Bugle Call

Welcome to Bugle Call, the voice of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. This new blog seeks to showcase the rich history of the area, highlight the wide range of experiences available for visitors—not just Civil War battlefields and historic sites but also opportunities for recreation, dining, and shopping—and bring to light lesser-known stories of Civil War Maryland. Posts by scholars, living historians, academics, and museum professionals from across the Heritage Area will provide readers with an in-depth view of the many fascinating historical sites, commemorations, research, and experiences to be found in the Heart of the Civil War.

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Keep Kids Learning in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area This Summer

June 21, 2021

Keep Kids Learning in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area This SummerSchool’s out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean learning has to stop for young minds. Learn about local events and activities that you can participate with your family. Read More

Explore the Great Outdoors in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

June 15, 2021

Explore the Great Outdoors in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage AreaLearn about some great locations to visit during June - National Great Outdoors Month! Read More

New Exhibits Open at Heritage Frederick and Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

June 8, 2021

New Exhibits Open at Heritage Frederick and Washington County Museum of Fine ArtsLooking for new exhibits to explore? Come engage with Heritage Frederick's newest exhibit on diversity or the exhibition of early-American Baltimore artist Joshua Johnson. Read More

Updated Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Geotrail Launches

June 8, 2021

Updated Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area Geotrail LaunchesReady to explore the outdoors? Come participate in HCHWA's Geotrails! Uncover newly hidden geocaches, solve puzzles and interact with history along the way! Read More

Mary Mish: Historic Preservation Pioneer in Washington County

March 16, 2021

Mary Mish: Historic Preservation Pioneer in Washington CountyLearn about Mary Mish, a woman who worked behind the scenes over decades to preserve key sites in Washington County. Read More

Journeys North to the Mason-Dixon Line: Connecting the Past and the Present

February 22, 2021

Journeys North to the Mason-Dixon Line: Connecting the Past and the PresentThough the Appalachian Trail dates to the 1920s, the ridgeline it traverses in Maryland has a much longer history, including a connection to the Underground Railroad. Read More

Shop Small in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area this Holiday Season

November 25, 2020

Shop Small in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area this Holiday SeasonNow more than ever, small businesses need your support. Find out about the unique shopping opportunities in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area for gifts perfect for everyone on your list. Read More

Celebrate Walktober in the Heart of the Civil War

October 7, 2020

Celebrate Walktober in the Heart of the Civil WarFind a historic and scenic place to take a walk in October! Read More

A Pandemic Vacation in the Heart of the Civil War

September 16, 2020

Black History in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

August 18, 2020

Black History in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage AreaFind African American history sites across Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties with this guide to fascinating places you can visit while still safely social distancing. Read More

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