| Jan 29, 2012
New Mexico: This year, New Mexicans mark 100 years of statehood. But much of the state's appeal stems from its human history that goes back much further. (In 2010, Santa Fe celebrated 400 years of cityhood.) Explore here: the adobe architecture and art...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 3:41 PM
On that terrible September day 150 years ago on farm fields near Sharpsburg, crowds of men marched and milled, advanced and retreated. Many lived, but many died. There was some order, but plenty of chaos.
This weekend, we remember the 23,000 dead, injured...
| May 14, 2012
| 5:17 PM
Abraham Lincoln i/¿e¿br¿hæm ¿l¿¿k¿n/ (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. He successfully led his country through a great constitutional,...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:37 PM
Aliene Shields of Columbia, S.C., has an ancestor whom she believes died in the Battle of Maryland Heights and whose remains are buried in the mountain ridge that runs parallel to Rohrersville Road in southern Washington County.
| Sep 16, 2012
A couple of weeks ago I was visiting the morning Rotary Club in Martinsburg, W.Va., shilling for a fundraiser for my home club in Williamsport. No luck on ticket sales, but that’s not the point. Near the end of the meeting, in walks U.S. Sen. Joe...
| Sep 16, 2012
“Reveille sounded early on Sept. 17, at Antietam. The troops were up and stirring. The drummer boys excitedly beat their drums calling the men to action, to battle and death.”
Those are the words of John W. Schildt as he described the...
| May 25, 2012
| 11:19 AM
The Washington County Historical Society presented the Antietam National Battlefield Park with two significant gifts.
In the 1950s, purchase of the Dunker Church and gifting of the church and the Burnside Bridge were made possible through the work of...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 2:24 PM
Ted Alexander, 63, was in elementary school when he made his first visit to what was then called the Antietam National Battlefield Site.
"It was led by the noted historian E. Russell Hicks," Alexander said during a telephone call from his Greencastle,...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Name: Scott F. Hipp
City: Williamsport (born in Baltimore)
Day job: United Parcel Service Inc. (20 years); The Baltimore Bookworks LLC (the publishing house I founded in 2009)
Book title: "Old Line Divided: Maryland in the Civil War: Volume I:...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The annual meeting of the Washington County Historical Society in January 1967 featured a presentation on the Mason-Dixon Line, which described he hardships experienced by the surveyors as they passed through the mountainous portions of the terrain and...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:59 AM
The Dodworth Saxhorn Band, an historic 19th century brass band, kicks off the 2012-2013 Crooked Tree Arts Center Performing Arts Series with a Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration, "Bringing America's Musical Past to Life." This patriotic concert...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 8:33 AM
At 24, Clemantine Wamariya knows more about trauma and survival than most of us ever will. If we're lucky.
When Wamariya was 6, she and her sister were forced to flee the ethnic killings in Rwanda, spending the next several years in a series of...