Few names conjure up as much respect, admiration or praise as that of Frederick Douglass. On the 200th anniversary of his birth, Preservation Maryland is proud to remember the contributions of one the state’s most famous citizens.
Abraham Lincoln made many visits and stops in Maryland over the course of his presidency and broader political career, but perhaps none are as photographically iconic as his trip to the Maryland countryside in October of 1862.
Photo from Elks Creek Preservation Society.
Only in Maryland: Old Fashion Apple Butter Festival
Making apple butter at Little Elk Farm, 1988. Photo from Elk Creek Preservation Society.
AT THE EVENT: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Well before dawn, the community begins the apple butter making process by starting up the fires that will slow cook the apples all day to bring out their natural sweetness. Throughout the day, attendees can see, smell, and experience the process – including taking a turn to stir the big copper kettle. The festival also includes traditional Scottish food from the ca. 1797 Wallace Tavern along with Scottish and Irish dancing. Blacksmiths, candlemakers, calligraphers and other artisans will demonstrate their crafts throughout the day, too.
Irish dancers at the Festival, 1983. Photo from Elk Creek Preservation Society.
Royal Scottish Country Dancers at the Festival, 1988.
MORE ABOUT ELKS CREAK PRESERVATION SOCIETY
Elk Creeks Preservation Society was founded in 1977 as an outgrowth of Cecil County’s Bicentennial Committee. Our name is derived from the two branches of the Elk River, the Big Elk Creek and the Little Elk Creek. We are a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to restore and maintain historic structures and properties within the Elk Creeks watershed, while sharing the knowledge of local history.