4th of July Celebration, July 4, 2018


The Adkins Historical and Museum Complex, Inc. was created and developed in 1980 by J. Howard and Louise Adkins.  Their dedication to "preserving the past" allow us to turn back time more than a century and get a glimpse into life in the village of Barren Creek Springs.

It is our policy to continue the work they began and further the cultural and educational interests of the people of the area.  We present our proud heritage through our collections, buildings, and activities that exhibit the environmental and cultural richness of the region.

Ten historical buildings and a privy are open for free tours by appointment.  Various collections are exhibited from time to time.  See our tours page to schedule an appointment.


© Adkins Historical & Museum Complex, Inc. 2010

The Mardela Springs Heritage Christmas Tour

There will be Tour at Christmas Time of the Barren Creek Village, on the second Sunday, December 10, 2018 from 4 pm to 7 pm.  This includes the Adkins Historical and Museum Complex plus the Westside Historical Society Museum.  It will also include the old Church.  There will be a shuttle around the town which will stop at the many places to see.  There will be food for sale at the Mardela Springs Volunteer Fire Co. along with many vendors who will have their crafts on sale. There will also be food for sale at Emmanuel U. M. Church.  There will be musical entertainment many places through out the town.  Also, do not forget to stop and meet Santa Claus.  Look forward to seeing there. Start at the Mardela Volunteer Fire Company.

The Victorian Camp for Girls

The Victorian Camp for girls will be June 18th, 2018 thru June 22nd.  Ages is from 6 years old to 12 years old.  It will be from 9 am to 1 pm.  The cost is $95 per person.  For more information contact Lynette Kenney at 410 546 4672 or e-mail LynetteKenney33@msn.com.