Heritage Frederick’s Upcoming Events

Free Speaker Event

Next lecture: Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Please join us for a conversation with two local authors who will introduce their new books and answer questions. Howard Cox, of Frederick, recently published American Traitor about General James Wilkinson, the highest ranking federal official to be charged as a spy. Pete Michael, of Adamstown, will discuss his new book, First Explorer, which tells the story of Francis Michael, who in 1704 became the first European to explore beyond the Atlantic coast and into the Appalachians.

Where? The Museum of Frederick County History, 24 East Church Street. RSVP required. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and the lecture will begin at 6:00 pm.

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.

African American of Excellence Exhibit

Yemi Fagbohun, award-winning international artist, in collaboration with TGP Gives, AARCH Society, Frederick Lifestyle, Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County, 88Visual, T. Kowalsky Photography and the Weinberg Center presents the 2nd African Americans of Excellence (AAOE) Exhibit 2024, a multi-media exhibit showcasing the contributions of African Americans in Frederick County—legacy leaders who have courageously, humbly and significantly contributed to positive, transformative work over multiple decades to create and provide a beautiful community and brighter future for us all.

Yemi, the visionary founder of this project, believes that “art brings the community together.” For the past year, Yemi has brought together an amazing group of sponsors, advisors, stakeholders and volunteers to turn this vision into reality. The traveling exhibit will be at Hertiage Frederick, in the entry hallway from March 6 – April 27, 2024.

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.

Heritage Frederick’s Research Center and Archives will be closed from March 1, 2024 until April 15, 2024 while repairs are completed on the masonry foundations in our building. No research appointments will be available during this time.

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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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