Heritage Frederick – Historical Society of Frederick County

Bridging The Past To The Future

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Commemorative Bricks

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Visit the Bookery
for Books and Gifts

New Exhibit

We the People
of Frederick County

Beginning August 20, 2021,
Heritage Frederick will be open to the public Tuesday-Saturday. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status.
Please see our Visit page for more details.


Heritage Frederick is a dynamic educational and cultural organization that recognizes the impact of Frederick County, Maryland, on our state, nation, and world. Heritage Frederick excels in engaging and interactive experiences that are relevant, accessible and meaningful to all people.

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Thank You To This Year’s Sponsors

A Fine Frederick Story

New Leadership for Heritage Frederick

For Stefanie Basalik, laying her hands on historical artifacts is often an emotional experience. The items she touched while working at Gettysburg National Military Park conjured up images of soldiers trudging through miles of battlefield, clinging to a piece of home. At the Eisenhower National Historic Site in Adams County, Pennsylvania, Basalik handled the plates … Read more

We the People: A New Exhibit at Heritage Frederick

Frederick County has always been a crossroads. It’s allure to residents and visitors today is not much different from what captivated the Indigenous Peoples or the settlers from around the world who came here over the last 275 years. People have benefited from a scenic environment, ample natural resources, fertile lands, and the production of … Read more

President Truman in Frederick

Former President, Harry Truman visited the city of Frederick on June 21, 1953, in his Chrysler Sedan, alongside his wife in the passenger seat. They made a stop at Carroll Kehne’s Gulf Station on 400 West Patrick Street, where Truman found ten reporters and photographers from D.C. waiting for him. Truman and his wife drank … Read more