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Mother's Day, Then and Now

May 2, 2018

Mother's Day, Then and NowMother's Day has surprising roots in the bloody conflict of the Civil War. Read More

The Heart of the Civil War by Rail

January 5, 2017

The Heart of the Civil War by RailThe Civil War marked the first war in world history in which railroads played a role. Learn where you can experience this chapter of railroad history in the Heart of the Civil War. Read More

Bells, Barbara Fritchie, and Battlefields: A Midwinter Reflection

December 5, 2016

Bells, Barbara Fritchie, and Battlefields: A Midwinter ReflectionWhat do Fireside Poets, First Day Hikes, and a new film have in common? Find out from Executive Director Liz Shatto. Read More

Animating Antietam: a Q&A with Sean Moir

July 15, 2016

Animating Antietam: a Q&A with Sean MoirSean Moir, founder of Western Heritage Mapping, shares his insights about creating an animated map of the 1862 Battle of Antietam. Read More

Man's Best Friend in War and Peace: Dogs in the American Civil War

February 25, 2016

Man's Best Friend in War and Peace: Dogs in the American Civil WarDogs served as companions and compatriots during the Civil War. Learn about Jack, Harvey, and other canine soldiers. Read More

Newcomer Illumination: Visitors invited to participate in memorial at Antietam

November 2, 2015

Newcomer Illumination: Visitors invited to participate in memorial at AntietamLearn how you can dedicate your own luminary for the memorial illumination on the grounds of Newcomer House on Saturday, December 5. Read More

From a Place of Carnage to a Destination for Reflection: Antietam National Battlefield at 125

August 25, 2015

From a Place of Carnage to a Destination for Reflection: Antietam National Battlefield at 125If you visit Antietam National Battlefield today, you're likely to drive onto federally-maintained roads, climb the 60-foot Observation Tower, and survey the tranquil agricultural landscape at the foothills of the Appalachian mountains. You may be surprised to learn that visitors to Antietam... Read More

Brochures, Battlefield Guides, and Bullets: Behind the Scenes at Newcomer House

March 25, 2015

Brochures, Battlefield Guides, and Bullets: Behind the Scenes at Newcomer HouseThe Newcomer House at Antietam National Battlefield, built in the 1780s, is one of the few original homes on the battlefield that is open to the public. Learn what it takes to open the historic house each spring. Read More