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Fast Frederick Facts

Barbara FritchieFrederick resident Barbara Fritchie was ninety-five years old when Confederate troops passed by her door in September of 1862. Although historians have cast doubt upon her response to the Rebel Army, she was immortalized in John Greenleaf Whittier’s Poem, Barbara Frietchie.




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The Historical Society of Frederick County relies upon a variety of forms of financial support to carry out its mission to preserve and share Frederick County's rich history. You can provide support through a membership, the Annual Appeal, contributing to or creating an endowment fund, supporting our various special fundraising events, or by remembering the Historical Society in your estate planning.

The Historical Society of Frederick County is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, donations to which are deductible to the full extent of the law. The Historical Society’s current financial statement is available upon request. Information submitted to State of Maryland under the Charitable Solicitations Act is available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage.

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Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle--The Abolitionists
Thursday, February 27
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Museum of Frederick County History

Treasured Heirloom Event
Saturday, March 15
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center

Lecture: 1864 in Frederick County
Thursday, March 20
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Frederick Evangelical Lutheran Church’s Trunk Hall

Exhibit Preview Reception
Friday, April 4
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Museum of Frederick County History



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