The Maryland Society was founded on April 1,1892 with the Honorable John Lee Carroll, a former Governor of Maryland (1876-1889) and great-grandson of Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, becoming its first President. The general requirements for membership can be found at the General Society's website. However, the Maryland Society some some additional conditions, and membership in the Maryland Society is by invitation.
The Society supports projects and scholarly activities advancing the preservation of knowledge of as well as artifacts and documents associated with the American War of Revolution. It also hosts and activities commemorating events and individuals associated with the War to inspire the members of the Society with the patriotic spirit of their forefathers and to promote friendship among them.