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"The 1922 US Marine March Through Frederick" by Jim Rada

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Local author, Jim Rada will be discussing his newest book _The Last to Fall: The 1922 March, Battles, & Deaths of U.S. Marines at Gettysburg_. In 1922, more than a quarter of the U.S. Marine Corps came through Frederick County on their way to Gettysburg. Along the way, the Marines were greeted by crowds and they camped at both the Frederick Fairgrounds and Hooker Lewis' farm in Thurmont going to and returning from Gettysburg. In Gettysburg, they conducted battle re-enactments both historically and with modern military equipment.

Local History Series: The Catoctin Mountain Park

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Thurmont Historical Society and the Thurmont Regional Library are
hosting guest lecturer Scott Bell. The Chief of Resource Management for Catoctin Mountain Park, Mr. Bell will explain the long and colorful history of the Catoctin Mountain Park region. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Local History Series: The Mason Dixon Line

Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Thurmont Historical Society and the Thurmont Regional Library are hosting guest lecturer Dave Peters who will discuss the background of the Mason Dixon Line focusing on the border dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland. This lecture is free and open to the public.

Local History Series: The History of Fort Ritchie

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Thurmont Historical Society and the Thurmont Regional Library are hosting guest lecturer Art Callaham sharing the Fort Ritchie Story. Mr. Callaham worked on base for 21 years. Learn how 800 acres in Maryland and a mountain top in Pennsylvania evolved through ice production, the Maryland National Guard, an intelligence training center, and a tuberculosis hospital, to a critical communications link in the nation’s defense, becoming the operational support facility for a "super secret" underground facility that could have housed the president of the United States.

Frederick County Trivia Quiz

Date: 
Saturday, July 25, 2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
How well do you know your Frederick County history? Join the Historical Society of Frederick County and FCPL for a quiz on Frederick County trivia and history.

Play solo or sign up as a team with up to 4 members. Sign ups begin at 2:30pm and the quiz begins at 3:00pm.

Please register each person on your team separately at a library information desk or through the fcpl.org calendar of events. Please include your name in the "notes" field.

Stability Ball Seminar with Frederick Sport and Health

Date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Join certified personal trainer Larissa Barbee for a seminar to learn ways to improve posture, strength, endurance and reduce back pain from at home or work with just one piece of equipment: a stability ball! Bring your own ball if you have one.

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