| May 26, 2011
| 9:41 PM
She remembers having "wonderful" history teachers growing up in 1940s and 1950s Annapolis, and she has explored and chronicled this area's past for more than 40 years.
But as historian Jane Wilson McWilliams researched her massive, colorful and...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 8:09 AM
The old B&O Railroad Station will likely be turned into some type of museum, Aberdeen City Council members were told Monday night.
At their regular meeting Monday night, the council got an update on the plan to rebuild the station and learned a city...
| Jul 30, 2011
There is a house in Elkridge that the Maryland Historical Trust has deemed "one of the most interesting houses on the stretch of the old Washington Turnpike." The "Hobbes House" as it was called when it was built (ca. 1850), is one of only two or three...
| Feb 13, 2013
The line that separates “historic” from “blighted” is often too fine to discern. Historic buildings are only of value if someone with tremendously deep pockets can be found to breathe new life into them, and without such a patron...
| Feb 17, 2013
The City of Hagerstown, the Hagerstown-Washington County Conventional and Visitors Bureau and the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area were recognized Jan. 31 at a Maryland Historical Trust awards ceremony at the Governor Calvert Ballroom in Annapolis....
| Feb 3, 2013
| 2:54 PM
While construction of the new Washington County Free Library is nearing completion, an unknown factor of the overall project has caught the eye of some City of Hagerstown officials.
At the rear of the library site on the corner of South Potomac and...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 2:56 PM
The Bell Pottery Collection was given to the Washington County Historical Society by Frank W. and Roy V. Mish in honor of Mary Vernon Mish.
The first telephone service at the Miller House cost $4.80 a month, and installation cost $6.
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:15 PM
Two officials with the Washington County Division of Public Works outlined plans Tuesday night for the rehabilitation of the Coffman Farms Road Bridge over Little Antietam Creek near town hall.
The one-lane bridge was built in 1832 and is rated in...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 2:52 PM
From his modern home, it pains Henry Stiles to look a few hundred yards down Reno Monument Road and watch the deterioration of the historic farmhouse where he was raised.
The overgrown yard and wild-weed fields around it have alarmed neighbors Tim...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:53 PM
In the mid-1700s, British soldiers on the way to battle might have marched right past the property on the old road crossing South Mountain.
A century later, just after a battle nearby, Civil War armies did rush past on the same road, barely 12 paces away...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 1:15 PM
A follow-up: In September 2011, The Herald-Mail printed an inquiry from Eldon Hawbaker of Hagerstown, who wrote that a historical marker along U.S. 40, about a mile west of Conococheague Creek, was rusty, difficult to read and in danger of falling down....
| Feb 12, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Edwards gets Kennedy Award
State Sen. George C. Edwards, R-Garrett/Allegany/Washington, on Wednesday received the Thomas Kennedy Award, which goes to a former delegate for “personal courage and dedication to the principles of liberty and freedom.&...