Spy Trial in Frederick Town

Frederick Town, as the City of Frederick was once called, was the site of the trial of the highest-ranking federal official ever accused of being a spy for a foreign power: General James Wilkinson. Learn why Wilkinson was tried in Frederick, and how, with the assistance of Roger Taney, he avoided being convicted of his crimes.

The talk with be presented by Howard W. Cox, a resident of Frederick who is working on a biography of Wilkinson.

Event is free, but registration is required.

Inside Camp David (ZOOM meeting)

Rear Admiral Michael Giorgione, CEC, USN (Ret.), who oversaw Camp David from June 1999 to August 2001, will combine first-person anecdotes of the presidents and their families with years of storied history and interviews with commanders past and present. Giorgione reveals the intimacy between the First Family and this notable sanctuary in a book entitled “Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat.” The book takes readers inside the gates of the private retreat, tucked away in the woods atop Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains here in Frederick County.

Commander Giorgione served under both President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush. It was a particularly fascinating and fraught time in our country.

Event is free, but registration is required.