Young Defenders of the Maryland Historical Society

Putting the Social into Social Studies!  

The Young Defenders are an energetic group of young professionals who are excited about Maryland’s culture: past, present and future. Through both informal and more formal social events, we celebrate where we came from and where we live.

Whether you’re new in town, have always had an interest in Maryland culture and history or just want to meet some fun, social young professionals, come join us at our next event and see for yourself why they sell out! Clink drinks and groove on the dance floor at our upcoming Edgar Allan Poe themed party: The Party and the Pendulum, Feb 28th. Throughout the year plan to join us on historic bar crawls in your favorite Baltimore neighborhoods, enjoy summer happy hours at the museum or participate in any number of other active, history themed get-togethers at top Maryland sites.  

Membership in the Maryland Historical Society is not necessary to attend Young Defender’s events BUT it is encouraged. Why join? Young Defenders who are active members enjoy discounted entry to ticketed social events along with all that MdHS membership has to offer! Members enjoy free access to our unique exhibits, discounts in the museum shop and on MdHS publications, and invitations to a wonderful array of programming.

Get a membership for $10! How? Join as an Individual for $50 & buy two tickets to the Poe Party!
Save $20 per ticket! Buy three and your membership just paid for itself!

Become a member! We'll stay in touch with the latest and greatest on what's going on at MdHS.

Also, follow us on Facebook and twitter to get first invitation to happy hours, galas, and more.

Need to know more? Be in touch with us at or 410-685-3750 ext 399.

Young Defenders at Bootleggers Bash 2012