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Participate in Washington County Gives

Posted on: Monday, April 30th, 2018 @ 4:44 pm

          Join us in restoring the Saylor House in Hagerstown’s Kiwanis Park. Your donations will help restore the front porch of the building this year. Please …

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You are Invited to the Saylor House

Posted on: Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 @ 3:56 pm

Special “Before Restoration” HOUSE TOUR for WCHT members and Friends Sunday, October 16, 2016      1 to 4 pm (Free of Charge)   After 60 years of neglect, until …

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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 …

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St. Patrick’s Day in Funkstown – or The Battle of Funkstown 1823

Posted on: Thursday, March 17th, 2016 @ 2:16 pm

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, an excerpt from Rebel of ’61. In his 1899 book Rebel of ’61, the author, Joseph R. Stonebraker, told of a riot on St. Patrick’s Day 1823 in the …

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Summer Picnic Meeting 2015

Posted on: Sunday, August 16th, 2015 @ 3:31 pm

  2015 Meeting of the Washington County Historical Trust   Sunday, August 23rd at 4 pm Old Forge Farm, Hagerstown, MD Who can attend this meeting? Any member of the …

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Stone Walls, Preservation, and the Washington County Comprehensive Plan

Posted on: Sunday, August 16th, 2015 @ 10:21 am

The battle to bring awareness to historic preservation in Washington County has always been an uphill struggle. To that end,  occasionally we must “see and been seen” before our elected …

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A Effort to Save History; BKG still endangered. Update Summer 2015.

Posted on: Monday, July 13th, 2015 @ 9:29 am

Why can’t history and progress cohabitate peacefully? The Brumbaugh-Kendle-Grove (BKG) Farmstead sits across the road from Hagerstown Airport on land acquired to expand the runway in 1999.  The farm was …

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Not Your Average Dating Service

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

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 …

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Opera Night at Old Forge Farm

Posted on: Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 @ 8:35 am

You Are Invited! A Historic Benefit for a Historic Cause   An event to raise funds for the establishment of a Western Maryland Preservation Field Office. We offer you an opportunity to contribute to local …

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Happy May Day!!!

Posted on: Friday, May 1st, 2015 @ 9:42 am

May is Packed with History Events   Nothing is more handsome than a fine early home in the spring, and there are plenty of great events in Washington County and …

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