Frederick’s Grand Dame: Barbara Fritchie

One day special event…
NEW! Frederick’s Grand Dame: Barbara Fritchie

Celebrate the 250th birthday of Frederick’s legendary Civil War heroine Barbara Fritchie with one of her foremost researchers, Chris Haugh. Chris spent the last ten years investigating, writing, and presenting lectures on the former West Patrick Street resident who allegedly defied Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and his Confederate Army in early September, 1862. Chris will combine lecture, PowerPoint presentation and video documentary segments in an effort to define the many sides of Barbara Fritchie and her world renowned poem. This will include exploration into: Barbara Hauer Fritchie- the real human being; John Greenleaf Whittier’s “super” heroine; the question of “Did she? or Didn’t she?; potential reasons for Whittier writing the poem; and the varied controversy that involves other (local) female flag wavers such as Mary Quantrill and Nancy “Nannie” Crouse. Best of all, all this, one day before Barbara’s 250th birthday commemoration as she was born on December 3, 1766.

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.

ILR740 Frederick’s Grand Dame: Barbara Fritchie
4-Digit #: 6057
Friday, 12:00  – 4:30 p.m., Dec. 2
Location:  Sweadner Hall
Tuition:  $20  Fee:  $49    Total: $69
MD residents age 60+ pay fee only

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