Aftermath: Reconstruction in Downtown Frederick Walking Tour
As the Civil War came to an end and Frederick celebrated with fireworks and parades, the next chapter in the city’s history opened. Soldiers from Union and Confederate armies returned to their homes and came back to a city totally changed by war. Slavery had been outlawed, the countryside around Frederick had been raided and ravaged by war, and the city’s traditional political system overturned.
Jake Wynn (NMCWM) and Emily Huebner (Assistant Director Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area) will tell the seldom told story of Frederick during Reconstruction and detail the lives of those who lived through the era that reshaped Frederick, the state of Maryland, and the entire nation.