Laurel Historical Society

Laurel Historical Society Preserving Laurel's Past for the Future!

We had a great week at Archaeology Camp! We learned about stratigraphy by making sand art, and practiced mapping before ...
07/12/2019

We had a great week at Archaeology Camp! We learned about stratigraphy by making sand art, and practiced mapping before our dig. We plan to put the artifacts on display over the summer- stop by and see! #laurelhistory #pgcounty #cityoflaurelmd #archaeology #summercamp #artifacts #fun #digging #playinginthedirt

First day of our first ever Archaeology Camp! Good thing we were inside today and missed the rain! #laurelhistory #pgcou...
07/08/2019

First day of our first ever Archaeology Camp! Good thing we were inside today and missed the rain! #laurelhistory #pgcounty #cityoflaurelmd #archaeology #summercamp

Happy Independence Day! Wishing you a great Fourth of July! #laurelhistory #pgcounty #cityoflaurelmd #flag #fourthofjuly...
07/04/2019

Happy Independence Day! Wishing you a great Fourth of July! #laurelhistory #pgcounty #cityoflaurelmd #flag #fourthofjuly #redwhiteandblue

Ken  drilled the dowel holes, and applied the 3 coats of polyurethane to weather-proof our new system.  Thanks xx
06/26/2019

Ken drilled the dowel holes, and applied the 3 coats of polyurethane to weather-proof our new system. Thanks xx

Better late....thanks to the hard work of Ken Skrivseth, Josh and David from Laurel Parks & Rec our exhibit banner is up.

Better late....thanks to the hard work of Ken Skrivseth, Josh and David from Laurel Parks & Rec our exhibit banner is up...
06/26/2019

Better late....thanks to the hard work of Ken Skrivseth, Josh and David from Laurel Parks & Rec our exhibit banner is up.

A beautiful start to summer! We're open today until 2pm and Sunday 1-4pm.#laurelhistory #summer#summersolstice  #pgcount...
06/21/2019

A beautiful start to summer! We're open today until 2pm and Sunday 1-4pm.
#laurelhistory #summer
#summersolstice #pgcounty #cityoflaurelmd #flowers #bluesky

It fits!! Our new portable ramp will help guests with mobility issues access the basement kitchen, gift shop, and childr...
06/18/2019

It fits!! Our new portable ramp will help guests with mobility issues access the basement kitchen, gift shop, and children's play area.
#laurelhistory #pgcounty #cityoflaurelmd #disability #disabilityawareness #inclusion

Registration is open for our new Archaeology Camp, July 8-12! Check out Upcoming Events on our website for info: https:/...
06/14/2019

Registration is open for our new Archaeology Camp, July 8-12! Check out Upcoming Events on our website for info: https://www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org/
#laurelhistory #pgcounty #cityoflaurelmd #archaeology #summercamp #playinthedirt #artifacts #free

06/11/2019
Laurel Community Spotlight: Pallotti's Pool Mosaic Mural - June 5, 2019

Coming next door to the Museum -- this terrific new mural will evoke the mill history on the pool site -- and create new contemporary images -- can't wait to see it installed!

Students in the Arts Academy at St. Vincent Pallotti High School have been working on a beautiful mosaic pool mural to be installed at the Laurel Municipal S...

The LHS is planning to be very involved -- from exhibits, to House Tour to Gala we'll be looking for volunteers.  Come t...
06/05/2019

The LHS is planning to be very involved -- from exhibits, to House Tour to Gala we'll be looking for volunteers. Come to the meeting, or email us at [email protected] -- we can fill you in on what you can do to help -- small tasks and BIG!

The City of Laurel is excited to be celebrating its 150th Anniversary in 2020 and Mayor Craig A. Moe is looking for a lot of great volunteers to assist in making this extraordinary anniversary celebration happen!

Please join us at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road, at 6:00pm on Wednesday, June 12th, to hear what’s on tap and how you can be a part of it.

It was on April 4, 1870, that Governor Oden Bowie signed the incorporation papers creating the municipality then known as the Laurel Factory. The City of Laurel, as it’s known today, has grown and changed in the last 150 years!

To celebrate the past 15 decades, a Committee has been formed to plan a year-long celebration, and they are hoping many of Laurel’s residents and businesses will help with:

• A huge, all-inclusive cultural festival
• A City-wide scavenger hunt
• Stocking and planting a time capsule
• Taking photos at each of the events all year
• Laurel Day at the Races

And so much more!

