Mission & Vision


The Maryland Historical Society educates people of all ages about the rich history and culture of Maryland and the nation. MdHS collects, preserves and interprets the historically significant art, objects, documents and images from prehistoric Maryland to the present.



The Maryland Historical Society will become known as the state's preeminent center for Maryland history by 2026, the 250TH anniversary of American independence, 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.


View the MdHS Strategic Plan