Memories of Christmas Morning

Please join us at our 29th Annual Holiday Open House at the Benson-Hammond House on Saturday, December 6 and Sunday, December 7 from 1 to 5pm. The house will be decorated for the season with festive greenery and children’s toys in every room. Share punch and cookies with old friends and new as you travel back in time to celebrate Christmas in this 1820’s farmhouse. This will also be your last chance to see the Sandra Sue Dollhouse, created in the 1950’s by the Richwood Toy Company of Eastport, MD. Admission and parking is free. The Benson-Hammond House is located at Aviation Blvd. and Andover Rd. in Linthicum.

After the Holiday Open House, the Benson-Hammond House will be closed for the season. We’ll reopen on March 21, 2015 and hope to see you then!

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

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...