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Historical Society of Harford County

143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
410-838-7691

March 2019

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

March 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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$5

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – 1917 – THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPACT OF ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND ON HARFORD COUNTY Before APG, Harford County was a farming, canning and tourist haven. All of that changed in 1917 with the development of the Proving Ground. Presented by Rich Wiltison, a historian from APG, who will take us back in time to one of the most significant events in Harford County’s history. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free for members; $5 for non-members. Call…

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: MY ANCESTOR WAS A QUAKER Many Harford County natives have Quaker ancestors. Christopher Smithson will help attendees locate these ancestral records and enlighten all on the importance of the Quaker settlements in the county. 7 pm – 9 pm. Admission $10. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Come for a free tour of the Historical Society and learn about the many available volunteer opportunities. 10 am – 2 pm. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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April 2019

LECTURE & TEA

April 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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$15

LECTURE & TEA: QUAKERS AND THEIR IMPACT ON HARFORD COUNTY HISTORY The Quakers settled in many parts of Harford County in its earliest days and significantly influenced its development, economics and politics. Come learn about the Friends lifestyle and significance to Harford County from guest speaker Larry Carmichael. 2 pm – 4 pm.  Admission $15. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

April 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – THE HISTORY OF MEDCHI AND ITS HARFORD COUNTY CONNECTIONS For 217 years, The Maryland State Medical Society’s (MedChi) members have made notable contributions to promote the health of citizens and it stands today among the oldest medical associations in the United States. MedChi’s members have worked together to find solutions to the challenges of healthcare since its inception. Come learn the story of this organization and its connections to Harford as presented by Meg Fairfax…

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP:

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: WHERE DID THEY GO? HOW TO FIND DISAPPEARING RELATIVES Mary Worthington Schweers will provide the secrets learned from many years of working with the county’s genealogical records using her Forensic Genealogy background to help uncover lost relatives. 7 pm – 9 pm. Admission $10. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.  

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May 2019

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

May 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES –AND THEY’RE OFF: THE HISTORY OF HORSE RACING Bring your lunch and sit back to learn about horse racing in the U.S. and how Harford County played a major role in this popular sport. Speaker for the event will be the Society’s Director, Maryanna Skowronski. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free for members; $5 for non-members. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP:

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: COUCH POTATO GENEALOGY, RESEARCHING FROM YOUR HOME If you always wanted to research your roots, but don’t want to travel to distant libraries and research facilities, this is the workshop for you. Mary Worthington Schweers will give you the resources and knowledge you need to work from your computer and seek those long lost relatives without ever leaving your home. 7 pm – 9 pm. Admission $10. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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June 2019

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

June 11 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – HARFORD COUNTY: FROM FARMLAND TO SUBURBIA Join us as we trace the growth of Harford County from its earliest roots as an agricultural enclave to today’s suburban mecca.  Free for members; $5 for non-members. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Featuring everything from estate items to books, glassware, furniture, toys and more.  Bargains that can’t be beat!   Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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July 2019

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

July 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES - HARFORD’S BOUNTIFUL HARVEST Harford’s farmers markets, CSAs, and pick your own locations are legendary, highlighting the amazing gamut of produce, dairy products, flowers, fruits and vegetables available locally. Speaker Natalie Weeks will take us on a tour of the bountiful resources available to Harford County residents, where and when to find them, and what each venue offers to you the consumer. Free for members; $5 for non-members. 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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August 2019

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

August 13 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – SALE OF THE GRAW Speaker Larry Carmichael recounts the story of the loss of the Havre de Grace Racetrack. Once one of the main tourist attractions in the county, the track featured such famous race horses as Man of War, Seabiscuit and Citation, just to name a few. The track operated between 1912 and 1950. Mr. Carmichael will tell the story of the track and the impact of its loss on Havre de Grace and…

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September 2019

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

September 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – COUNTRY LIVING AND THE BACK TO THE LAND MOVEMENT Speaker Peggy Eppig tells the fascinating story of the national conservation movement’s early history and Harford County’s important contribution to this effort.    Free for members; $5 for non-members.  Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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$10

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: MY ANCESTORS LIED!!! It’s always a surprise when what we are told and believed proves to be wrong. Christopher Street has found many such stories as he researched genealogical records for area residents and researchers from throughout the country. Learn about these stories and how you can correct the record.  Admission $10. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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October 2019

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

October 8 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – THE DESIGN HISTORY OF JAPAN       The speaker will be Associate Professor Kenneth Jones, an award winning, internationally recognized local artist who has exhibited in more than 75 shows world-wide. He is currently teaching graphic design and photography at Harford Community College.  Free for members; $5 for non-members.  Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP:

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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$10

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: BUILDING A GENEALOGY PROFILE, PUTTING THE STORY TOGETHER Mary Worthington Schweers routinely helps researchers locate background materials about their families, but what happens next? Ms. Schweers will describe the process for developing a Genealogy Profile and organizing your findings into an actual story, one that tells the history of your family for future generations. 7 pm – 9 pm. Admission $10. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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HAUNTS AND HISTORY TOUR

October 19 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BEL AIR HAUNTS AND HISTORY TOUR Journey back in time to enjoy the tales of Bel Air’s most curious and mysterious history. Walk the streets lit by lanterns and visit some of the town’s most legendary and haunted sites. A joint production with the Historical Society, Town of Bel Air and LASOS. 4:30 pm social hour, followed by the tour. 5:30 pm walking tour only. $40 social hour and tour; $10 tour only. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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November 2019

ARCHER LECTURE & TEA

November 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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$15

Marc A. DeSimone, Sr., PhD and Robert Dudley, the authors of “Sam Smith: Star-Spangled Hero: The Unsung Patriot Who Saved Baltimore and Helped Win the War of 1812” will tell the story behind the book and help shed light on this oft forgotten war that guaranteed the country’s independence from England. The event will be followed by a book signing. 2 pm – 4 pm.  Admission $15. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

November 12 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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$5

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – BUILDING A CATHEDRAL IN A CLOSET, THE WORK OF JOHANNES OERTEL Mary Worthington Schweers will recount the story of Johannes Oertel, an internationally known religious artist whose work is featured at two local churches, Emmanuel Episcopal in Bel Air and St. Mary’s in Abingdon. See photographs of some of Oertel’s most beautiful work and learn about his time in Harford County. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free for members; $5 for non-members.  Call 410-838-7691 or…

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

November 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: EXPANDING THE CENSUS The census provides tremendous amounts of genealogical data, but there is much more to learn. Christopher Smithson will take you to the next step in understanding census data and what’s beyond.  Admission $10. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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December 2019

HOLIDAY DECORATIONS CLASS   

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Learn how to make unique holiday arrangements with a local floral designer. Bring your own container. Greens will be provided. Speakers will also recount the history and myths surrounding holiday plants and the history of Christmas cookie creations. 7 pm. Admission $10. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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$10

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: EXPLORING RAILROAD AND EMPLOYMENT RECORDS Many local families have ties to the railroads – Ma & Pa, B & O and the Pennsylvania RR. Christopher Smithson will explain how to find these connections through railroad resources and where to look for employment records to trace your ancestors’ work history. 7 pm – 9 pm. Admission $10. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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