All proceeds from the sale of books and other merchandise are used to maintain and increase the Society’s collections and to support the historic Benson-Hammond House and the Kuethe Historical and Genealogical Research Library. The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society is a non-profit organization.
All of our merchandise and books are available at the Kuethe Library and the Benson-Hammond House. To order any of the items listed below, fill out this ORDER FORM and send it, with your check to AACHS, P.O. Box 385, Linthicum, MD 21090.
1878 Hopkins Atlas of Anne Arundel County
This re-publication is a joint project of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society. This new edition contains detailed full-page and double-page fold out maps from the original. The volume has an extensive index. Hard cover – $30.00; soft cover – $18.95
The Annapolis and Elk Ridge Railroad 1837 – 1885
by Daniel Carroll Toomey and Steve Hammond. This small railroad was the first war train in military history and played an outsize role in the Civil War. It was the A&ERRR that transported troops to the rescue of Washington, D.C. when the Pratt Street Riot cut off rail traffic from the north in April, 1861. Because of the railroad, Annapolis and Anne Arundel County became a major military depot moving thousands of soldiers and tons of supplies to battlefields in the south. $15.00
A Low, Dirty Place – The Parole Camps of Annapolis MD 1862-1865
by R. Rebecca Morris. In 1862, Annapolis became the main depot on the east coast for Union prisoners released on parole by the Confederacy. The camps, and the armed regiments stationed in and around the city, changed Annapolis from a sleepy market town to an over-crowded city filled with thieves, murderers and prostitutes. Read about the men who came here to march off to war and those who returned, broken in mind and body from the southern prisons. $15.00
Before BWI – Friendship: From Forest and Field to Flight
by Isabel Shipley Cunningham. A history of the land that is now occupied by BWI-Thurgood Marshall Airport. It relates stories of the families who lived and farmed this area including the Bensons and Hammonds, whose house still stands where it was built over 170 years ago. $15.00
Naval Warrior – The Life of Commodore Isaac Mayo
by Byron A. Lee. Isaac Mayo was a larger than life person. His exploits included saving a drowning sailor from New York harbor, fighting two private duels, capturing a pirate ship in the West Indies, capturing a slave ship in Africa, killing an African chief with his pistol bayonet, capturing Chief Mad Tiger in Florida, rescuing 60 people during a raging storm in Mexico and breaching the wall of Veracruz with his naval guns. He was also a pivotal force in locating the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. $20.00
Strawberries, Peas and Beans: Truck Farming in Anne Arundel County
by Willard R. Mumford. The history of truck farming in Northern Anne Arundel County including accounts of the farms and farm families of the area, the Polish pickers and the strawberry culture that was so profitable for so many years. $25.00
Joyful in the Lord – A History of Wesley Grove Camp Meeting
by Isabel Shipley Cunningham. In the late 1800s, thousands of people converged at Wesley Grove in Anne Arundel County to hear eloquent speakers preach the gospel, experience spiritual renewal and celebrate family ties and old friendships. Mrs. Cunningham tells the story of these gatherings that were a social phenomenon of their era. $15.00
Voyages into Airy Regions
by John F.R. Scott, Jr. A salute to places, planes and people that exemplify Maryland’s distinguished aviation history. $15.00
Arnold, Maryland and Neighbors on the Broad Neck
by Alberta Stornetta. The history of the Arnold community from colonial times to the current day. $35.00
Lady Anne’s Recipes
A compilation of recipes from members and friends of the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society. $10.00
To see more books on Anne Arundel County history see the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society store.