Heritage Frederick  – The Historical Society of Frederick County
Bridging the Past to the Future

Popular Programs

CSI: The Historical Edition

June 8, 2019  (2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.)  RESERVE TICKETS

Admission: $10 per person/ $8 Heritage Frederick Members

Investigate the past with Heritage Frederick and historian Mike Dixon on June 8 at 2pm as we catch some of history’s elusive criminals. Programs such as Law and Order and CSI have acquainted most people with the modern techniques for solving crimes. But for most of our past, sleuths did as much as they could to investigate crimes, but they lacked the most basic of tools. There was not much the sheriff, part-time constable, justice of the peace, and coroner could do, except rely on obvious physical evidence and witnesses. However, as the scientific age arrived, great advances in police science allowed detectives to crack complex cases. Drawing on notorious crimes and real mysteries from yesteryear, this one-hour program shows how science, technology, and professional police practices helped detectives catch and convict criminals and close once unsolvable cases. Mike Dixon is an award winning historian and author, appearing on the Today Show, Maryland Public Television, the National Geographic Channel and National Public Radio.

Snallygaster Scavenger Hunt

June 29, 2019  (1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.)  RESERVE TICKETS

Admission: $15 Adult/ $10 Child

Let the Sanllygaster Hunt begin! The clues have been scattered about the city at landmarks, statues, and secret spots throughout town. Will your team get the most points and win the Hunt?

Partnership with Surelocked In Escape Games (a Game Overlords LLC production)

Whiskey History: A Spirited Summer Series (7-8 pm)

June 12, 2019: Bourbonanza– What Makes a Bourbon a Bourbon?   

July 10, 2019:  Rye vs. Rye

August 14, 2019:  Applejack-A Colonial Drink for Modern Times


Admission: Lecture: Free /Lecture & Tasting $10 per person

Held the second Wednesday of each month, and hosted by Heritage Frederick, this series with Frederick County Public Libraries explores the origins of American spirits. After each free lecture, tickets can be purchased to taste locally distilled spirits supplied by Frederick’s very own Tenth Ward Distilling Company. All tasting ticket proceeds benefit Heritage Frederick.

Researching Historic Houses Workshop

July 28, 2019  (1:30 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.)  

Admission: $10 per person/ $8 Heritage Frederick Members

Learn basic methods of researching properties. This workshop focuses on properties in Frederick County and includes reading land records, historic maps, directories and more.

Ice Cream Social

September 7, 2019  (2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.)  

Admission: Free

Enjoy an old-fashioned day in this popular annual tradition in our beautiful Heritage Garden, This family event is our way to thank our long-term friends and welcome new residents and visitors. Choose your ice cream in a cone, dish or root beer float.


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Bridging Frederick County's past with its present and future