7 sessions, 12 hours
The Frederick Town Barracks has served as a witness to over 230 years of Frederick history including some of America’s most important military campaigns: The Revolutionary War, Lewis and Clark Expedition, The War of 1812 and the Civil War. Each period of its history will be covered, culminating in a class tour of the Barracks.
Introducing Chad Baker…
Chad Baker, M.A. is the Director of the Frederick Town Barracks and Bjorlee Museum on the campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf, a position he took upon his retirement as principal and deputy superintendent of the school. Currently he is researching and publishing on the Maryland School for the Deaf, The Maryland School for the Colored Deaf and on the history of the Barracks in addition to being responsible for the restoration of the Frederick Town Barracks.
ILR 188 The Frederick Town (Hessian) Barracks: A Witness to History Course and Tour
4 digit #: 7680
Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Feb. 26 – April 9 plus one Saturday session, April 12 (skip 3/26)
Location: FCC Conference Center/E106 for the first six sessions. On April 12 the class will meet at the Maryland School for the Deaf in downtown Frederick.
Fee: $79 Tuition: $30 Total: $109
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only: $79
The Frederick Barracks, also called the “Hessian” Barracks, were used to house prisoners-of-war during the Revolutionary War. At the time of this sketch in 1862, the barracks housed soldiers of the Potomac Home Brigade. (Cpl. Henry Bacon, artist; courtesy of the American Antiquarian Society)