“Day of Early Tools & Industry” at the Thurmont Historical Society

The Early American Industries Assoc. will have a “Day of Early Tools & Industry” at the Thurmont Historical Society in Thurmont, Maryland on Saturday September 19th.

Creeger House, Thurmont Historical Society

Creeger House, Thurmont Historical Society

Come and enjoy the day starting at 8 a.m. in the parking area of the museum at 11 Church St. for tool trading and  “tool talk” and “whats it tools” while enjoying morning coffee and donuts. Bring your tools to trade or sell. Do you have a mystery tool you are wondering about? Bring it to show.

Following tool trade we will enjoy a talk by the Ranger from Cunningham Falls State Park on the history of the nearby Catoctin Furnace built in 1774, actively producing iron from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War and beyond.

The Catoctin Furnace

The Catoctin Furnace

A National Park ranger will speak on how industry was developed here in the area and how the Civilian Conservation Corps made an impact.

Everyone will be on their own for lunch. You may bring your own or visit the nearby eateries, a couple which are a short walk from the meeting.!

After lunch the Thurmont Historical Society will open their doors to the Creeger House , a wonderful museum with many treasures built in 1820’s and added on over the years. Much to explore!

And then we are invited to take a short drive to visit the actual Catoctin Furnace site.

So please come and join in the fun. Registration for the day is only $9.00 per person. Under 18 are free accompanied by an adult.

Send check or M.O. to:
Denise Richer
7201 Van Buren Rd.
Baldwinsville, New York 13027

Any questions you may call either Denise Richer, Early American Industries at 315-380-5882
Or Donna Voellinger, Thurmont Historical Society at 240-818-1510

If you are traveling from out of the area, both Gettysburg, PA and Frederick , MD are just a short drive away to make a nice planned trip.