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firstname.lastname@example.orgSoldiers in Hagerstown were among the first black men in Maryland to join the ranks of the Union during the Civil War, and were involved in the siege of Petersburg, Va., during the conflict. Among the first local blacks who joined the Union were members...
1. Comedy that’s ‘Dy-no-mite’ Make Me Laugh Comedy Tour will host two shows Saturday, May 18, at Fraternal Order of Eagles, 18 N. Locust St., downtown Hagerstown. The shows will feature Jimmie Walker and C.J. Burney, hosted by Chad...
email@example.comThe director of Berkeley County’s new convention and visitors bureau is eyeing a plan to coordinate the opening of prominent historic sites for tours one weekend a month as part of a heritage tourism promotion package. Laura Gassler, who...
Antietam National Battlefield will host Junior Ranger Day Saturday, April 20, at the battlefield, off Md. 65, Sharpsburg. Those ages 12 and younger will be able to participate in special programs, interact with volunteers portraying Civil War soldiers,...
firstname.lastname@example.orgHagerstown has an Arts and Entertainment District featuring the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, The Maryland Theatre, Washington County Arts Council, Washington County Free Library and the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts and other assets, but an...
email@example.comEditor’s note: This is one in an occasional series of stories about findings and recommendations in the Hagerstown and Washington County Economic Development Strategic Plan. Sunday’s stories look at travel and tourism. Coming Monday: Areas...
Citizens and visitors can guide themselves through local history with the city of Hagerstown’s new Civil War walking tour map. City staff pioneered the idea of the tour map, which is a product of many volunteer hours and partnerships with Rose...
firstname.lastname@example.orgNine years before Hall of Famer Lewis Robert “Hack” Wilson set the yet-to-be-broken Major League Baseball single-season record for runs batted in, he got his professional start in Martinsburg. Wilson, who is buried in Rosedale Cemetery in...
Antietam National Battlefield will hold its Junior Ranger Day Saturday, April 28. The event is for those ages 12 and younger who will participate in special programs, interact with volunteers portraying Civil War soldiers and have the opportunity to...
Friday, July 29 Hiking Through History Program will focus on Battle of Fox’s Gap. Program begins at visitors from South Mountain Inn Appalachian Trail parking lot to Fox’s Gap. 1 p.m. Participants should bring bug spray and bottled water....
The Hagerstown YMCA Achievers recently visited the new granite monument erected in honor of the late civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in Washington, D.C. A tour guide gave a brief talk about the construction of the monument, and...
Editor's note: This is the 10th in a 12-part series about Washington County Historical Society's founders. In late August, the Washington County Historical Society plans to open a Founders' Exhibit on the many accomplishments of the 29 men and women,...
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