Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tours and Events at Schifferstadt - October

Oktoberfest is October 21st , 10am - 5pm, and October 22nd, 12noon - 5pm. In addition to all of the festivities on the grounds (see below) we will be conducting tours of the museum. Due to high demand, it is best to email or call to reserve a time for a tour.
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!

The museum is open Oct. 7th & 8th from 1pm - 4pm. 

The museum is open October 14th & 15th from 1pm - 4pm. 

OKTOBERFEST

Rotary of Fredericktowne is the co-host with Landmarks for this event. We could not launch this event without Rotary.Celebrate fall and enjoy an authentic Oktoberfest on the grounds of a picturesque, historic German farmhouse. This traditional festival takes place on October 21st and 22nd, rain or shine. The event features juried arts and crafts for sale, cultural activities, German sausage, beer, strudel, a German oompah band, colonial living history demonstrators and children’s fun. Admission is free to the grounds. Tours of the Schifferstadt Museum are offered for a discount. (12 and under free), please register for a tour by email or phone.  Proceeds help maintain the historic house museum built in 1758.Event hours are Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m. blog.FrederickLandmarks.org
Contact 301-663-3885, or email info@fredericklandmarks.org for details.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Museum is Open for Tours 9/23 & 9/24

Tour Schifferstadt this weekend September 23rd and 24th from 1pm - 4pm.


Mark your calendar for Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt Oct. 21st , 10am - 5pm and Oct. 22nd, 12pm -5pm. Rotary of Fredericktowne partners with us to make this event happen. 

Volunteers from our community are needed for this fun and festive event! Email us info@fredericklandmarks.org


Monday, September 18, 2017

Oktoberfest is October 21st and 22nd

This popular annual event is cosponsored by Rotary Club of Fredericktowne and Landmarks. http://www.fredericktownerotary.org/  The event takes place on the grounds of Schifferstadt. This festival features music, German food, historic demonstrations, and gorgeous hand-crafted items, fine art, and more!

Even times: 10-21, 10am - 5pm, and 10-22, 12noon - 5pm

Monday, September 11, 2017

The Museum is open for tours on 9-16 & 9-17

Schifferstadt in September is sublime.

If you are out for bike ride or walk on the multi-use path in Frederick, stop by Schifferstadt for a tour of one of the oldest structures in Frederick. We are open 1pm - 4pm Saturday 9/16 and Sunday 9/17.

Frederick Fiber Fellowship - Workshop on Schifferstadt Grounds:
September 17th, 1pm - 4pm - in the backyard of Schifferstadt. Enjoy Nature Weaving with Dara Cristin at Schifferstadt. Some items will be used from the Schifferstadt Heritage Garden. https://www.facebook.com/events/137540353495160/

Oktoberfest is October 21st & 22nd:
Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm -5pm - Join us for this fun, annual event that is important to the sustainability of Schifferstadt Museum.  Admission to the grounds is free. You can also email us if interested in volunteering.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Open September 9th and 10th: 1pm - 4pm

The docents at Schifferstadt are here this Saturday and Sunday ready to give you a tour of this special historic house built in the 1700's. Learn about the early Germans who built it and more history of Frederick. 
Further down in this blog are our upcoming events! Take a look.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Schifferstadt Events

Mark your calendars this week for these presentations and events coming soon! 



Archaeology of Schifferstadt:
September 13th, 7pm - at the C. Burr Artz Library -  retired archaeologist, Hettie L. Ballweber, will present a report on the archaeology previously done at the Schifferstadt Architectural Museum. The program is in honor of the site being named as a National Historic Landmark. She will include the various items discovered from the landowners, beginning with the Brunners through the Myers, Steiner and Krantz families as well as some of the prehistoric materials located during the excavation.
Community Room of the C. Burr Artz Library, 110 East Patrick Street in downtown Frederick. Free and open to the public.  For additional information, visit the Society's web page at www.digfrederick.com<http://www.digfrederick.com or call 301-378-0212

Frederick Fiber Fellowship - Workshop on Schifferstadt Grounds:
September 17th, 1pm - 4pm - in the backyard of Schifferstadt. Enjoy Nature Weaving with Dara Cristin at Schifferstadt. Some items will be used from the Schifferstadt Heritage Garden. https://www.facebook.com/events/137540353495160/

Oktoberfest is October 21st & 22nd:
Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 12pm -5pmJoin us for this fun, annual event that is important to the sustainability of Schifferstadt Museum.  Admission to the grounds is free.


