Alice Freeman Harris

October 2011 ~ AAHGS President’s Award

aahgsconfaliceharris-jpgAlice Harris, President of Central Maryland Chapter of AAHGS, was presented the AAHGS President’s Award.  The award is presented to a member who has rendered outstanding service to AAHGS for a minimum of five (5) years at a personal sacrifice of time. This nominee has, in addition, contributed immeasurably to the Society’s growth and well being.

In the fall of 2009, Alice initiated steps to reactivate Central Maryland Chapter (CMC) which had been inactive for many years.  The first meeting for the newly revived chapter was held on January 23, 2010 with Alice as the chapter president.



Alice led CMC for seven years. Under her leadership, the organization tripled its membership and garnered considerable notability for its programs, workshops, visits to local repositories, and other activities. In October 2014, CMC was recognized by AAHGS as the Chapter of the Year “for outstanding programs in support of the mission”. Alice’s term as President ended in 2016;however, she still is very active in the chapter.