5825 Main Street
Elkridge, MD 21075
Take Note of Upcoming Events!
Saturday, August 15th:
2nd Annual Dorsey Reunion in conjunction with the Rockburn Open Car Show at Rockburn Park. This year, the reunion will be up at the Pfeiffer’s Corner Schoolhouse near the entrance to the park off Montgomery Road. This will be much closer to the car show, and a less hilly walk. Times to be determined.
Last year, the former fans and drivers of the Dorsey Speedway brought their memorabilia to the park, and even brought some of the old race cars to display. Everyone had a lot of fun remembering the fun times at the Speedway. We hope those of you who didn’t get a chance to go to the Speedway will come and learn about it and meet this fun group of people!
The Elkridge Heritage Society’s headquarters is located at the Brumbaugh House (circa 1870) at 5825 Main Street in Elkridge. The Brumbaugh House is the former home and office of Dr. Bruce Brumbaugh, a beloved doctor who practiced in Elkridge for over 60 years. The Elkridge Heritage Society maintains a medical vignette of Dr. Brumbaugh’s office as it used to be. As the owner of the Brumbaugh House itself, The Elkridge Heritage Society is responsible for all maintenance of the house and grounds. A recent major project entailed the renovation of the outside of the house, which preserved its beautiful Victorian style and also accomplished much needed repairs.
Furthermore, as the caretaker of the historical archives of Elkridge, the Society preserves the varied experiences that reflect our heritage; and in so doing, records the diversity and change that this region has experienced. Step inside the house and be transported to days gone by, where there are many books, articles and memorabilia representing the industry of Elkridge, the churches, shops, taverns, sports teams, and the private homes of prominent citizens.
For more on the history of our Society and of Elkridge itself, please see our informational brochure.
We always welcome new members, whether you have lived in Elkridge all your lives, have recently moved here, or are just interested in our town. Please contact us, or attend our next general meeting. See our Calendar of Events for our meeting schedule. Membership dues are just $25 per individual. Family rates are also available. For details on joining our society, please see this link (here).
There are many opportunities for volunteers, including helping to manage and digitize our collection, providing technical support, building maintenance, yard work, house cleaning, and working on fundraisers. We also need volunteers to speak at the general meetings, to share their knowledge of Elkridge heritage.