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
Historical Society Resumes Meetings
The Historical Society of Mount Airy, Maryland is pleased to announce that we will be resuming our monthly meetings beginning Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 7pm in the lower level of the Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Company Building. Our topic for September is the 20th anniversary of 9/11, presented by Larry Hushour, who is a pilot for Southwest Airlines. For a schedule of our upcoming meetings, please check the Calendar of Events.
We hope you will join us and participate in these interesting presentations and discussions. Meetings are scheduled for one hour, but may take longer depending on questions and discussion.
History 101 for 2021
History 101 is an annual event offering free programs and activities related to the history of Mount Airy. It is sponsored by the Historical Society of Mount Airy in partnership with Pine Grove Chapel and the Mount Airy branch of the Carroll County Public Library. Each program is expected to last one hour. This year, the event is being held from Monday, October 4, 2021 to Thursday, October 7, 2021. For a listing of the programs being offered, check our Calendar of Events. For more detailed information, and to find out about the included scavenger hunt, see the attached flyer.
Mount Airy Pants Factory Centennial Open House
On October 17, 2021, the Historical Society of Mount Airy will be holding an open house from 2-5pm to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the pants factory. We are working on an exhibit for the museum and need more information. If you are a former employee of the factory, family member, or know anything about the history of this Mount Airy treasure, please come join us. We want to hear your stories, see pictures, and gain knowledge about our citizens who worked there. Light refreshments will be provided.
Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford visits historical society museum
The Historical Society Museum was honored with a visit by Lieutenant Governor Rutherford on July 21, 2021. In addition to the Lieutenant Governor we also hosted the Honorable Secretaries: Carol Beatty, Secretary of Disabilities, David Brinkley, Budget Secretary, Wendi Peters, Special Secretary of Smart Growth and Mark Widmyer,
Western Maryland Outreach Coordinator. It was a pleasure to show off the museum and to share a glimpse of the history of Mount Airy. The Historical Society was also able to express our appreciation to the Lieutenant Governor for the grants and bond bills that were approved to help fund the replacement of the museum roof, gutters, downspouts and snow guards and the pavilion that protects our beloved caboose, Mackenize from the elements.