C&O Canal Towpath Reopens After Rehabilitation Project

WILLIAMSPORT, MD News (3/22/2023) – After several months of hard work, the C&O Canal towpath between McMahon’s Mill (mile 88) and Lock 42 (mile 89) has finally been reopened. The contractor responsible for the rehabilitation project has been busy stabilizing the towpath, replacing drainage culverts, and repairing the historic stone retaining walls that had suffered damage due to river flooding and overgrowth.

Witness the Excitement: History Hub Hunters go LIVE for the First Time Ever

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (2/15/2023) – History enthusiasts and adventure seekers, mark your calendars for this Saturday, February 18th, at 10:30 am Eastern, as the History Hub Hunters are going LIVE on Twitch! For the first time ever, join them on their quest to uncover lost pieces of history in the mountains of West Virginia.

The “Pickers” are coming back to Maryland. Here’s why you shouldn’t deal with them.

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (1/18/2023) – Recently it was announced that the popular “pickers” show is coming back to Maryland. For those not familiar, the show features several “pickers” who pick through collectibles and other items in people’s garages and barns, offering them extremely lowball prices in order to resell the items for a hefty profit. Sometimes the prices are so low it should be considered predatory, and here’s some helpful alternatives to selling to the “pickers”.

In 1866, Hagerstown Newspaper Price Based on Income during Election Season

HAGERSTOWN, MD News (10/9/2022) – One of the things we’ve repeatedly had people surprised by us here at Radio Free Hub City is that we don’t charge for our news. Not only do we not hide our news behind a paywall, but we don’t even charge for printed copies of our news at local events. This may seem like a far cry from news of today, but it wasn’t always this way for consumers. It used to be, local newspapers cared more about keeping people informed than actually making a profit.

City of Hagerstown Seeks Photos & Information for Creating Wheaton Park Historical Panels

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.

C&O Canal Celebrates National Public Lands Day with Free Admission

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.

Antietam Battlefield Commemorates 160th Anniversary

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.