Canal Town, River Town, Railroad Town

Welcome to Historic Downtown Brunswick

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Brochures also available at the Brunswick Heritage Museum

A small community known for its railroad history and its location on the Potomac River and C & O Canal, Brunswick is situated on a major MARC train station where every day thousands of residents travel between here and Washington, DC. It’s a small town with a big heart and a proud history. Dedicated to the success of its downtown, Brunswick Main Street, created in 2004, works hard to revitalize the charm and history and show residents and visitors why Downtown Brunswick is a great place to live, work, shop and play.

About Brunswick Main Street

Under the Main Street Maryland umbrella, we are a non-profit organization with the mission of revitalizing downtown Brunswick as an attractive and lively city center. Brunswick Main Street has a volunteer board of directors comprised of residents, business owners, and community leaders.The City of Brunswick’s Economic Development Coordinator assists with administration and management of the program. Volunteers interested in revitalizing historic Brunswick carry out programs and activities.Brunswick Main Street focuses on preserving our historic character and enhancing the image of downtown. We focus on four areas: promotions, economic vitality, design and organization to achieve our goals.

 

 

Sunday, Aug. 13 2pm-5pm Railroad Square Park in Downtown Brunswick

Brunswick Main Street is hosting this event to celebrate classic games & toys in honor of the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, The Way We Worked, currently in residence at the Brunswick Heritage Museum.

Main Street is setting up game stations featuring sack races, yo-yos, jacks, bubbles & more. We will be joined by Cub Scout Pack 277 who will host a Raingutter regatta and local groups the Skip Wizards and the Frederick County Knucklers who will demonstrate jump rope and marble skills. There will be sno-cones for sale from the Co. 19 Ambulance Auxiliary, a penny candy store from Main Street, and Etsy pop-up shops from local artisans of kids’ gear.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programs:

July 19 @ 6:30 pm: The Way We Worked Movie Premier @ the Brunswick Library – Brunswick teens will premier their short film about the working history of Brunswick

July 21 @ 9:00 am: Exhibit Opening @ the Brunswick Heritage Museum

July 22 @ 10 am-1 pm: Block Party @ the Brunswick Library – live music and fun activities for all ages

July 29 @ 10:30 am: C&O Canal program @ the Brunswick Heritage Museum

July 31 @ 3:00 pm: Retro Tech program @ the Brunswick Library – explore technology from the not so distant past

July 31 @ 6:00 pm, August 19 @ 1:00 pm, September 6 @ 6:00 pm – Genealogy Series @ the Brunswick Library – genealogy experts will teach participants how to trace their roots

September 9 @ 10:30 am: C&O Canal program @ the Brunswick Heritage Museum


Visit Brunswick, Maryland and enjoy our natural amenities, our history, and our recreational opportunities.

 


C&O Canal National Historic Park Mobile App

Your phone provides a fun way to learn more about the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National

Historical Park. You can listen to a park ranger give a short  narration on various aspects of the Canal from stories about Canal life to the history of the places along the Canal. When visiting the C&O Canal you can listen to these narrations along any of the trails and at the visitor center.

Dial 301-501-5128, and enter the stop number. There is no additional charge to listen to these narratives. Learn about Brunswick’s early history at stop number 5502. You can listen from home, too.


 Main Street Committee Meetings

The Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7pm in the City Hall meeting room.

The Promotions Committee meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at  at 7 PM. The meetings are held at the Main Street office located at 8 N. Maple Ave.

If you are interested in learning more about Brunswick Main Street’s work, stop by and join in any of the meetings! Email brunswickms@gmail.com for details or if you have questions.  While meetings are held regularly on the dates above, occasionally a meeting has to be rescheduled. If you plan to attend any meeting, please call Terri Householder at 301-834-7500 ext.204 to confirm.

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