Get Involved!

Membership Dues and Benefits
Rewards of membership in the OHS are many. Members are gratified to know that they help preserve the history of Odenton for the next generation. Members also receive the Heritage Times, Update publications, and notifications of special events held by OHS. See form below.

Volunteer Opportunities
OHS activities and events would not be possible without the help of volunteers willing to step in and fill a need. Volunteers who desire to donate time, talent, and resources to the varied projects at OHS are vital to our success. At OHS we count success as buildings saved from the wrecking ball, personal histories recorded, and museum size. The commitment shown by the OHS volunteers has raised interest in the historical side of our community.

A variety of participation opportunities are available including:
  • Buildings and Grounds: Maintain the Society's historical buildings and grounds
  • Community Outreach: Develop events and programs with other local groups
  • Cemeteries: Identify and record family burial plots
  • Fundraising: Help raise funds for society events and programs
  • Grants: Help write applications for grant funds; oversee grant awards
  • Historian: Help research artifacts, documents, and family histories
  • Membership: Solicit new members and develop membership campaigns
  • Museum: Seek artifacts, develop displays, maintain object records, plan special events
  • Old Homes: Research, photograph, and interview residents of area homes
  • Oral History: Interview long-time residents and prepare videos and transcripts
  • Publicity: Help write news releases and develop mailings to reach new audiences
  • Publications: Help prepare newsletters and other publications

Tell Us Your Story
Send us your story, anecdote, or history centered around Odenton so that we can share it with others. Mail to: P. O. Box 282, Odenton, MD 21113 or email us at

Donations are always welcome, not only monetary but objects, photographs, and literature about Odenton. If you have an item to donate, please email us at

The OHS is very appreciative of any cash donations from community members and/or community organizations. The donations can be designated to go toward specific activities of the Society or for any activities that will advance the Society's mission. In the past, designated donations have been made for such items as: sponsoring the publication of the newsletter, specific building projects, special events, historical exhibits, and memorial contributions.

Page One of Heritage Times Membership in the OHS includes Heritage Times, a twice-yearly history journal, and UPDATE newsletters.

Joining the OHS
If you would like to join the OHS, please print and fill out the form below. Then send it, along with your membership fee, to:

Odenton Heritage Society
P.O. Box 282
Odenton, MD 21113

Printable membership form

Type of Membership:

[ ] Individual..........$10

[ ] Contributor.......$25

[ ] Donor.............$100

[ ] Family (2-5 members in same household)..........$15

[ ] Patron................$250

[ ] Benefactor..........$500

[ ] Age 90+..........Complimentary

[ ] Consider a gift membership for that “difficult to satisfy” friend or family member. He or she will receive a letter stating that the membership is a gift from you. Please write the recipient’s name and address below and attach a note with your name and address.


Amount of check $____________________
(Payable to Odenton Heritage Society)


City___________________ State_____________ Zip Code________________

Telephone number (_____) ______________________________

E-mail address ________________________________________
(The Society does not publish or share members’ contact information.)

Would you be interested in volunteering for a committee?

[ ] Museum

[ ] Membership

[ ] Cemeteries

[ ] Research

[ ] Oral History

[ ] Finance / Fundraising

[ ] Collection of objects

[ ] Publicity