Success Stories

“The Plan” for the Saylor House

Posted on: Saturday, May 28th, 2016 @ 10:15 pm


When determined preservationists present an idea benefiting the community to receptive government leaders, the result is “The Plan.” Occasionally, we are pleased to say, it works.     Hagerstown City Council Approves MOU Last week the Mayor and City Council of Hagerstown voted to approve a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with members of the Washington County Historical …

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SAYLOR UPDATE – Opening of Kiwanis Park

Posted on: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 @ 4:39 pm


WCHT (Washington County Historical Trust) and ACWA (Antietam-Conococheague Watershed Alliance) are proud to announce a success story in the making. Members from both organizations (supported by numerous concerned individuals for whose support we are forever indebted),  appeared before the Hagerstown Mayor and City Council meeting last week where they presented a plan for an adaptive reuse …

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Not Your Average Dating Service

Posted on: Sunday, May 31st, 2015 @ 3:07 pm

The Keedy House, Barnes Road, Boonsboro, Md. Built Winter 1775/6

QUIZ: What do Mount Vernon and the Tower of London have in common with the following Washington County historic homes?? Keedy House, Boonsboro, MD Middlekauff-Poffenberger Farm, Sharpsburg, MD Mary Locher’s cabin, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD Joseph Poffenberger Barn, Sharpsburg, MD Roulette House, Sharpsburg, MD Roulette Barn, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD   ANSWER:  Dendrochronology  …

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135 – Seibert-Fernsler House circa 1790-1810, Black Rock, Hagerstown, MD

Posted on: Friday, August 8th, 2014 @ 1:05 pm

Seibert-Fernsler house c1790-1810. Photo about 1998

    Landis Road winds east past a series of new townhouses, doglegs in front of farmsteads and finally reaches an open stretch of fields and pasture. On the north side of the road, amid this rural landscape, a forlorn brick house stands boarded-up, still square and solid but abandoned. A concrete block well house …

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