Come sign up and we’ll put you to work. Please RSVP to Lena Grant at [email protected] or call 301-725-5300 X 2242

We are open Sunday 1-4 but the museum and office will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.  We remember an...
05/26/2019

We are open Sunday 1-4 but the museum and office will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We remember and honor the sacrifice of the fallen. #laurelhistory #postcard #pgcounty #memorialday #flag #redwhiteandblue

Thank you,  #neworleans, you've been awesome! #laurelhistory #aam2019 #nola #museums @nolajazzmuseum @wwiimuseum
05/22/2019

Thank you, #neworleans, you've been awesome! #laurelhistory #aam2019 #nola #museums @nolajazzmuseum @wwiimuseum

New Orleans knows how to host a conference! #aam2019 #nola#grits #brassband #noma #laurelhistory
05/21/2019

New Orleans knows how to host a conference! #aam2019 #nola
#grits #brassband #noma #laurelhistory

Last day of #museumweek is for friendship, and the ladies of the Gala committee show this beautifully! Get involved with...
05/19/2019

Last day of #museumweek is for friendship, and the ladies of the Gala committee show this beautifully! Get involved with #laurelhistory and make new friends and an impact in our community!
#friendsmw #pgcounty

Day 6 of #museumweek and we're showing off our beautiful building, c.1840! Post your favorite picture of the Laurel Muse...
05/18/2019

Day 6 of #museumweek and we're showing off our beautiful building, c.1840! Post your favorite picture of the Laurel Museum using #laurelhistory!
#photomw #pgcounty

Day 5 of #museumweek is for exploring and there's a lot to see and do here - including a scavenger hunt through our exhi...
05/17/2019

Day 5 of #museumweek is for exploring and there's a lot to see and do here - including a scavenger hunt through our exhibit, "Is there a Doctor in the House?" Open W/F 10-2 and Sun 1-4. #exploremw #laurelhistory #pgcounty #cityoflaurelmd

The theme of Day 4 of #museumweek is rainbow, and the decorations from this year's gala certainly are colorful! Be sure ...
05/16/2019

The theme of Day 4 of #museumweek is rainbow, and the decorations from this year's gala certainly are colorful! Be sure to follow us for upcoming events and programs! #laurelhistory #rainbowmw

Day 3 of #museumweek is for play - and we're all about play in Diven's Den, our interactive children's area. It's stocke...
05/15/2019

Day 3 of #museumweek is for play - and we're all about play in Diven's Den, our interactive children's area. It's stocked with #toys, crafts, and games, and it's #free!
#laurelhistory #pgcounty #cityoflaurelmd #playmw

Day 2 of #museumweek - A behind-the-scenes look at our collections processing - we couldn't do it without our volunteers...
05/14/2019

Day 2 of #museumweek - A behind-the-scenes look at our collections processing - we couldn't do it without our volunteers! And if you want to join us, fill out an application here: https://www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org/volunteer.html
#secretsmw #laurelhistory #pgcounty #history #volunteer

It's #museumweek ! Tell us what you like about the Laurel Museum! #laurelhistory #museum #spring #history #thisplacematt...
05/13/2019

It's #museumweek ! Tell us what you like about the Laurel Museum! #laurelhistory #museum #spring #history #thisplacematters

05/11/2019

Come see us at the festival! Great people and food!

Laurel Historical Society
05/08/2019

Laurel Historical Society

You don't want to miss Kevin Leonard's talk on THURSDAY following the annual meeting. $5 tickets for members/$7 non-members. Skip the line and buy online https://www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org/store/c10/Events.html @oliveonmain is catering!
#laurelhistory #pgcounty #history #bethereorbesquare

You don't want to miss Kevin Leonard's talk on THURSDAY following the annual meeting. $5 tickets for members/$7 non-memb...
05/08/2019

You don't want to miss Kevin Leonard's talk on THURSDAY following the annual meeting. $5 tickets for members/$7 non-members. Skip the line and buy online https://www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org/store/c10/Events.html @oliveonmain is catering!
#laurelhistory #pgcounty #history #bethereorbesquare

05/06/2019
Laurel Community Spotlight: Historic Tile Bench - May 3, 2019

The LHS was happy we could work with the Laurel Arts Council to make this bench a reality -- several historic Laurel landmarks are featured -- go take a look!

Laurel’s Historic Tile Bench is now complete. Since September of 2018, the bench has been under construction, so if you happen to pass it, take a moment to a...

Laurel Historical Society
05/03/2019

Laurel Historical Society

Join us May 9 for our Annual Meeting at 7 followed by a talk by Kevin Leonard! Tickets required for talk and reception only. Buy online https://www.laurelhistoricalsociety.org/store/c10/Events.html or at door. Reservations encouraged. Catering by @oliveonmain
#laurelhistory #pgcounty #food

A very big Thank You to our sponsors who made this year's Gala possible! You are the grooviest! Main Street Pharmacy Tim...
04/24/2019

A very big Thank You to our sponsors who made this year's Gala possible! You are the grooviest!

