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, April 8 7pm
Brood X Cicadas and Laurel (Virtual)
This spring, we will be treated to millions of cicadas as they dig out from the soil where they have been growing the past 17 years! Join us to learn all about the upcoming emergence of the 17-year periodical cicadas of Brood X with scientists and educators from George Washington University and the Audubon Naturalist Society. This virtual program is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register: Click Here!
Saturday, April 17 11:00 am
Historic Laurel Walking Tour
Explore Laurel's upper Main Street. Learn about the early factory life and the town that grew up around it. Tour starts at 11a.m. and is approximately one mile. Space is limited. Masks and social distancing are required to participate. Sign up at: bit.ly/3e1qkY9Walkingtour
Thursday, April 22, 11:00 am
Virtual: Collections Conversation
Join our informal discussion on the archives and collections of the Laurel Historical Society!
April's talk will feature the history of Montpelier Mansion, Snow Hill Garden Club, and other gardens throughout Laurel.
Click here to register in advance for this webinar.
Thursday, May 6, 2021, 7:00 PM
Webinar: Guilford Quarry Cemetery
Mr. Wayne Davis of the Friends of the Guilford Industrial Historic District share information about the research and archaeological investigations at the Guilford Cemetery in Howard County.
Register in advance for this webinar:
Saturday, May 15 11:00 am
Historic Laurel Walking Tour
The LHS' 3rd walking tour highlights memorable homes and buildings and the communities they serve, including the Grove, center of early Laurel’s African American Community. Tour starts at 11a.m. and is approximately one mile. Space is limited. Masks and social distancing are required to participate. Sign up at: bit.ly/3e1qkY9Walkingtour
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!