All proceeds from the sale of books and other merchandise are used to maintain, and add to, the Society’s collections and to preserve the historic Benson-Hammond House and property. The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society is a non-profit organization.
All of our merchandise and books are available in any of our three locations: the Kuethe Library, the Benson-Hammond House and The Shop at Jones Station. To order any of the items listed below, fill out this order form and send it, with your check to AACHS, P.O. Box 385, Linthicum, MD 21090
1878 Hopkins Atlas of Anne Arundel County
This re-publication is a joint project of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society. This new volume contains detailed full-page and double-page fold-out maps from the original. This volume is enhanced by an extensive index. Hard cover - $30.00. Soft cover - $18.95.
A Low, Dirty Place – The Parole Camps of Annapolis MD 1862 - 1865
R. Rebecca Morris. In 1862, Annapolis became the main depot on the east coast for Union prisoners re-leased on parole by the Confederacy. The camps, and the army regiments stationed in and around the city, changed Annapolis from a sleepy market-town to an over- crowded city filled with thieves, murderers and prostitutes. Read about the men who came here to march off to war and those who returned, broken in mind and body from the southern prisons, whose last, best hope of freedom was Camp Parole in Annapolis, MD. $15.00 plus tax.
Before BWI – Friendship: From Forest & Field to Flight
Isabel Chipley Cunningham. A history of the land that is now occupied by BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport. It relates stories of the families who lived and farmed this area including the Bensons and Hammonds whose house still stands where it was built over 170 years ago. $15.00 plus tax.
Naval Warrior – The Life of Commodore Isaac Mayo
Byron A. Lee. Isaac Mayo was a larger than life person. His exploits included saving a drowning sailor from New York harbor, fighting two private duels, capturing a pirate ship in the West Indies, capturing a slave ship in Africa, killing an African Chief with his pistol bayonet, capturing Chief Mad Tiger in Florida, rescuing sixty people during a raging storm in Mexico and breaching the wall of Veracruz with his naval guns. He was also a pivotal force in locating the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. $20.00 plus tax.
Strawberries, Peas and Beans: Truck Farming in Anne Arundel County
Willard R. Mumford. The history of truck farming in Northern Anne Arundel County including accounts of the farms and farm families of the area, the polish pickers and the strawberry culture that was so profitable for so many years. $25.00 plus tax.
Joyful in the Lord – A History of Wesley Grove Camp Meeting
Isabel Shipley Cunningham. In the late 1800’s, thousands of people converged at Wesley Grove in Anne Arundel County to hear eloquent speakers preach the gospel, experience spiritual renewal and celebrate family ties and old friendships. Mrs. Cunningham tells the story of these gatherings that were a social phenomenon of their era. $15.00 plus tax.
Voyages into Airy Regions
John F.R. Scott, Jr. A salute to places, planes and people that exemplify Maryland’s distinguished aviation history. $15.00 plus tax.
Arnold, Maryland and Neighbors on the Broadneck
Alberta Stornetta. The history of the Arnold community from colonial times to the current day. $29.00 plus tax.
Lady Anne’s Recipes
A compilation of recipes from members and friends of the Ann Arrundell Historical Society. ($10.00)
To see more books on Anne Arundel County history see the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society store or visit AACHS
at any of our three locations.