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Historical Society of Mount Airy, Maryland, Inc.

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UPCOMING EVENTS - click Links for more information - see Calendar for details:

Christmas Tree Skirt Raffle - Between now and December 23, 2023, you can purchase raffle tickets to win the beautiful quilted tree skirt as pictured here. $5 each ticket or 6 for $25. Buy tickets at the Blossom and Basket Boutique or the Museum. Quilt can be viewed at museum anytime we are open. Proceeds to benefit the Historical Society of Mount Airy.

Town Ornament - The 2023 town ornament is now available for purchase both at Town Hall and and at the Museum. First come, first serve, for only $20. For a preview of the ornament, click here.

17 Paradise Open House - Stop in on December 3, 2023 from 2-6pm to tour this beautifully restored home now serving as Mt. Airy's Bed and Breakfast. $5 admission fee, to benefit the Flat Iron Restoration Fund. See flyer for details.

Hall of Fame Nominations - we are now accepting nominations for the 2023 Hall of Fame Awards, to be presented in March 2024.  Deadline for nominations is November 30, 2023; nomination forms are available at the museum and at our Hall of Fame page.  Remember: no one gets selected who has not been nominated!

Boxes and Bags Bingo is back! - Friday, February 9, 2024, doors open at 5:30pm, at the MAVFC Reception Hall. Delicious food will be available for purchase, courtesy of MAVFC Auxiliary. Mark your calendars and tell all your friends. Go to the Bingo fundraiser page  for more information and to reserve your tickets. Come join us for this fun event! 

Carroll County History Day - an opportunity for middle and high school students to complete research topics related to local history and win prizes! This year's theme is "Turning Points in History: People, Places and Ideas." Check this link for more information on dates and suggested Mt. Airy topics!


Announcements & Events

Christmas Tree Skirt Raffle begins November 1, 2023

November 1st starts the Historical Society's Christmas Tree Skirt Raffle! $5 each ticket or 6 for $25. Buy tickets at the Blossom and Basket Boutique or at the Museum. Quilt can be viewed at museum (Museum open 12 to 4 Sat & Sun)'s a BEAUTIFUL Christmas tree skirt!!!!

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Frederick News Post article about the Sanatorium and John McCrae

Check out this news article published in the Frederick News Post about the Garrett Sanatorium and its little know connection to Dr. John McCrae, the Canadian poet who wrote " In Flanders Field." Article was written by local journalist Erin Jones.

The Historical Society of Mount Airy, Maryland is looking for referenced, researched, verifiable documentaries, presentations, reports, etc. on the history of Mount Airy.  Please submit to us for consideration as exhibits, presentations at our meetings, or articles for the newsletter.  You can submit to our email address.  Thank you.

The Mount Airy Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays 12 noon until 4 p.m., and from 3-7 pm on Wednesdays when the Farmer's Market is open (June-September only)  

Please, observe social distancing; face masks are now optional for your safety. You can contact us at

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