Welcome to Youth & Family Programs at the Maryland Historical Society!

Second Sundays 

Second Sundays at the MdHS is a FREE new opportunity for all ages to explore the museum through tours, scavenger hunts, art-making and more.

Admission is FREE at the Maryland Historical Society on Family Second Sundays!

Theme and activity change monthly. Drop-in between 1:00pm-4:00pm every 2nd Sunday of the month to explore!


January 14th Maryland Heroes

Come and learn what it means to be a hero from objects here at the Maryland Historical Society! Explore in our Divided Voices gallery and learn of our Maryland heroes from the Great Baltimore Fire and Civil War. Create a heroic flag and design a memory bottle similar to the one found in the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904. 


February 11th Homegrown Folk Art Traditions


Learn of the history of folk art and how traditions & cultural identity are handed down through generations of Marylanders. Enjoy our With an Artistc Eye: Folk Art in Maryland gallery with a scavenger hunt and create your own version of a 19th century paper cutwork!

March 11th Capturing Maryland Photography & Film

How has photography & film shaped the way we understand our state? Take a deeper look at some of Maryland's iconic photos and film. View and learn about early Baltimore through fascinating daguerreotypes and stereographs by creating one of your own!


Family Day Celebrations 

Enjoy a special day of celebration & discovery for the whole family during Family Day Celebrations at the Maryland Historical Society! Inspired by museum-wide events and exhibits at the MdHS, Family Days feature several art-making projects, special guests, scavenger hunts and many more family fun activities!

Admission to the Maryland Historical Society on a Family Day Celebration is FREE! Come celebrate with us!


Saturday, April 7th   10:00am-3:00pm    Enoch Pratt's 16th Annual Fairy Tale Extravaganza

Find our table at this very special event during Enoch Pratt Library's 16th Annual Fairy Tale Extravaganza held at the Maryland Historical Society. Look out for more information in the coming months!

Saturday, May 12th    1:00pm-4:00pm        Gentlemen & Ladies

How does one behave as a gentleman or lady? Learn etiquette of the past from several of Maryland’s finest historical characters including our very own woman of two worlds, Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte. Interact with soldiers from the War of 1812, courtesy of Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and learn from them about their strict code of conduct. Explore a scavenger hunt, enjoy a docent lead tour, get creative with art-making and more interactive activities around proper etiquette, manners and customs of the past.  

Manners still matter! REGISTER NOW for a special 1-hour modern etiquette and manners event for children 7 years to teen by the International School of Protocol. Registration required.                 

Saturday, May 12, 2018  11am-12pm



hiSTORY Time

It is hiSTORY Time at the Maryland Historical Society! MdHS offers a special preschool story time of a history themed book & an art-making activity from 10:30am-11:30am every 2nd & 4Th Thursday of each month. Topics connect to our monthly Family Themes!

Program is $5 for preschool aged children 3-5 yrs or FREE for Family Membership holders. 

 *Pre-Registration required 


January 11th      Maryland Heroes

January 25th      Maryland Heroes     

February 8         Homegrown: Maryland Folk Art Traditions   

February 22nd   Homegrown: Maryland Folk Art Traditions   

March 8th           Capturing Maryland: Photography & Film    

March 22nd        Capturing Maryland: Photography & Film    

April 12th            Spring Into Sports     

April 26th            Spring Into Sports     

May 10th             Gentlemen & Ladies    

May 24th             Gentlemen & Ladies   


For more information on any of our Youth & Family Programs please contact 
mkopera@mdhs.org or 410-685-3750x343


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