Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.
12607 Catoctin Furnace Road
Thurmont , MD , 21788
US



Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.
12320 Auburn Road
Thurmont , MD , 21788
US
Phone: 301-271-2306
Email: ecomer@eacarchaeology.com
 

Visit Catoctin Furnace on your way to beautiful Cunningham Falls State Park &

Catoctin Mountain National Park!

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The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., celebrates, studies, and preserves the rich history of this pre-revolutionary industrial village, including the architecture, cultural landscapes, lifeways, and foodways of the workers.    On this website you will find information about the history of Catoctin Furnace, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. activities, who we are, directions to Catoctin Furnace, what to see and do at this unique, pre-Revolutionary village, volunteer opportunities, a way to donate and how your donation would be used, and our upcoming events. Please join us here and at Catoctin Furnace!


NOTICE: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at noon, at the ca. 1810 Collier Log House located at 12607 Catoctin Furnace Road in the village of Catoctin Furnace, Maryland.  Please join us!

Feast at the Furnace

Saturday, March 29, 2014
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Collier's Log House
12607 Catoctin Furnace Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

Using authentic recipes and kitchenware from the 1800s, cook in the open hearth of a restored ironworker's log home in historic Catoctin Furnace. Travel back in time 200 years and learn how to cook using early recipes in an open hearth with authentic ingredients.
 
Workshop spaces are very limited. Participants are encouraged to wear period clothing. This is a unique educational and culinary opportunity, and will be led by veteran teacher and CFHS volunteer Priscilla Rall, assisted by other CFHS volunteers. A booklet about open hearth cooking, along with the recipes, will be provided for all participants.

Admission is $25, limited to 20
Call 410-243-2626 or go to our Shop on this website to reserve your spot!
 
Menu:
 

Boiled Wild Persimmon Pudding

Corn Bread and Hoe Cakes

Apple Fritters ~ fried in a spider

Gingerbread ~ baked in a Dutch oven

Broiled Venison with Currant Jelly

Rabbit Smothered in Onions

Rebecca’s Cake ~ Hite family recipe from Belle Grove, VA

Apricot and Apple Pudding ~ steamed

Ginger Waffles

Butter ~ freshly churned

“Snitz and Knepp” ~ dried apples and sausage

Roasted Chestnuts

Apple Pudding

Sauerkraut ~ beginning process

Fried sausage, Apples and Sauerkraut

Rice Cakes ~ fried for breakfast

Hot Mulled Cider

Local Hard Cider
Springfield Manor Wine
 

In Their Own Voices: Stories of Enslaved Africans at Catoctin Furnace

 


Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Thank you and congratulations to the students of Silver Oak Academy who presented original talks based on actual historical events at Catoctin Furnace at Harriet Chapel on Monday, February 17, 2014!
 
NEW: READ ALL ABOUT IT AT THE FREDERICK POST! Click here.
 
Talks included original research about lives of the slaves at the furnace, early industry,  furnace operations, and more.
 
The event was well-attended and an overwhelming success. We look forward to continuing to work with these young men!

In partnership with: 
 
Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.
 
Cunningham Falls State Park

Silver Oak Academy

Visit Springfield Manor and Winery on your visit to Catoctin Furnace in 2014

Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery is preparing to open in 2014 in the neighborhood of Catoctin Furnace. For more information, visit their website: Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery

Join us at Spring in the Village

 

Saturday May 10, 2014

Featuring Crafts, Flowers, Heirloom Plants, Herbs and Traditional Refreshments.

Wonderful Spring and Mother's Day Gifts for Sale.

 

Collier's Log House

12607 Catoctin Furnace Road

 

Sponsored by the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.