Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Holidays Gifts Benefit Schifferstadt!

If you would like to purchase gifts from our Museum, the proceeds benefit Schifferstadt. Call us Monday through Friday - let us know when you plan to stop by. 301-668-6088 or info@fredericklandmarks.org.

We have McCutcheons products, locally made beeswax candles, herbal lotions and salves, ornaments, pottery, notecards, custom-made reproduction glass pitchers and vases, and books... and more! We can ship!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Museums By Candlelight December 12, 2015

Schifferstadt is one of the many wonderful stops during Museums By Candlelight on Saturday December 12th. Frederick has such a variety of historical sites to visit during this family-friendly, free event. 12noon -7pm, 

Tours and traditional children's crafts

and on twitter #MuseumsByCandlelight 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The FSCA, Frederick Sisters Cities Association, which is under the auspices of FCLF, is offering a scholarship again this year.



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! 

We are open this coming Saturday and Sunday for tours 1pm - 4pm. We have great locally made gifts in our museum shop.


We are grateful to all of our members who help keep Landmarks running. We are thankful to all of our volunteers who graciously give their time to coordinate events and to our docents for sharing history to the visitors who come see Schifferstadt! Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Schifferstadt Architectural Museum will be closed this Saturday - November 21, 2015. We regret the inconvenience. However - we will be open on Sunday - Nov. 22, 1pm - 4pm.


Check out this event happening in Frederick on Nov. 21. Also - our annual meeting is in the evening. (See previous post.)


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Frederick County Landmarks Foundation: Two events coming up are  FCLF Annual Meeting on N...

Frederick County Landmarks Foundation: Two events coming up are  FCLF Annual Meeting on N...: Two events coming up are  FCLF Annual Meeting on November 21st, 7pm and  Museums By Candlelight on Saturday December 12th, 12noon -7pm...

Two events coming up are

 FCLF Annual Meeting on November 21st, 7pm and 

Museums By Candlelight on Saturday December 12th, 12noon -7pm.

Annual Meeting

Join us for our Annual Meeting for a casual, fun evening of desserts, wine, and coffee. The presentation will be "A Subtle and Seismic Shift: Taney, the Civil War, and Memory" by our guest speaker, Dr. Michael Powell, Professor of History at Frederick Community College and instructor at Hood College.

If you are not already a member, please come and learn about our organization. RSVP to info@fredericklandmarks.org and we'll tell you where to park. The event takes place at the Shaeffer Center 31 E. Church St. in historic downtown Frederick.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make Oktoberfest a success! We appreciate the patrons who came to support the event on the blustery fall weekend of October 17th and 18th.

Hard-working volunteers at the Wurst Tent enjoying a quick break

SweetFarm Sauerkraut demonstrating how to make sauerkraut and giving samples

Long-time, devoted Landmarks volunteer, Harry Richardson, showing his lovely paintings

Rotary provided these great photos - and they help immensely with the coordination of Oktoberfest

The Mid-Maryland Wood Turners Guild is always a popular feature

Monday, October 12, 2015

Oktoberfest is this coming weekend 

Oct. 17th and 18th

Saturday, 10am - 5pm
Sunday, 12noon - 5pm

Schifferstadt Museum - 1110 Rosemont Ave. Frederick, MD 21701

Free admission to the grounds....

~ German Sausage and beer
~ Juried art and craft vendors
~ Historical re-enactors and demonstrators
~ Live music - oompah band
~ House tours for a discounted fee (these are shorter than typical weekend tours)
~ Great food vendors, like strudel, organic sauerkraut, and fresh baked treats

Monday, September 28, 2015

If you are planning to come to Oktoberfest on October 17th & 18th and also want a tour of the Schifferstadt Museum, take note of this information.

Tours on Saturday run 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.; tours on Sunday run at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. You have to purchase a ticket ahead of time for the time-slot you would like. Tours are shorter than they are on typical non-event weekends and are offered for a discounted price of $3.00.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Oktoberfest is less than a month away. There are still a few volunteer spots open if you would like to help. The event is Saturday October 17th, 10am - 5pm and Sunday October 18th, 12noon-5pm. Rain or shine. This event helps sustains our organization.

This is Joan Deacon. Not only is she a demonstrator at Oktoberfest, but a museum docent and board member at Landmarks.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Planning for Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt is Underway

This year's Oktoberfest will have some fun new additions. We'll be serving wine - in addition to the great beers we normally offer. Some of our art-craft vendors are new too. One of our favorites is Dapper Geek - a local creative company making really fun men's ties, DapperGeek   Of course there are many returning craftspeople who have been with us for years. If you are interested in volunteering, email or call.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Please vote for Schifferstadt as the best house museum in Frederick.
If you want to help show your support, follow the link listed below.

The Frederick News Post is sponsoring a 
2015 Best of the Best contest.
Schifferstadt is listed under museums, in the entertainment category.
Vote to help the museum get into the top 3 category....there will be another vote after that.

Monday, August 3, 2015

It's been a good summer so far at Schifferstadt. There are many people who come from out of state specifically to see the museum. We are currently interviewing applicants to become volunteer tour guides to keep up with the number of visitors. 

