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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.
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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)
NEWS
April 6, 2006
BIG POOL - The 250th Anniversary of Fort Frederick celebration committee has been meeting for several years to develop plans for the May 26-28 event. Members of the Friends of Fort Frederick, current and former staff members of Fort Frederick State Park, Department of Natural Resources (DNR) employees, a campaign consultant, and Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) President Tom Riford have been busy finalizing details. The celebration will include living history encampments and programs, period music, artillery demonstrations, fireworks and the opportunity to get a special 250th anniversary stamp cancellation.
NEWS
April 20, 2005
BIG POOL - The History Channel filmed at Fort Frederick State Park on Monday. A film production company that works for the History Channel's "Battlefield Detectives" has been working with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md., over the past year on a number of projects involving ballistics. Museum Executive Director George Wunderlich has been working with the Maryland Park Service, arranging for a cannon and a location to perform the live fire. The TV production crew is working on a project that involves a naval battle during the War of 1812.
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