Many thanks to the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society membership and our many supporters for helping to make 2023 a great year for the association.
Please plan on joining us in 2024 as we work to showcase the farmhouse that is symbolic of Anne Arundel County’s rich agricultural history.
The Benson-Hammond House
The historic Benson-Hammond farmhouse museum is open for tours on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month from March through November.
The Historical Society’s Kuethe Library in Glen Burnie is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday – Saturday. Our expert (well … really good!) historians and genealogists are ready to help with all your queries. Hope to see you soon!
The Shoppe at Jones Station
The Historical Society’s Shoppe at Jones Station is the perfect place to shop for antiques, hand-crafted arts, second-hand items and more. The Shoppe is located in Severna Park at Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard and Jones Station Road. It is open on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrating Our Rich History
For over 50 years the non-profit* Ann Arrundell County Historical Society has pursued a mission of collecting, preserving and sharing the rich history of this area. Its collections of books, photographs, documents and artifacts, now numbering in the thousands, attract scores of visitors each year and fulfill the vision of the founders: to encourage and inspire present and future generations to preserve and share our County’s heritage.
The society is custodian of the historic Benson-Hammond House, built circa 1820, which is on the National Registry of Historic Places and is the last standing farmhouse on the large tract of land that became Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI) airport. The rooms of the house display antique artifacts of farm life, furniture, textiles and more. Find out more about the Benson-Hammond House.
And no, the spelling our society is not in error. In 1650, the Maryland Colony named its third county after the wife of Lord Baltimore. The colony’s records of that time show the name as Ann Arrundell. Over time, the name evolved to Anne Arundel county. Find out more about Lady Ann.
* The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society is a 501 (c) (3) organization