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Upcoming Events

  • April 23rd Sweet Smelling Herbs/Flowers
  • May 9th -Brown Bag Lunch Down Yonder
  • May 13th - Lincoln's Final hours and the Hunt for John Wilkes Booth
  • June 10th  Down Yonder Festival
  • June 27th Bus Trip Strawberry Mansion & Valley Forge


Events, News, Social

The Society sponsors numerous events throughout the year ranging from lectures, movies, exhibits to yard sales, tours and bus trips. All are welcome whether members or non members. If you wish to receive email notices about these events, please sign up below.

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Note: The Headquarter is not open on holiday weekends or the 4th Saturday in December

On Going

  • Every Fourth Saturday Open, 10am–2pm @ Historical Society of Harford County (HSHC)


  • Tue, May 9, 2017, 12:30–1:30
    Brown Bag Lunch - Down Yonder @ 143 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014
    Join us for a panel discussion with descendants of the Down Yonder Migrations and the Eastern Pioneers.
    There will also be a craft exhibition.
  • Wed, May 10, 2017, 7PM–9PM
    DNA and Genealogy,-A basic look at this new genealogical process @ 143 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014
    Pre-Registration is encouraged.

  • Sat, May 13, 2017, 1 pm–4 pm
    Lincoln's Final Hours and the Hunt for John Wilkes Booth @ 143 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014
    "Lincoln’s Final Hours" by Kathryn Canavan

    Kathryn Canavan, author of Lincoln’s Final Hours, will speak about the effect that one extraordinary night
    had on the ordinary Washingtonians who witnessed what happened inside Petersen's Boarding House on the
    night President Lincoln died there. Their eyewitness accounts provide telling new details about the assassination.

    Ms Canavan will have books for sale

    "The Hunt for John Wilkes Booth (Murder at Ford’s—The Aftermath)" by John Howard
    Follow the escape route of John Wilkes Booth with our special speaker John Howard. His presentation will take
    us on the twelve day escape journey of John Wilkes Booth from the assassination at Ford’s Theatre to his
    demise at Garrett’s Farm through a photographic presentation of the existing sites of the escape route and relics
    of the assassination. See where John Wilkes Booth stopped and hid over the course of the twelve days.
    Attendees will receive a map of the escape route.

  • Sat, May 20, 2017, 2PM–4PM
    Lecture - Civil War and Archival Research and Genealogy @ 143 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014

  • Sat, Jun 10, 2017, 12PM–7PM
    Down Yonder Music and Heritage @ Deer Creek Overlook - 4H Camp

  • Wed, Jun 14, 2017, 7PM–9PM
    Military Records, Widows Pensions, Draft Registrations @ 143 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014
    Pre-Registration is encouraged.

  • Tue, Jun 27, 2017, 8 am–5 pm
    2017 Bus Trip @ 143 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014
    This years trip will visit Historic Strawberry Mansion near Philadelphia. It is a beautiful mansion steeped in history and filled with beautiful rooms and antiques.
    Next lunch at the Historic Black Powder Tavern. Meal choices are on the flyer.
    Finally a bus tour of Valley Forge Encampment where we will lay a wreath for the brave soldiers who suffered to achieve our freedom.