Make a Bequest / Donate

Make a Bequest / Donate

Over the next two years the Society will conduct a major Capital Campaign to repair and restore the Old Post Office Building, our Headquarters. Much needs to be done: repair a leaking roof, repair and restore aging windows, restore wainscoting, flooring, water stained ceilings and walls, update ligthing and electrical, remove old HVAC equipment and develop an artifact conservation studio.

Opportunities include:

The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc. is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

The HSHC is charged a 2.7% fee for the convenience of using PayPal. It would be greatly appreciated if this could be added to your contribution

Or make checks Payable to:
The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.,
Mail to:
The Historical Society of Harford County
143 N. Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014

Here are some ways you can help:


For donations of $100 to The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc. (HSHC) you can buy a piece of the puzzle. Add your name to the jigsaw puzzle to be displayed at the Society with each donation of $100, a new piece will be added.

If you use PayPal for the puzzle, after you complete the payment. Send an email to with the way you want your name(s) to appear on the puzzle.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Help us Repair, Restore and Refinish the following:

WainscotingRestore existing paneling to its original finish. $5,000 (5 sponsorships)
WindowsInterior and exterior wood and paint restoration. $2,000 (30 sponsorships)
CapstonesReseal and waterproof all exterior joints. $1,000(115 sponsorships)

Limited Naming Opportunities

Artifacts Conservation StudioEstablish space to process, restore & preserve, artifacts. $20,000
Conference RoomCeiling, window and wainscoting repair, lighting upgrades.
"Catacombs"Removal of defunct HVAC equipment to create storage and workspace.
VaultInstall shelving for secure storage of society’s most valuable artifacts and ephemera.
Photograph CollectionUpgrades to the storage and conservation of collection of over 16,000 photographic images.
LibraryUpgrades to shelving and downstairs storage, restoration of fragile antique volumes.
Flag CountRestoration of flag pole and possible relocation to its original site.

(Available on a first come basis for a minimum donation of $10,000)


Gifts of $1,000 or more receive recognition on a plaque in the Society’s lobby and a year’s membership including free admission to all Society sponsored events/activities. Gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law and gifts of any amount are deeply appreciated.

Gifts may also be made as a pledge over time. For more information or to discuss other giving opportunities please call Maryanna Skowronski, Director of the Society at 410-838-7691.

Thank You for Your Generosity