The Laurel Historical Society

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The African-American Experience in Laurel

By Sandra Johnson

Horace Capron
By Ken Skrivseth 

Previous exhibits:
Over Here: Life in Laurel During WWII

George Nye & His Diaries

Laurel School Room and Samplers

A Laurel Founder's Life ~ Horace Capron

The Laurel Historical Society locates and preserves Laurel's historic and natural heritage.

Explore old Laurel and learn something of Maryland's early colonial heritage as well as a prime example of industrial and economic developement along the Baltimore Washington corridor. Walk down Laurel's historic Main Street business district and imagine life in the 19th century. This part of our original small town was a classic railroad "T-town" with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad rails crossing the top of Main Street. Commerce and supplies, as well as new citizens, arrived by rail here in the early days of Laurel's growth. Products of Laurel's cotton mills and manufacturing firms departed the same way.

Photos courtesy Robt. H. Sadler collection

Also of Interest Laurel's traditional Main Street features antique stores, gift shops, historic churches, an 1898 train station, and several restaurants. The museum borders Riverfront Park, popular for fishing and picnic areas.

Laurel Historical Society Board of Directors

Laurel Historical Society Board of Directors

Jean Anastasi, Corresponding Secretary*
Michael L. Barrett
Faith Calhoun
Jane Cole, Founding Co-Director
Elizabeth Compton, & Founding Co-Director,
David Cummings
Lawrence Eldridge*
Chris Erdle*
Barbara Feagin
Marlene Frazier, Recording Secretary*
Lisa M. Losito, Vice President*
Karen A. Lubieniecki, President*
James B. McCeney, Treasurer*
The Hon. Craig A. Moe (ex Of)
Gertrude L. Poe
Shari E. Pollard, Past President
Joseph Robison
Freida Weise
Jean Wilson*

* Member of the Executive Committe

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