Painter, musicians pay homage to those once enslaved at Catoctin Furnace

Nov 6, 2022

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The Trail of Souls: A Journey Toward Truth and Transformation

Jul 6, 2022

On September 12, 2020, the 236th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland passed Resolution 2020-06, creating a $1,000,000 seed fund for reparations. On May 26, 2022, the diocese began returning those funds to the Black community in the form of grants to organizations who are working to repair the breach that is systemic racism in Maryland while building up Black communities around the diocese. […]

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Maryland History and Culture News 

Winter 2022

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Forging memories: Catoctin Furnace hosts annual Maryland Iron Festival

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Journey Through Hallowed Ground Virtual Program: Catoctin Furnace

May 18, 2022

Watch the video of Catoctin Furnace as a part of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Byway

Click here to watch the JTHG Wednesday Virtual Visits

 

Washington Post Article – Uncovering the past: Exploring Black history in Frederick County

Jan 26, 2022

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Using Science to Learn About the Catoctin Furnace’s Past

April 28, 2022

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Experiencing Black History in Frederick County

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TRADITIONAL VILLAGE CHRISTMAS

Traditional Village Christmas: Catoctin Furnace celebrates German heritage with old-time crafts, food, and a visit with the bizarrely wonderful Belsnickle

Dec 2, 2021

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New Yorker Article on Black Cemeteries

Sep 27, 2021

Catoctin Furnace and its hallowed African American cemetery are mentioned in The New Yorker this week. Jill Lepore’s article, “Unearthing Black History,” explores conflicted views surrounding efforts to rescue African American remains. This is an important and timely read. Thank you to Jill and The New Yorker staff for exploring this subject. We will endeavor to do the right thing at Catoctin Furnace, searching for the descendant community while expanding our collective kinship.

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Washington Post Article

Faces of the dead emerge from lost African American graveyard, by Michael E. Ruane.  The bones of enslaved furnace workers tell the grim story of their lives.  Read it here.

 

Frederick News Post Article

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.

 

Philadelphia Magazine Article

Our web site was also mentioned in a recent Philadelphia Magazine article, contracted by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. 

 

Baltimore Magazine Article

Our web site was mentioned in a recent Baltimore Magazine article, contracted by the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. 

 

Catoctin Furnace Historical Society in National Gardener Magazine!

The CHFS , the Green-walled Garden Club and our partners at the Silver Oak Academy are featured in the summer edition of the National Gardener Magazine sponsored by the National Garden Club.  Click here, and read pages 23-26.

Catoctin Furnace allowed dozens to get a taste for Black History Month

Culinary students from Silver Oaks Academy catered the lunch inspired by history. Check our news coverage on Local DVM here.

Grant helps with conservation efforts at Frederick County historical treasure: Catoctin Furnace

See our article in the Frederick News-Post.

Meet Valerie Tripp: A Q&A with American Girl book series mastermind before her appearance in Thurmont

See our article about Spring in the Village in the Frederick News-Post.

Why you should care about the Catoctin Furnace

See our article in the Frederick News-Post.

Abraham Lincoln in Song and Oh Freedom!

Thank you for supporting Abraham Lincoln in Song and Oh Freedom, Songs of the Civil Rights Movement.  If you missed the concert you can still listen to the music!  Click on the links below to download song samples of Chris Vallillo on Soundcloud:
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From Abraham Lincoln in Song:

Check out our Section 106 Success Story below!

Recognizing History: Landmarks honors Catoctin Furnace homes with plaques

Catoctin Furnace homes in the Frederick News-Post

April 29, 2015
Karen Gardner

Furnace Bar and Grill is proud of area’s history, and their food

The local business in the Frederick News-Post: Frederick News-Post

April 13, 2015
Ed Waters, Jr.

Buried Secrets: Study of skeletal remains may hold key to slave history

Catoctin Furnace Bioarchaeological Research in the Frederick News-Post: Frederick News-Post

April 12, 2015
Erik Anderson

Heritage Food Luncheon in the Frederick News-Post

The Heritage Food Luncheon, sponsored by the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., Cunningham Falls State Park, Harriet Chapel, and the Silver Oak Academy was recently featured in the Frederick News-Post. Click here to read the article!

New Video of Catoctin Furnace and Springfield Manor

Check out our new aerial videos of Catoctin Furnace and Springfield Manor taken by Till Sonnemann using a Phantom II Quadcopter with a GoPro3+:

Catoctin Furnace Historic Site and Nearby Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery

This lovely oil painting of the Isabella stack and casting shed at Catoctin Furnace was painted by award winning artist Ellen Gavin of Millsville, New Jersey. Ellen painted the scene during a visit to the village in June 2014 and generously donated the finished work to the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.

Bond Bill Success!

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society has received a bond bill grant from the Maryland General Assembly! The grant, in the amount of $100,000, will be used for renovations to the Forgeman’s House. This would not have been possible without tireless support from Senator David R. Brinkley. The Catoctin Furnace Society also acknowledges help from Silver Oak Academy in this endeavor. To everyone who helped the CFHS along the way to this important moment, THANK YOU!

MHAA Grant Success!

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society has received a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Project Grant in the amount of $48,000 to complete the renovations to the Forgeman’s House. THANK YOU to all who supported this effort!

TRIPP Grant Success!

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society has received a TRIPP Grant from the Tourism Council of Frederick County! The grant, in the amount of $6,000, will be used for display cases and exhibits in the “Museum of the Furnace Worker” at 12610 Catoctin Furnace Road. TRIPP grants (Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Product) are aimed at supporting tourism marketing and development by non-profit attractions in Frederick County. THANK YOU to the Tourism Council for all your support!