Bell & History Day in Frederick County

Bell and History Day in Frederick County

The upcoming Bell and History Day in Frederick County is a yearly event that celebrates the county’s historic places and events, organized by the Frederick Historic Sites Consortium. From Saturday morning, March 31st, to Sunday evening, April 1st, several museums and historical sites will hold special events and exhibits commemorating and showcasing our heritage. Many will be free! The events will commence with Historic Frederick Mdthe Frederick County History bell ring at 10 am at the Frederick Visitor Center at 151 S. East Street, 301-600-4047, joined by bells ringing all across the county.

Some of the events and venues:

  • Bells of Remembrance will be located at several locations in the county, including in the City of Frederick. This is a trailer-mounted memorial to the victims of 9-11, that has made it’s appearance at events all over the country.
  • Free Guided Trolley Tours departing from the Frederick Visitor Center.
  • Bell & History Handbell Festival – Sunday at the Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine in Emmitsburg, at 5 pm.

Bell & History Day Participating Museums:

Colonial Times:

Civil War:

19th Century:

On Sunday, the Bell & History weekend concludes with the Bell & History Handbell Festival. The hour long concert is open to the public, but reservations are necessary. The concert will take place at 5 pm at the Basilica of the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Md.

See the Bell and History Day Program Guide for more information, read the Press Release, or call the Frederick Visitor Center, 301-600-4047. Be sure to ask about the Passport to History.

Just an Observation:

I often see that among the sponsors, Frederick County Bank is a regular supporter of these events. Kudos to them for supporting the local community by underwriting these events♥

Karen Highland

I'm a real estate agent, real estate blogger, communications director, a wife, mom (empty nest - yay!), dog-lover, and wine-lover. Frederick Md is a great place to live, work and brag about! The Highland Group. 301-401-5119 Google

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