March 12 (7-8pm) City Hall, 101 Court Street, Frederick, MD 21701 Join Heritage Frederick on March 12 at 7pm at Frederick’s City Hall in honoring the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Suffrage with award winning journalist and author Elaine Weiss as she discusses her latest book the The Woman’s Hour. The book covers the story and struggle women […]READ MORE
According to the diarist Jacob Engelbrecht, there were 532 slaves living in the city of Frederick in 1830. This does not include the many more slaves residing elsewhere in Frederick County. How did these slaves live? What kind of work did they do? How did they eventually attain freedom? In this program, students learn about […]READ MORE
Explore what it was like to live in Frederick during the Civil War. Stories include the last Confederate invasion of the North, the ransom of Frederick, and the Battle of Monocacy. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. $10.00 Adult $8.00 Senior (60+) $7.00 Child (6-12 years) Free children 5 and under […]READ MORE
Experience the history and beauty of downtown as knowledgeable guides share the fascinating stories that make up historic Frederick, Maryland. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. $10.00 Adult $8.00 Senior (60+) $7.00 Child (6-12 years) Free children 5 and under *Space is limited for all tours. Contact us for groups of […]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.