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

Museum Programs

“Thank you so much for taking the time to show and tell us about the history of Frederick, MD. You taught me a lot I didn’t know about Maryland.” — 4th grader

 

Please reserve tour at least two weeks prior to your program.

School Programs Fees

 

1 Program: Basic Field Trip-  $3.00 per student

2 Programs (in one day): Combo Field Trip-  $4.50 per student

Chaperones-  Free (5 to 7 student ratio)

Additional Chaperones– $3.00 each

Title 1 School-  Free

A Story of Frederick County: Local Voices

Length: 60 minutes | Grade: 3rd-5th

Discover the rich history of Frederick County through a series of activities and hands-on object opportunities. The program will cover history from Native Americans through the Civil War.  Students will explore the Local Voices, National Stories: A Frederick History exhibit as they try to solve civil war spy, John Babcock’s message. At another station, students will examine historic objects and primary resources to discover more about the life of a past Frederick County residents.

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Life in the Past: Frederick County Pre-Civil War

Length: 60 minutes  | Grade: Pre-K-3rd

History comes alive as students explore aspects of daily life in the early 19th century, through a series of hands-on activities and historic games. What kind of chores did children in past perform? How did people purchase goods and materials? What did children do for fun in the past? Students will uncover these answers and consider how they are similar and different to the children of the past.

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Life as a Maryland Slave

Length: 60 minutes | Grade: 4th-5th

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 the lives and experiences of Frederick County slaves.

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School Program Reservations

  • Complete the online form or contact Jennifer at 301-663-1188 ext.104 / jwinter@frederickhistory.org
  • A confirmation and invoice will be sent to you upon receipt of your program request.
  • Please note walking tours are limited to 60 students per tour time. If your group has more than 60 students, you will need to schedule either staggering tour times or multiple days for all of your students.
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