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Music Man

As ubiquitous as it is today, band music did not exist in Frederick County schools until the early 20th …

08.02.17 – History, Timepiece

Portrait of the Artist

John Johnston Markell was only 17 years old when he painted this self-portrait in 1838 in Philadelphia. Even at …

07.01.17 – History, Timepiece

Having a Ball

Professional baseball has been a part of Frederick’s history for more than a century. Today, Frederick can claim the …

06.21.17 – History, Timepiece

Happy Birthday, William Rauzahn

Fraktur is decorated calligraphy used to commemorate births, weddings, baptisms and even holidays. We associate fraktur with the Pennsylvania …

04.26.17 – History, Timepiece

Print the Legend

To historians and history buffs, Barbara Fritchie (aka Frietchie) might be Frederick’s biggest celebrity. Scholars say she “put Frederick …

03.14.17 – History, Timepiece

Baggage Claim

February is a popular time for people to travel when they want to enjoy a warm place to escape …

02.06.17 – History, Timepiece

Fit for Royalty

Dressing warmly for winter can be a challenge, but the little girl who wore this outfit did it in …

01.07.17 – History, Timepiece

Dancing Shoes

These shoes were made for dancing. Julianna Hoffman, at age 14, wore them at the Lafayette Ball on Dec. …

08.03.16 – History, Timepiece

Art in Bloom

With flowers in full bloom, it’s a great time to enjoy the artwork created by Helen L. Smith of …

07.26.16 – History, Timepiece

Stitch in Time

The colder months are a great time to curl up by the fire and do some needlework. Traditionally, the …

03.01.16 – History, Timepiece

Greetings from Myersville, Md.

When Dora sent this postcard from Myersville to Florence Cutsail in Frederick on Feb. 23, 1924, she was not …

02.17.16 – History, Timepiece

Inviting Growth

The New Year is a time for gathering together for festivities, reminiscing about the previous year and considering what …

01.04.16 – History, Timepiece

Fair Enough

These days, September brings The Great Frederick Fair to town. Visitors from Frederick County, the rest of Maryland and …

09.08.15 – History, Timepiece

Degrees of Separation

When Albert Dixon opened his business in 1929, he was the first African-American mortician in Frederick. As a young …

08.19.15 – History, Timepiece

A Different Drum

The function of music in battle has been a means of communication and a symbol of hope. During the …

07.07.15 – History, Timepiece

Book Club

This library card, which belonged to Bessie Boswell, states that its owner was a member of the Junior Library …

06.04.15 – History, Timepiece