Recovering Identity Phase 2: Community Meeting
Wednesday, September 27th, 7:00 PM
African American Resources Cultural and Heritage Society (AARCH Society) and Frederick County will host the first community meeting to launch a countywide historic context study.
The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning about historic context studies, African American history, or how to get involved with the project. They will share why historic context studies are important for community planning, an overview of the goals and purpose for this study, oral histories, and ongoing efforts to preserve Frederick County’s African American history.
Additionally, AARCH Society and Frederick County are seeking community involvement and public comment from those with personal experiences and knowledge of the County to ensure accurate and complete documentation of Frederick County’s African American history.
The countywide historic context study is Phase II of the Recovering Identity project to study African American history and sites throughout Frederick County. Phase I, completed by Catoctin Furnace Historical Society (CFHS), produced a context statement and surveyed African American sites in northern Frederick County. Both phases are funded in part by the Maryland Historical Trust’s Non-Capital Survey Grant. AARCH Society and the County will hold more public meetings throughout Phase II.
For more information about Recovering Identity, please contact County staff at RecoveringIdentity@FrederickCountyMD.gov.