Our recent unveiling, “Forged in Iron and Bone: Unveiling Faces of the Enslaved” was profiled in the Frederick News Post on June 25, 2021. Read it here.
Information has been added for the Maryland Iron Festival 2021. You can see it here.
On Juneteenth 2020, and in observance of Emancipation Day, the Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) presented a live reading of Catoctin SlaveSpeak by Elayne Bond Hyman. Catoctin SlaveSpeak is a collection of narrative poems in the voices of enslaved Africans, as well as their enslaved descendants, who were imported to work at the Catoctin Iron Furnace in Thurmont, MD.
Kimberly (Zoe) Donahue-Rick
Zachary Leo Harris
To view this performance, click here.
Catoctin Furnace’s outdoor spaces, including the furnace ruins, historic kitchen garden, and commemorative cemetery trail
are open and offer space for quiet reflection while maintaining social distancing.
Please note our historic buildings and exhibits are closed.
Catoctin Furnace is respecting and abiding by Governor Hogan’s guidelines of March 30, 2020 for the
closure of non-essential businesses and the stay at home directive.
Engaging in outdoor recreation while maintaining a safe distance is allowed,
therefore we are still making our grounds available to our community for that purpose.
Our buildings are closed.
Please contact Elizabeth Comer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
This is a changing situation. As our country confronts COVID-19 with its uncertainty and consequences,
all of us at Catoctin Furnace wish you and your family health and safety.
Please practice social distancing. For the safety of others please stay home if you have any symptoms.
Please be aware that our events may have to be rescheduled due to the pandemic. Please check back for the latest schedule.
This event has been postponed until Wednesday, August 19. For all of the details, click here.
To see the two recent articles about the CFHS, go to our In The News page.
We’ve just added a couple of exciting new events for February and March! Check them out on our Events page.