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March 12th

March CFHS Meeting

Tuesday, March 12th,  12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

By tradition we do not hold an August meeting.

Monthly meetings will require participants to register in advance. You may join us in person at the Museum of the Ironworker or on Zoom. If you plan to join us via Zoom, you can join on your computer or telephone. 

If you experience any issues, please call 240-288-7396 and we will help you register. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Click here to register to attend our monthly meeting
April 27th

Recovering Identity – North County Recovering Identity Research Seminar

Saturday, April 27th,  9:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m. at the Thurmont Regional Library (Tickets are required, this is an in-person only event, link to Eventbrite below)

Learn about the North County Recovering Identity Project, the study that changed how northern Frederick County’s African American history is perceived and studied.

Morning Session: 9:30 a.m.- noon (Free)

Registration for the morning session is requested but not required

  • Greetings – Maryland Historical Trust, Livable Frederick Planning and Design Office, AARCH (African American Resources Cultural and Heritage Society), and Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.
  • Research Seminar:
  • Edie Wallace – Historic Context
  • John Murphey – Recordation of Architecture
  • Elizabeth Comer – Memory Landscapes and Moravian Diaries/Letters
  • Ben Fischler – Family Research
  • Rob Wanner – Mapping and Spatial Data

Lunch – On your own

  • Delivery is available from Fratelli’s New York Restaurant (301-271-4158) or fast-food restaurants nearby.

Bus Tour: 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Guided bus tour of north county sites ($15.00 pp, ticket required)

  • Creagerstown
  • Graceham
  • Thurmont
  • Emmitsburg & Mount St. Mary’s University
  • Pattersonville
  • Catoctin Furnace
  • Lewistown
Click here to reserve tickets
Saturday & Sunday
May 18th & 19th

2024 Maryland Iron Festival

Saturday & Sunday, May 18th & 19th 

More information to come regarding the sixth annual Maryland Iron Festival. 

2024 Maryland Iron Festival Vendor and Performer Application