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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

Museum Hack: Relevance, Reverence, and Dance

December 3, 2015

Museum Hack: Relevance, Reverence, and DanceBeth Parnicza describes a recent workshop by the international firm Museum Hack from the perspective of a National Park Service interpreter—and a millennial. Read More

Inspiring the Next Generation of Battlefield Stewards: an Education Initiative in the Works

December 1, 2015

Inspiring the Next Generation of Battlefield Stewards: an Education Initiative in the WorksIntroducing a new K-12 initiative that seeks to increase student engagement at local battlefields and historic sites. Read More

Preserving an Architectural Landmark: An Update from the South Mountain Heritage Society

October 14, 2015

Preserving an Architectural Landmark: An Update from the South Mountain Heritage SocietyRead about the recent restoration of the historic Resurrection Reformed Church, which served as a field hospital following the September 1862 battles of South Mountain and Antietam. Read More

Exploring Frederick County’s Railroad History

August 6, 2015

Exploring Frederick County’s Railroad HistoryCharissa Hipp of Visit Frederick sheds light on Frederick County's rich railroading history. Read More

The ‘Great Treat of Ice Cream’: Explore Civil War Trails & Sample Sweet Treats This Summer

July 15, 2015

The ‘Great Treat of Ice Cream’: Explore Civil War Trails & Sample Sweet Treats This SummerCelebrate National Ice Cream Month while visiting significant Civil War sites in the Heart of the Civil War. Read More

Turmoil frozen in marble: Borglum’s "Head of Abraham Lincoln"

May 4, 2015

Turmoil frozen in marble: Borglum’s "Head of Abraham Lincoln"John Gutzon Borglum's marble bust of Abraham Lincoln, in the collection at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, carries national significance. Read More