Sept. 18, Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
This event is presented by the library, upstairs in Town Hall. The program will be a concert/history of the Rohrersville Band whose founder was from Sharpsburg. Free ice cream from Nutters following the program.
Sept 20, Saturday,1:00-5:00 p.m.
Special exhibit upstairs at Town Hall of our collection of Garnet Jex's Upper Potomac in the Civil War and free walking tours. This activity is in conjunction with Bender's Heritage Celebration. The Battlefield has given me permission to post notices at its visitors' center. This event might have good attendance because of the Battlefield's programming for the anniversary of the battle. Help setting up and staffing at Town Hall in the afternoon will be greatly appreciated.
Sept. 29, Monday, 7:00 p.m. Town Hall.
General membership meeting and presentation of the proposed slate of officers and board members. All positions have a nomination. If you wish to have your name added to the ballot, please let me know ASAP.
This meeting will be our Fall Social with brain storming for plans and programs for the coming year. Your input is needed and appreciated. Bring a snack to share; cool drink provided or BYOB.
Oct. 29, Monday, 7:00
(Waiting to hear if we can meet in the Newcomer House). Program will be in the "spirit" of the season of ghosts, and ghoulie, and things that go bump in the night (or the day). Lou Clark, member and resident of a house with a history, will share stories and thoughts about the unseen around Sharpsburg.
Nov. 7 and Nov 8.
Washington County Historical Society presenting programs of the History of Alcohol Production and Consumption in Washington County. Details available at their website with more publicity in the newspapers. Bootlegging and Sharpsburg and Frog Hollow have a connection to learn about.
Social plans are in the making. Want to help?.
Sharpsburg turned 250 in July 2013!!
On July 7, 2013
the town of Sharpsburg and the Sharpsburg Historical Society marked the
July founding of the town with ceremony and events including a wreath laying
at the Chapline family burial plot in Mountain View Cemetery, an ice cream social
and a band concert by the Rohrersville Band, whose founder G.W. McCoy was
The Headquarters of the Sharpsburg Historical Society is now open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. It is located in the Sharpsburg Town Hall which is upstairs from the library on the town square.
There is a Facebook page for the
Sharpsburg District Historical Society.
Sharpsburg was already an old colonial frontier town when the Union and Confederate Armies converged here in 1862 to fight the bloodiest day's battle of the Civil War. Founded right after the French and Indian War, Sharpsburg served local farmers into the 20th Century with tradesmen and with access to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.