History

We the People

Frederick County has always been a crossroads. Its allure to modern-day visitors and residents is not much different than …

01.13.21 – Feature, History, Lifestyles, People & Places

Manor of Business

In 1888, 25-year-old Harry Peyton Gorsuch became the secretary and assistant manager of the Catoctin Mountain Iron Company. In …

01.07.21 – History, Look Back

Skid Row

In the 1880s, several social clubs for men formed in Frederick County, including the Skids Club. The group was …

12.28.20 – History, Look Back

Talking History … with Michael O’Connor

At the close of what has been one of the world’s more challenging years, Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor takes …

12.06.20 – History

Retro Reflections

The potent grip of nostalgia probably takes its firmest hold during the holiday season, when we naturally recall past …

12.01.20 – Feature, History, Lifestyles

Talking History … with Betsy Day

Since its founding in 1986, financial support lent by the Community Foundation of Frederick County has touched the lives …

11.22.20 – History

The Legend of Barbara Fritchie

For more than 150 years, the legend of Barbara Fritchie has served as a popular tourism attraction for Frederick. …

11.15.20 – History, Reflections

Wreaths Pay Tribute to Nation’s Veterans

The owner of Worcester Wreath Company in Maine, Morrill Worcester, always had a soft spot for military veterans. That …

11.11.20 – History, Insider, Lifestyles

Over Here

The infantryman appears wide-eyed and alert, staring toward the horizon, mouth agape, as if he’s ready to call out …

11.06.20 – History, Lifestyles

Pictures of History and Health

For the past several years, physician-turned-photographer Dr. John Vitarello has been trudging through the Frederick County countryside, wading into …

11.01.20 – Feature, History, Lifestyles, Travel

Sister Act

In a normal year, this is about the time for local Oktoberfest celebrations But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, …

10.20.20 – History, Look Back

Talking History … with Alijah Gee

On Friday, June 5, an estimated 7,000 people marched in Downtown Frederick in demonstration against police brutality, initiated by …

10.10.20 – History

Living Fossil

Nestled in the garden of a Downtown Frederick home on West 2nd Street is a large, old tree that …

10.01.20 – Feature, History, Lifestyles

Talking History … with Jennifer Dougherty

In the summer of 2004, Jennifer Dougherty, then mayor of the City of Frederick, had just returned from the …

09.05.20 – History

Painting the Town … and Beyond

Last winter, when we considered the best way to celebrate Frederick Magazine’s 35th anniversary, we decided on a contest …

07.07.20 – Feature, History, Lifestyles

Weddings With a History

Simple but charming, the Dahlgren Chapel rises above Turner’s Gap in a clearing next to the Appalachian Trail. This …

06.09.20 – Feature, Food & Drink, History, Lifestyles, People & Places