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 the 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:
- Bjorlee Museum
- Hessian Barracks
- Cunningham Falls Park – Learn about the 200 year old Catoctin Iron Furnace
- Rose Hill Manner – Reopens April 1st.
- Schifferstadt Architectural Museum
- William F. Moran, Jr. Museum & Foundation: “How to Forge a Knife” 301-663-6923
- Monocacy National Battlefield
- Middletown Valley Historical Society, 301-371-7582
- 150th Anniversary of The Battle of South Mountain
- Museum of Frederick County History, They have a new Civil War walking tour at 11 am and 1:30 pm.
- National Museum of Civil War Medicine
- Roger Brooke Taney House, newest exhibition about the War of 1812.
- South Mountain Heritage Society & South Mountain State Battlefield Park
- Mt. Olivet Cemetery
- Brunswick Railroad Museum
- Central Maryland Heritage League – Middletown
- Catoctin Mountain State Park
- Frederick County Fire & Rescue Museum
- Hood College
- National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Park
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♥