War of 1812 Bus Trip

Come along with us as we explore sites of the War of 1812 in Maryland with noted author Ralph Eshelman as our tour guide. We'll retrace the route the British troops followed from Bladensburg to Washington, DC and visit the historic Riversdale manor house and gardens, home to "Rosalie of Riversdale. For more information, call Rebecca Morris at 410-626-1437."

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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

May 3, 2014
The Spring Book Sale will be at the Glen Burnie Improvement Association, 3 Crain Hwy SE, Glen Burnie, MD from 9am to 3pm. Most hardback books are $1, trade paperbacks are $.50 - $1.00 and other paperbacks are $.25. New this year – vintage books and collections.