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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 from Sharpsburg.

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.

It has evolved into a modern bedroom community, still a small town, with many of its Federalist-era log homes intact and protected by siding and brick. Prosperous farmers and craftsmen of the mid-1800’s still have descendents here, bearing their family names.

The Sharpsburg Historical Society is devoted to researching, preserving and celebrating the history of Sharpsburg, Maryland. We hope to reach anyone who has an interest in this old town, including the other descendents of those farmers and craftsmen who have migrated far from here. This site is a place to share some of what we have found.

We are a very small group, so we would welcome your help in events and projects, and in sharing historical information. Please visit our pages to learn about our activities and how to join, and to see what we have found in our research so far.

The Upper Potomac in the Civil War: Derived from a 1965 Publication of the District of Columbia Civil War Centennial Commission : A series of 51 watercolor paintings with accompanying narrative / by Garnet W. Jex; produced with the active help and guidance of John R. Winters, A.D. Kenamond, Paul J. Sedgwick, J. Gay Seabourne, Walter R. Jex.

A reissue of a book that came out in 1965, this book is now available through the Sharpsburg Historical Society.


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