Upcoming Events

Holly Jolly Holiday Weekend at the
Benson-Hammond House

December 2 and 3, 2023 (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.)

Join us for a holly jolly holiday at the Benson-Hammond House!

Santa will be joining us, and there will be lots of holiday treats
as we round out another year of showcasing the farmhouse that is symbolic of Anne Arundel County’s 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.

Please join us for a tour of the house and learn about its unique role in local history from the members of our docent team. More details are available on Facebook,YouTube and Instagram.

Kuethe Library

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