The Laurel Historical Society has elected four new members to its Board of Directors. The new members are Kevin Leonard, History Matters columnist for the Laurel Leader and president of the Leonard Group, a local historical research company; Laurel City Council president Fred Smalls; Mariam Thakker, owner of Main Street Pharmacy and MFT Events; and Kelly White, assistant vice president, cash management, at Revere National Bank.
The new board members will serve two-year terms.
In addition, the Laurel Historical Society named longtime board members Joseph Robison and Jean Wilson as directors emeritus, and James McCeney was re-elected chairman of the board.
The Laurel Historical Society, founded in 1975, operates the Laurel Museum at 817 Main St. Museum hours are Sundays 1 to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group visits are available by appointment. The museum's John Brennan Research Library is open Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon and by appointment. The museum's current exhibit, "Stationed in Laurel: Our Civil War Story," continues through Dec. 22.