The Catoctin Center for Regional Studies is happy to announce that the program for its third conference,“Catoctin Crossroads: Folk Traditions and History in Mid-Maryland”, is now available online at the website listed below. “Catoctin Crossroads: Folk Traditions and History in Mid-Maryland” will take place Friday October 1, 2004 and Saturday October 2, 2004 at Frederick Community College in Frederick, Maryland.
The Catoctin Center for Regional Studies, in cooperation with the National Park Service, was created in 1998 by Frederick Community College to study the history and culture of central Maryland and the border areas of neighboring states. A variety of subjects reflecting the spectrum of regional scholarship will be covered at this year’s conference, including Native American History, the Civil War, Architectural History, Medical History, and African-American History. The eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries will all be topics of sessions. Demonstrations of folklife and folk traditions will also be included. Lunch on both days will feature samples of regional foods. An optional bus tour on vernacular building traditions of Frederick County, with a traditional church supper, will conclude the conference.
The conference is priced at $30.00 for Friday, $25.00 for Saturday, or $50 for both days. Lunch is included in the daily registration. The bus tour and dinner will be $40.00. For further information or to request accommodations for person with disabilities call the number or e-mail the address given below.
Catoctin Center for Regional Studies
Frederick Community College
7932 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
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