Family Programs

MdHS Family Days


Enjoy a day of celebration and discovery for the whole family inspired by the collections and exhibits of the Maryland Historical Society. Family days will feature a variety of themed hands-on activities, scavenger hunts, and more for kids ages 4 and up.

Programs take place on the second Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Activities are designed for children ages 4 and up, but all are welcome.

Dates and Themes

October 8- Haunted Heritage: Costumes and Stories and Ghosts (Oh My)

Learn about Maryland’s Haunted History in this Halloween based event. Visitors will learn about Edgar Allen Poe’s relation to Maryland and read his works, explore period clothing styles to inspire their own costumes, and more!


November 12- Harvesting the Past: Native Americans in Maryland

Maybe you’ve heard about the pilgrims in New England and the first Thanksgiving, or the landing of the Ark and the Dove in St Mary’s, but what else can we learn about Native Americans in Maryland? Visitors will learn about several Native American tribes from Maryland, farming and harvesting in Maryland, and more!

December 10- Happy Holidays

How do celebrations in Maryland reflect diverse cultural, ethnic, and varied religious ideas from around the world? What symbols do we know and recognize that help us celebrate? Visitors will learn about some of the major holidays we celebrate in December from diverse viewpoints.

Stay Tuned for Winter and Spring Family Days:
January 14th: Maryland Heroes
February 11th: Homegrown: Folk Art Traditions
March 11th: Capturing Maryland: Photography and Film
April 8th: Spring into Sports
May 13th: Lords and Ladies: A Special Mother’s Day Event 


hiSTORY Time

MdHS offers special readings of history books for preschool aged children and families. Every program includes a group reading of a book and a craft activity related to the story and lesson of the book. Story topics connect to our monthly Family Day theme. 

Programs take place the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. hiSTORY Time programs are FREE with admission.