About MdHS

Mission & Vision


The mission of the Maryland Historical Society is to educate individuals of all ages about the rich history of Maryland using the museum and library collections. The Society collects and preserves important objects, printed materials and images from prehistoric Maryland to the present day.


The Maryland Historical Society will become known as the state's preeminent center for Maryland history by 2026, the 250TH anniversary of American independence. The Society is focused on educating the public through its vast and unique museum and library collections. It will do so within the context of changing demographics and social values, using technology to connect the collections with those who may benefit from the lessons and stories they portray.

Any purchase from the Museum Store supports the Society's mission and vision. Thank you for your support!