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RepudiationOn November 23, 1765, one of the first official acts against the British Government took place in Frederick County. In an act of defiance against the unpopular Stamp Act, members of the Frederick County Court issued a writ on unstamped, untaxed paper. Their act of defiance was greeted by angry residents who hung the stamp collector in effigy and buried a copy of the despised act.





Girl at Taney MuseumThe Historical Society offers a variety of educational opportunities for families, adults, schools, and scouts. We are happy to work with you to adapt or create a program specifically for your group.

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The Byerly-Rothwell Photography Contest
Photographers of all ages are invited to participate in the Historical Society’s photography contest. The contest provides individuals of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to earn cash prizes and learn more about their community’s history. For detailed information, download the contest guidelines. The contest is made possible through the generous financial assistance of the Rothwell Family Foundation.




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