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
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
Historical Society Board of Directors
Laurel Historical Society Board of Directors
Jean Anastasi, Corresponding Secretary*
Michael L. Barrett
Jane Cole, Founding Co-Director
Elizabeth Compton, & Founding Co-Director,
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
* Member of the Executive Committe