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 the Maryland Room research archive at that library, and is free to the public during
regular library hours. Over 120 objects from the Society collection and four dozen photographs touch on several subjects related to the local trolley system, including:
- The Early Days (Photos)
- Time Standing Still & An Electric Finish (Photos)
- Trolley Memories (H&F Society, Trolley Festival, memorabilia)
- Trolley Parts and Tracks
- Passenger Service and Employees
- Route and Destinations
- Freight Service
This is the largest exhibit provided by the Society in many years and is being provided in conjunction with a talk about the H&F by Society Vice President Reuben Moss as part of the FCHSC Master Docent Series at the nearby Delaplaine Center on February 23 (https://www.visitfrederick.org/master-docent-series-2019/)
The Society often provides a small mobile exhibit of select items from the archives to festivals and events, and keeps a small display at the entrance of Hobbytown USA on Prospect St. in Frederick. In the future the Society hopes to find a larger home for our archives which would allow us to develop a research center as well as hold periodic open house events centered around artifact exhibits such as the one currently on display.
For directions and library hours visit: https://www.fcpl.org/branches-hours/c-burr-artz-public-library