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Fast Frederick Facts

Camp DavidCamp David, the Presidential Retreat, is located in the Catoctin Mountains of Frederick County, near Thurmont. Camp David became the official Presidential Retreat in 1942, when President Franklin Roosevelt approved the site which he named Shangri-La. Among the important historical events that have occurred here were the 1979 meetings that resulted in the Camp David Accords.

 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

 
ONGOING ACTIVITIES & TEMPORARY EXHIBITS

Our Events Straight to You!
Check our calendar listings regularly to stay up-to-date on all our activities, educational program, exhibit openings, tours, and special events. You also can have our monthly Historical Society Happenings calendar delivered directly to your inbox by requesting it at ddoxzen@frederickhistory.org.

Treasured Heirloom Event
Mark your calendar! The HSFC’s 16th annual Treasured Heirloom Event will be held on Saturday, March 15, 2014 at the Delaplaine Center in Frederick. See the calendar listing for details Click here for a peek at last spring’s event program.

Weekend Walking Tours of Historic Frederick
Click here for a complete schedule and more information about the various tours.

Historical Society Book Club
Spring 2014
Download the book club flyer. Register online or by mailing in the form at the bottom of the flyer.

Annual Contests:
John J. Markell Memorial Art Contest for high school students. Click here for 2014 guidelines.
Richard Markey Memorial Poster Contest for middle school students. Click here for 2014 guidelines.
Harry L. Decker Historical Essay Contest for fourth graders. Click here for 2014 guidelines.
Bylerly-Rothwell Photography Contest for amateur and professional photographers of all ages. Follow these links for the guidelines and entry forms.

 

FEBRUARY ACTIVITIES

Hands-On History with Guess & Friends!
Wednesday, February 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts, 15 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD
Guess the Iron Dog visits Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts every third Wednesday to explore how people lived in the past with kids ages three and up, using hands-on activities and historic and reproduction objects. Registration is required and can be done online at http://dbeartoys.com/fun-times. Contact Kristen Butler at kbutler@frederickhistory.org for more information. The registration fee covers the cost of craft supplies.

Welcome Reception
Sunday, February 23, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD
HSFC members are invited to join us in welcoming new Historical Society executive director Mary Boswell. Attendees will have a chance to chat with Mary and enjoy light refreshments. The reception is sponsored by First United Bank and Trust and Grove Public Relations. RSVP to 301-663-1188 x107 or mboswell@frederickhistory.org. Not a member yet? Click here!

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle--The Abolitionists
Thursday, February 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD
In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Historical Society is presenting a year-long series of programs featuring segments from award-winning documentaries and opportunities for discussion. This session will feature portions from the film The Abolitionists, followed by small group guided discussion about issues and events raised in the film. Contact Kristen Butler at kbutler@frederickhistory.org for more information. This program is FREE and open to all.

 

MARCH ACTIVITIES

Treasured Heirloom Event
Saturday, March 15, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD
The region’s biggest and best antiques and collectibles evaluation event turns sweet sixteen! Bring your family keepsakes, yard sale finds, and unidentified do-dads and let our experts provide you with information and verbal estimations of value. Experts in a variety of fields from toys to jewelry, fine art to furniture, will be on hand to examine your items. This is one of the Historical Society’s biggest fundraising events of the year, and also the most fun! Tickets to have your items evaluated can be purchase at the Museum of FC History in advance or at the door of the event. Sponsorship and program advertising opportunities are available. Click here for event information and photos from last year. See you there!

Hands-On History with Guess & Friends!
Wednesday, March 19, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts, 15 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD
Guess the Iron Dog visits Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts every third Wednesday to explore how people lived in the past with kids ages three and up, using hands-on activities and historic and reproduction objects. Registration is required and can be done online at http://dbeartoys.com/fun-times. Contact Kristen Butler at kbutler@frederickhistory.org for more information. The registration fee covers the cost of craft supplies.

Lecture: 1864 in Frederick County
Thursday, March 20, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Trunk Hall, 35 E. Church St., Frederick
Join Bret Spaulding, Park Ranger at Monocacy Battlefield, and Carrie Blough, HSFC curator, for a presentation on life on the home front 150 years ago during the Civil War, Jubal Early’s push toward Washington, and the aftermath of the Battle of Monocacy as played out in hospital sites and cemeteries. This lecture is cosponsored by the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable. Admission is FREE!

 

APRIL ACTIVITIES

Exhibit Preview Reception
Friday, April 4, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD
HSFC members and friends are invited to a ;preview of the new exhibition, Local Voices, National Stories: A History of Frederick County. The exhibit explores the history of Frederick County from the prehistoric period through the modern period, showcasing a wide variety of objects, documents, and photographs to tell the story. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is FREE.

Bell & History Day
Saturday, April 5, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD
Roger B. Taney House, 121 S. Bentz St., Frederick, MD

The Historical Society joins with the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium for this annual event. Both HSFC museums will be open for tours. At the Museum of FC History, the new exhibit Local Voices, National Stories: A History of Frederick County will be open. The Taney House will feature a take-home craft for kids. Admission is FREE!

