Burning Question of Maryland Secession
Contact: Tracy Evans, 301-662-3515
150th Commemoration of the "Extra Session" meeting of the Maryland Assembly in Frederick.
Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1. Monocacy National Battlefield will partner with several Frederick organizations, including the Frederick County Historical Society, Cultural Arts Center, Frederick County Fire and Rescue Museum, and Frederick County Tourism to present a weekend of programs to commemorate the 150th commemoration of the meeting of the Maryland Assembly in Frederick, MD. Download a brochure of events.
Saturday, April 30 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 1 at 1:00 p.m. Monocacy National Battlefield will host "Debate: Union or Disunion!" at City Hall, 101 North Court Street, Frederick, MD. As the fabric of the nation was torn asunder, Marylanders would have to decide whether or not secede. Come and hear legislators debate, join in the crowd with citizens in period dress, then decide for yourself the fate of the state!
A display with additional information about Maryland's possible secession will be available at the Monocacy National Battlefield visitor center.
The park visitor center is open daily from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Trails are open until dusk.
Did You Know?
The "Y" at Monocacy Junction, completed in 1830, allows trains to turn around. It was the first of its kind in the United States, and is still in use today.