Day Lily Festival – August 3

The Free State Day Lily Society will offer beautiful hybrid plants for sale at the Benson-Hammond House, 7101 Aviation Boulevard at Andover Road in Linthicum, MD on Sunday August 3, 2014 from noon until 4:00 p.m. Come browse these gorgeous plants, for sale at bargain prices. Plan to tour the Benson-Hammond House to see the Sandra Sue Dollhouse exhibit as well as the Benson family portraits and silver tea and coffee service recently received as a bequest from a Benson descendent

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society welcomes you!

The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society seeks to encourage and inspire present and future generations to preserve and explore the County's history to foster a greater appreciation for our shared legacy.

Our History and our Mission

For over 50 years the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society has continued to pursue its mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the rich history of this area. Its collections of books, photographs, documents and artifacts, now numbering in the thousands, attract scores of visitors each year and fulfill the vision of the founders: to encourage and inspire present and future generations to preserve and share our County’s heritage. To learn more, click here.

Why is the name of the Society spelled Ann Arrundell?

In 1650, the Maryland Colony named its third county after the wife of Lord Baltimore. The colony’s records of that time show the name as Ann Arrundell. Over time, the name of the county evolved to Anne Arundel. To learn more about Lady Ann, click here.

 Upcoming Events

September 13, 2014 - Crab Fest
Tickets are now available for our annual crab feast to be held at Kurtz’s Beach from 1pm – 5pm on Saturday, September 13. Feast on mounds of steamed crabs, pit beef and ham, fried chicken, hamburgers, hotdogs, salads and desserts plus beer, sodas and iced tea. Tickets are only $45 for adults, $10 for children 6-10 and can be obtained by emailing