St. Mary’s County Historical Society

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Many things make St. Mary’s County a special place to live – beautiful landscape, stunning waterways, interesting people.  At the heart of what makes our home so special is the rich history that creates the backdrop for our place in time.   Learning about our County’s history creates a connection to those that have gone before us – their idealism, their courage, their struggles, their successes.  Whether you are new to our County or can trace your family to the Ark and Dove, you are creating today’s history.  By being a member of the Society, you can make your connection to that rich history.

We think places matter because of the history that has made them.  Explore that history with us.  Learn, research, contribute, have fun.  Get to know this great place you have chosen to call home.


 All memberships receive the following benefits:
  Subscription to the Chronicles of St. Mary's.
  Unlimited use of the Research Library at Tudor Hall.
  Periodic publications lists and event announcements.
► 10% discount in our Bookstore.
►  Help Save Our Past for Our Future
When you start or renew your membership, please consider one of these support levels:

Membership Dues (per year)
 Barnes Society
 Key Society
 Davidson Society
Memberships renew annually and are tax-deductible
Requests for privacy of contributions will be respected
In addition to the above benefits the following levels receive:
 Membership  Level
 Preserver Level
 Members receive all of the above plus:
  • One-Year Family Gift Membership to be given to the person of your choice
 Barnes Society  Level
 Members receive all of the above plus: 
  • Preferred Reserved Seating at Member Events
  • Recognition in Newsletter and Programs
 Key Society  Level
 Members receive all of the above plus:
  • 2 tickets to the Fall and Spring Member Dinners
 Davidson  Society Level
 Members receive all of the above plus:
  • ​Use of Tudor Hall facility for a special event (50 guest maximum)
Join online by selecting your membership level and clicking on the Buy Now Button.  This will take you to the PayPal website. You do not have to have a account for PayPal to use this option. You can select to enter your personal credit card.  If you prefer to join by mail, please fillout the form, print and mail to the address provided. 
Join by selecting Membership Type then clicking Buy Now. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.
Membership Type
Obtain Membership Form to join by mail.
St. Mary's County Historical Society, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) 
SMCHS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, donations to which are deductible to the full extent of the law.  This Society’s current financial statement is available upon request.  Information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Charitable Solicitations Act is available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage.
Revised 12 Feb 2019 by PAH