Wednesday, September 30, 7 PM at the Sharpsburg Library.
The Sharpsburg Historical Society opens the Halloween season. Mark and Julia Brugh will discuss and sign their new book, Civil War Ghosts of Sharpsburg.
The Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) occurred on September 17, 1862, but for some the event continues.
Come to hear stories of town residents and of soldiers who fought and died at Antietam. The Brughs "craft a vivid portrait of Sharpsburg in the Civil War and bring to light stories of the ghosts for whom the conflict never ended."
The meeting is free and open to all. Books will be available for purchase. Information: 301.992.9767.
The Sharpsburg Historical Society has awarded the Jan Wetterer Memorial Scholarship to Cole Shank.
Cole is a member of the 2015 graduating class of Boonsboro High School. Cole, who was graduated
with honors on June 5, is the 18-year-old son of Kevin and Victoria Shank. He will begin his post-secondary education at Hagerstown Community College enrolled as a history major. Cole has a special interest in World War II.
The Sharpsburg Historical Society established the $500 scholarship in memory of its member Jan
Wetterer who died in July 2014. Jan was an active member of the Sharpsburg society and other
historical and preservation groups in Washington County.
The Sharpsburg Historical Society, established in 2002, offered the scholarship as part of its mission to promote, recover, and preserve the history of the Sharpsburg area and to support education and research. Information at 301 992 9767.
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.