817 Main Street
Laurel, MD 20707
MUSEUM, LIBRARY, AND GIFT SHOP
CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The gift shop is available for online orders
For inquiries, including research requests,
Please note that we may not be able to fulfill all research requests while the Museum is closed.
Tour Groups and Library by appointment.
While we are closed you can tour the exhibit virtually with our
"One Take Tours."
(1) Laurel Before 1870
(6) Grade School
The Laurel Historical Society celebrates 150 years of Laurel’s history by unpacking some of the best, biggest, and most beautiful items in our collection. Many have never been on exhibit before. Learn about the people, places, and things that make our community unique.
2 February - 20 December 2020
EXTENDED FOR 2021
LOOK FOR OUR REVISED EXHIBIT FOCUSING ON THE EVENTS OF 2020
Thursday, May 27, 7:00 p.m.
Jewish American Heritage Month/Annual Meeting
May's talk will feature stories of Laurel's early Jewish history including the businesses of Main Street and the beginning of the Oseh Shalom Synagogue. Moderated by Jhanna Levin with guest panelists Randy Kroop and Valerie Kaplan. LHS members who register for the program will be eligible to vote in the LHS Annual Meeting, which will precede the program. Register in advance HERE.
Hybrid Summer Camps
Rube Goldberg: June 21 - 25, 10 am - 12 pm
Registration opens on May 18.
Archaeology: August 2 - 6, 10- 12 pm
Registration opens on June 8.
Science in the Summer: Aug. 9 - 13, 10 - 11:30 Registration opens on June 15.
Help Create the Laurel
Stands For Justice Collection.
Did you march June 7 in Laurel or someplace else? Make a sign or post one in your yard? Do you have stories or photos? Want to share your personal story so people in the future will understand YOUR experiences and why this is/was important? Help us document the march and recent events for future generations. To donate photos, signs, or tell your story contact: Director @LaurelhistoricalSociety.org
Help us tell the Coronavirus story. Send photos/Share stories. The coronavirus is a history-making event. Future generations will want to know what it was like here in Laurel. You can help us build our collection while events are happening. To learn how to submit photos and stories, click here.
The Laurel Museum is closed when Prince George's County schools are closed. When school is delayed, the museum opens at noon. If schools are dismissed early, the museum will close at noon. For weekend event changes check our Facebook page and this site or call 301-725-7975.
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Want to get involved? Join the LHS as a member or learn about our many volunteer opportunities.
You can also make a donation or add your Laurel-related items to our collection.
Please note: We are not affiliated with, nor recognize the activities of, the website laurelhistoricalsociety.COM. Please beware!