The Parking Lot work will begin  Aug 14th. We will be open but there will be no parking available.

Sep 13th - Genealogy Toolkit

Sep 20th - Annual Dinner - Bryan Austin as James Madison

Sept 24th - Ben Franklin Speaks at the Hay House

Oct 10th - Canning in Harford County

Oct 13th -A Night with Joe Palmer



The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc. collects, preserves, promotes, and interprets the rich and diverse history of the Harford County area in its regional context from prehistoric origins to the present for the education and enjoyment of current and future generations.


Historical Society

The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership organization whose mission is to collect, preserve, present, promote, and interpret the rich and diverse history of the County area, in its regional context, from its prehistoric origins to the present.


For as little as $30 dollars a year you will have access to:

  • Society Research Records
  • Our Newsletter
  • Harford Historical Bulletins
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Past Perfect (Online Catalog)

The Historical Society’s record keeping system is called PastPerfect. This is an online KEYWORD search database providing researchers the ability to search our records without having to travel to the Headquarters. All of the library books, vertical files and AV materials are indexed online. Our volunteers are continuing to input records from our extensive document base that dates to colonial Harford County. Past Perfect also has a link to The Maryland Historical Trust’s information on the state inventoried Harford County properties. In addition to being a great research tool, PastPerfect is used to better facilitate the administration of record keeping and communication with our members.

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Coming Events

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Sun, Sep 24, 1 PM–4 PMBen Franklin Speaks
Wed, Sep 27, 5PM–8PMEvenings Research Hours
Tue, Oct 10, 12:30–1:30Brown bag Lunch - Canning Industry in Harford County
Wed, Oct 11, 7PM–9PMGenealogy Series - Brickwall Session
Sat, Oct 21, 4:30PMBel Air Haunts and History Tour and Happy Hour at the Society
Wed, Oct 25, 5PM–8PMIndependent Research - Evening Hours
Wed, Oct 25, 5PM–8PMIndependent Research - Evening Hours
Sat, Nov 4, 2 PM–4 PMArcher Lecture - The McCommons Diaries
Wed, Nov 8, 7PM–9PMGenealogy Series - Hidden Sources II
Sat, Nov 11WWI Centennial Celebration
Tue, Nov 14, 12:30–1:30Brown Bag Lunch - The History of Fox Hunting in Maryland
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