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Parsons Newman Lecture: “Monocacy’s Lost Battalions” with NPS Ranger Matthew Borders

Thursday July 25th 5:30-7pm

As fighting raged around Monocacy Junction on July 9, 1864, Major General Lew Wallace and Brigadier General James Ricketts desperately looked east for the rest of Ricketts command who were to be arriving by train. That help never came. Why were nearly 1000 men delayed in reaching the battlefield? Find out who these soldiers were, what happened to them and where they were found with Ranger Matt Borders as he discusses, “Monocacy’s Lost Battalions” at Heritage Frederick at 6pm on July 25.

Matt Borders holds a BA in United States history from Michigan State University, as well as a MS in Historic Preservation, with a focus in Battlefield Interpretation from Eastern Michigan University. He has been a seasonal ranger at Antietam National Battlefield, the historian for the American Battlefield Protection Program, a certified battlefield guide at Antietam National Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historic Site, as well as the president of the Frederick County Civil War Round Table. Matt is currently a ranger at Monocacy National Battlefield.

Patio Music Series: Freddie Long

Wednesday July 31st 5-7pm

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and come ready to eat, drink, and jam! Pack some snacks and take advantage of local Links Bridge Vineyards who will be selling wine on site (BYOB also allowed!)

In our first Patio Music night of the year, we are pleased to present local talent Freddie Long! The singer/songwriter that calls Frederick County, MD home has garnered numerous music awards, opened for many major national acts, had music licensed and aired internationally, and secured corporate promotional partnerships, all in addition to recording three full albums of original material and playing thousands of shows up and down the eastern half of the US.

Gate opens at 5:00, music 5:30 – 7:00

March 1 – December 14, 2024

Brushes with History: Inspiring the Personality of Frederick features the works of a few of the most notable artists who have worked in Frederick County. With beautiful paintings of the County’s landmarks and natural splendor, our story explores the ways in which the visual arts provided economic opportunity to individuals and communities. As we admire their talents captured on canvas, porcelain, metalware, and other media, we celebrate the role these artists have played in shaping our communities both past and present.

Digital History Library

With the generous support of Don Linton, Heritage Frederick is excited to share our new Digital History Library. Browse works on local history, notable figures, and historic architecture for free. Current offerings in the Digital History Library include books exploring the revitalization of Downtown Frederick, a survey of eighteenth and nineteenth century houses around Frederick County, and a biography of Charles V. Main, former Chief of the Frederick City Police Department, among others.

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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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