History Through a Fresh Lens
The Historic and Cultural Resources Section of Howard County’s Department of Recreation and Parks has refocused its attention to providing constituents opportunities to find a sense of place through historic preservation. Join Manager Tiffany Fisk on Friday July 12 at noon as she describes the many historic properties under her supervision and the department’s efforts to preserve these significant elements of our county’s history.

All Lunch Date with History lectures take place at the Museum of Howard County History. Register by email info@hchsmd.org or phone (410) 480-3250



Preservation. Education. Fascination

The Howard County Historical Society is home to the county’s most complete collection of historical records and artifacts.

2024 Program and Activities Schedule

Experience History with our Lunch Lectures, Children’s Classes, and Partnership Events

About Howard County Historical Society

Founded in 1958, the Howard County Historical Society is the primary private repository of historical records and artifacts related to Howard County’s rich history, the Howard County Historical Society provides access to materials that aid in historical exploration, research and discovery for all ages and cultural groups.

Throughout the year, the Howard County Historical Society presents a wide variety of engaging public programs, concerts, lectures, and other activities. The Society also welcomes school groups, scouts, home schoolers, adult groups, and the public to participate through field trips and outreach programs.


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Did You Know?
Maryland Governor Edwin Warfield (1904-1908) was born at "Oakdale", his family's Howard County estate in 1848.

Howard County History Articles

Revisiting a Journey to Freedom: 175 Years Later

Revisiting a Journey to Freedom: 175 Years Later By Dan Matterazi, Jim Blanchard, and Geeta Shanbhag In the summer of 2023, we were asked by researcher and author Stephanie Gilbert to help find the location where Oliver Gilbert (her great-great Grandfather) escaped...

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The Early Life of Decatur Dorsey

The Early Life of Decatur Dorsey By Gerald W. Ueckermann, Jr. October 19, 2021 By the early summer of 1864 the Union Army’s offensive to finish off the Confederate Army of Robert E. Lee had stalled on the outskirts of Petersburg, Virginia. There, Union soldiers...

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