Drums Along the Monocacy
Contact: Barbara Justice, 301-662-3515
Special Event August 6 & 7, 2011
Learn more about the rich and diverse history of Frederick, Maryland. Listen as local author John W. Schildt talks about the Indians, British Grenadiers and Civil War soldiers behind the drum beats heard around the Frederick. Visit with archeologists at the slave village site and see what they are uncovering about the lives of the enslaved people who lived in the village.
Mr. Schildt grew up in Frederick County and has been a lifelong student of history. A graduate of Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, he has been a teacher, a pastor and a hospital chaplain. Schildt is the author of several books on Frederick history, including September Echoes, Drums Along the Monocacy and Frederick in the Civil War.
Saturday, August 6
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.