Reconstruction brought immense social change to America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Explore how it impacted the citizens of Frederick, Maryland on a unique historic walking tour.
As the Civil War came to an end and Frederick celebrated with fireworks and parades, the next chapter in the city’s history opened. As soldiers from Union and Confederate armies returned to their homes, they came back to a city wholly changed by war. Slavery had been outlawed, the countryside around Frederick had been raided and ravaged by war, and the city’s traditional political system overturned.
Jake Wynn (NMCWM) and Emily Huebner (Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area) will tell the seldom told story of Frederick during Reconstruction and detail the lives of those who lived through the era that reshaped Frederick, the state of Maryland, and the entire nation. This tour will take place on the First Saturday in July at 3 PM and will begin in the museum lobby.
This will be a “pay-what-you-please” program. Early registration is highly encouraged.