonderland. The Society is pleased to announce its first annual Candlelight Christmas Tour led by docent, Julie Brasch. Participants will enjoy Christmas stories of days gone […]

SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS PAST: CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS TOUR

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

Everyone is invited to join us for a unique Christmas adventure. This is your chance to learn about Christmas in days gone by while wandering through Bel Air’s Winter Wonderland. The Society is pleased to announce its first annual Candlelight Christmas Tour led by docent, Julie Brasch. Participants will enjoy Christmas stories of days gone […]

$7.00 – $20.00

SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS PAST: CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS TOUR

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

Response has been so incredible to this year’s Christmas tours that we have decided to extend them for one more weekend. Everyone is invited to join us for this unique holiday adventure. This is your chance to learn about Christmas and the New Years holidays in days gone by while wandering through Bel Air’s Winter […]

$7.00 – $20.00

SPIRITS OF CHRISTMAS PAST: CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS TOUR

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

Response has been so incredible to this year’s Christmas tours that we have decided to extend them for one more weekend. Everyone is invited to join us for this unique holiday adventure. This is your chance to learn about Christmas and the New Years holidays in days gone by while wandering through Bel Air’s Winter […]

$7.00 – $20.00

Genealogy Workshop

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

The Historical Society’s January Genealogy program will focus on Problem Solving Techniques. As anyone who ever tried to delve into their family history knows, there are always research challenges. Mary Schweers, a Society’s genealogist, will lead you through the mysteries of this research, including the brick walls and other issues. You will discover the ways […]

$15.00

The Maryland Lynching Memorial Project, featuring Will Schwarz

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

The Society will celebrate Black History Month with a special presentation by Will Schwarz, President of the Maryland Lynching Memorial project. Mr. Schwarz will describe the purpose and findings of the Memorial Lynching project and detail the stories of three known racial terror lynchings in Harford County – Isaac Moore (1868), Jim Quinn (1869), and […]

Free

The Story of the Ma & Pa Railroad, featuring Walt Holloway

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

Area residents have long been enamored by the unique rail line that snaked its way through Harford County’s farms and fields delivering products between Pennsylvania and Baltimore. Walt Holloway is the Historical Society’s resident expert on the railroad and will share his numerous photos and stories of the legendary part of County history.

$15.00

My Ancestor Was A Quaker

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

Historical Society Genealogist, Christopher Smithson will share the path to finding the ancestral stories of Harford County Quakers. The Quakers found respite from persecution in Harford County as early as the 1700s and many of its members went on to become a unique part of the county’s history. Come and discover the records of the […]

$15.00 – $20.00

Harford 250 Grand Finale, Celebrating Tomorrow

The Bel Air Armory 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air, MD, United States

Join us at the Grand Finale of the Harford 250 celebration. This will be a special event featuring music performances, speakers, unveiling of a commemorative public art mosaic, musical performances, the unveiling of the Harford 250 Time Capsule and more. The event will conclude with a county-wide sounding of bells at noon and an invitation […]

Adventures at the Aegis, featuring Todd Holden

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

Todd Holden, celebrated photographer, writer, and journalist will share stories of his years as an Aegis reporter and photographer in Harford County.  Todd’s memories and photographs of the famous H. Rap Brown trial, the fury of Agnes, the storm that threatened the Conowingo Dam, and the many charming characters along with some of the villains, […]

$15.00 – $20.00

Jazz at the STAR

the STAR Centre 700 Congress Ave, Havre De Grace, MD, United States

Join us for an unforgettable evening of music as the internationally acclaimed The Jazz Ambassadors of The United States Army Field Band at the STAR Centre stage in Havre De Grace, MD on Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 7:00 PM. This special concert is presented as an encore event to conclude the celebration of Harford […]

Free

Salute to Bel Air at 150

The Bel Air Armory 37 N. Main Street, Bel Air, MD, United States

Join the Historical Society at the Town of Bel Air’s 150th Anniversary Celebration featuring historical displays tracing Bel Air’s history from its early days as a town of just 42 lots centered around a courthouse, jail and sheriff’s residence to the bustling town we know today. Everyone is welcome, no registration required.

Free

At Home at the Hay’s House

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

On Sunday, April 28 from 1:00 – 3:30 pm the Hays House will be open to visitors — honoring 1874 and the incorporation of Bel Air. Admission is free! WHAT WOULD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FAMILY LIFE LOOK LIKE IN 1874? Come see what the fashionable family would be wearing in 1874! Play some period games. Enjoy […]

Genealogy Workshop with Mary Schweers

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

Learn how to trace those long-lost relatives, use the computer research programs to make the task easier, and keep track of all of that data. Let our experts help you with your search.

$15.00 – $20.00

Canceled Trivia & Tea with Mom

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

Looking for a way to show mom how much you care? Sign up for a special afternoon tea at the Historical Society complete with a true trivia challenge. This promises to be fun for everyone with a combination of fine food, sweet treats and great competition. Space is limited, so you are encouraged to register […]

$25

How to Protect Harford’s History

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

Jacob Bensen, Historic Preservation Planner for Harford County government. In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, Jacob will share “How to Protect Harford’s History.” Jacob will discuss a few of the places protected by the Harford County Historic Landmarks and Districts Program and the tools available to help you save the places that you love in […]

Free

Come See What We Do in the Garden

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

Governor William Paca Chapter NSDAR has maintained a Pollinator Garden at the Hays for several years. The garden was begun as a Conservation project and is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers. Recently, the volunteers have adopted the Herb Garden, established by HSHC volunteers years ago. The Pollinator and Herb Garden volunteers invite the […]

Free

The Women Who Sewed the Star-Spangled Banner

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

The Star-Spangled Banner was sewn in Baltimore in 1813 by a women-owned business. Sandi will share the story of Mary Pickersgill, her mother Rebecca and daughter Caroline, her nieces, a free-African American apprentice, and the women of Baltimore who sewed the Star-Spangled Banner. Following the presentation visitors can tour the Hays House.