HISTORY 101 September 4 – 11, 2012
A week-long celebration of the history of our town, Mount Airy, Maryland, incorporated 1894
Scavenger Hunt Questions
Tues, Sept 4 – Tues Sept 11 Scavenger Hunt Participants will search through historic area reaching from the old St. James Episcopal Church on the north end, to Pine Grove Chapel and Cemetery on the south end, for information on the buildings and history of the town. Search cards will be available from participating downtown businesses as well as from the website www.mountairymainstreet.org
Tuesday, Sept 4, 7 PM. Mount Airy Historical Society Meeting
Lower level of Mount Airy Firehouse. Surprise guest speakers.
Thursday, Sept 6, 7 PM. Mount Airy Library Author Bob O’Connor will speak about the concept of brother fighting against brother. His most recent book, A House Divided Against Itself is the case of two brothers from Gettysburg who actually fought in the same battles on two occasions during the Civil War. Bob is a renowned expert on the Civil War.
Friday, Sept 7th. Movie, eats, and kids activities in the Railyard. Starting at 6 pm, kids activities and food vendors. With the election looming on the horizon, our movie is “Mr Smith Goes to Washington” starting at 8 pm (dusk).
Saturday, Sept 8th. The Historical Society’s Town Museum in the basement of the Flatiron Building will be open. Meet with longtime town residents Oscar Baker and Helen Simpson inside Town Hall at 1:00; view old photos and town memorabilia, hear about life growing up in Mount Airy before the roads were paved!
Monday, Sept 10th. We are thrilled to present Ms Betsy Estilow, who will speak at 7 PM inside the Pine Grove Chapel. Ms. Estilow currently serves as the President of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and has been a museum docent and respected lecturer since the museum’s founding. Ms. Estilow is currently Adjunct Lecturer in Civil War History at Hood College in Frederick, MD. She developed and taught a week-long course on Civil War History for Hood Elderhostel entitled “In the Footsteps of the Blue and Gray”.
Presented by the Mount Airy Main Street Association www.mountairymainstreet.org In partnership with the
Mount Airy Historical Society, the Board of Pine Grove Chapel, the Town of Mount Airy, and the
Mount Airy Public Libray