Historical Society Seminar - November 1, 2014

9:00 am to 12:00 at the Glen Burnie ImprovementAssociation, 19 Crain Hwy. S., Glen Burnie. Jim Morrison, John Kille and Anastasia Poulos will discuss The War of 1812 in Anne Arundel County. $25.

October 11 AACHS Fall Antiques, Collectibles and What-Nots Fair is Cancelled

The AACHS Fall Fair, scheduled for Saturday, October 11 on the grounds of the Benson-Hammond House has had to be cancelled due to unavoidable circumstances. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes.

Last Chance to See the Sandra Sue Dollhouse

We’re coming up to the final days to view the Sandra Sue dollhouse at the Benson-Hammond House. Produced by the Richwood Toy Company of Eastport, MD between 1950 and 1958, Sandra Sue and her two story dollhouse charmed department store shoppers throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Finely detailed, the house is a warm reminder of days gone by and a symbol of business in Anne Arundel County. The doll house may be viewed every weekend through December 7, 2014 at the Benson-Hammond House located at Aviation Blvd. and Andover Rd. in Linthicum.

Dinner for Eight Raffle

Raffle tickets are still available for a dinner for eight at the Benson-Hammond House. The lucky winner and seven friends will enjoy a professionally catered dinner and fine wines on an evening of their choice. Tickets are $5.00 apiece or 5 for $20 and can be obtained by contacting Meg Krantz at 410-956-4809 or emailing info@aachs.org.

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

December 6-7, 2014 - 28th Annual Holiday Open House

Saturday and Sunday from 1pm – 5pm at the Benson-Hammond House. The house will be filled with vintage dolls and dollhouses decorated for the holidays. Enjoy punch and cookies, tour the house and browse our Museum Shop. This may be your last opportunity to see...