If you know of anyone interested who enjoys history and would like to be part of our special team of volunteers, contact us.  info@fredericklandmarks.org.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Schifferstadt Museum is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4 PM for tours. We've been a little bit short on docents lately due to some health issues. If we have to close, we'll post that information here. However, feel free to meander through our Heritage Garden anytime before 6 PM on any day, even when the museum is closed.
The Barnstormers Tour and Frontier Day were huge successes! Thank you to all of our visitors, volunteers, and reenactors. We had a great turnout at both events, and it was only our second Frontier Day! We are waiting to upload photos from the Barnstormers Tour, but we have a few from Frontier Day to share with you. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Not only will there be great historical demonstrations during Frontier Day, (Sat. June 20th),- but there will be native plants and herbs for sale. The event runs 10am - 4pm and there is food available too! The event is free  - all donations benefit Schifferstadt!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Exciting things happening this Saturday - June 13th! 

Barnstormers Tour is 10am - 4pm. Come to the reception from 5pm - 7pm with live music and food at Wildcat Spring Farm 25214 Peach Tree Road, Clarksburg, MD. Art created during the day's tour will be for sale.

If you still want something to do you after that, you can catch a really cool presentation at Monocacy Battlefield- in the Thomas House Barn - a Robert Redford film , The Conspirator (about the only female conspirator and the first woman executed by the US government).

Next week, June 20th, don't miss Frontier Day at Schifferstadt - a fun, free history event for all ages. 301-663-3885.

Friday, May 29, 2015

If you were planning a trip to see Schifferstadt this weekend, please come Sunday 1pm - 4pm and not Saturday, May 30. We had to close unexpectedly due to an illness with our scheduled docent for Saturday. Feel free to meander through our Heritage Garden anytime.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Come learn about native plants and herbs. See how early settlers lived in Frederick during the 1750's.
Frontier Day is June 20th, 
10am - 4pm at Schifferstadt.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

"Chamber Music: Chocolate and Champagne"

We encourage everyone to attend the "Chamber Music: Chocolate and Champagne" concert being held on July 17th at Brodbeck Music Hall, Hood College. All funds will go towards the Frederick Sister City Association's travel scholarship program. The concert will feature cellist Katja Zakotnik of Schifferstadt, Germany and pianist, Noel Lester of Frederick, MD. Come and enjoy an artful evening while supporting the association in its efforts to build a lasting relationship between the two sister cities. For more information contact Ronnie Osterman at ronosterman@comcast.net or 301-682-6174. To learn more about the FSCA and its mission visit their blog at http://schiffestadtsistercity.blogspot.com/

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Landmarks will host two great events in June. The first event is on June 13th - the very popular Barnstormers Tour! The tour will focus on barns in the Sugarloaf Mountain region. Volunteers are busy training and learning about the history of each barn so they can give tours of these really wonderful structures! Tickets will go on sale soon.

The second June event is Frontier Day, June 20th, from 10am - 4pm. This is the second year for this growing event! It is a free and educational event on the grounds of Schifferstadt Museum! Step into the 1700's and see what frontier life was like with tradespeople, demonstrators, and activities. Native plants will be sold as well as food.

Friday, March 20, 2015

 2nd Annual Frontier Day (Saturday June 20th, 2015, 10am-4pm) 

It may not feel like it, but spring is just around the corner, and that means it's almost time for one of Schifferstadt's most unique events, Frontier Day! Travel back in time to the French and Indian War at Schifferstadt for our annual living history event. Experience hands-on what life was like for the people of Frederick in the 1750’s by learning about and helping with daily frontier tasks. The event will feature reenactors and frontier trades people. Learn how the Brunner family of Schifferstadt lived and worked, as well as Elias Brunner’s involvement in the War as a Sergeant for a small German Militia! Family friendly, educational and free, there is no better way to spend a beautiful spring Saturday! Tours of the house and garden will also be available. Come join us on Saturday, June 20th from 10am-4pm at the Schifferstadt!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bell and History Day - April 11th

We are excited to present a special exhibit and demonstration about bells on Bell & History Day, April 11, 10am - 4pm.  In addition to tours and learning about the Brunners (the early German settlers who built Schifferstadt), ceramic bells by local, award-winning artist, Cameron Petke, will be on display.  The finishing techniques used mimic the qualities of baked earth and stone quarry walls. Schifferstadt becomes a harmonizing backdrop to the raw and unglazed ceramic surfaces of these magnificent historical symbols. The artist will be demonstrating throughout the day on his wheel. Come explore the significance of bells in our history and the way this artist is creating them today. 


Friday, January 9, 2015


WHEN: Saturday, January 10th, 2PM-3PM:
WHERE:  Frederick Co. Historical Society
  24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701

We need preserved buildings and landscapes, sustainable communities, walkable towns, and we need them now! With the Maryland General Assembly headed back to session in early January, now is the time to talk about how we can accomplish this and make preservation of our communities a priority.
 Preservation isn’t just about where George Washington slept. Preservation is a smart-growth tool that 

creates fabulous communities and enhances local economies and small businesses. Preservation is also a green movement, as it encourages the recycling of buildings, rather than costly teardowns. In the end, the greenest building is the one already standing.

Preservation Maryland, the statewide non-profit preservation organization, is coming to Frederick, Maryland to hold a Town Hall workshop on how to get involved in this important process.

When you attend a Town Hall you can expect to:

• Learn about the preservation programs that make a difference – why they are needed and what they have accomplished,
• Find out how to make the case for preservation and more opportunities to get involved,
• Receive training and an advocacy toolkit to help make you an effective preservation advocate.

The Frederick Preservation Town Hall is being co-sponsored by the 

WHEN: Saturday, January 10th, 2PM-3PM:
WHERE:  Frederick Co. Historical Society 
24 E. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701