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African-American Heritage Walking Tour
Dates:

September 6

Description:

Part of day-long "On the Border to Freedom" program at the Roger Brooke Taney House, explore the historic center of Frederick's African American community. 1:30pm.

Location:

Roger Brooke Taney House
121 S Bentz St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
1864 Civil War Walking Tour
Dates:

September 6

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
Lecture: George Alfred Townsend & Gathland
Dates:

September 11

Description:

Dianne Wiebe will join us on Thursday, September 11, at 7:00 pm to discuss the subject of her new book on the life and Western Maryland estate of late nineteenth century journalist George Alfred Townsend, also known as "GATH." Townsend was a prolific and successful writer who for more than four decades reigned supreme among journalists in this country in the late nineteenth century. Over ten years, he created a summer home in Western Maryland, which evolved into an estate consisting of several very large and elaborate homes, outbuildings, gardens, and the War Correspondents Memorial Arch. Townsend was a man of the world, but Gapland was home for the last forty years of his life. A hundred years later, few traces of his luxurious estate remain at Gathland, now a state park, but his legacy is preserved. The monument he designed and built remains pristine, still a commanding presence, and as startling to the visitor today as it was when it was completed in 1896. Rising suddenly before the travelers as they climb the hill on which it stands, it is a bold reminder of the creative genius of George Alfred Townsend, the man who became GATH. Famous in his own time, then forgotten, his legend is flourishing once again. Dianne Wiebe has had several careers since launching herself into the work world. After creating and providing an innovative program for handicapped adults, she moved to directing non-profits. In a fortunate convergence, she found herself able to combine architectural preservation and main street revitalization efforts to create a fusion of progress and protection at a statewide level. For ten years in upstate New York, she was a journalist, writing news and feature articles for the Kingston Daily Freeman, the Shawangunk Journal and several other local papers. She also worked as communications and publications director for the Redemptorist Fathers at Mount St. Alphonsus Retreat Center, and for the Ellenville School District. Ms. Wiebe successfully combined skills in writing, photography and in layout and design to produce high quality publications and several books. She is co-author and publisher of a non-fiction book titled Yama Farms, a Most Unusual Resort, set in rural New York.

Location:

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

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

152nd Anniversary of the Battle of South Mountain
Dates:

September 13-14

Description:

South Mountain State Battlefield will commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the battle occurred on September 14, 1862. Ranger guided battlefield tours will be offered throughout the weekend. For specific program times and locations, ceck the park's website. http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/southmountain.aspx

Location:

South Mountain State Park
21843 National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713

Contact:

(301) 432-8065
Website

Battle of Antietam 152nd Anniversary Events
Dates:

September 13-19, 2014

Description:

A wide array of activities and events allow visitors to explore the 1862 Battle of Antietam in depth. Includes: Orientation talks, ranger guided car tours, special topc talks, overview and in-depth hikes, campfire program, Sunrise in the Cornfield, Civil War Photography, Civil War Medicine, the role of the US Sanitary Commission, Clara Barton and perhaps the most important outcome of the Battle of Antietam--the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Most activities are accessible. Some walks may be over uneven ground.

Location:

Antietam National Battlefield
5831 Dunker Church Road
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Contact:

(301) 432-5124
Website

Antietam Kayak & Brunch Trip
Dates:

September 14, 2014

Description:

Antietam Creek is the perfect venue for recreational kayaking. A scenic stream graced with stone arch bridges, Antietam offers wildlife-sightings. Beyond its natural beauty, you will float under Burnside Bridge on Antietam Battlefield, one of the most famous sites in Civil War history.

Location:

River & Trail Outfitters
604 Valley Road
Knoxville, MD 21758

Contact:

(301) 834-9950
Website

Entrance Fee
"Telling the Story: Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination"
Dates:

September 18

Description:

Author and drama historian Tom Bogar will give a talk based on his new book, Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination. Followed by a book signing. Co-sponsored by the Hood Departments of English and History. Thurs., 7:30pm-9pm

Location:

Whitaker Commons, Whitaker Campus Center, Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 696-3747
Website

1864 in Frederick County: 10th Annual History Symp
Dates:

September 19

Description:

The Historical Society of Frederick County presents its tenth annual history symposium on the Frederick County experience in 1864 on Friday, September 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the Historical Society’s 2014 special exhibit, Huzza for Liberty! 1864 in Frederick County and will be held at Trunk Hall, Evangelical Lutheran Church, 35 E. Church St. in Frederick. Talks will include "Guarding the Junction: The 14th New Jersey Infantry at Monocacy," "Fighting for Freedom: African American Civil War Soldiers from Frederick County," "The Final Invasion of the North," and our 1864 Civil War Walking Tour of Downtown Frederick. The registration fee $35 for HSFC members, and $50 for non-members, which includes a light breakfast and lunch. Registration deadline is September 12. For more information or to register, download flyer at http://bit.ly/1pHUpMF or contact program coordinator Kristen Butler at 301-663-1188 x105, or kbutler@frederickhistory.org

Location:

Trunk Hall, Evangelical Lutheran Church
35 East Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701

Contact:

(301) 663-1188
Website

Entrance Fee
Civil War Reenactors
Dates:

September 20

Description:

Union and Confederate reenactors on the train and in the bushes trackside. Caution! There will be the sound of gunfire with skirmishes along the line and a mock battle at the park. 11am and 2pm

Location:

Walkersville Southern Railroad
34 W Pennsylvania Ave.
Walkersville , MD 21793

Contact:

(301) 898-0899
Website

Entrance Fee
1864 Civil War Walking Tour
Dates:

September 20

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
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