Monday, August 28, 2017

Schifferstadt is Open September 2nd & 3rd

The Museum will be open for tours Sat. 9-2 and Sun. 9-3 from 1pm - 4pm. Learn about the intriguing  history of this historic house. Mark your calendar for Oktoberfest which will be Oct. 21st & 22nd. 
Pictured below is our garden manager, MaryBeth and other Master Gardeners earlier this summer when the Heritage Garden received a Bay Wise certification.


Friday, August 25, 2017

Museum is Open August 26th & 27th

Schifferstadt is open August 26th  and August 27th from 1pm - 4pm. Come by for a tour! Our volunteers are knowledgeable and welcoming.



Thursday, August 17, 2017

Schifferstadt: Open August 19 & 20, 1pm - 4pm for Tours

Schifferstadt docents will be available Saturday August 19th and Sunday August 20th to give guided tours of the museum from 1pm - 4pm. Come see the garden anytime during the day.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Museum is Open Aug. 12th & 13th

Schifferstadt is open this weekend for guided tours between 1pm - 4pm Saturday and Sunday, 8/12 & 8/13. We have new Schifferstadt themed note cards and hand-painted wood signs, and prints from local artist Chris Carr.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Schifferstadt is Open August 5th and 6th, 1pm - 4pm

If you are interested in a tour of this house built in 1758, stop by August 5th or 6th anytime from 1pm - 4pm. We are closed during the week. You many visit the garden any day and anytime before dusk.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Schifferstadt Museum is Open Saturday & Sunday, July 29th & 30th

There will be a celebration on the grounds of Schifferstadt on Saturday July 29th for the unveiling of the National Historic Landmark plaque from 11am - 1pm. All are welcome. (Rain or shine: tent is installed.) There will be regularly scheduled tours from 1pm - 4pm like any other Saturday.
We are also open on Sunday July 30th, 1pm - 4pm.

(The Brunner-only event Friday night is full.)



Friday, July 21, 2017

Schifferstadt is Open July 22 & 23

Come see this rare example of German colonial architecture built in 1758. We offer tours Saturday July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd. The hours are 1pm - 4pm.
$5.00 per adult; kids are free. During the week - by appointment only.


Special Event: July 29th 11am - 1pm, on the grounds of Schifferstadt.
Regular museum tours are available that day, 1pm - 4pm.


Landmarks is having a celebration for the unveiling of the National Historic Landmark plaque - and to celebrate the anniversary of Joseph Brunner filing for the deed to the land on July 29, 1746, where Schifferstadt is built (Elias Brunner built the house in 1758).








Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Museum is Open Saturday 7/22 & Sunday 7/23

Schifferstadt is open for tours 
July 22nd & 23rd from 1pm - 4pm.


Special Event: July 29th 11am - 1pm, on the grounds of Schifferstadt.
Regular museum tours are available that day, 1pm - 4pm.

Landmarks is having a celebration for the unveiling of the National Historic Landmark plaque - and to celebrate the anniversary of Joseph Brunner filing for the deed to the land on July 29, 1746, where Schifferstadt is built (Elias Brunner built the house in 1758).




Friday, July 14, 2017

Open Sunday July 16th

The Museum is open Sunday, July 16th from 1 - 4pm. We will be closed on Saturday, July 15th. We are sorry for any inconvenience. 


