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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.




Saturday, May 2 – Mayfest First Saturday, Hands on History event, chalk drawing in front of building or in courtyard of garden, Maypole in the garden, children’s crafts 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, May 8, Bus trip to Monticello and Michie’s Colonial Tavern, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 31 – Downtown Abbey Garden Party, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 6 – I “Art” Downtown Frederick First Saturday, table at the Arts Festival, craft and historic images on display, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10, Behind the Cover Gorilla Magazine Event, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 11th Annual History Symposium

Civil War Walking Tour, Sunday, July 5, Saturday, August 1, September 5, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Murder and Mayhem Tour, Saturdays in October, 7 p.m. (October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31)

Saturday, November 7, Goods from the Hearth, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Taney House

Saturday, November 7, 7:30 p.m., Frederick Symphony Orchestra Chamber Concert, Reed Room, Museum of Frederick County History

Festival of Trees, November 27 – December 5

Museums by Candlelight, Saturday, December 12

For information on any of these events contact Amanda Johnston at or 301-663-1188 x 108.


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