About Us

Neall House and Tharpe Antiques

The Talbot Historical Society (THS) was founded in 1954, just two years after the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Seeking a balance between growth and preservation, the Talbot Historical Society stands among the organizations formed by citizens to preserve the heritage of the Eastern Shore.

Today, we are a tax-exempt, private non-profit organization. A small professional staff is supported by almost 70 volunteers who lend  their time and talents to the Society, from serving on the board to giving tours of our historic properties and caring for the collection.

Talbot County is a special place. We believe that it is our responsibility to contribute to the quality of life in the county by providing all who are interested in an opportunity to learn our rich history and to share in the experience of life here through the ages. Our mission is to provide educational opportunities to the citizens of our county so they may learn from the past and use that knowledge to build a future that preserves Talbot County as one of the best places to live.