THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FREDERICK COUNTY, Maryland
and the Catoctin Center for Regional Studies present:
The Fifth Annual History Symposium
Pursuing a Change of Place
American Tourists of the 19th Century
Friday, 18 September, 9:00 am- 3:15pm
Frederick Community College, Cougar Café
A light breakfast and lunch are provided.
Pre-Registration Required; $75 for HSFC members, $85 general admission
The Historical Society of Frederick County is hosting a scholarly symposium on 19th century tourism on September 18th from 9:00am to 3:15pm. This program is presented in conjunction with the new exhibit, “In and Out of Frederick County; 300 Years of Travel and Tourism,” which runs at The Museum of Frederick County History from June through 2010. The symposium features several speakers who will present programs of various aspects on American tourism in and out of the United States. Topics include: photography and the tourist experience, Barbara Fritchie as a tourist icon, African American tourist destinations, and the Grand Tour.
Pre-Registration is required and a light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration information is available online at http://www.hsfcinfo.org or by contacting Ellen Seagraves at 301.663.1188.
“Picturing the Extraordinary: Photography and the Tourist Experience”
W. Douglas McCombs: Curator of History at the Albany Institute of History and Art
“Pop-Culture Pilgrimage: Barbara Fritchie as a Tourist Icon”
John Fieseler: Executive Director, Tourism Council of Frederick County, Maryland
“Chillin’ While Colored: 19th Century African American Places of Leisure”
Patsy Fletcher: Independent Historian and Community Outreach Coordinator, Historic Preservation Office, District of Columbia
“Becoming American on the Grand Tour”
Joanna Frang: Education Coordinator, Thomas Cole National Historic Site
This symposium is brought to you, in part, by the Tourism Council of Frederick County’s TRIPP program, and state funds from the Maryland Historical Trust Historical Museum Advancement program
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF FREDERICK COUNTY is an AAM accredited museum and 501c3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and appreciation of the history of Frederick County, Maryland. The Society collects and preserves artifacts and documents for study and education, and welcomes the participation of people of all ages in sharing informative and engaging experiences that will encourage them to discover and appreciate their heritage.”
Historical Society of Frederick County
24 East Church St.
Frederick, MD 21701
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