Ongoing art and history exhibits for Aug. 30
Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in City Park, Hagerstown, has an exhibit of Civil War-era photos, original works of art, artifacts and archival materials, detailing the story of Washington County and the Battle of Antietam. The exhibit continues through July 2013. (File photo / August 30, 2012)
‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War’
Reception for traveling exhibition. Continues through Thursday, Sept. 27. Hagerstown Community College’s Kepler Center lobby, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-500-2236.
Abstraction, Texture & Typography
Digital fine art and design prints. Reception, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. Exhibit continues through Thursday, Sept. 27. Shippensburg University’s Kauffman Gallery in Huber Art Center, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. Call 717-477-1530.
Summer art shows
Art is displayed in conjunction with Wind Down Friday concerts. If it rains, the art show will not be held. 6 to 9 p.m. most Fridays through Sept. 28. Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Email email@example.com or go to www.bridgeoflife.org.
Sara Knox’s mosiac-style artwork is on display. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.csagi.org.
Artwork by artists/teachers from the Baltimore community college system. Exhibit continues through Monday, Oct. 8. Ice House, 138 Independence St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 304-258-2300 or go to www.macicehouse.org.
‘Valley of the Shadow’
Original works of art, artifacts and archival materials, detailing the story of Washington County and the Battle of Antietam. Exhibit continues through Saturday, July 27. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or email email@example.com.
Artist and poet, Eliane Ambrose’s original, contemporary impressionism, abstracts and still lifes in oil. Are on display through October. Local Exposure, 70 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-749-7700.
Return of Special Orders 191
Original lost orders and items belonging to soldiers of the 27th Indiana Volunteers who found it, including unpublished correspondence about the finding by Union soldiers of Gen. Lee’s orders to confederate commanders. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, Md. Free. Call 301-662-3515 or go to www.nps.gov/mono.
The Newcomer House
The historic structure at Antietam National Battlefield has interpretive displays including On The Home Front and In The Heat of Battle. Open through October. Antietam National Battlefield, Md. 34 one-half east of Sharpsburg. Go to www.newcomerhouse.com.
‘From Suffragists to Officeholders: Politics at Wilson College’
Exhibit examines the role of Wilson College women during the suffrage movement. Includes correspondence from several U.S. presidents. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 21. Wilson College’s Hankey Center for the Education and Advancemenet of Women, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call Amy Lucadamo at 717-262-2049.
Civil War trains
An authentic scale model Civil War railroad display in 3-D terrain demonstrating rail travel during the Civil War. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 30. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Admission, $5 to $7. Go to www.discoverystation.org.
Star-Spangled War of 1812
Five 200-year-old artifacts, parts of the permanent collection of the Washington County Historical Society, will be displayed until 2014. Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-797-8782. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for children 14 and younger. Go to www.washcohistoricalsociety.org.
Museum features an exhibition on Japanese culture, a dinosaur exhibit, a NASA exhibit and a 12-foot-long model of the Titanic. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $5 to $7; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-790-0076. Go to www.discoverystation.org.