The Historical Society of Mount Airy, MD. Inc. was established in 1998 by Travis Norwood and Mayor Jerry Johnson. Its mission is to foster interest in the town history and its various historic landmarks. Our main goals are to establish and maintain a museum for the preservation and the display of artifacts, photographs and other historic memorabilia related to the Town’s history, and to educate the public about our history. The Historical Society manages the museum, caboose, and Rails to Trails. Check our links above to explore further.
Wanted! Any information you can provide on the people, places or events in these pictures!
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.
Announcements & Events
History 101 scheduled for October 3-6, 2022
History 101 is an annual week-long event, offering free programs and activities related to the history of Mount Airy and our region. It is sponsored by the Historical Society, Pine Grove Chapel and Cemetery, and the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library. Programs are suitable for all ages. Each program is expected to last about one hour. Please see flyer for schedule and complete information.
Hall of Fame Banquet Scheduled; Nominations are Now Open
The 2023 Hall of Fame Banquet has been scheduled for March 21, 2023 at the American Legion on Prospect Road. Tickets will go on sale sometime in January. In the meantime, nominations are now open and will be accepted until November 30, 2022. As a reminder, The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to honor truly deserving people, living or deceased, of Mount Airy and the immediate surrounding areas, who by work, service, volunteerism, word or deed, made the community a better place for everyone. Also honored will be those who were born here and went on to bring honor and glory to the community by their efforts, deeds, or life’s work outside of the area.
If you would like to nominate someone for this honor, please fill out the Hall of Fame nomination form on our Hall of Fame page. Nomination forms for the Mount Airy Hall of Fame may also be found at the Mount Airy Town Hall or at the Mount Airy Museum. There is also a link on our page to print out the paper form and bring to the museum, or mail as indicated on the form.
Remember: no one gets selected who has not been nominated!
Historical Society Celebrates Entertainment in Mount Airy
At the monthly Historical Society meeting on September 6, the first in a series of presentations was begun on Entertainment in Mount Airy. This month's vibrant presentation was about the history of our carnivals and parades, which are huge thread in the fabric of our town. The discussion traced the roots of both the Firemen's Carnival and the Lions Club Carnival, as well as the many parades that celebrated our town and our country. Photos below show the displays that were included in this presentation. As with most of these meetings, the highlight was the memories shared by members of the audience. Join us on October 4th as we learn about the history of the Mount Airy Movie Theater!