Learning on Location

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NEW! ILR846 Frederick’s Other City, Mount Olivet Cemetery Walking Tour

3 sessions, 4.5 hours

Mount Olivet Cemetery is one of the most beautiful and distinguished burying grounds in Maryland, if not the Mid-Atlantic. It was incorporated in 1852, as part of the rural/garden cemetery movement. This genre employed a new design which took the cemetery out of the control of the church, and created an attractive park built on a grander scale. Other characteristics include using architectural design and careful planting, all inspired by the English garden movement of the early 19th century. Cemeteries of this period were enhanced by the Victorian style of sculpture and monuments which followed in the second half of the century. In addition, Mount Olivet is a virtual “mirror of Frederick history” including former politicians and business people, patriots from every war period, and state/national luminaries such as Francis Scott Key, Thomas Johnson Jr. and Barbara Fritchie. Chris Haugh will present a 3-week, “on-location” offering on the history of this “museum without walls.” Guided tours of the grounds, monuments and structures on foot will be the central focus, as Chris plans to weave some PowerPoint and on-site illustrations into his lessons.

Note: Wear comfortable shoes as this class requires moderate walking.

Instructor: Chris Haugh is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and regional historian. For nearly 25 years, Chris has researched, produced and published numerous award-winning presentations on Frederick County history. He has also taught both video production and public history courses for FCC, Hood College and Towson University.

4-Digit Number: 8131
Mon, 1:00 – 2:30pm, 4/9 – 4/23
Location: Students will meet at Mt. Olivet Cemetery; exact location will be provided at a later date
Total: $59.00

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NEW! ILR843 Experience the Underground Railroad in Central Maryland Day Tour

1 session 8.5 hours

Join us for a day-long excursion exploring the history of the Underground Railroad in our area. Follow in the footsteps of freedom seekers on a guided 2.5-hour hike along the Underground Railroad Experience Trail with time to explore Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park Museum. After lunch, continue with a tour of a plantation property where Reverend Josiah Henson was enslaved. Reverend Henson’s autobiography inspired Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

Note: No refunds after close of business 4/2. This bus tour will utilize the FCC shuttle bus for transportation; not a motor coach. Seats are limited to 25. Wear comfortable shoes as this class requires moderate walking. A boxed lunch is included.

Instructor: Christine Rai is an assistant professor of English at FCC with a passion for food studies and experiential learning. An FCC alum, Professor Rai earned a Bachelor’s from Towson University and her Master’s from Loyola College. As an educator she is known for incorporating active learning including field trips, service learning, and cultural cooking demonstrations. Inspired by her love of travel, she designed a global scholar course and led an FCC group abroad to France in May 2016. She writes about teaching, traveling, and food at www.christinerai.com.

4-Digit Number: 7896
Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm, 4/6
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/ Meet in Lobby
Total: $119.00

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NEW! ILR527 The Culture of the Islamic World: Class and Tour

6 sessions, 16 hours

This course will touch upon every aspect of Islamic culture including religion, languages, art and music, science, medicine, technological, food, history and the influence of the spice trade. The last session of the course will be a Saturday day trip to the Diyanet Center of America in Lanham, Maryland where you will tour a mosque. The tour includes lunch at a Middle Eastern restaurant before you head to the Smithsonian to view Islamic Art at the Freer/Sackler Gallery.

Notes: No refunds after close of business 4/2. This bus tour will utilize the FCC shuttle bus for transportation; not a motor coach. Seats are limited to 25. Seats are limited to 20 students. The price of lunch is included in the course fee.

Instructor: Erum Marfani is a full-time professor of Mathematics at FCC. She has bachelor degrees in political science and mathematics as well as a Masters in statistics. She has lived in Maryland most of her life and is a proud Frederick resident. She loves to learn about different cultures and is learning her 6th and 7th languages. In her spare time, Erum likes to cook, read, and watch old movies.

4-Digit Number: 8123
Class Thur, 5:30 – 7:00pm, 3/15 – 4/28
No Class3/29, 4/5
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/E124A
Tour Sat, 8:30am – 5:00pm, 4/18
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/ Meet in Lobby
Tuition: $60.00 Fee$179.00 Total: $239.00
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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NEW! ILR844 Francis Scott Key: In the Footsteps of a Patriot Walking Tour

1 session, 5 hours
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to take a full-day look at the life, times and achievements of Frederick’s most famous former resident, Francis Scott Key. The author of our Star-Spangled Banner is one of the least recognized, and known, celebrities in the universe. What were his ties to Frederick, and how did he become famous? What were his strengths and weaknesses? Award-winning researcher/documentarian Chris Haugh will guide you through Francis Scott Key’s Frederick with a walking tour of significant sights, interspersed with lecture opportunities.

Notes: No refunds after close of business 5/4. Be sure to bring your comfortable shoes for some moderate walking. A boxed lunch will be included.

Instructor: Chris Haugh is an Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker and regional historian. For nearly 25 years, Chris has researched, produced and published numerous award-winning presentations on Frederick County history. He has also taught both video production and public history courses for FCC, Hood College and Towson University.

4-Digit Number: 8130
Fri , 9:30am – 3pm, 5/11
Location: Meet at the Chapel in Mount Olivet Cemetery
Total: $69.00

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NEW! ILR618 Hero’s Tour

2 sessions, 11 hours
Let’s pay tribute to America’s true heroes: the men and women who have served in our local and national law enforcement agencies and those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. We will visit some of the lesser-known memorials in Washington – the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, the Navy and Air Force Memorials, the National Guard Memorial/ Museum and the new American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial. We’ll make a stop at Union Station for lunch, where there are quick casual restaurants and a full food court. The cost of lunch is not included in the tour. Your tour includes an optional 2-hour pre-tour class one week prior to the tour to learn about the history of these memorials and the process of getting memorials approved and funded.

Notes: No refunds after close of business 5/10. The cost of lunch is not included in the tour. Wear comfortable shoes as this tour does involve some walking; if you have mobility issues please contact our Registration Office to inquire about special accommodations.

Instructor: Marsha Adelson is a retired Federal Employee who has spent the last 10+ years as a Licensed Professional Tour Guide in Washington, DC. She has over 20 years of experience teaching first aid, music and leadership skills as a volunteer for various organizations. She has lived in the Washington Metropolitan Area her whole life and enjoys sharing the beauty, history and uniqueness of our Nation’s Capital with others through tours and lectures.

4-Digit Number: 8129
Pre-Tour Class Thur, 2:00 – 4:00pm, 5/17
Location: Sweadner Hall
Tour Thu, 8:30am – 6:00pm, 5/24
Location: Conference Center (E Building)/ Meet in Lobby
Total: $109.00

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