Pictured on the stairs of the Creeger House with Santa Claus
are Carol Ford, Donna Voellinger (front l to r), Cindy Poole and Carol Newman (back l to r).
The Thurmont Historical Society ended 2014 with an Open House for the county wide Museums by Candlelight event. One of the surprises was a visit from the Old Elf himself (Mark Herr). We had a number of visitors stop in to enjoy the refreshments and take advantage of a chance to talk one on one with Santa or to have a photo taken with the jolly old guy. Even the staff on hand got into the act! Overall a great day at the Creeger House!
On October 26, 2014 the Thurmont Historical Society played host to the World Premiere of the movie Almost Blue Mountain City, by Chris Haugh, at the nearby restored Springfield Manor.
The result of nearly twenty years of dedicated research and production by Chris the movie is a labor of love and a homage to the people and the area we live in. Nearly three hours in length the movie features numerous interviews with local folks, many no longer with us, along with hundreds of photographs and dozens of anecdotes about the early days of Thurmont, MD.
For a little background the town was originally known as Mechanicstown, MD. Later when a name had to be chosen to meet Postal requirements it was initially suggested it should be Blue Mountain City. After much debate and discussion the people eventually settled on Thurmont.
If you would like a copy of Almost Blue Mountain City for your own the DVD can be purchased directly from the Thurmont Historical Society at 11 North Church Street, Thurmont, MD.
Above we have included a photo from the premiere of Chris Haugh answering audience questions about the movie. Photo © Russell C. Poole