Experience the historic 1820 residence transformed for the season with twinkling lights, wreaths and trees decorated by local individuals, businesses and nonprofits. Vote for your favorite! Festival of Trees is open Wednesday-Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 4pm. Special Holiday Admission: $4 per person. Tickets to vote for your favorite tree are $1 […]READ MORE
Join us at the Museum of Frederick County History for some holiday cheer. Hear the tales of historic holiday and winter traditions of Frederick County and their residents as you explore the museum. Then take part in Festival of Trees by voting for your favorite. For the young and young at heart, join us for […]READ MORE
Join us for a merry cocktail party featuring holiday music, hors d’oeuvres, wine and champagne, silent auction and a very special live auction featuring beautifully decorated holiday trees by local artists, merchants and celebrities. Pricing: Single Ticket: $65 Tree Hugger: $250 [2 ticket to the event, line listing on Facebook, recognition on event donor board] Silver Bell: $500 [4 […]READ MORE
Throughout the 19th century, textiles production continued in the county. Fulling and woolen mills continued, while cotton production slowed down. As the century progressed, a new facet of the industry took hold: the manufacturing of clothing. Sewing factories opened throughout the county, producing everything from shirts to suits to seamless hosiery.
In 1887 five Frederick men chartered the Frederick Seamless Hosiery Company, making half-hose for men, with 18 knitting machines and 15 female employees. The factory was located at 34-36 East Patrick Street, but later moved to the Vulcan Iron Works building at 340 East Patrick Street. In 1889 it was renamed the Union Manufacturing Company. After the Dupont Company invented nylon, they challenged the Union Manufacturing Company to try to make hosiery with nylon.
After experimenting for several days, they succeeded and produced the first seamless nylon hosiery in 1937.