Welcome to the Lovettsville Historical Society Official Website
We are committed to preserving and promoting the history and heritage of the Town of Lovettsville and the surrounding area known as "The German Settlement". Displayed are various artifacts, photographs, documentation, household articles, tools, genealogy and other historical information pertaining to the local history within the Lovettsville Museum. Plan your next outing to visit the museum, attend our monthly events and lectures or arrange a group tour. The Lovettsville Historical Society offers research resources and assistance.

Next in the 2016 Lecture Series


The Forgotten Story of Petersville
Presented by Jody Brumage

Sunday, July 17 at 2 PM

Petersville, Maryland -- which lies just north of Brunswick -- is one of the oldest and yet most overlooked communities in the Middletown Valley. Most people from the Lovettsville area know it just as a small crossroads, where Routes 79 and 180 intersect, on the way to Frederick.

Yet this was once a thriving, important community, which overshadowed Berlin and later Brunswick. It has been home to two governors of Maryland (Thomas Sim Lee, and Francis Thomas), historic religious institutions (including Catholic, Episcopal, and Lutheran churches), and it was the site of significant educational advances in the region. Petersville is also home to some of the best preserved agricultural land in Frederick County and still maintains its unique, Tidewater charm.

The program will be held at St. James United Church of Christ, 10 East Broad Way, Lovettsville, at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are welcome to defray expenses of the program.

Upcoming Lectures: 

Aug. 14: "Prelude to Revolution: the French-Indian War on the Maryland and Virginia Frontier,"  by journalist and author Tim Rowland.

Sept. 18: The 1940 Lovettsville airliner disaster, by John Flannery.


In the News:

Cub Scouts Visit Lovettsville Museum


The Museum at Christmas



Visit our museum containing many artifacts, historical documents and library.

Peruse our many resources for information on local history and link to the wealth of knowledge imparted by our surrounding historical centers.

Support the local heritage that began this and neighboring communities to help enrich our knowledge and that of our children.
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