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You are invited -Wednesday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m. The village of Catoctin Furnace lacks a collective memory that includes the African American workers (both enslaved and freed) who lived and worked at the village’s iron furnace from the time of the Revolution until the mid 19th century.  Now, the village historical society and partners … Read More “We Too Are The Village: Reparative Heritage at Catoctin Furnace” »

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Wed, October 20, 7p.m. – 8p.m. In Cecil County, Maryland, there is a well-known archaeological site named Conowingo (18CE14) located just downstream from the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River. It was first identified in 1905 by Talbot D. Jones, an avocational archaeologist, and has been excavated by other avocational archaeologists including Richard Stearns, who … Read More “Rewriting History: Pre-Contact Peoples in Cecil County, Maryland” »

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Volunteer supervised ASM/ MHT / UMBC Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunity: Dielman Inn in New Windsor – excavations around the foundation. Planned for Saturday, October 9 and Sunday October 10 and again Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th. Any field work left unfinished (because of weather issues on previous dates for instance) after this date will … Read More “Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunity: Dielman Inn in New Windsor” »

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You are Invited to join the Monocacy Archeology Society’s October Virtual Meeting. Ralph Buglass of the Country School Association of America and organizer of their 2019 Annual Conference held at the Claggett Center in Frederick, will present a program about the schoolhouses here on Wednesday, October 13, beginning at 7:00 p.m.  Details on how to … Read More “Standing One Room Schoolhouses in Frederick County, Maryland” »

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Stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples have often been absent from the historical narrative. Join the Smithsonian for a virtual symposium September 24-27 that explores the hidden stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples, focusing on the legacy of Spanish colonization in the Americas and Asia and its impact on what is now the southwestern United States. Experts … Read More “The Other Slavery: Histories of Indian Bondage from New Spain to the Southwestern United States” »

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The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. will present the third annual Maryland Iron Festival in person during the weekend of September 18 and 19. In partnership with Cunningham Falls State Park, Catoctin Mountain Park, PopUp Frederick, Harriet Chapel, Frederick County Public Libraries and Visit Frederick. This will be an entirely outdoor, open-air event. Masks will … Read More “The Catoctin Furnace Iron Festival 2021” »