Heritage Frederick – Historical Society of Frederick County

Bridging The Past To The Future

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Heritage Frederick will be closed to the public for in person visits the months of January and February. During this time we will be conducting routine maintenance and other procedures as needed. You may still shop, request information, and other items via our website. We look forward to welcoming everyone back into our building on Tuesday, March 1st, 2022.

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New Exhibit

We the People
of Frederick County

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 Fine Frederick Story

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

Indigenous Peoples

Spear points The Woodland Era spanned 1000-1,600. Settlements were established near rivers allowing for fishing and water transport. Villages formed as a means of protection. Far-reaching trade networks were established. The bow and arrow was introduced in around 800 AD. The size of spear-points were made relative to the size of the animals that were … Read more