The H&FRHS has been working with two area history organizations to develop new exhibits for this year!
The ongoing partnership with the National Road Heritage Foundation has resulted in the H&FRHS being provided creative control on a full redevelopment of exhibits at the Boonsboro Trolley Station Museum. These new exhibits are being funded by a mini-grant from the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area and contributions of objects and materials by various individuals. Society artifacts will be displayed in new exhibit cases donated by H&FRHS President Reuben Moss and Sean Guy of Beaver Creek Antique Market.
Over 70 objects from the H&FRHS collection have been placed on loan to Heritage Frederick which operates the Museum of Frederick County History. The new trolley exhibit in that museum will include several objects rarely displayed to the public and several new acquisitions including an original, unrestored door from the company's official "Last Trolley" car #172. Also incorporated into the exhibit will be a headlight presented by Potomac Edison to Heritage Frederick during the Last Trolley ceremony in 1954.
The Boonsboro Trolley Station Museum is located at the entrance to Shafer Park, 220 N. Main Street in Boonsboro and is slated to open to the public by April 23. 2023, while the Frederick museum is located at 24 E. Church Street in Downtown Frederick and will open to the public Wed-Sat 10-4 beginning on March 1. The Frederick exhibit will be accompanied by a presentation by H&FRHS President Reuben Moss on April 26 beginning at 6pm (Free, RSVP required). Neither exhibit is handicap accessible however plans are being developed to install wheelchair accessibility to the Boonsboro Trolley Station Museum some time during 2023/2024.