Maryland Historical Society

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Maryland Historical Society

Welcome to the Maryland Historical Society page

The Maryland Historical Society was Founded in 1844, making it the state’s oldest continuously operating cultural institution. In keeping with the founders’ commitment to preserve the remnants of Maryland’s past, MdHS remains the premier institution for state history. With over 350,000 objects and seven million books and documents, this institution now serves upward of 100,000 people through its museum, library, press, and educational programs.. 

Collections Overview

The Library maintains an extraordinary collection of materials reflecting the history of Maryland and its people.

General Collections focus on family and local history and include

  • Books and Pamphlets
  • Genealogical Manuscripts
  • Journals and Magazines
  • Microfilm