National Park Service Celebrates 155 years of Maryland Emancipation

A park ranger and historian will run the program this weekend.

Frederick, MD – This Saturday marks the 155th year of Maryland emancipation, and the National Park service will be holding an event to commemorate the anniversary.

The two-part program will explain how slavery continued in Maryland after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the impact it had on Frederick County.

The first program takes place at the historic Best Farm at the Monocacy Battlefield at 1 p.m. and the second at the C. Burr Artz Library at 3 p.m. both events are free to the public.

More information on the events can be found at NPS.Gov

By Timothy Young