Heritage Frederick  – The Historical Society of Frederick County
Bridging the Past to the Future

Heritage Frederick – Historical Society of Frederick County

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ESTABLISHED IN 1892,

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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A Frederick Fair Wedding

On Thursday, October 16, 1890, the Frederick Fair hosted a public wedding. Governor Elihu Jackson was to give the bride away, but he arrived too late for the noon ceremony. Some people objected to a public wedding, but on that day, 20,000 people attended the fair, one of the largest to date. Jacob Knode and Ella Graser were married by their minister, the Rev. Dr. Eschbach of the Reformed Church. After the wedding, they were driven around the racetrack and then to the City Hotel for their wedding reception. The Fair even gave a free trip to Niagara Falls to the happy couple.

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