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.
November 19, Wednesday, 7:00, Town Hall Ed Beeler will talk about the
research he has been conducting about the Black population of Sharpsburg.
He will also discuss the research tools he has used. This meeting is open
to the public
Friday, December 12 Social meeting hosted by our member Clay Herzog and his
wife, Jackie. This meeting is for members only.
Wednesday, January 28, Town Hall, 7:00 Steve Recker will present a
program about Oliver T. Reilly, Sharpsburg resident and early Battlefield guide.
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.