History

History in Hand

Would Today be the Day? Sitting in his father’s truck heading out to a colonial-era home and property in …

09.13.21 – Feature, History, Lifestyles

Carving a Path

Fifteen years ago, pieces of Frederick County’s transportation history were strewn about in wreckage. Five years and $4.5 million later, …

09.01.21 – History, Lifestyles

Legendary Tale

For fans of the Barbara Fritchie legend, imagery is everything: An old woman admonishing Confederate soldiers to respect the …

09.01.21 – Feature, History

Boys Town

Every year we look for a new photo in the Heritage Frederick archives of a school or students to …

08.12.21 – History, Look Back

Telling The Untold Story

On a boat in the ocean waters off Mozambique, sometime around 2014, diver Jay Haigler presented noted under-water archaeologist …

07.12.21 – Feature, History, Travel

Post Hoc

National Postal Worker Day takes place every year on July 1. In keeping with that theme, this month’s photo …

07.12.21 – History, Look Back

Talking History … with Scott Ambush

Jazz icon Lester Bowie was born near Frederick in 1941 before moving to St. Louis and later Chicago where …

06.12.21 – History

Rising Water

Many are familiar with the Johnstown Flood, a devastating event caused by the catastrophic failure of the South Fork …

06.04.21 – History, Look Back

Still Standing

The little country church stands like a flower blooming through a crack in the asphalt. Once surrounded by rolling …

06.01.21 – History, People & Places

Recorded History

Ann Rebecca Grahame McPherson Ross was born on May 17, 1827, to John McPherson and Frances Russell “Fannie” Johnson. …

05.14.21 – History, Look Back

Solemn Remembrance

For those in the Walkersville area, a thundering boom interrupted the gray, drizzly morning of May 6, 1981. Could …

05.12.21 – Feature, History

Talking History … with John Fieseler

In less than three decades, tourism has evolved into one of Frederick County’s largest industries. John Fieseler, who recently …

04.15.21 – History

Amens to Heart Emojis

Once the pandemic began, the Sabbath wasn’t the same for Rosalind Nasher.  “I have no family close by,” says …

04.01.21 – Feature, History, Lifestyles

Shipping Container

This box might look like a typical wooden case for holding jewelry or maybe a humidor for fine cigars, …

03.14.21 – History, Timepiece

Hometown Girl

In September of 1952, a high school dropout who began singing professionally to support her family back home in …

03.01.21 – Feature, History, People & Places

Miller’s Crossings

The 20th of this month marks the 203rd birthday of Joseph G. Miller, Frederick County’s “Grand Old Man.” Born …

02.12.21 – History, Look Back