Youth & Family Programs at the Maryland Historical Society!

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!


Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Penny Toys

Tin toys were imported from Germany and sold for a single penny between 1890-1935. Find out more about of these 20th century toys during our free Second Sunday drop-in. Create your own version of a penny toy to take home!

At 1:30pm Enjoy a special choir performance from the Wilkes School Choir!

Fulfills the Art-Miniatures Badge for Frontier Girls!


Sunday, January 13th 1-4pm

Second Sunday Drop In: Step Into History: Peale’s Prehistoric Pachyderm 

Have you ever seen our mastodon? Step into history and be there when it was first discovered! Pick a character from Charles Peale’s painting and explore excavation stations, maps and prehistoric pachyderm bones.

Museum admission is free on Second Sundays!


No advanced registration required.


Sunday, February 10th 1-4pm

Second Sunday Drop In: Virtual Reality Experience-Historic Ships with the University of Baltimore GameLab

Explore historic ships through VR technology! Experience being on board the USF Constellation and USS Constellation (the one docked in the Inner Harbor!). With the help of the University of Baltimore GameLab take your turn at what it would have been like to be on these 19th century ships.

Museum admission is free on Second Sundays!


No advanced registration required.


Sunday, March 10th 1-4pm

Second Sunday Drop In: Passport to Maryland featuring the Dan Meyer Choir 

Get ready for Maryland Day! Use a passport to explore several historical stops in Maryland. Talk to one of our first Marylanders, create a Maryland sun catcher and sport some Maryland Day flair.

Museum admission is free on Second Sundays!


No advanced registration required.


For more information on any of our Youth & Family Programs please contact or 410-685-3750x343

Monday, January 21, 2019  10:00-2:00pm

School's Out/ History is In: Cursive!

Practice your loops, swirls and basic strokes as we learn how to read historical documents from written by Marylanders just like us. Using chalk, ink, quills and paint, participants will be engaged in local history while learning or perfecting this lost art.

Museum admission and drop-in FREE

Let us know you’re coming! Registration required.

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Monday, Febraury 18th, 2018 10-12:00pm     

School's Out/History is In: Storytelling Traditions 

***This program is at capacity. Thank you for your overwhelming interest!***

Be mesmerized in the stories of Lindy and Jane, two 18th century women of Annapolis. Listen to their stories of how they got their names and their favorite folktales. Presented by living history interpreter Scotti Preston, participants will be immersed into the traditions of storytelling.

This program results in fulfilling the “Scribe” badge for Girl Scouts!

Museum admission and storytelling FREE

Let us know you’re coming! Registration required.


Sunday, April 14th 12-4pm


We are celebrating the opening of Hometown Girl with a community festival! Enjoy demonstrations and vendors. Participate in adult & family workshops, quilting activities and crafts for every age. Add to our community project and enjoy a student art show. Come celebrate all things quilts!



Questions about these or any other events, contact Youth & Family Programs 410-685-3750 x343 or email

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