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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.
UPCOMING EVENTS - click Links for more information - see Calendar for details:
Farmers Market - beginning Wednesday, May 31, 2023 with Garden Market and extending through Wednesday, September 27. 2023 - museum will be open from 3-7pm every Wednesday during Farmers Market! Shuttle bus will be available through MASTS 1st and 3rd Wednesday for round trip from Senior Center to the railyard.
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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
Information on Underground Railroad Needed
The Historical Society of Mount Airy is looking for any information on the Underground Railroad that went through Mount Airy during the Civil War. According to Wikipedia, "the Underground Railroad was a network of clandestine routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early- to the mid-19th century. It was used by enslaved African Americans primarily to escape into free states and Canada." We understand that it went through Mount Airy, possibly along Black Ankle Road. Anyone with any information on Mount Airy's involvement in the Underground Railroad, please contact us at our email address, or bring into the museum during our regular business hours. 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 email@example.com.