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: $4.00 per student

2 Programs: (Same Group/Same Day)- $6.00 per student

Chaperones-  Free (1 adult per 4 students)

Additional Chaperones– $4.00 each

Title 1 School-  $1.00

Peyakohewamak: One Family

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

Why are cultural traditions important and how do they past along to the next generation? Explore the rich history of the Piscataway people living in the Frederick County area from Pre-European contact to the present. Students will examine lifeways, trade and oral traditions in conjunction with hands-on artifacts and discover why the Piscataway call themselves Peyakohewamak (One Family).


Life as a Maryland Slave

Length: 60 minutes | Grade: 4th-8th

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.


School Program Reservations

  • Complete the online form or contact Mary at 301-663-1188 ext.107 / mboswell@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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