| 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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 12:50 PM
1. Firemen's carnival
The Rescue Hose Company Fireman's Carnival features daily entertainment begins Monday, July 16, continues through Saturday, July 21. Special Events Center grounds, 407 S. Washington St., Greencastle, Pa. Call Brian Barkdoll at 717-...
| Jul 13, 2012
John P. Hankey will present a lecture titled “Railroads and the American Civil War” at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Friends of the Library will host a reception...
| Jun 3, 2012
The centennial anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic was in April (the topic of two recent columns). But we also just marked another important date in the history of transportation. It was 75 years ago this month that the airship Hindenberg burst into...
| Jul 22, 2012
I’ve written recently about leadership and my opinions about the important principles that make a good leader. I explored communications as one guiding principle and this week I’ll write about timing, patience and decisiveness.
| Aug 7, 2012
John Keegan, a British military historian whose critically acclaimed books spanned ancient and modern warfare and included the bestselling "The Face of Battle," has died. He was 78.
Keegan died Thursday at his home in Kilmington, England, according to...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 3:09 PM
The message preached within its walls was one of peace and nonviolence.
So it’s ironic that a squat whitewashed church built by the German Baptist pacifists sect called the Dunkers would have a connection to one of the bloodiest battles in American...