St. Mary’s County Historical Society

About Us


The St. Mary’s County Historical Society collects, preserves, researches, and interprets the history of St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Our collections are held in trust for the use and education of the public.  They are primarily composed of documentary and archival materials with a focus on the county’s people, places, and events.  This information is made available at the Historical Society's Research Center, through publications such as The Chronicles of St. Mary’s and the Tudor Hall Times as well as through programs and exhibits. The Historical Society also provides stewardship of 18th century Tudor Hall which serves as its headquarters.  
The St Mary's County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Operating Year: January - December 2021

Board of Directors
President: Dr. John Roache
Vice President: Susan Dyer
Secretary: Ernest Bell
Treasurer: Christine Senese
Director: Barbara Ives
Director: Donald Stabile
Director: Gene Wood
Director: Michael Mummaugh
Director: Hon. Roy Dyson
Director: Catherine Bowes
Director: Peter Himmelheber
Director: Carol Moody
Director: Jason Babcock
Director: Patrick Woodburn
Director: John Houser
Director: Joyce Neal, M.D.
Executive Director: Peter LaPorte
Administrative Assistant: Mary Wolfe
Archivist: Carol Moody
Committees & Chairs
Buildings and Grounds: Michael Mummaugh
Chronicles Editor: Peter Himmelheber
Development: Barbara Ives
Finance: Christine Senese
Marketing: Vacant
Membership: Susan Dyer
Nominating: Hon. Roy Dyson
Programs & Events: Catherine Bowes
Research & Collections: Carol Moody
Technology: John Houser
Volunteers: Vacant
Chronicles of St Mary: Peter Himmelheber
Tudor Hall Times: Peter LaPorte
Website Administrator: John Houser