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November 2022

OHS November Open House

November 6, 2022 |1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Odenton Heritage Historical Center, 1367 Odenton Road
Odenton, MD 21113 United States
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Three jewels of the Odenton Historic District, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places, will share the spotlight in a photo display at the Odenton Heritage Society open house on Sunday, November 6, 2022. Longtime community centers in the west Anne Arundel railroad town - the 1917 Citizens State Bank, 1918 Epiphany Chapel & Church House, and 1912 Old Masonic Hall all reflect Odenton's importance during World War I, when soldiers at nearby Camp Meade brought new demands…

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December 2022

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus Visit!

December 3, 2022 |5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Odenton MARC Station (west side of the tracks), 1402 Odenton Road
Odenton, MD 21113 United States
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Join us for the Annual Odenton Christmas Tree Lighting which will be on Saturday December 3rd from 5PM until 7PM, at the Odenton MARC station located at 1402 Odenton Road (west side of the tracks). Parking is free. We'll have refreshments and music. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company firetruck around 5:15PM and will sit with children for photos after lighting of the tree. Bring your children to visit with Santa and meet your…

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OHS December Open House and Christmas Bazaar

December 4, 2022 |1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Odenton Heritage Historical Center, 1367 Odenton Road
Odenton, MD 21113 United States
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The Odenton Heritage Society will be celebrating the holiday season on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at our Christmas Open House Bazaar and Bake Sale. Please join us as we continue to celebrate Odenton’s 150th Anniversary. There is much to learn and see about Odenton as you tour our museum.  On sale will be a variety of handmade items, baked goods, and Odenton history related items. There will also be a “Silent Auction”. The OHS Historical Center Museum presents more than…

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January 2023

OHS January 2023 Open House

January 8 |1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Odenton Heritage Historical Center, 1367 Odenton Road
Odenton, MD 21113 United States
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On the first OHS Open House of the new year, the Odenton Heritage Society will open a display spotlighting the failed Baltimore and Drum Point Railroad. A plan to build a railroad through Anne Arundel County to southern Calvert County captivated industrialists from the 1860's to the 1920's. The railroad was never completed, but organizers repeatedly tried to finance and build a line that would funnel freight to a new port near Solomons. Enjoy photographs of a still-existing right-of-way that…

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February 2023

OHS February 2023 Open House

February 5 |1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Odenton Heritage Historical Center, 1367 Odenton Road
Odenton, MD 21113 United States
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On Sunday, February 5, the Odenton Heritage Society will celebrate Black History Month with a display about Sappington School, which welcomed Black grade school pupils during segregation from the early 1920s to the late 1940s. Local support made possible Odenton’s first educational facility for African Americans. When Anne Arundel County constructed a large, replacement school for white children in 1921, Macedonia Methodist Church, an African American congregation, obtained a small, surplus building at Camp Meade and moved it to the…

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