Mark you calendars to help celebrate the unveiling of the National Historic Landmark plaque on July 29th - from 11am - 1pm. It's the anniversary of Joseph Brunner filing for the deed to the land on July 29, 1746, where Schifferstadt is built (Elias Brunner built the house in 1758). The event takes place on the grounds of Schifferstadt.




Friday, July 7, 2017

Museum is Open July 8th and 9th

We are open this Saturday and Sunday July 8th & 9th from
 1pm - 4pm. Meander through the 
Heritage Garden to see plants and herbs that
 the Brunner family would have had.

We ask for a $5.00 admission donation to the museum for each adult. We appreciate your support. 

We are having a special ceremony for the unveiling of the National Historic Landmark plaque on Saturday July 29th from 11am - 1pm on the grounds of Schifferstadt.


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Open July 1 and July 2

We are open for tours 1pm - 4pm this weekend. 




See the unique characteristics of this stone house built in 1758 and learn about the family who settled here, the Brunners from Germany. We ask for a $5.00 admission donation for each adult. We appreciate your support. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Open This Weekend for Tours

Thanks to all who came out for Frontier Day last Saturday. It was a success! We are very grateful to the demonstrators who gave their time to teach others throughout the day.

Schifferstadt will be open for tours Saturday June 24th and Sunday June 25th, 1pm - 4pm.
Learn a bit about the histroy of Frederick, the Brunners, and the unique elements of  this special structure. Our gift shop has McCuthceon products, beautiful potttery, books, and more!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Frontier Day June 17th 10am - 4pm

Enjoy seeing animals and various colonial interpreters such as spinners, historical rifle demonstrations, frontiersmen and women, hearth cooking, and garden tours. Food is available as well.


House tours are scheduled at 11am, 12noon, 1:30pm, and 3pm.
Free. Park along West 2nd St.




Thursday, June 8, 2017

Museum is Open This Coming Sunday, June 11, 1pm - 4pm

The museum is closed for Saturday June 10th so that our docents can attend the Barnstormers Tour which is June 10th, 10am - 4pm, reception is 4pm - 6pm.
Purchase tickets Friday at the Frederick Visitors Center 151 S. East St. You may also purchase tickets the day of the event starting at 10am at the host barn - located at 12401 Glissans Mill Rd., Mount Airy, MD 21771.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Open June 3rd and 4th

Tour Schifferstadt Museum anytime 1pm - 4pm this coming Saturday and Sunday. 

(** Note that the museum will be closed on June 10th so that our volunteers can attend the Barnstormers Tour. The museum will be open on June 11th.)

Two great events are around the corner: Barnstormers Tour June 10th, 10am - 4pm (reception to follow), Tickets are $15 for adults.

 Frontier Day at Schifferstadt, June 17th, 10am - 4pm, and it's free.



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Open Saturday and Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend!

Open 1pm - 4pm Saturday and Sunday.


Do you have family in town visiting and are looking for different things to do? Take a tour of Schifferstadt and learn about one of the early settler families of Frederick. Meander through the Heritage Garden and see what kinds of herbs and plants German colonial people would have grown.

Mark your calendars for The Annual Barnstormers Tour on June 10th. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the museum or at the Frederick Visitors Center 
https://www.visitfrederick.org/visit/visitor-center/
and
Frontier Day at Schifferstadt on June 17th
a free and educational event:
Animals, historical demonstrators, and more!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Open Weekends for Tours 1pm - 4pm

Our upcoming events:
Barnstormers Tour -  June 10th, 10am - 4pm. Tickets will be available soon at the Visitors Center or at the Schifferstadt Museum on weekends 1pm - 4pm or during the week if you call ahead.


Frontier Day is June 17th  - 10am - 4pm on the grounds of Schifferstadt.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Tour Times on Saturday May 13th

Because of the special event this weekend, Herb Fest, and to accommodate the herb workshops, tours of Schifferstadt will run every half an hour on this schedule:

12:15pm 
12:45pm
1:15pm
1:45pm
2:15pm
2:45pm

(Sunday 5-14: We will resume normal tours 1pm -4pm. Happy Mother's Day!)


