Calendar of Events

Sharpsburg Founder's Day Lecture Series: Doctors of Sharpsburg

Ongoing Opportunities

  • July 6 at 12 PM

The first Founder's Day speaker of the day, Rev. John Schildt hardly needs an introduction. He is well known for his many books relating the various aspects of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and local history. Reverend Schildt graduated from Shepherd College, Wesley Theological Seminary and has studied at Western Maryland College, Gettysburg Seminary and West Virginia University. Rev. Schildt has been a lifelong student of Antietam, John has written many books on the subject, including “September Echoes”, “These Honored Dead”, “Roads to Antietam,” and several others.

Join Rev. Schildt at 12:00 pm on Saturday, July 6th at the Jacob Rohrbach Inn for his presentation of “Two  Doctors: Dr. A.A Biggs & Walter "Hal" Shealy - Physicians and Historians”. Dr. Biggs was town physician,  President of  Cemetery Board and an advocate of extension of the B&O Railroad to Hagerstown. Dr. Shealy was a town leader, advocate for a new school, and President of the Washington County Historical Society.  He led the effort to obtain the Dunker Church Site.  Rev. Schildt's talk will discuss how these two doctors were both community and county leaders.