Help Preserve Caroline County's Rich Heritage

You can help sustain the mission and work of the Caroline County Historical Society. Please consider becoming a Society Partner with your monthly (recurring) donation - as little as $10 per month.  Or make a one-time donation.

Your donation keeps this work going:

 Caroline Digital History Project

  • Archiving, protecting, and indexing hundreds of research projects and thousands of historical document.
  • Publishing searchable online indexes and documents.

 Museum of Rural Life

  • Help maintain our exhibits.
  • Keep our Museum open for visitors.

 Historical Preservation

Protect, preserve, and document many historic buildings in Caroline County.

 

You can also contact us for other options to support CCHS.

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Revolutionary Waters: The Choptank River’s Influence and Caroline County’s Early Role in America’s Fight for Independence

Revolutionary Waters: The Choptank River’s Influence and Caroline County’s Early Role in America’s Fight for Independence

The Choptank River, winding through the heart of Maryland's Eastern Shore, has long been a lifeline for the various communities situated along its banks. Among these communities is Caroline County, a small, agricultural region that would prove to be pivotal in...

Unearthing Denton’s History: The Archaeological Dig at Barwick’s Ordinary and Beyond

Unearthing Denton’s History: The Archaeological Dig at Barwick’s Ordinary and Beyond

Over the past several years, Washington College’s archeology students have spent their summers in Denton, studying the site of the long-forgotten Barwick’s Ordinary, which operated between 1763 to 1783. In late-18th-century terms, an "Ordinary" refers to a public...

Ridgely Historic Train Station 2024 Opening

Ridgely Historic Train Station 2024 Opening

Ridgely Train Station will be open the 1st Saturday of the month May through September between 10am and 1pm: May 4th, June 1st, July 6th, August 3rd and September 7th. The Ridgely Historical Society will guide you through the history of a Town that persevered. Learn...

History on the Choptank River Cruise

History on the Choptank River Cruise

River City Cruise Co. is Back on the Chopank for Historical River Cruises!Kennedy Thomason, a senior at Washington College, leads a compelling history tour that features historical tidbits from all aspects of Caroline County and Choptank River history. The morning...

Twilight Walks & Talks

Twilight Walks & Talks

September 14, 2024 4 - 8 pm for the Complete Tour  Featuring these historic Caroline County sites:   William Still CenterJames Webb CabinLinchester MillLeverton Home   Each location has a story reflecting the struggles, inspiration and strength of the...

Hobbs – Elmer Butler

This is a digital re-publication of the interview found in Voices from the Land, A Caroline County Memoir, by Mary Anne Fleetwood. The text was digitized, edited, and prepared for re-publication by CCHS volunteers Dave Ellis and Don Barker.  Copyright for the original...