The Farm Museum was founded in 1977 by the Frederick County Farm Museum Association, Inc. The purpose of the association is to promote the museum by collecting and preserving items from our agricultural heritage. The association has developed exhibits of late 19th century and early 20th century agricultural practices and farm family life. These exhibits are designed for a self guided tour, for educational purposes for the citizens of Frederick County and all other interested individuals.
The Farm and Family Exhibit Building houses interactive children's exhibits including our new mini barn as well as exhibits on early 19th century farm life.
The Bank Barn houses the Planting and Harvesting of Generations exhibit which includes a large collection of agricultural based hand tools and machinery.
The Association offers annual spring and fall festivals. These events feature home style foods, steam engine demonstrations, farm animals, hay rides, music, antique tractor pulls, and much more.
The Association gladly accepts bequests, gifts and loans of agricultural implements, tools and equipment as well as monetary contributions for the improvement of the Frederick County Farm Museum.
The Association's Board meetings are the first Thursday of each month, with the exception of July and December, at 7:30pm. If you would be interested in joining the association or helping out, please stop by one of these meetings at Rose Hill Manor House.
The Farm Museum celebrated their 35th anniversary in 2012. Check the events & programs calendar for details.