Friday, May 5, 2017

The Museum is open for tours May 6th and May 7th, 1pm - 4pm

We are a non-profit organization that depends on membership and donations.
Thank you.


Remember...Herb Fest is coming up May 13th from
 11:30am - 4pm.
http://www.frederickcountylandmarksfoundation.org/HerbFest.htm

Friday, April 28, 2017

Schifferstadt Museum is open April 29th and 30th

The museum is open 1pm - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday. 


Mark your calendar for Herb Fest  - Saturday May 13th: celebrate spring, herbs, and Mother's Day. Learn how to make things with herbs by attending a workshop: go to http://www.thedancingherbalist.com/2017herbday to register. 

The event takes place on the grounds of Schifferstadt (FREE admission). Enjoy sausage, sauerkraut, beer and wine, baked goods, arts & crafts, and tours of the house and garden -  all while taking in the sounds of the Frederick Chorale throughout the day.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring Events sponsored by Frederick Landmarks -

We had many visitors at the opening day of Schifferstadt. Check out our calendar of events. Our next event is a new one: 

Herb Fest -  May 13th, 11:30am - 4pm

Learn how to make things with herbs

 http://www.thedancingherbalist.com/2017herbday.

Also enjoy German sausage, sauerkraut, beer - and hand-made crafts, and music by the Frederick Chorale! 




Friday, April 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Visit these sites for special activities on Bell & History Day - April 8th.

Bell & History Day has often been regarded as the "Opening Day" for many museums in Frederick. Check out details about six sites that have special activities on Bell & History Day - April 8th.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Schifferstadt opens new season with a bang on April 8.

Frederick’s newest National Historic Landmark, Schifferstadt Architectural Museum, will celebrate Bell & History Day on April 8 with special activities.  County Executive Jan H. Gardner will represent Frederick in honoring the new status of the house with remarks at 12 noon.  Frederick Town Fife and Drum will make a spirited musical tribute.  The museum will be open for tours from 12:15 noon – 4pm.  Frederick Town Fife and Drum will provide various musical demonstrations throughout the day.  (Free, donations are appreciated.)

 Frederick County Landmarks Foundation opens Schifferstadt for the season

with Bell & History Day.  
Frederick Town Fife and Drum


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mark your calendars for these events held at Schifferstadt or off-site to support Landmarks:


Museums at the Mall - April 1, 10am - 3pm, at Francis Scott Key Mall (learn about all the wonderful museums in Frederick County in one location)


Bell and History at Schifferstadt  - April 8th, 12noon - 4pm, activities at Schifferstadt - and other sites in Frederick (will be listed here as info becomes available), free event

 

Schifferstadt Herb Fest - May 13th, 11:30am - 4pm, in celebration of National Herb Day there are workshops available, herb vendors, house and garden tours, activities are free (one workshop will have a cost). Also - more festive activities are planned to celebrate spring including a May Pole and craft vendors! (Happy Mothers Day!)


Barnstormers Tour  - June 10th, 10am - 4pm (main "host" barn location will be announced soon)


Frontier Day at Schifferstadt - June 17th, free educational historical activities on the grounds of Schifferstadt (Happy Fathers day!)


Oktoberfest at Schifferstadt - October 21st and 22nd, free event, craft vendors, German food and music, and historical demonstrators

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Schifferstadt receives National Historic Landmark designation


Many admirers already know that Schifferstadt is a very special structure - it being an eminent example of German colonial architecture in the region. It has been on the National Register of Historic Places for many years - but on January 11, 2017, the Department of the Interior designated it as a National Historic Landmark. NHL's are quite rare. Frederick has two NHL's - Monocacy National Battlefield and now Schifferstadt. We are so honored.

https://www.doi.gov/pressreleases/interior-department-announces-24-new-national-historic-landmarks