The Life of Jacob Francis Wheaton

Washington County Library 100 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD

The Life of Jacob Francis Wheaton presented by Fred Chavis. Jacob Wheaton was born in Middletown, Maryland and moved to Hagerstown in the 1850s. He is believed to be the first African- American to vote in Maryland after the civil war, casting his vote in the Hagerstown Mayoral Election of 1868. In 1897, he became […]

Hear The Story of Sojourner Truth

Washington County Library 100 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD

Join us on Saturday, April 2, 2022 at the Washington County Free Library to hear Mrs. Fanny Crawford share the story of Sojourner Truth. Where: Washington County Free Library When: Saturday, April 2, 2022 Time: 2:00 pm 'til 3:00 pm Download PDF Flier > Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth was an American abolitionist and women's rights […]

Race Relations Forum

Washington County Library 100 S Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD

Attend this community-focused forum on race relations in Washington County. Date: April 16, 2022 Time: 2:00 pm 'til 4:00 pm Location: Washington County Library 100 South Potomac Street Hagerstown, MD  21740 Moderated by the following members of our community: The Rev. Don Marbury Brooke Grossman, Candidate for Delegate District 2B Brad Smith Karen Milgate Elder […]

KHS Presentation on Red Hill African American Church & Cemetery

St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church 53 N Main St., Keedysville, MD

A brief discussion of the history of Pleasant Hill A.M.E. Church & Cemetery on Red Hill Road, Keedysville, a project of the African American History Association of Western Maryland. With an update on the reclamation and continuing efforts to document the site and its former congregation and community, presented by Ron Lytle and Ted Ellis […]

Docent Training Workshop 2022

Tolson Chapel and School 111 E High Street, Sharpsburg, MD

This year's docent training workshop will be held on Saturday, April 23, beginning at 10:00 am and should be done by noon. We would love to have you join us for this most-important volunteer opportunity. Without our volunteer docents, we could not maintain a regular open house schedule at the chapel. Currently, we are open […]

Red Hill Cemetery Clean-up

Red Hill Cemetery West of 5628 Red Hill Rd., Keedysville, Maryland

Join us for our Spring Clean-up of the Historical Red Hill Cemetery.

Lincoln’s Bodyguard

Embassy Theater 49 Baltimore St., Cumberland, Maryland

There are over 400 Lincoln reenactors but only one Lincoln bodyguard reenactor. Bob O'Connor, who has been portraying Ward Hill Lamon across the country since 2007, will be appearing for one presentation only, Sunday May 29 at 2 p.m. at the Embassy Theater in Cumberland, MD. For persons who didn't know President Lincoln had a […]

$5 – $10

Juneteenth Celebration

Rockland Estate 9030 Sharpsburg Pike, Fairplay

Join us on Sunday, June 19th, 2022 for our annual Juneteenth Celebration and fundraiser! Juneteenth is a day when we celebrate the freedom of all people and it marks a very important event in history- the arrival of Federal troops at Galveston, Texas to make sure that slavery would be ended forever! Location Updated The […]


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