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

Special Events

Special Events

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Annual Spring Fundraiser

Bonnets & BowTies: A Preakness Celebration

May 18, 2019 (4:30-7:30 pm)


New Location: The Elegant Gardens at VOLT Restaurant

228 North Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

TICKETS: $100 per person SOLD OUT

Welcome Spring at our annual fundraiser event celebrating the 144th running of Maryland’s Preakness Stakes! Our party has a new twist! In the garden of Volt’s elegant 1890’s mansion, you will be treated to Celebrity Chef Bryan Voltaggio’s exceptional cuisine, beer, wine, and the specialty drink “The Black-Eyed Susan.”


Held each year at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, the Preakness is the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, held in May between the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. First run in 1873, it has been called “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susan,” named for the winning horse’s blanket adorned with Maryland’s state flower. At Volt, you’ll pick your winner with a 50/50 wagering system and see the thrilling race live on the Big Screen. 


Ladies, don your hats! Gentlemen, sport your bowties! Join us as we celebrate the 144th running of the Preakness! 


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