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Events, News, Social

Upcoming Event

  • "Legendary Locals of Bel Air" is now on sale at the Historical Society
  • Oct 5th Annual Dinner - Patrick Henry will be our Guest Speaker
  • Oct 15th Harford History on Parade


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)


  • Wed, Oct 5, 2016, 6:30 PM–9:30 PM
    Annual Dinner - Patrick Henry Quest Speaker @ Maryland Golf and Country Club
    There is a meal choice of Chicken, roast pork or a vegetarian dish. Please note your choice(s) if you use PayPal

    Mr. Schumann has portrayed Patrick Henry for several years.
    A professional actor who studied with Uda Hagen at the
    Herbert Bergoff Studio in in New York, he came to Yorktown
    in 1981 to audition for a living history venue and soon
    accepted a role at Colonial Williamsburg as Patrick Henry. He
    has been portraying this fascinating historical figure ever
    In an earlier interview, he noted that the role of Patrick Henry
    appealed to him because then as now, “We are living in difficult
    times today, just as our founders were in the latter part of the
    18th century, and Iʹm amazed at how similar the headlines are from then and today. To me, no one speaks
    better to todayʹs problems and how to deal with them than Mr. Henry. He was a remarkable prophet.”
    There will be a question and answer session at the end of the performance that we are sure will prove
    very lively and entertaining

  • Tue, Oct 11, 2016, 12:30pm–1:30pm
    Genealogy - A Brown Bag Series Event @ 143 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014
    Mary K Worthington will help guide you through the process of finding facts, dates and stories about your past relatives
  • Sat, Oct 15, 2016, 11am–2pm
    Harford History on Parade @ 143 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014
    An Open House to provide an overview of the rich history of Harford county. The event will include presenters from the Society and other Museums around the county Lock House Museum, Maritime Museum and Hays House are a few. Society researchers will be available to answer questions and familiarize visitors with the vast archives available.
  • Tue, Nov 8, 2016, 12:30pm–1:30pm
    Diamonds : Myth, Mystery and Reality A Brown bag Series Event @ 143 N. Main Street Bel Air, MD 21014
    Bob Rich, Saxon’s Jewelers, Learn the history and importance of diamonds throughout the last 5-700 years!