Historical Society of Talbot County, Maryland
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
Heritage Awards Presented at Annual Meeting
Each year the Historical Society awards people and organizations in our community who have worked to preserve or share history. The winners of this year's awards were announced on May 20 at our annual meeting. For more information about the award and the winners, go to our Heritage Awards page
Talbotopoly is here!
Talbotopoly games are now 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.
War of 1812 Bicentennial
The Historical Society of Talbot County is collaborating with the St. Michaels Museum, the Oxford Museum and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to present a variety of events to honor the bicentennial of the War of 1812. Events are on our Programs and Events page. Information about the War of 1812 in Talbot is on our 1812 Talbot page. Our Living History Troupe has been seen around town - take a look at them on youtube. We also have an exhibit in our Museum.
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
The Historical Society of Talbot County is Sponsored in 2012-2013 by
JAMES NEALL LEVEL SPONSOR
21st CENTURY LEVEL SPONSORS
Avon Dixon Agency
Bob & Carol Miller
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, 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 room or event, contact the Inn at 410-819-8007 or firstname.lastname@example.org
HSTC Home Page
| Tours and Museum Information
| Events and Programs
| Collection and Archives
| Talbot County History
| Volunteer Opportunities
| Tharpe Antiques | Facilities Rental
| Directions and Contact Information
Historical Society of Talbot County
25 South Washington Street
Easton, MD 21601
Telephone Number: 410-822-0773
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