The Historical Society of Harford County, Inc.

1986 Neal A. Brooks, Ph.D., Essex Community College, The Northern Chesapeake Bay: Perspectives on Early Harford and Baltimore Counties
1987 Dean Esslinger, Ph.D., Towson State University, The Baltimore Connection
1988 Marilynn M. Larew, Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore County, Bel Air Compared
1989David R. Craig, M.A., Harford County Public Schools, James J. Archer: Forgotten Brigadier
1990 Gary L. Browne, Ph.D., University of Maryland Baltimore County, Social and Economic Development in Northeast Maryland During the Nineteenth Century
1991 Keir B. Sterling, Ph.D., U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, Colonel Ruggles� Paradise: The U.S. Army Stakes Out a Proving Ground
1992 Irma Walker and James T. Wollon, Jr., A.I.A., Baltimore Foundation for Architecture, George Archer, Architect
1993 Charles Lee Robbins, B.S., A.P.C., Harford County Public Schools, Retired Teacher, Early Harford County
1994 John E. Brown, Ph.D., Harford Community College, Toward a New History of Harford County
1995Edward C. Papenfuse, Ph.D., State of Maryland Archivist, Charting the Unknown and Mapping the Misunderstood: The Cartographic History of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed from the Earliest Recorded Encounters
1996    Christopher H.C. Weeks, M.A., Harford County, Md, Preservation Planner, Three Centuries of Gardening in Harford County
1997 John W. McGrain, A.B., Baltimore County, Md., Office Of Planning And Zoning, Molinography: Mills of Harford County
1998 Christopher T. George, B.A., M.A., Historian, Editor, Harford County in the War of 1812
1999 Thomas W. Davis, Ph.D., Senior Project Manager, R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc., The Late Seventeenth Century Frontier on the Upper Chesapeake Bay: Insights from the Old Baltimore Research Project
2000 Caroline H. Keith, B.A., M.A., Author, For Hell and a Brown Mule, A Biography of Senator Millard E. Tydings
2001 James E. Chrismer, B.S., M.A., Teacher, John Carroll High School, Historian, Harford�s Black Phalanx: African-American Soldiers in the Civil War
2002 John J. Jones, Educator, Welsh Settlers of Delta, PA and Cardiff, MD
2003 Constance Ross Beims and Christine Presberry Tolbert, Author And Educator, A Journey Through Berkley
2004 Don Robinson, Roger Wilson, David Glenn, and James Morris, Regional Historians, The River and the Ridge, 300 Years of Local History,--Peachbottom Township and Delta, PA, Cardiff and Whiteford, MD
2005 David R. Craig, County Executive, Historian, and Author, Greetings from Havre de Grace
2006 Jon Harlen Livezey, The Origins of People of Harford County
2007 Richard James Sherrill, Teacher, Historian, Archivist, The Rise and Fall of the "Gold Mine" Bridge
2008 Melissa Grafe, Ph. D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University, Making a Medical Business

George Washington Archer, M.D. (1824-1907), devoted physician-scholar of Harford County, started the gathering of material that comprises the basic collection of the archives of The Historical Society of Harford County. It is the memory of this dedicated servant that the present Board of Directors wishes to honor as the Society labors in its third century of service to the citizens of Harford County and the state of Maryland. The lecture series affords occasion for research and contemplation on Harford County�s past within the context of the state and the nation. Actually, little scholarly study was done on the many aspects of Harford County�s history of culture, politics, economics, religion, social development, law, medicine, and arts prior to 1970. We are indeed indebted most notably to C. Milton Wright, Walter Preston, and William B. Marye who have contributed their talents and time toward uncovering our history. Since 1970, the Society has endeavored to encourage the writing of local history by supporting the research of local authors. In addition, the Society has supported the publication of local history through publishing the Harford Historical Bulletin and assistance and photographs for books. This effort has made writers' works available to our membership and the general public. Twenty years of Archer Lectures has brought a wide variety of historical topics to light and subsequently into print.