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