HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/26/2022) – The City of Hagerstown continues to move forward with the construction of Phase I of improvements at Wheaton Park. The master plan is based on the community input received earlier this year.
The project includes installing two historic panels to be located in the plaza, one about the park’s history and one about the house and its past tenants/caretakers. As part of that process, photos and information helping to detail and tell the story of both are being accepted now through Friday, October 21.
WILLIAMSPORT, MD News (9/18/2022) – On Saturday, September 24, the National Park Service will celebrate National Public Lands Day with free admission to all National Parks. Visitors can take advantage of this fee-free day and hike a trail, walk or bike the canal towpath, and learn more about the natural and cultural resources at the C&O Canal.
SHARPSBURG, MD News (9/17/2022) – In a multi-day event at Antietam National Battlefield, the 160th Anniversary of the campaign will be commemorated. A symposium, plus a full schedule of tours, hikes, talks and living history programs will be offered by park staff, historians, and volunteers exploring the events that unfolded during and after the Maryland Campaign of 1862 in the US Civil War.
SHARPSBURG, MD News (9/17/2022) – Just in time for their 5th Anniversary, the Sharpsburg Museum of History has launched its website, accessible at SharpsburghMuseumofHistory.com. The website contains information on activities, artifacts, the museum’s youth program, and more.
The horrors of war are all too familiar: lives lost, homes destroyed, entire communities forced to flee. Yet as time passes, places that once were sites of death and destruction can become peaceful natural refuges.
HAGERSTOWN, MD – The cast and crew of “History Hub Hunters” believe they might be hot on the trail to finding lost Confederate gold from the Civil War, hidden in the Hagerstown, Maryland area by a secret organization known as the Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC).
SHARPSBURG, MD News (7/8/2022) – The National Park Service has released an Environmental Assessment for Antietam Battlefield in an effort to develop comprehensive and sustainable land-use strategies that will preserve significant landscape elements and integrate natural and cultural resources.
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had a problem. In June 1944, Allied forces had landed on Normandy Beach in France and were moving east toward Nazi Germany at a clip of sometimes 75 miles (121 kilometers) per day.