Heritage Frederick’s Upcoming Events

This Wednesday June, 19th

Heritage Frederick looks forward to celebrating Juneteenth this Wednesday with our visitors and neighbors! Thanks to the dedication of our volunteer staff, the museum will be open from 10am-4pm. We hope you will join us and our fellow Frederick sites in the many festivities occurring throughout the county.

On June 19, 1865, U.S. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger delivered General Order No. 3 to the people of Galveston, Texas. This Order emancipated the enslaved people of Texas over two years after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. In 2021, President Biden established this date as a federal holiday. Almost 160 years later, we use this holiday to celebrate efforts made towards equality, while we reflect on the continuing struggle. 

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.

Annual Ice Cream Social

Come and celebrate summer and the first Saturday of July at Heritage Frederick’s annual Ice Cream Social on July 6, 2024, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. The event will feature children’s games and activities, free delicious local Frederick ice cream, and fun for the whole family. Enter the event through the gate to the Heritage Garden, located in the parking lot between Heritage Frederick and Winchester Hall.

While you are here, visit the Museum of Frederick County History which will be open with free admission during the Ice Cream Social. Donations are welcome.

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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