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Living History - Slave Life
Dates:

October 5

Description:

Join us for our Fall Festival and be sure to visit the Log Cabin for a unique slave life living history presentation by Mia Marie. Learn about what life was like for Maryland slaves. Sun., 11am-4pm

Location:

Children's Museum of Rose Hill Manor Park
1611 N Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 600-2743
Website

200th Anniv., Star Spangled Banner's 1st Printing
Dates:

October 9, 2014

Description:

3pm-8pm. Observance of the 200th anniversary of the first publication of the Star Spangled Banner in a music book, which took place at Gruber's Print Shop (now the site of the Maryland Theatre). Join us to commemorate this important event in Hagerstown history. A new interpretive marker commemorating the 200th anniversary, as well as the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Maryland Theatre will be unveiled by Mayor Gysberts and honored guests at 5:30. Activities include: Display of a full sized accurate replica of the 40'x30' "Fort McHenry" flag (the original is displayed in the Smithsonian Institution). Viewing of the Fort McHenry National Monument visitor center movie, relating the story of the Battle of Baltimore and Key's poem that became the National Anthem. Children's activities from 4 to 6:30 pm 1812 reenactors, including the Fort McHenry Fifes and Drums Music and exhibition of an original copy of the Gruber songbook printed in Hagerstown in 1814. Event is free and open to the public.

Location:

Md Theatre & Bridge of Life
21 & 14 S. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Contact:

(301) 739-8577

Family and Scout Days: Civil War Spies in Frederick County
Dates:

October 10 - 11

Description:

Families and Scouts are invited to follow the trail of John Babcock, third in command of the US Bureau of Military Information, who was based in Frederick during the Gettysburg Campaign and narrowly escaped capture by Confederate cavalry. Participants will complete crafts and activities at the museum then follow Babcock’s clues through downtown Frederick to help save the Union. Activities will work toward Brownie “Letterboxer” badge, Junior “Geocacher” badge, and Cub scout “Map & Compass” Belt Loop. Each session is limited to 20 children, so sign up early! $3 per child / adults are free To register, download the flyer from our calendar, fill in the form at the bottom, and mail it in with your payment.

Location:

Museum of Frederick County History
24 East Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
Starlight for Freedom
Dates:

October 11, 18, 25

Description:

This is an audience participatory experience to explore the stories of runaway slaves and the lights they followed to freedom. Pre-registration required. Ages 8 to adult. $10 7:30pm-9:30PM

Location:

Rose Hill Manor Park
1611 N Market St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 600-2743
Website

Entrance Fee
The Gray Chost: John S. Mosby
Dates:

October 16, 2014

Description:

One of the more interesting and romantic figures of the American Civil War was John Singleton Mosby. Known as the Gray Ghost, he was a scourge to the Federals by providing much intelligence to Robert E. Lee. Part of northern Virginia was known as "Mosby's Confederacy". Find out how Mosby fought the Federals and gained such a big reputation. What impact did the Gray Ghost really have in the way? 6:30pm-9:30pm

Location:

Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Contact:

(410) 386-8100
Website

Entrance Fee
P. Newman Lecture: Harold Holzer on Lincoln and the Power of the Press
Dates:

October 17

Description:

Nationally recognized Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer comes to Frederick on Friday, October 17, to discuss the subject of his new book, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion. He will speak as the Historical Society of Frederick County’s annual P. Newman Lecturer at 7:00 pm at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S Carroll St., Frederick. Lincoln devoured newspapers, and as a politician, he wrote editorials and letters to argue his case. He alternately pampered, battled, and manipulated powerful publishers. During the Civil War, Lincoln authorized the most widespread censorship in the nation’s history, closing down “disloyal” newspapers. Mr. Holzer is Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and a Roger Hertog Fellow at the New York Historical Society. Widely honored for his work, Holzer earned a second-place Lincoln Prize for Lincoln at Cooper Union in 2005 and in 2008 was awarded the National Humanities Medal. Holzer is Senior Vice President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and lives in Rye, New York. The Historical Society of Frederick County’s annual P. Newman lecture series honors the civic leadership of Parsons Newman and is presented through the Parsons Newman Fund established by Mr. and Mrs. John D. Hendrickson II at The Community Foundation of Frederick County. It is presented in partnership between the Historical Society of Frederick County, the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable, and Frederick Reads.

Location:

Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center
40 S Carroll St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Battlefield Hikes
Dates:

October 18

Description:

Rangers will conduct three hikes to separate areas of the battlefield highlighting the tactics and troop movements in those areas on July 9, 1864. Each hike covers less than two miles. Allow a maximum of two hours per hike. Appropriate clothing and foot gear for walking and water is recommended.

Location:

Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center
5201 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

Contact:

(301) 662-3515
Website

1864 Civil War Walking Tour
Dates:

October 18

Description:

2014's tour focuses on the impact of the ransom of Frederick and Battle of Monocacy in July 1864. 11am.

Location:

Museum of Frederick County History
24 E Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
Battlefield Hikes
Dates:

October 18

Description:

Park rangers will conduct three hikes that will take visitors to separate areas of the battlefield highlighting the tactics and troop movements that transpired in those areas on July 9, 1864. Each hike is less than two miles and two hours in length. 8:30am-5pm

Location:

Monocacy National Battlefield
5201 Urbana Pike
Frederick, MD 21704

Contact:

(301) 662-3515
Website

Lincoln: Carroll County and the Civil War
Dates:

October 20, 2014 & October 27, 2014

Description:

Carroll County had an uneven and sometimes hostile relationship with Lincoln on the eve and during the Civil War. Explore the political division with the county, between detractors and supporters of Lincoln. Examine Carroll County's rejection of Lincoln in the 1860 election. The arrest of Southern "sympathizers" and the installation of Union troops throughout the state ensured the Maryland Constitutional amendment to abolish slavery and his reelection in 1864 and more. Instructor: Sam Piazza 6:30pm-9pm

Location:

Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

Contact:

(410) 386-8100
Website

Entrance Fee
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