Archives & New Digital Archives Group

The ARCHIVES OFFICE in Fountain Hill (Bld #1) contains a vast collection of paper and digital Documents and Photos, as well as, Videos and Memorabilia from Resident Groups and Clubs and Erickson Departments that tell the story of the Charlestown Community dating back to 1982.  In addition, the ARCHIVES DISPLAY CABINET at the bridge from Brookside to Edgewood has changing displays of documents, photos, and memorabilia from the Archives files on various themes that represent the development of Charlestown through the years.

Archives volunteers are continuing to document all aspects of the Charlestown Community, by working with all Resident Groups and Clubs and Erickson Departments to send their Documents, Photos, and Videos DIGITALLY to the Archives EMAIL address on a regular basis.  Please consider the archives a member of your group, club and department and keep the archives informed.

Residents and Staff are invited to visit the Archives Office, where volunteers can help you to use the Archives collection to find humorous, heart-warming, thought-provoking and even inspiring information about the past and continuing development of all aspects of our Charlestown Community

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 12:00 M – 2:00 PM Fountain Hill – Building 1 across from the Pharmacy


Janel Douglass
Bob Ricketts

Archives Office: 410-737-8838 Ext 6018356

Archives Email Address:

Staying Fit at Charlestown is Easy Peasy

Don’t forget to take a look at the Archives Display Cabinet as you head over the bridge to the Auditorium or Brookside elevators. Every two months there’s a completely new display theme which includes documents and photos from the Archives.  The current Archives display, Staying Fit at Charlestown Is Easy Peasy, has documents and photos of the 35-year history of our Pool and Fitness Centers and fitness classes. See photos of classes including the resident-run morning exercise class which began 35 years ago. This display demonstrates the many fun and effective ways available to residents to stay fit at Charlestown.

Check out the new Charlestown Fitness Song.  Write your own verse for the song and email or bring it to the Archives, across from the pharmacy on Main Street in Fountain Hill [Bldg. 1].

Warning: Daily exercise and healthy eating leads to increased awesomeness!!

Archives Display Cabinet – Holiday Display

“Blessed, Grateful, Giving”

Celebrate the holidays at Charlestown through the years.  See the new display in the Archives cabinet located at the Brookside Bridge, entitled “Charlestown’s Holiday Spirit – Blessed, Grateful, Giving.”  See how many holiday items you see in the display.  For some there is only one, for others there are 20 or more.  Find the Holiday Invitation, Pioneer, Nutcracker, Butterfly, Flag, Wreath, Chapel, Marine, Balloon, Elf, Santa, Menorah, Conductor, Founder, Gloves, Antlers, Turkey, Gingerbread, Christmas Suit, Holiday Tree, Train, and Caroler. Enjoy this holiday season.

Email the Archives your thoughts on why you are Blessed, Grateful, and Giving.  Your emails will be added to the Digital Archives. Email –

Happy Holidays to Charlestown From the Charlestown Archives Group
We Are Blessed by Your Support

Archives Display Cabinet is Now Located at Brookside Bridge

The Display, “CHARLESTOWN OUR HOME FOR LIFE” features the History of Benevolent Care Foundation and Legacy Society, Many Benevolent Care Fund Events, 2018 Emerald City Gala, and “Inside Charlestown Our Home for Life.”

Digital Archives – Can Store Your Group’s Records

Visit the Archives to discuss how we can help your Club or Group maintain ongoing records of your events & activities. Join the many Groups who are PARTNERS of the DIGITAL ARCHIVES by regularly emailing your Resident Groups’ and Staff Department’s Charlestown documents and photos to