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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.

 

 


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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.

 

MAY ACTIVITIES

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HSFC BOOK CLUB
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD

Join us as we discuss Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini. The novel is based on the story of Elizabeth Keckley, a slave who purchased her freedom and later became dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln. Light refreshments are provided. For more information or to register, contact Kristen Butler at kbutler@frederickhistory.org. (FREE)

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HANDS-ON HISTORY WITH GUESS & FRIENDS
10:30-11:30 a.m.
Dancing Bear Toys, 15 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD

Preschoolers age 3-5 are invited to this fun- filled morning featuring hands-on activities using reproduction objects. The theme this month is outdoor games. A $3 fee covers the cost of craft supplies. For more information or to register, visit http://dbeartoys.com/fun-times.

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STUDENT CONTESTS AWARDS
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Delaplaine Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD

Join us to congratulate the winners of this year’s Decker Essay, Markey Poster, and Markell Art Contests! Light refreshments are provided. (FREE)

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HSFC BOOK CLUB
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Museum of FC History, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD

Join us as we discuss Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini. The novel is based on the story of Elizabeth Keckley, a slave who purchased her freedom and later became dressmaker and confidante to Mary Todd Lincoln. Light refreshments are provided. For more information or to register, contact Kristen Butler at kbutler@frederickhistory.org. (FREE)

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PINTS AND THE PAST
“Local Voices, National Stories”
HSFC Staff
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Heritage Garden, 24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD

This casual program is for anyone interested in getting together to chat about history. At this session, HSFC staff will highlight some of their favorite stories, objects, and images from the next exhibit Local Voices, National Stories. Registration is not required—just drop in! Come a few minutes early to grab your “pint!” For more information, contact Kristen Butler at kbutler@frederickhistory.org. (FREE)


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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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