Main Street Pharmacy
Tim & Linda Abell
Revere Bank
Maryland Jockey Club
U. of MD Capital Region Health
Council Member Tom Dernoga
Senator James Rosapepe & Sheilah Kast
American Legion Post 60
Elizabeth Compton
Jean Wilson, Steve & Maggie Hubbard

📷 Robert L. Stevens Photography

We are closed Sunday,  April 21st. Stop by next week during open hours: Wed/Fri 10-2 and Sun 1-4! Postcard from our coll...
04/21/2019

We are closed Sunday, April 21st. Stop by next week during open hours: Wed/Fri 10-2 and Sun 1-4!
Postcard from our collection.
#laurelhistory #postcard #wheresmyeasterbasket

Thanks to everyone who made our gala so groovy! We had a great time! #laurelhistory #lhsgala #groovy #museums #community
04/14/2019

Thanks to everyone who made our gala so groovy! We had a great time!
#laurelhistory #lhsgala #groovy #museums #community

Celebrate Archaeology Month in Maryland by attending tonight's talk: "Archaeology around Laurel." 7pm in the Pool Room, ...
04/11/2019

Celebrate Archaeology Month in Maryland by attending tonight's talk: "Archaeology around Laurel." 7pm in the Pool Room, 9th & Main streets.
#laurelhistory #archaeology #marylandarcheology #pgcounty #comeforthecookies

Be sure to wish Laurel Historical Society Co-Founder Betty Compton a Happy Birthday!
04/08/2019

Be sure to wish Laurel Historical Society Co-Founder Betty Compton a Happy Birthday!

Glad to be part of this!
03/30/2019

Glad to be part of this!

A huge thank you to Maryland Milestones (Anacostia Trails Heritage Area) and Laurel Historical Society for facilitating a very generous grant that will allow for even MORE pages and other printing upgrades to "Postmark Laurel"!

We're down to the FINAL 3 DAYS of the campaign, which ends April 1st. Reserve your copy now, and have your name appear in the book's acknowledgments! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/richardfriend/postmark-laurel-historic-picture-postcards-of-laur

Meet Dr. Flora Brewster, a pioneering woman physician and homeopathist. Learn more about the role of women in Laurel's h...
03/26/2019

Meet Dr. Flora Brewster, a pioneering woman physician and homeopathist. Learn more about the role of women in Laurel's healthcare history at our new exhibit. #laurelhistory #womenshistorymonth #museum #smallmuseum #doctor #femaledoctor

What can glitter tell us about germs? How does your nose help you taste jelly beans? Kid's Day at the museum featuring h...
03/24/2019

What can glitter tell us about germs? How does your nose help you taste jelly beans? Kid's Day at the museum featuring healthy living and your bodies! Join us through 3:30 today! #laurelhistory #healthyfood #kids #museum

Congratulations to LHS Board Member Lisa Everett and husband Dave Everett,  whose wonderful B&B Laurel Manor House Bed a...
03/23/2019

Congratulations to LHS Board Member Lisa Everett and husband Dave Everett, whose wonderful B&B Laurel Manor House Bed and Breakfast is being recognized for their exceptional efforts in restoring one of Laurel's most historic residences -- the Edward Phelps House.

Laurel Manor House is proud to be the only licensed bed and breakfast in Prince George's County after passing a kitchen inspection today!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Postcard from our collection.  #laurelhistory #postcard #stpatricksday #green #ithoughtisawalep...
03/17/2019

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Postcard from our collection. #laurelhistory #postcard #stpatricksday #green #ithoughtisawaleprechaun

Fun and informative talk last night about the University of Maryland School of Nursing from the class of '63 and Directo...
03/15/2019

Fun and informative talk last night about the University of Maryland School of Nursing from the class of '63 and Director of Alumni Relations! If you're alumni in the Laurel area, let us know!
#laurelhistory #nursing #universityofmaryland #womenshistorymonth #toldyoutherewerecookies

Join us THURSDAY, March 14 at 7 pm for the next Speaker Series talk - celebrating women's history month and 130 years of...
03/13/2019

Join us THURSDAY, March 14 at 7 pm for the next Speaker Series talk - celebrating women's history month and 130 years of the University of Maryland School of Nursing! If you are a nurse, please bring your cap!

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817 Main St
Laurel, MD
20707

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Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00
Friday 10:00 - 14:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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(301) 725-7975

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