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History of The Laurel Historical Society and Museum

817 Main Street
Laurel, MD 20707


The Laurel Museum is located in a former 1840's mill workers' home. The museum houses collections of books, photographs, tools, personal artifacts, textiles and oral histories. The Museums main floor is the site of exhibits devoted to the history of Laurel, Maryland and the surrounding community. Downstairs is devoted to the Gift Shop, additional exhibits and an audio-visual area.

The 2,590 square foot brick and stone building was erected in the early 1840's by mill owners to house their employees. Originally four living units, over the years it was modified into a two-family house. It was later transformed into a commercial property and, prior to being abandoned in the 1970's, was a rental home and storage warehouse.

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