May 21, 2015
Last Full Measure of Devotion 2015
Over Memorial Day weekend, Monocacy National Battlefield will set up a memorial flag display honoring those soldiers who fell during the Battle of Monocacy. The park has hosted this impressive display of 2,200 flags (one for each of the casualties of the battle) for the past seven years to pay tribute to the individual sacrifice of those soldiers who gave the “last full measure of devotion” in service to their country.
May 11, 2015
National Park Service Seeks Public Comments on Invasive Plant Management Plan for 15 National Capital Region Parks
Washington – The National Park Service (NPS) is accepting public scoping comments on an Invasive Plant Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) for 15 national parks in the greater Washington DC region. The plan/EA will identify long-term strategies to reduce impacts and threats from invasive plants, and will provide opportunities for restoring native plant communities and historic landscapes. Comments are being accepted through June 10, 2015 and can be submitted online.
March 17, 2015
"Bells across the Land" and "Bell and History Day" Events
Monocacy National Battlefield will participate in “Bells across the Land: A Nation Remembers Appomattox” on Thursday, April 9, 2015 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. On Saturday, April 11, 2015 Monocacy NB will join with Historic Consortium museum sites to share Frederick, Maryland’s unique contributions to local and national history. Special programs and artifacts related to the local and national reaction to the Lincoln assassination will be unveiled in the new temporary exhibit “1865: A Year of Triumph, Tragedy and Trials.
February 14, 2015
2015 Special Events
Visit your national park this year for numerous special events. There are FREE activities for the whole family to enjoy throughout the year.