Civil War Walking Tour of Downtown Frederick
Saturday, April 5, 11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours begin at the Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick
Explore Civil War topics related to Frederick County through 1864. Tickets are $7-adult, $6-seniors, and $5-children 12-17 (under 12 are free) and may be purchased at the museum.

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Frederick
Sunday, April 6, 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours begin at the Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick
Experience the history and beauty of downtown through the fascinating stories that make up historic Frederick. Tickets are $7-adult, $6-seniors, and $5-children 12-17 (under 12 are free) and may be purchased at the museum.

Lecture: Through the Perilous Fight
Thursday, April 10, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Trunk Hall, 35 E. Church St., Frederick
Steve Vogel will present a lecture based on his book, Through the Perilous Fight: Six Weeks That Saved the Nation. He will discuss the gripping story of the summer of 1814, when British forces burned Washington and the journey of Francis Scott Key with the British fleet as it bombarded Baltimore, inspiring “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Admission is FREE!

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Frederick
Saturday, April 12, 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours begin at the Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick
Experience the history and beauty of downtown through the fascinating stories that make up historic Frederick. Tickets are $7-adult, $6-seniors, and $5-children 12-17 (under 12 are free) and may be purchased at the museum.

Dog-Friendly Walking Tour of Downtown Frederick
Saturday, April 12, 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours begin at the Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick
Bring your furry friend to this tour of downtown featuring local history, a few special stops, and some historical canine tales. Tickets are $7-adult, $6-seniors, and $5-children 12-17 (under 12 are free) and may be purchased at the museum.

Hearth Cooking Class
Saturday, April 12, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Roger B. Taney House, 121 S. Bentz St., Frederick
Have you ever wondered how our 18th century grandmothers cooked over an open hearth? Find out how to do it yourself in this class. Whether you are a cooking novice or gourmet in the kitchen, this class will introduce you to the history and methods of cooking over an open hearth using cast iron cookware, a Dutch oven, and other period cookery. The cost is $45 for HSFC members and $55 for non-members. Space is limited and registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Winter at jwinter@frederickhistory.org.

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Frederick
Sunday, April 13, 11:00 a.m.
Guided tours begin at the Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick
Experience the history and beauty of downtown through the fascinating stories that make up historic Frederick. Tickets are $7-adult, $6-seniors, and $5-children 12-17 (under 12 are free) and may be purchased at the museum.

Hands-On History with Guess & Friends!
Wednesday, April 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Dancing Bear Toys & Gifts, 15 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD
Guess the Iron Dog visits Dancing Bear Toys and Gifts every third Wednesday to explore how people lived in the past with kids ages three and up, using hands-on activities and historic and reproduction objects. Registration is required and can be done online at http://dbeartoys.com/fun-times. Contact Kristen Butler at kbutler@frederickhistory.org for more information. The registration fee covers the cost of craft supplies.

Civil War Walking Tour of Downtown Frederick
Saturday, April 19, 11:00 a.m.
Guided tours begin at the Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick
Explore Civil War topics related to Frederick County through 1864. Tickets are $7-adult, $6-seniors, and $5-children 12-17 (under 12 are free) and may be purchased at the museum.

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Frederick
Sunday, April 20, 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours begin at the Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick
Experience the history and beauty of downtown through the fascinating stories that make up historic Frederick. Tickets are $7-adult, $6-seniors, and $5-children 12-17 (under 12 are free) and may be purchased at the museum.

Bus Trip: Washington’s Mount Vernon
Friday, April 25, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Meeting place TBA
Join us as we travel to George Washington’s beautiful Mount Vernon estate. Participants will have the opportunity to tour our first President’s home, gardens, and the new orientation center and museum. For details and a registration form, click here.

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Frederick
Saturday, April 26, 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours begin at the Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick
Experience the history and beauty of downtown through the fascinating stories that make up historic Frederick. Tickets are $7-adult, $6-seniors, and $5-children 12-17 (under 12 are free) and may be purchased at the museum.

Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Frederick
Sunday, April 27, 1:30 p.m.
Guided tours begin at the Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick
Experience the history and beauty of downtown through the fascinating stories that make up historic Frederick. Tickets are $7-adult, $6-seniors, and $5-children 12-17 (under 12 are free) and may be purchased at the museum.

 

OUR EVENTS STRAIGHT TO YOU!

Check our calendar listing regularly to stay up-to-date on all our activities, educational program, exhibit openings, tours, and special events. You also can have our monthly Historical Society Happenings calendar delivered straight to your inbox by requesting it at ddoxzen@hsfcinfo.org.

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Events

Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle--The Abolitionists
Thursday, February 27
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Museum of Frederick County History

Treasured Heirloom Event
Saturday, March 15
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

Lecture: 1864 in Frederick County
Thursday, March 20
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Trunk Hall

Exhibit Preview Reception
Friday, April 4
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Museum of Frederick County History

 

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