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News from the H&FRHS

  • H&FRHS Awarded NRHS Grant
    The National Railway Historical Society (NRHS) has awarded a Heritage Grant to the Hagerstown & Frederick Railway Historical Society. The $2300 grant will allow the Society to purchase computer hardware and software for cataloging its collection of documents, photos, and artifacts for […]
  • Spring Archive & Event Activities Suspended
    With the ongoing limitations and guidance imposed during the current worldwide crisis, events and talks scheduled for this spring have been cancelled or rescheduled. The H&FRHS has also suspended archives and on-site administrative work and is examining options for holding a remote […]
  • HFRHS Exhibit at C. Burr Artz Library
    The H&FRHS has installed an exhibit at Frederick's C. Burr Artz Central Public Library located at 110 East Patrick Street in Downtown Frederick.  It will be in place from February 11 until April 29, 2019. The seven-case exhibit is being hosted by […]
  • Freight Motor 5 receives new doors.
    The Town of Thurmont has replaced the doors on Freight Motor 5 due to unexpected wear to those previously added to the car.  The new 'barn' style doors have been painted and will continue to protect the interior of the car.  The […]
  • The Hagerstown and Frederick Railway Fund Established
    Grants from the fund will assist H&FRHS with preserving the heritage and history of the electric railway system that served these communities in the first half of the 20th century. The 87½ mile network of passenger and freight trolley service was a vital link for farmers, merchants, and students. Learn more at www.hfrhs.org. To make a secure, online donation to The H&F Railway Fund, visit www.FrederickCountyGives.org/HFRailway. Checks made payable to The Community Foundation of Frederick County may be mailed to 312 East Church Street, Frederick, Maryland, 21701, with the name of the specific fund on the memo line. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. To learn more about how the Community Foundation impacts Frederick County, visit www.FrederickCountyGives.org.

The H&FRHS in the News

WDVM - June 24, 2020 - Hagerstown & Frederick Railway Historical Society to digitize archives collection
WDVM - Feb. 18, 2019 - Historical Society Curates Their Largest H&F Memorabilia Exhibit
WDVM - March 11, 2019 - Frederick Trolley History on Display
WDVM - Sept. 19, 2019 - Old Fashion Day at the fair Highlights history, antique cars
WDVM - August 6, 2018 - Historical Society Spotlights Hagerstown & Frederick Railway system