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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

Free

Genealogy Workshop Series Returns

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

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 […]

History of Havre de Grace Colored High School

Online Event

On Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at 12:30 pm the Executive Director of the Havre de Grace Colored High School, Patricia Cole will present a virtual program sharing the story of Harford’s first public high school for African American students.  This is the story of not just a building, but also of the people whose lives and […]

Free

The Story of the Ma & Pa Railroad

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

Everyone is invited to an in-person presentation regaling all on the mysteries and legends of the Ma & Pa Railroad by railroad aficionado, Walt Holloway, on February 18, 2023, at 2 pm at the Historical Society’s Headquarters, 143 N. Main Street in Bel Air. Area residents have long been enamored by the unique rail line […]

$15

250 Years of Harford’s History

Online Event

On Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 12:30 pm Trustees Jacquelyn Seneschal and Carol Deibel will share Harford’s story from its earliest days as a colonial outpost to the current suburban hub that it has become. In this virtual talk, the speakers will provide a glimpse of the events and people that played significant roles in […]

Free

Genealogy Workshop

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

On March 15, 2023 at 7 pm, the Historical Society’s bi-monthly genealogy series will continue with a presentation by Genealogist Mary Schweers entitled Occupations and Crafts of our Ancestors. So much of our lives are dictated by the professions we choose or are chosen for us. One way to gain a better understanding of our […]

$15

Harford 250 Showcase First Look

Gala Event for anyone 21 and older. Join us for a journey through history! Get a first look at the community booths and art displays, hear addresses from our politicians and performances from local groups, enjoy drinks and heavy hors d’oeuvres (2 drink vouchers are included with your ticket). We encourage you to dress to […]

Harford 250 Showcase Family Fun Day

Community Event Join our community in celebrating Harford County’s 250th anniversary. View community booths and art displays, listen to local musicians and purchase concessions. Families welcome, all children under 17 are FREE Purchase Tickets

Aberdeen Proving Ground’s Historical Role in Computer Development

On Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 12:30 pm Charles Nietubicz, a retired experimental and computational research scientist from the Army Research Laboratory at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) and current President of the Discovery Center at Waters Edge, will take us on a journey from the beginning of the computing age to the supercomputers of today. […]

Free

The Mill That Built a Village

Jerusalem Mill 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD, United States

On Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 2 pm, the Historical Society is partnering with Jerusalem Mill to host a special Speakers Series event at Jerusalem Mill, 2813 Jerusalem Road in Kingsville. Participants will meet at the Mill for a guided tour of the Mill and the surrounding village. This National Register site is a unique […]

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Genealogy Workshop

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

Records and Genealogy by Chris Smithson Learn the basics of genealogy and search for your ancestors. Register for free if you are a member, or purchase a $10 ticket if you are not. Please enter through the front entrance, the back entrance will be closed.

Free for Members

Spring into History: The Historical Society’s Grand Reopening

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

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 […]

Reflections on Years Preserving the Bush and Gunpower Rivers

Anita C Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon, MD, United States

Why is the Bush River so important to the Baltimore Metro Area? What is the History of the River and how is it faring now? What are the threats to the River and where are they located? Why does it need a full-time accredited Riverkeeper to protect and advocate for it? What is a Riverkeeper? […]

Free

Finding Your Roots: Who Do You Think You Are?

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

Ancestor Hunt - A parent & child adventure - Ages 12 - 15 Learn the basics of genealogy & search for your ancestors. Parent/guardian must attend with child, laptop required

$25.00

Sports in Harford

Online Event

On Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at 12:30 pm, the speakers' series will continue with a panel discussion featuring local sports enthusiasts who will regale you with stories of the stars of numerous sports, teams, and the coaches who brought them to stardom over the last several decades in Harford. Reminisce with these Diehards of local […]

Free

Harford 250 Night at the Ball Park – Sports Through the Decades

Ripken Stadium 873 Long Dr, Aberdeen, MD, United States

Tickets are on sale now! Experience Harford County sports like never before. The Harford 250 committee is thrilled to host a Night at the Ballpark at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen celebrating the stellar achievements of the county’s local athletes and honoring the rich sports history of Harford County. Join us in cheering on the Ironbirds […]

$17

Postponed The Arts in Harford – Bob Willenbrink

Online Event

Bob Willenbrink is the Executive Director of the Maryland Center for the Arts in Harford County (MDCFA). An accomplished guitarist and singer, his professional background includes stints as a theater director, a professor, and a Dean. Join us at this virtual presentation to learn more about the exciting expansion of the arts in Harford. In […]

Free

In Support of Women: An Interview with Joan Hodous

Online Event

Joan Hodous, author, activist, and founder of the Harford County Commission for Women will be our guest at a virtual presentation on Tuesday, October 10th at 12:30 pm. This promises to be an entertaining, and for some, an eye-opening program. We forget how much has changed since the seventies in the county and the country. […]

Free