Monday, March 23, 7 PM Phil Wingert, metallurgical engineer, will speak about the History of the Antietam Iron Works.
After first ringing at 3 PM at Appomattox, Virginia,
on Thursday, April 9 at 3:15 p.m. bells will be rung across the nation to mark the end of the 4 years of the Civil War. Keith Snyder at Antietam National Battlefield is coordinating the bell ringing in our area. Please contact him for information and spread the word in your associations with groups that have bells to ring.
Join the National Park Service in Ringing - Bells across the Land - A Nation Remembers Appomattox
Saturday, May 2, 10 AM Alexander Rossino will launch his new book, Six Days in September. This will be in conjunction with the 2015 Washington County Museum Ramble.
Saturday, May 23 Memorial Day Parade
Here are the SHS By-Laws:
Articles I and II
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.