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Thursday, April 23, 7 PM Rick Morrison will speak about the about the railroads and Sharpsburg. 

 

The Thursday meeting begins at 7 pm in Town Hall, 106 East Main St., Sharpsburg.     

Call 301 992 9767 for further information.

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

Article III

Article IV

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 from Sharpsburg.

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.


ABOUT SHARPSBURG

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.

It has evolved into a modern bedroom community, still a small town, with many of its Federalist-era log homes intact and protected by siding and brick. Prosperous farmers and craftsmen of the mid-1800’s still have descendents here, bearing their family names.

The Sharpsburg Historical Society is devoted to researching, preserving and celebrating the history of Sharpsburg, Maryland. We hope to reach anyone who has an interest in this old town, including the other descendents of those farmers and craftsmen who have migrated far from here. This site is a place to share some of what we have found.

We are a very small group, so we would welcome your help in events and projects, and in sharing historical information. Please visit our pages to learn about our activities and how to join, and to see what we have found in our research so far.


The Upper Potomac in the Civil War: Derived from a 1965 Publication of the District of Columbia Civil War Centennial Commission : A series of 51 watercolor paintings with accompanying narrative / by Garnet W. Jex; produced with the active help and guidance of John R. Winters, A.D. Kenamond, Paul J. Sedgwick, J. Gay Seabourne, Walter R. Jex.

A reissue of a book that came out in 1965, this book is now available through the Sharpsburg Historical Society.

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