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LIFESTYLE
July 29, 2011
Fort Frederick will host a hands-on nature program for children ages 8 to 12  Monday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 6, at Fort Frederick State Park. The program consists of five sessions held from 9 to 11 a.m. plus an overnight camping experience on Saturday, Aug. 6 starting at 6 p.m. For more information, call 301-842-2155 or go to www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/western/fortfrederick.asp.
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NEWS
April 15, 2008
The Maryland Park Service and the Friends of Fort Frederick State Park will host the annual 18th Century Market Fair at Fort Frederick State Park April 24 to 27. Visitors will meet more than 150 artisans, craftspeople and vendors who sell reproductions of 18th-century items, including furniture, clothing, guns, powder horns and hunting bags. Most of the goods for sale are handmade by the vendors themselves, and many of these individuals, known as sutlers, will demonstrate their crafts.
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BY KATE COLEMAN | April 25, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com BIG POOL - Fort Frederick has Friends. Yes, that's "Friends" with a capital F. The mission of the independent, nonprofit group, one of the oldest of such organizations in Maryland, is to enhance and support state parks. The Friends of Fort Frederick also have friends - the Patuxents, the 40-member group sponsoring the eighth annual Market Fair and Rifle Frolic at the state park this weekend. Although there will be some black powder shooting and target practice, the weekend is not a battle re-enactment.
LIFESTYLE
July 11, 2013
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service will offer a Junior Ranger Program Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19, at Fort Frederick State Park for ages 8 to 12. The five-day session is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Participants will meet at the nature center. This year's program will feature the earth sciences, with units in Potomac River studies, astronomy, geology, meteorology and basic ecology. Each session will be led by a park naturalist and a ranger. Children will assemble take-home projects, engage in crafts, hiking and nature-related games and activities, and explore the Potomac River's aquatic life.
NEWS
December 3, 1999
BIG POOL - Fort Frederick State Park in Washington County will be closed for regular public use Tuesday and Wednesday while a biological managed deer hunt is conducted on park property. The purpose of the hunt is to help control the overpopulated deer herd at Fort Frederick. By closing the two days during the hunt, the staff will be able to utilize additional areas for the managed hunt and maintain safety. Under the Maryland Department of Natural Resources managed deer hunt program, hunters who were previously selected by a drawing, are placed at predetermined shooting zones by DNR rangers and park personnel.
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by TIFFANY ARNOLD | May 17, 2007
BIG POOL - The French and Indian War will be revisited at Fort Frederick State Park this weekend. The park is hosting a French and Indian War muster on Saturday and Sunday. Demonstrators will portray French and British soldiers, as well as civilian settlers and American Indians, park historian Steve Robertson said. The event, a somewhat annual tradition for about three decades, typically draws 100 participants and between 1,000 to 2,000 spectators, Robertson said. A quick history lesson: Fort Frederick exists because of the French and Indian War (1754-63)
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By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | April 26, 2012
Visiting Fort Frederick State Park this weekend will be like taking a walk back in time. “Everything is all old-looking here,” said Williamsport resident Jerry Keplinger, 58. “It's quiet and relaxing.” Keplinger was among those who turned out Thursday for the first day of the 18th Century Market Fair. The 18th annual fair, which runs through Sunday, includes sutlers selling 18th-century materials, campers re-creating the period from 1730 to 1790, period music and more.
NEWS
October 5, 2008
The Friends of Fort Frederick Inc. and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources have announced the return of the Ghost Walk at Fort Frederick State Park. The event is set for Saturday, Oct. 25. The night will include a guided tour of the park. Along the route, visitors will encounter ghostly travelers from Fort Frederick's past. The fort is 252 years old. Visitors will walk through a guided "haunted" trail where they will encounter costumed actors re-enacting historical situations from the fort's past.
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