The Historical Society of Frederick County will hold a Pints and the Past program at Brewer’s Alley Restaurant tonight at 7 p.m.
The free event is open to the public and for discussions of history, according to a press release. In conjunction with the Museum of Frederick County History’s new exhibit, “The Fritchie Phenomenon: Barbara Fritchie in Popular Culture,” society curator Carrie Blough will lead a presentation of the early 20th century marketing of Fritchie.
Fritchie’s likeness has been used to sell everything from hams to candy to movies, as well as market the oldest running half-mile motorcycle race in the nation, the Barbara Fritchie Classic.
Blough’s discussion will include the way Fritchie became associated with more than just the Civil War.
The event at 124 N. Market St. includes a cash bar..
The Historical Society of Frederick County is a private, nonprofit educational organization dedicated to preserving the county’s history.
For more information, call 301-663-118, or visit www.frederickhistory.org.