History Trails

History Trails is the Historical Society of Baltimore County’s semi-academic, popular history publication, in production since 1966.

For Members

Members receive unlimited access and downloads of every History Trails issue. Not a member? sign up here.


To have your research or narrative considered for publication, please follow these guidelines.

While History Trails’ subject matter has traditionally focused almost entirely on local concerns, we are interested in expanding its scope into new areas. For example, where one article might focus on a single historic building, person, or event in the county, others may develop and defend a historic argument, compare and contrast Baltimore County topics to other locales, or tie seemingly confined local topics to larger events.

Articles abiding by the Chicago Manual of Style Documentary-Note (or Humanities) system will be given priority. A convenient, and abbreviated, guide to Chicago style citations may be found in Kate L. Turabian’s A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 8th edition (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Digital and hard copies of articles may be submitted to:

Attn: History Trails Editor
Historical Society of Baltimore County
9811 Van Buren Lane
Cockeysville, MD 21030

E-mail: info@hsobc.org
Phone: (410) 666-1878

(Copies are also available for sale for $5.00 each, or you may review them at our research center.)

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