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Welcome to the
Historical Society of Talbot County, Maryland

  Where Your Journey Begins
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The Historical Society of Talbot County was founded in 1954 to "preserve, communicate and celebrate the heritage of Talbot County, Maryland by educating residents and visitors." From exhibits to educational programs, special events to research opportunities, the Historical Society is the leading resource for discovering Talbot County's past.

The Historical Society's campus is located in downtown Easton, in the heart of beautiful Talbot County. The society's museum and historic houses surround award-winning gardens, maintained by the Talbot County Garden Club. The Society features an artifact collection of over 10,000 objects, a document archives, and a significant photograph collection in excess of 40,000 images. The Historical Society also owns and operates the Museum Shop, a book and gift shop; Tharpe Antiques and Decorative Arts, an antique consignment shop; and the Auditorium, a multi-purpose program space and rental facility.

News and Notes

Talbot County in the News
Easton's "The Hill" Excavation was recently featured on Fox News national broadcasts. We got a phone call from someone from Missouri who had seen the story. Fox News

Geocache in Easton
Geocaching is the fun hobby of using your GPS to find hidden treasures. We have one hidden on our own property. See if you can find it yourself at Geocaching

Talbotopoly is here!
Talbotopoly games are available at the Museum Store and at Crackerjacks Toys and at Salisbury Gift and Garden. These game boards are the perfect entertainment to share with visiting friends and family.

Black History scavenger hunt in Easton
Students from Wye River Upper School recently went on a unique tour of Easton, created by their teacher, Amanda Priestley.
You can read about their experience at Eastern Shore Savvy February 28, 2013.

Especially for Teachers and Youth Groups
See some of our historic postcards, and learn about other resources available for teachers and youth groups at Talbot County Postcards.

Go to our Events and Programs page on the bar at the left to see a full list of our activities.

(above left) exhibits in the Museum (right) a diary from our archives

(left) the Auditorium (right) Tharpe Antiques

We're so glad you're here. Please, take a moment and explore the exciting opportunities that await you at the Historical Society of Talbot County…


The Historical Society of Talbot County is Sponsored in 2012-2013 by

Avon Dixon Agency
Brown Advisory Brown Advisory Logo
Chubb Insurance
Bob & Carolyn Miller
Morgan Stanley, C. Curry Wilford, SVP
The Tilghman Family in memory of Mary Donnell Tilghman

Easton’s Promise Bed and Breakfast
Garden and Garnish
Hair o’ the Dog Wine & Spirits
Integrated Turf Management Systems (ITMS)
Kelly & Associates Insurance Group and Kelly Payroll
Parker, Counts, Melton and Goodman, PC
W. Peter Pearre, AIA of Trostel & Pearre, Architects

Support HSTC through Local Businesses
Peacock Restaurant and Inn at 202 Dover
Members of HSTC who book a suite or hold an event at the Inn will ensure a donation to HSTC of 10% of the cost. To make a reservation or book a 202 Dover library room or event, contact the Inn at 410-819-8007 or

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Historical Society of Talbot County
25 South Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Telephone Number: 410-822-0773
FAX 410-822-7911

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