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Historical Society of Harford County

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

March 2014

Spring Lecture and Eats

03/29/2014 @ 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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Heavenly Waters Gang Lecture

03/29/2014 @ 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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$10

Author and noted historian Charles L. Robbins will entertain us with stories behind the "Gang's" adventures and introduce the "rest of the story". The afternoon will be capped off with a wine and cheese reception and a chance to share your stories and memories of the "good old days"

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April 2014

MARYLAND – THE MOVIE

04/18/2014 @ 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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 Scenes of this film starring Walter Brennan were filmed in Harford County highlighting the Maryland steeplechase industry; local speaker will discuss the movie and answer questions.  Free popcorn and soda with purchase of ticket.

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“Maryland” Movie at Historical Society

04/18/2014 @ 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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$7

Movie Night returns in April with the showing of the movie “Maryland”.  The movie, starring Walter Brennan, John Payne and Faye Bainter, feature scenes filmed in Harford County. This 1930s melodrama highlights Maryland's steeplechase tradition. A local speaker will discuss the movie and answer questions after the showing.  Popcorn and soda provided w/purchase of ticket. We expect this event to fill quickly so call for reservations at 410-838-7691.

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4TH SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE

04/26/2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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May 2014

SUMMER LECTURE & EATS, The History of Bata Shoe Company

05/17/2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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4TH SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE

05/24/2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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 Plus Pit Beef on the Lawn.  Price TBA.

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July 2014

4TH SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE

07/26/2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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August 2014

4th Saturday Open House

08/24/2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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September 2014

4th Saturday Open House

09/27/2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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October 2014

ARCHER LECTURE & EATS

10/18/2014 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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4TH SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE

10/26/2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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November 2014

4TH SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE

11/22/2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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February 2015

HISTORY ON PARADE

02/21/2015 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Meet the authors of Society Bulletins for signings and discussion.  Visit unique exhibits and displays of vintage materials from the Society’s collection.

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4TH SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE

02/28/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Archives, Library, Genealogy section open to the general public.  

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March 2015

Historical Society Open House

03/28/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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April 2015

Historical Society Movie

04/24/2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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MOVIE NIGHT FEATURING SHENANDOAH.  A film about the Civil War as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the conclusion of the conflict.  $7 ticket price includes popcorn and a soda.

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Historical Society Open House

04/25/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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May 2015

SUMMER LECTURE & TEA – Linens & Lace

05/16/2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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4th Saturday Open House

05/23/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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June 2015

4th Saturday Open House

06/27/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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July 2015

4th Saturday Open House

07/25/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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August 2015

4th Saturday Open House

08/22/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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September 2015

4TH SATURDAY OPEN HOUSE

09/26/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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October 2015

4th Saturday Open House

10/24/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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November 2015

Archer Lecture and Tea

11/07/2015 @ 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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$10

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4th Saturday Open House

11/28/2015 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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January 2016

HARFORD HISTORY ON PARADE

01/23/2016 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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The Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street. Meet the authors of Society Bulletins for signings and discussion. Visit unique exhibits and displays of vintage materials from the Society collection.  11 am – 2 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691

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March 2016

No Irish Need Apply: Baileys, Barleycorn and Blarney

03/19/2016 @ 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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This year’s spring lecture will feature talented story teller, and raconteur, Erika Quesenbery Sturgill with a presentation for St. Patrick’s Day and National Women’s History month. Irish immigrants played a major role in development of the county’s canal system, its mill operations, its railroads and numerous other endeavors, under incredibly harsh conditions.  Ms. Sturgill will touch on the many aspects of this immigrant experience and the unique issues of Irish women during this time in our history.  The lecture will…

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April 2016

BROWN BAG LUNCH.

04/12/2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Learn about the art of spinning and caring for those cherished gowns, clothes and materials. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Free. 410-838-7691

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May 2016

Brown Bag Lunch Series

05/10/2016 @ 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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Learn how to care for cherished gowns, clothes and materials.

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June 2016

Local Legends of Bel Air

06/04/2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Summer lecture by authors Carole Deibel and Kathi Santora.

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Historical Society Annual Yard Sale

06/18/2016 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Historical Society Bus Trip

06/25/2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Annual bus trip to see a historic house and site.  See Historical Society website for more details and ticket pricing.

