May 10, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come to Town Hall where the historical society will
participate in the South County Museum Ramble. Our exhibit will focus on
schools in Sharpsburg. Our earlier program about schools fell on a night of
horrendous weather, rain not snow, and we feel that a repeat would be
worthwhile. Please let us know if you have any school related items that
you would like to share for this special event. Any other help you could
offer for this Saturday program will be appreciated.
As part of the Common Core curriculum, the students in the third grade at
Sharpsburg Elementary Schoolhave spent the last four months researching and
writing about different aspects of the history of their home town. Their
essays have been collected into a publication that they will present to the
Sharpsburg Historical Society at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 10. The
presentation will take place in Town Hall, 106 East Main St., Sharpsburg.
The book will become part of the historical society's library, and the
students will become honorary members of the historical society.
This presentation will take place during the Washington County Museum Ramble
during which the Sharpsburg Historical Society will exhibit their collection
of school materials.
The historical society will be open from 9:30 a.m.
until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 10. The exhibit and book presentation are
free and are part of the ramble's purpose to attract visitors to the museums
and historical sites in the county.
RSVPs are appreciated. Please call 301.992.9767
Wednesday, May 21, at 7 P.M.
Barbara Twigg, the librarian in Sharpsburg, has arranged a special
program on Wednesday, May 21, at 7 P.M. Rosemary Wells will discuss her
Moon at Sharpsburg.
Seating in Town Hall is limited; therefore, registration for the program is
essential. Please call the library, 301.432.8825, anytime after Sunday,
April 27, to register. You may leave a message on the phone on Monday. You may also register by email at the Washington
County Free Library site.
Attendees must be at least 12 years
old. Wells will be speaking at the elementary school during the day.
The program is free. Wells' books will be available for purchase at the
Wednesday evening presentation.
Sharpsburg turned 250 last July!!
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.