About Us

About Heritage Frederick

Mission of Heritage Frederick

Heritage Frederick is a dynamic nonprofit organization that researches, and shares, the significant historical impact of Frederick, County, Maryland, on our state, nation and world. We excel in engaging and interactive experiences that are relevant, accessible and meaningful to all people.

Heritage Frederick Staff Members

Stefanie S. Basalik, Ph.D. – Executive Director

Anita Hoffman – Archivist

Katie Dragan – Curator of Education and Public Programs

Heritage Frederick Board of Directors

Carrie A. Delente – President

Charles G. Mann – Vice President, Treasurer

Jillian DeShazer – Immediate Past President

  • Nancy Bodmer
  • Mike Bunitsky
  • Shuan Butcher
  • Howard Cox
  • Carl R. Hildebrand
  • Jean Joyce
  • Scott A. Morrison
  • Maura Page
  • Richard Stonebraker
  • Thomas Trott
  • Roger Wilson
  • Adriane E. Wodey

Roger Brooke Taney House

The Frederick County Historical Society, dba.,Heritage Frederick is selling the Roger Brooke Taney House. Due to these uncertain and incredibly difficult times, the Board of Directors has decided to sell the property located at 121 South Bentz Street, Frederick, MD 21701. The costs of maintaining and staffing the building became more than the organization could comfortably bear and continue to offer the level of historical research and displays at our main museum to which we are accustomed.  This unfortunate decision was not made in haste and all avenues for safeguarding the property were investigated. We recognize and appreciate all the members and volunteers who donated their time and resources making the Roger Brooke Taney House a place of education and preservation. Heritage Frederick remains dedicated to sustaining and promoting the history of Frederick County. 

The Roger Brooke Taney House remains under the protection of the City of Frederick’s Frederick Town Historic District Design Guidelines. If any work is proposed on the house, it must be approved by the Historic Preservation Planning Department. In partnership with the Frederick County Landmarks Foundation, the entire property was recently measured, documented, and photographed. The African American Resources and Cultural Heritage Society has also partnered with Heritage Frederick to photograph and document all buildings on the property.