Historical Museum

Historical Museum



The Historical Society’s museum exhibits are temporarily closed for renovations. We look forward to celebrating their reopening soon – please watch this website and our social media accounts for updates.

In the meantime, you can learn more about our collections in this virtual tour on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zffpWUPB35E&t=59s

We also have a virtual tour of our historic home, the Cockeysville Almshouse, and surrounding buildings on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR-9aCMrVoY


Civil Defense in the county, state and nation.

Our Civil Defense Fallout Shelter, located in the basement of our historic Almshouse, and installed at the height of the Cold War, Second Red Scare, and in the wake of McCarthyism, is a remnant of the early 1960s.




Agriculture in Baltimore County and the nation.

Below are some images of the society’s Dickenson-Gorsuch Farm and Agriculture museum, located in the barn adjacent to the historic Almhouse. It is a dedication to Baltimore County’s agricultural heritage, and houses thousands of artifacts of all types related to the evolution of farming.