The War of 1812, Frederick Douglass, and Wedding Crashers: A Spy Chat with St. Michaels Museum’s Kate Fones


Spy columnist Howard Freedlander often makes the point that most national news can be seen through the local lens of journalism, and the same could also be said for American history and perhaps the thousands of small-town history museums that are scattered around the country.

This is undoubtedly true at the St. Michaels Museum where the arc of American history and culture, from the War of 1812, the travails of St. Michaels resident Frederick Douglass, or documenting the filming of Wedding Crashers at Perry Cabin, all find the way to the doorstep of the museum on East Chestnut Street.

The Spy visited the museum last month to talk to volunteer board president Kate Fones about the museum and some of the nation’s most important moments in history.

This video is approximately five minutes in length. For more information about the St. Michaels Museum, please go here

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