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Historical Society of Mount Airy, Maryland, Inc.

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

Historical Society Meeting - NO monthly meetings during June, July, or August.  Meetings will resume in September.

America's Field Trip - There is a new contest that invites students across the country in grades 3–12 to be part of America’s 250th anniversary by sharing their perspectives on what America means to them — and earning the opportunity to participate in unforgettable field trip experiences at some of the nation’s most iconic historic and cultural landmarks. Students can enter at This is open now.  Contest ends May 17, 2024.

Murder at the Museum - July 27, 2024, 12 noon-4pm. See details below.

Announcements & Events

Murder at the Museum - July 27, 2024, from noon to 4pm.

It began in Mount Airy with a quest for Civil War gold.  It ended with murder at the museum!  Now, investigative reporter Mac McKenzie lay in a pool of his own blood. Mac was pursuing a long list of suspected thieves from Mount Airy’s past, and now one of them turned to murder. It’s clear that Mac was onto something and has now paid the ultimate price. We need your help to solve this murder! Who killed Mack McKenzie? Who stole the gold from the train? Who helped bury the gold throughout Mount Airy? These and other mysteries are yours to solve. Bring the family and join us for a live interactive puzzle up and down Main Street: CIVIL WAR GOLD - MURDER AT THE MUSEUM.  Saturday, July 27, 12 noon-4pm.  Located at the Mt. Airy Museum inside the historic Train Station at 1 N. Main Street, downtown Mount Airy. Start your journey at the museum. Come in and see the body! View the evidence!  Collect your game sheet and then walk Main Street collecting clues from participating vendors to help solve the crime!  With proof of purchase from participating vendors, winners can also enter our raffle for a chance to win a prize gift basket!  Drawing will be held on game day, July 27, at 4:30 pm. 

Murder at the Museum

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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