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September 2016

Historical Society Brown Bag Lunch

09/13/2016 @ 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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The Ma & Pa Railroad Comes to Harford, A Power Point Presentation and talk on the railroad’s development and demise by Railroad expert Walter Holloway. Bring your lunch and share delightful memories of the railroad days.    

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December 2016

Christmas Open House

12/02/2016 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Join the Historical Society to kick off the holidays with wassail, music and comradery.

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January 2017

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

01/10/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE YESTERDAY Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street. Powerpoint presentation highlighting the history of Bel Air and its residents in the 1800’s. Bring your lunch and enjoy the show. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Free.  410-838-7691

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February 2017

Valentine’s Celebration

02/14/2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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$25

VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATION, WINE AND TASTING, HEAVY HORS D’OUEVERES AND CHOCOLATE. Celebrate the holiday with a wine tasting with music, refreshments and, of course, chocolate in the stacks. 6:30 pm.  $25. 410-838-7691

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March 2017

Rescheduled to 3/16: Bata Builds a City

03/14/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Powerpoint presentation by Larry Carmichael and discussion about Bata Shoe Company and its growth in Harford County.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a trip into the past. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691. Event has been rescheduled due to weather from Tuesday, March 14th to Thursday, March 16th.

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RESCHEDULED TO 3/21: BATA BUILDS A CITY

03/16/2017 @ 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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Powerpoint presentation by Larry Carmichael and discussion about Bata Shoe Company and its growth in Harford County.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a trip into the past. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691. Event has been rescheduled due to weather from Thursday, March 16th to Tuesday March 21st.

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Bata Builds a City

03/21/2017 @ 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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Powerpoint presentation by Larry Carmichael and discussion about Bata Shoe Company and its growth in Harford County.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a trip into the past. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691. Event has been rescheduled due to weather from Thursday, March 16th to Tuesday March 21st.

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April 2017

Movie Presentation – Shenandoah

04/01/2017 @ 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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Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street. Come see the Civil War film, Shenandoah, and enjoy free popcorn and soda.  7 pm.  Admission $7.  443-412-2211

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DECOYS AND THE SPORTSMEN OF THE FLATS

04/11/2017 @ 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 is known for its carvers and the decoys and hunting that brought sportsmen from all along the east coast to hunt and collect these unique ducks, geese and more. Bring your lunch and learn about the people and resources that made Harford a famous hunting and carving mecca. Presented by John Sullivan. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Free. 410-838-7691

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May 2017

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDS: A CENTURY IN THE MAKING

05/09/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – ABERDEEN PROVING GROUNDS: A CENTURY IN THE MAKING.   Help us celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Proving Grounds with this overview by Jacob Bensen, of the growth and importance of one of Harford County’s most significant developments. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691

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LINCOLN’S LAST HOURS AND THE HUNT FOR JOHN WILKES BOOTH

05/13/2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Learn about President Lincoln’s final hours and the search for John Wilkes Booth that led to Harford County and eventually to Virginia. Presented by Kathy Canavan and John Howard.  Sponsored by HSHC and Tudor Hall.  1 pm – 4 pm.  $25.  410-838-7691

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SPRING LECTURE & TEA

05/20/2017 @ 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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SPRING LECTURE & TEA FEATURING AUTHOR LEE THOMAS OXFORD.   The author will tell the story of the Cockeysville travels of the Indiana 20th during the Civil War and provide insight into the importance of small archives for researchers and authors. 2 pm – 4 pm.  $10  410-838-7691  

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June 2017

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

06/13/2017 @ 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 – History of Prohibition and the Speakeasies of Have de Grace: How Havre de Grace became known as "Little Chicago."  Bring your lunch and enjoy a trip down the Susquehanna and learn about the canals that made its economy for decades before the railroads supplanted this beautiful form of travel and commerce.  Presented by Richard Sherill. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691

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ANNUAL YARD SALE

06/24/2017 @ 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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Join the hunt for real bargains, from furniture to books, clothing, kitchen items, artwork and more!  9 am – 3 pm.  410-838-7691  

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July 2017

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – WINERIES OF HARFORD

07/11/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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Bring your lunch and enjoy the story of Harford County’s wine industry from its early days to now.

