Master Docent Series

February 25, 2023 | Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ, Frederick, MD

Register here to expand your knowledge, increase your skills, and explore your historic community at this workshop. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore Frederick's rich history and to discover new ways to enhance your interpretive programs, tours, and museum experiences. This year's program will be held at Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ in Downtown Frederick. If you have questions or need additional information, contact Mary Mannix at 301-600-1368 or

Registration: $40 for Frederick County residents/docents | $45 for non-Frederick County | $15 Digital Registration for Zoom 

(Pay Online on Next Page After Registration) 

Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ | 15 W Church St. Frederick, MD 21701

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2023 Master Docent Series Workshops 

Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ

15 W Church St, Frederick, MD 21701

25 February 2023

8:30 am – 5:00 pm


8:30 am - Registration, Continental Breakfast, & Welcome


9:00 am - “A Place and Its People: The Past and Future of History Organizations"

George McDaniel

President, McDaniel Consulting, LLC & Executive Director Emeritus of Drayton Hall (Charleston, SC)


10:30 am - “The Secrets of Site R” 

James Rada, Writer


11:30 am - The National Road - Maryland's Main Street

Bob Savitt, Myersville-Wolfsville Area Historical Society


12:30 pm   Lunch 


1:15 pm - “CROSSROADS: A Smithsonian Exhibition”

Amanda Venable, Museum Manager-Rose Hill Manor Park and Museums


1:30 pm - "The History of Black Education in Frederick County"

Michelle Wright, Community College of Baltimore County & AARCH Society


2:30 pm - “An Overview of the Historical Memory of Slavery at L’Hermitage, Needwood, and Sotterly Plantation”

Paul Haga


3:00 pm - “Telling the Life of T.H. Barnes”

Fanny Crawford, Storyteller


4:00 pm - “Connecting History and Musical Traditions”

John Tole of Evergreen Shade