Heritage Frederick’s Upcoming Events

Patio Music Series

Join us for the first in a series of three FREE concerts to be held in the Heritage Frederick Garden on June 14, 2023, from 5-8 pm. First up, the Long Boogie Combo. Get ready to Boogie all evening Long with a variety of your favorite tunes across the decades–classics, rock, country, pop, and more–featuring Johnny ‘Boogie’ Sines on drums and Freddie Long on Guitar/Keys/Vocals! The band will be up on the balcony, the garden filled with friends new and old, and your favorite wine and/or beer vendors will be present too! RSVP required!

P. Newman Lecture Series

Join us on July 25, 2023 from 5-7 pm for a FREE lecture on brick and stone masonry. Presented by Brien Poffenberger, the owner and President of Gruber-Latimer Restoration, a historic masonry company that specializes in 18th and early 19th century brick and stone work.

Brick and stone masonry has changed little over the past six thousand years. The basic construction of your garden wall would be familiar to the folks who built the Pyramids or The Great Wall of China. And yet, there are things going on in historic masonry that escape our notice. How does water move through a wall? Are all bricks created equal? How do masonry techniques “date stamp” a building? Why is the mortar in my stonework turning to dust? (And what do I do about it!) This presentation will cover the basics of historic masonry, how to maintain it, and – when necessary – what to know about repairing it.

Ice Cream Social

I scream, YOU scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Join us on July 1, 2023 between 1pm and 4 pm in the Heritage Garden for FREE ice cream and good old fashioned back yard games. YES, this is an event for the kids and the kids at heart!

Stitches Through Time Exhibit

The Stitches Through Time exhibit explores one story of women’s work, interpreting the history of textile production up to the 1950s. It features a beautiful selection of hand-sewn quilts and clothes from the 1800s; equipment, advertising, photographs, and ephemera from the factory era; and selections of mid-20th century clothing by Claire McCardell that reflect the department store culture that emerged after World War II. Ten wedding dresses spanning 100 years showcase the themes in our story.

Figured and Fancy: Coverlets of Frederick County

A coverlet is a woven textile used as a decorative top on a bed. In the nineteenth century, several Frederick County weavers produced ornate and durable coverlets. In Frederick County, the “figured and fancy” coverlet dominated, featuring patterns of curvilinear and realistic designs that included flowers, trees, and animals, which shares a close connection to German symbols incorporated into local quilts, too. View our gallery of four examples of coverlets made by Frederick County weavers between 1830 and 1870.

The Hagerstown and Frederick Railway

From 1896 until 1954, a network of interurban trolley lines were built linking communities across Frederick and Washington Counties. This exhibit presents the history of these electric railways and how they changed the landscape and communities of Frederick County. View historical photographs and artifacts from the trolleys and a map showing the various routes that comprised the overall system at its height of operation. This display is Heritage Frederick’s 2023 Community Gallery exhibition, presented in partnership with the Hagerstown and Frederick Railroad Historical Society.

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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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