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September 2017

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

09/12/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – SUSQUEHANNA AND TIDEWATER CANAL.  Bring your lunch and enjoy a trip down the Susquehanna and learn about the canals that made its economy for decades before the railroads supplanted this beautiful form of travel and commerce.  Presented by Richard Sherill. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691

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October 2017

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

10/10/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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CANNING INDUSTRY IN HARFORD COUNTY.  Harford County once boasted one of the most successful canning industries in the nation.  Bring your lunch and learn what spurred its development and led to its demise.  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691

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History on Parade

10/14/2017 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Historical Society of Harford County, 143 North Main Street
Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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County museums join together to showcase their programs and offerings for 2017. This is your opportunity to learn about the many museums that highlight the county’s unique past and give a glimpse of its importance in so many ways from colonial days to the present. 11 am – 2 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691

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November 2017

ARCHER LECTURE & TEA

11/04/2017 @ 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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Presenting the story of the McCommons Diary. Enjoy tea and accompaniments while learning about Harford County in the years between WWI and WWII in the words of a Havre de Grace citizen who suffered severe injuries in the first world war and came back to tell of his life’s adventures. 2 pm – 4 pm.  $10. 410-838-7691

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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

11/14/2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – TALLY HO! THE HISTORY OF FOX HUNTING IN MARYLAND.   Bring your lunch and enjoy the story of the who, what, when and where of fox hunting in MD and discover the importance of this sport here and throughout the country.  Presented by Maryanna Skowronski.

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January 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

01/09/2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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YOU SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE YESTERDAY. PART 3: GUNG-HO INTO THE 20th CENTURY: Learn how the U.S. Maine, Dough Boys, railroads and the canning industry helped make Bel Air a turn-of-the-century economic marvel. Presented by Carol Deibel. Bring your lunch and enjoy the presentation.  410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

01/10/2018 @ 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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Historical Society of Harford County, 143 N. Main Street. 7 pm – 9 pm. 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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February 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

02/13/2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY OF HARFORD COUNTY PROJECT (Campaign 42): This group of dedicated volunteers has meticulously gathered the stories of the county’s black population from the earliest days of Harford to today. Presented by Roxann Redd-Wallace and Margret Ferguson. Come explore the journey with them while enjoying your lunch. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Free. 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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LECTURE & TEA

02/17/2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM: MARGARET MORGAN’S PETITION FOR LIBERTY Learn how one woman’s struggle to save herself and her children from slavery led to a landmark Supreme Court decision. Presented by historians Iris Leigh Barnes and Jacob Bensen. 2 pm – 4 pm.  410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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March 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

03/13/2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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SAVING TOODLES: STORIES OF DARING RESCUE AND DEDICATION Scott McDaniel of Susquehannock Wildlife Society explains how this group is protecting our native wildlife and its habitat in the lower Susquehanna River basin and surrounding areas. Meet a few of the animals as well. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

03/14/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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For more information, call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org 

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VOLUNTEER OPEN HOUSE

03/24/2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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. Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer. 10 am – 2 pm. 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org  

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April 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

04/10/2018 @ 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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FARMING, HUNTING AND FISHING  Explore the mainstay of early Harford County with this presentation by Kerri Kneisley (Havre de Grace Decoy Museum), Lara Murphy (Steppingstone Farm Museum), Chris Scovill (Jerusalem Mill), and Wanda Boker (Havre de Grace Maritime Museum) and learn about the programs these museums offer for history aficionados and family outings. 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

04/11/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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         For more information, visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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LECTURE AND TEA

04/21/2018 @ 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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LECTURE AND TEA - ENVIRONMENTAL DILEMMA: CONOWINGO DAM’S IMPACT ON THE BAY   The Dam is no longer able to hold back the sediment that could seriously pollute the Chesapeake Bay.  Action is needed now.  This is an opportunity to learn about the issue and what steps are under consideration to meet this challenge.  Presented by Ted Evgeniadis, River Keeper.  410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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May 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

05/08/2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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300 YEARS OF FACEBOOK: NOT THAT MUCH HAS CHANGED Meg Algren, a communication specialist, will explore the history and mysteries of various forms of communication over the centuries. Bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

05/09/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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June 2018

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE

06/30/2018 @ 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.  9 am – 3 pm. 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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July 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

07/10/2018 @ 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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 IF THESE WALLS COULD TALK An architectural tour of Harford’s most fascinating homes, institutions and buildings presented by Jacob Bensen with architects, Marta Noe and Jim Wollon. 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Free.  410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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August 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

08/14/2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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 STUMBLES IN HARFORD’S HISTORY  Explore the dark side of bad decisions in Harford history including the school segregation debacle and the Aberdeen Proving Ground tragedy – wars, fires, bombings and more.  Presented by Walt Holloway and Richard Sherrill.  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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September 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

