Frederick’s Connections to the Old “Wild West”

NEW! Frederick’s Connections to the Old “Wild West”
3 sessions, 4.5 hours

At the time of its creation in 1745, Frederick Town was on the western frontier of Maryland and American European settlement. Over the next century and a half, westward expansion would reach across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. Frederick has several ties to this important story through past residents, subtle roles in notable events and visits to town by legendary “Wild West” icons. I guess you could call it “Frederick’s Manifest Destiny.” As he has done with past ILR offerings, Chris will combine lecture, PowerPoint presentation, video and a touch of humor in this story of how Frederick, Maryland had a small hand in “winning the West.’’

Instructor: Chris Haugh is an Emmy award-winning documentary film maker 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.

ILR773 Frederick’s Connections to the Old “Wild West”
4-Digit Number: 3596
Friday, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., May 5 – May 19
Location: Sweadner Hall
Tuition: $20   Fee: $49    Total: $69
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only: $49

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