Monday, November 18 at 7 P.M.
Please mark your calendars and come with your friends and neighbors to the
November 18 meeting at Town Hall, 106 East Main St., Sharpsburg.
Susan Fair, author of "Mysteries and Lore of Western Maryland" will talk
about the "bizarre beast, odd characters, and unsolved mysteries" that are
part of the culture of our counties. The free program starts at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 16 at 6 P.M.
Sue Gemeny of the Keedysville Historical Society is organizing a December
meeting and social for the historical societies in our part of the county,
Sharpsburg, Keedysville, and Boonsboro, like the one we had last year in
Keedysville. This year the meeting will be in Sharpsburg on Monday,
December 16, at the Reformed Church, 117 W. Main Street.
The $12 dinner will include roast beef and fried chicken, mashed potatoes,
green beans, coffee, and cake.
Please send Vernell an email (email@example.com) or call (301.992.9767) if you will attend. She will
report to Sue who will relay our numbers to Delancy Catlett who will arrange
for the church and the dinner.
Sharpsburg turned 250 this 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.