09/11/2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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SLATED FOR SUCCESS: THE CELTS IN HARFORD  Welsh immigrants and Delta slate began a journey in the 19th century that would end in international fame and accolades. Presented by Ruth Ann Robinson from the Old Line Museum.   410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

09/12/2018 @ 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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October 2018

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

10/09/2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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 BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES– HISTORY HAPPENED HERE. The story of Harford’s historic markers, their locations and the rich stories they have to tell presented by Bill Pfingsten.  12:30 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free.  410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

10/10/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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BEL AIR HAUNTS AND HISTORY TOUR

10/20/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Bel Air, MD 21014 United States
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A spirited guided tour of Bel Air complete with costumed actors, treasured stories from the past and perhaps, some uninvited participants. 4:30 pm social hour, followed by the tour. 6 pm walking tour only. A joint production with the Historical Society, Town of Bel Air and LASOS, 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org for tickets and more information.

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November 2018

ARCHER LECTURE & TEA

11/10/2018 @ 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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ARCHER LECTURE & TEA - CONOWINGO DAM Join author-filmmaker John R. Paulson who began his research on the Conowingo Dam while creating the Maryland Public Television documentary Conowingo Dam: Power on the Susquehanna in 2016 for this exciting lecture. He will recount the rich details of the story of how the dam was built, the pioneering men who built it, the politicians who clashed over it, the village that vanished because of it, and the “storm of the century” that…

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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

11/13/2018 @ 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 – FROM SILLY PUTTY TO BITS AND BYTES Life would sure have been a lot different without these and other cutting edge inventions from APG, presented by Jeffrey Smart.  Learn about the surprising inventions developed for the military that eventually found their way into everyday life.

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January 2019

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

January 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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$5

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES – NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES OF THE EASTERN WOODLANDS Learn about the Native Americans who first populated the Eastern part of what is now the United States from Barry Lee, a member of the Munsee Nation as well as a talented musician, dancer and speaker. He will describe the story of the Indian Nations who once lived in this area, their lifestyles, dress, music and dance. Bring your lunch and enjoy the presentation. 12:30 pm – 1:30…

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GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

January 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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LECTURE & TEA

January 19 @ 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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$15

Lecture & Tea: The Little House at Best Endeavor Speaker Grace Fielder will tell the fascinating story of one of the oldest properties in Harford County and the early colonial property near Brooms Bloom while participants enjoy a cup of tea. An event not to be missed! 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Admission $15. Call 410-838-7691or visit www.HarfordHistory.org

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February 2019

THE STORY OF THE MA & PA RAILROAD

February 2 @ 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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  The Ma & Pa Railroad changed the history of Bel Air and northern Harford County, becoming the lifeblood for dairy farmers and many canners, the commuter destination for local workers, students and shoppers, and the connection for much of the county’s mail, packages and trade goods for almost a century. Walt Holloway, the grandson of Bel Air’s former station manager, will take you back in time with pictures and stories of the “good old days”. 2:00 pm – 4:00…

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BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES

February 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 – BOUND FOR THE LINE: HARFORD COUNTY AND FUGITIVE SLAVES Celebrate Black History month with the story of Harford County’s involvement with the Underground Railroad and the local personalities who promoted and benefited from efforts to advance the cause of liberty. The guest speaker will be Jim Chrismer. 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

February 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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$10

GENEALOGY WORKSHOP: GETTING YOUR DUCKS IN A ROW, ORGANIZING YOUR RECORDS Sometimes the most difficult research activity is organizing all of the wonderful material you find. Christopher Smithson, a volunteer genealogist at the Historical Society, will provide attendees with the tools needed to tackle this organizational quandary. 7 pm – 9 pm. Admission $10. Call 410-838-7691 or visit www.HarfordHistory.org.

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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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$10

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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$5

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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$10

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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$5

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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$10

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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$5

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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B&O Railroad Line Presentation

August 18 @ 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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THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF HARFORD COUNTY, INC. PRESENTS   The Once Regal B&O Royal Blue Line in Harford County Frank A. Wrabel is a graduate of Towson University and a retired bank operations manager. A second career spans 50 years as a railroad historian, writer and railroad display consultant. Frank will share a brief history of the B&O route in Harford County including stations and structures that once served county residents. The presentation will also feature trains that served the region,…

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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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$5

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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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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