Historic House, Historical Society
he Allegany County Historical Society was founded in 1937, following the Cumberland Sesquicentennial Celebration. The purpose of the Society is to develop and preserve an awareness of history and traditions of Allegany County among its citizens and among visitors to the county.
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Benson Hammond House serves as the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society's headquarters and museum. A truck farm from 1830-1930, the museum contains many artifacts from local truck farms and contains an extensive picker check collection that reflects the system used by early farmers in the area to pay farm workers.
Children's, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library, Science, Specialized
On Presidents’ Day, February 16, 2003, amid a record-breaking snowfall, one half of the Museum’s massive roof collapsed. The collapse occurred as a result of the weight of drifting snow on the western side of the building. Eyewitness accounts depict the drifts nearly six feet in depth. The first alarm was received at approximately 11:40 PM on February 16th. Museum officials responded to find two sections of the 22-sectioned roof collapsed.
History, Historic House, Historical Society, Military, Specialized
Baltimore Civil War Museum presenting Baltimore & Maryland Civil War History, History of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad, builder of President Street Station & use of PWBRR by Underground Railroad
Culture, General, History, Historic House, Military, Specialized
Reconstructed house of Barbara Fritchie, heroine of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem from the Civil War. "Shoot if you must, this old gray head, but spare your country's flag, she said" while leaning out an upstairs window.
Mardela Springs, Maryland
General, History, Historic House, Historical Society
In the Barren Creek Heritage Museum, more than thirty permanent exhibits tell the story of the Barren Creek area & the town of Mardela Springs from 1660s to ca. 1950, and highlight specific aspects of life in the local area .
Archaeology, Culture, History, Historic House, Library, Natural History, Nature Centers, Park
Encompassing 142 acres, with various facilities and extensive nature trails, the primary focus of this site is cultural and natural history. The Historical Park & Museum is dedicated to the legacy of the Colonial farmer, clockmaker, mathematician, astronomer,and Federal Territority surveyor, Benjamin Banneker, known as the first African American man of science.
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
History, Historic House
Shady Side, Maryland
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Captain Avery Museum property is uniquely significant for its dual period of interpretation. From 1860 to 1890, the property was owned by Captain Salem Avery and the property remained in the family until 1920. Avery came to the Chesapeake from Long Island where his family had been sea captains for several generations. The Museum’s collections include artifacts from the Avery family, notably the family Bible given to Mrs. Avery as a wedding gift.
Botanical Garden, Cemetery, Culture, General, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Library
The Catonsville Historical Society Inc., is a non-profit organization that was organized in 1973 after the late Mrs. Robert Townsend had bequeathed her home and, her collection of 18th and early 19th century antiques to the Society. Her decorator workshop, which was next to the house, was later remodeled and enlarged for an office, meeting room, and museum to house Catonsville memorabilia. The enlarged and remodeled area ultimately became the Pullen Museum.
Church, History, Historic House, Military
Since 1983, the Central Maryland Heritage League has grown from a battlefield protection group. While the South Mountain State Battlefield is one of our prime initiatives, the organization has acquired Dahlgren Chapel, the private family chapel of Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren, located atop South Mountain and the Lamar Center, the site of Dr. Austin A. Lamar's surgical suite and home located in downtown historical Middletown, Maryland.
Charles Carroll House of Annapolis Inc in Annapolis, MD is one of more than 15,400 museums in the MuseumsUSA directory. Find an exciting museum to visit where you live or vacation today.
Children's, Culture, General, History, Historic House
The first rural hands-on history museum in the United States designed for elementary school-aged children, this delightful museum provides daily history tours up to two hours in length.
Clear Spring, Maryland
Culture, History, Historic House, Historical Society, Park
A group of volunteers committed to preserving life as it was known by the people living in the Clear Spring area generations ago. This group of volunteers have preserved Plumb Grove, once a dilapidated house, and filled the rooms with period furniture from other local homes, furniture made in Clear Spring, and Maryland made furniture. The Plumb Grove lawn contains 126 heritage roses and heritage flowers, vegetables and herbs, all enjoyed centuries ago by other people.