April 3, Thursday - at 7 PM
Come to Town
Hall where Mindy Marsden will present a program about clothing styles and
their use to date photographs. Please bring any old photographs that show
fashions of the time.
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.
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.