| 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.
| Jan 14, 2011
| 8:12 AM
In a region ripe with historic ties, families can honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by taking a Washington County stay-cation.
It's easy to seek traces of black history across the river to Harpers Ferry, W.Va., where John Brown led his...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 2:45 PM
The Washington County Historical Society chose as its first preservation efforts in 1911 the Washington Monument and Fort Frederick because of their importance to both local and national historic events.
The history of the monument was covered in last...
| Jun 12, 2011
| 8:49 PM
Before Sunday’s ribbon cutting for the new Anne G. and Howard S. Kaylor Atrium at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Howard Kaylor said he told the museum’s director that she forgot to schedule a rain date for the ceremony.
| Jun 15, 2011
| 5:02 PM
Arrowheads, bullet molds and musket balls recovered during archaeological digs in Washington County were among the artifacts officials put on display Wednesday in downtown Hagerstown.
Mary Alexander, administrator of the Museum Historical Trust Museum...
| 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.&...
| Feb 19, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Outside support for bond bill
In Congress, members’ funding requests for projects in their districts are “earmarks.”
In Annapolis, they’re “bond bills.” Lawmakers generally ask for money only for counties they...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Work to open six lock houses for lodging on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park — seen as an extraordinary way to give people a taste of life on the old shipping channel — has resulted in an award from the Maryland...
| Mar 9, 2012
The Samples Manor Cemetery Committee will start spring cleaning for Easter.
The committee asks residents who have placed memorial items such as flowers and statues on the graves of loved ones to remove and collect these items by March 15, or the...