History

A Seat on the Bus

In the summer of 1955, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy, was murdered near Money, Miss. His body was …

06.11.18 – Feature, History

Picture Perfect

Before the days of photography, the only way to produce an image of yourself was to have someone paint …

03.13.18 – History, Timepiece

History On Walls

Fifteen years ago I was sent out on assignment to interview local muralist, Virginia McLaughlin. Who knew the journey …

03.10.18 – History, In the Studio, Lifestyles

Talking History: Dr. George Smith

Native-born son George Smith returned home to Frederick in 1968 after fulfilling his medical education and military commitments in …

02.12.18 – History

Best of Frederick 2018 Winners

It’s that time of year again—time to honor the best of Frederick County (and, in some cases, beyond). It’s …

02.12.18 – Feature, Food & Drink, History, Lifestyles, People & Places, Travel

Legacy of Lord Nickens

Google “civil rights leaders in Frederick, Maryland” and articles and references to Lord Nickens will be among the top …

02.01.18 – Feature, History, People & Places

Talking History: John W. Ashbury

Most everyone knows that Francis Scott Key wrote the lyrics that would become The Star-Spangled Banner and that he …

01.16.18 – History, People & Places, Reflections

Picture of Health

It’s literally a pain that a cure for the common cold has yet to be invented, but it’s fun …

01.08.18 – History, Timepiece

Native Clues

The yellow-hued soybean leaves softly wave in the wind at a farm field outside of Walkersville near the Monocacy …

11.11.17 – Feature, History

Moving Ahead

In 2009, En-Net, a supplier of information technology solutions to public sector entities, bought 712 East Street—a 10,000-square-foot building …

09.21.17 – Feature, History

Resorting to Fun

Braddock Heights was one of the first planned communities in the United States, founded in 1896 by developer George …

08.18.17 – History, Look Back

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

Furry Farms

Marvin “Buck” Brown is photographed here at the Royal Blue Chinchilla Ranch in Frederick. Royal Blue raised breeding chinchillas …

07.25.17 – History, Look Back

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