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.
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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.
Sharpsburgh Museum of History Launches Website
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.
50 years ago, an artist convincingly exhibited a fake Iron Age civilization – with invented maps, music and artifacts
Invented civilizations are usually thought of as the stuff of sci-fi novels and video games, not museums.
Yet in 1972, the Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art at Cornell University exhibited “The Civilization of Llhuros,” an imaginary Iron Age civilization.
Battlefields around the world are finding new purpose as parks and refuges
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 Group Finds Clues Linking to Possible Civil War era Treasure
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).
Western Maryland History Hub responds to Antietam Battlefield Environmental Assessment
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.
Harriet Tubman led military raids during the Civil War as well as her better-known slave rescues
Harriet Tubman was barely 5 feet tall and didn’t have a dime to her name.
What she did have was a deep faith and powerful passion for justice that was fueled by a network of Black and white abolitionists determined to end slavery in America.
The forgotten story of Black soldiers and the Red Ball Express during World War II
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.
William Tecumseh Sherman knew the enduring cruelty of war
Mitchell G. Klingenberg, United States Army War College It is doubtful the tragic devastation of the Russia-Ukraine War would surprise William Sherman were he alive today. The iconic U.S. Army soldier was a student of war at home and abroad. Sherman, who lived from 1820 to 1891, concluded that war – what the Prussian militaryContinue reading “William Tecumseh Sherman knew the enduring cruelty of war”