The Kuethe Library, Benson-Hammond House and the Shop at Jones Station will be closed from August 31 through September 4 for the Labor Day Holiday.

The Benson-Hammond House will attempt to retain its normal schedule of opening on Saturdays from noon – 3pm and Sunday from 1pm to 3pm, however if you plan to visit it is recommended that you call ahead to 410-768-9518 to make sure that volunteers are on duty.

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.

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.

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 10, 2016
Fall Flea Market

8am – 2pm.  Browse tables of treasures on the grounds of the Benson-Hammond House.For a vendor application click here.  For more information contact Ronnie Hobbs-Campbell at 443-867-5180. 

 Fall Flea Market