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, July 14, 2015, at noon, in the Museum of the Iron Worker at 12620 Catoctin Furnace Road in the village of Catoctin Furnace, Maryland.  All are welcome!  Please join us!

An Archaeological Mystery

Any guesses what this is? Recently, the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society received this as a donation. Please let us know if you have any ideas!

Wheelbarrow Planter for Sale

Check out this wheelbarrow planter in our Shop!!!

 

Catoctin Furnace homes in the Frederick News-Post:


Recognizing History: Landmarks honors Catoctin Furnace homes with plaques

 

April 29, 2015

Karen Gardner

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., presents

The Folk Music of African Americans

 

Thank you to Devonna B. Rowe

for her wonderful performance

at the historic Auburn Estate in the Village of Catoctin Furnace,

12320 Auburn Road, Thurmont, Maryland  21788.

 

Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 3:00 p.m.

  

All proceeds will fund groundbreaking bioarchaeological research into the African American Cemetery in the village of Catoctin Furnace.

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To donate, call 443-463-6437 or click here

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/catoctin-furnace-bioarchaeological-research

 

download flyer here: The Folk Music of African Americans Poster 2015

 

Furnace Bar and Grill in the Frederick News-Post


The local business in the Frederick News-Post:  Furnace Bar and Grill is proud of area's history, and their food

 

April 13, 2015

Ed Waters, Jr.

Catoctin Furnace Bioarchaeological Research In the Frederick News-Post

 

Buried Secrets: Study of skeletal remains may hold key to slave history


April 12, 2015

Erik Anderson

Catoctin Furnace Bioarchaeological Research - an Indiegogo Campaign

Exciting news! We have just launched our campaign at Indiegogo.com to fund bioarchaeological research at Catoctin Furnace, aiming to uncover details about the lives of Catoctin Furnace's early African and African American workforce.  We hope to raise $14,000 that will go toward forensic research including processing stable isotope samples, skeletal analysis, mitochondrial DNA analysis.
 
Donate as little or as much as you want! Donate at least $1 to be mentioned on this website; $25 for a commemorative coin; $50 for a signed copy of Catoctin Furnace: Portrait of an Iron-Making Village; $100 for a wine tasting at Springfield Manor; $150 for a ceramic crock; $500 for an overnight stay at Springfield Manor; and $1000 for all of the above!
 
Please visit this website for more information and to make a donation!
 
 
Remember to tell all your friends!

Heritage Food Luncheon in the Frederick News-Post

 

The Heritage Food Luncheon, sponsored by the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., Cunningham Falls State Park, Harriet Chapel, and the Silver Oak Academy was recently featured in the Frederick News-Post. Click here to read the article!

Thank you to our many friends and donors in 2014!

 

2014 was a great year!  Please consider donating in 2015. Download our:

 

2014 Annual Fund Request Letter

 

2014 recap: accomplishments, activities, and events

 

2014 Annual Fund Request Form

 

New Video of Catoctin Furnace and Springfield Manor


 

Check out our new aerial videos of Catoctin Furnace and Springfield Manor taken using a Phantom II Quadcopter with a GoPro3+:

 

Catoctin Furnace Historic Site and Nearby Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery


This lovely oil painting of the Isabella stack and casting shed at Catoctin Furnace was painted by award winning artist Ellen Gavin of Millsville, New Jersey. Ellen painted the scene during a visit to the village in June 2014 and generously donated the finished work to the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.

Bond Bill Success!

 

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society has received a bond bill grant from the Maryland General Assembly! The grant, in the amount of $100,000, will be used for renovations to the Forgeman's House. This would not have been possible without tireless support from Senator David R. Brinkley. The Catoctin Furnace Society also acknowledges help from Silver Oak Academy in this endeavor. To everyone who helped the CFHS along the way to this important moment, THANK YOU!


MHAA Grant Success!

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society has received a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Project Grant in the amount of $48,000 to complete the renovations to the Forgeman's House.  THANK YOU to all who supported this effort!


TRIPP Grant Success!

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society has received a TRIPP Grant from the Tourism Council of Frederick County!  The grant, in the amount of $6,000, will be used for display cases and exhibits in the "Museum of the Furnace Worker" at 12610 Catoctin Furnace Road.  TRIPP grants (Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Product) are aimed at supporting tourism marketing and development by non-profit attractions in Frederick County.  THANK YOU to the Tourism Council for all your support!


 

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

Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery is open!  Stop by for a wine tasting in historic Catoctin Furnace. For more information, visit their website: Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery