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Your Guide to Exploring Fall Color in the Heritage Area

September 26, 2019

Your Guide to Exploring Fall Color in the Heritage AreaFind peak fall colors and explore the outdoors in Carroll, Frederick, and Washington Counties. Read More

Commemorate the 157th Anniversary of the Maryland Campaign in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

September 9, 2019

Commemorate the 157th Anniversary of the Maryland Campaign in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage AreaCommemorate the Maryland Campaign of 1862 with events and activities throughout the Heritage Area this September. Read More

Celebrate Great Outdoors Month By Taking a Hike in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area

June 3, 2019

Connect to history by taking a hike in the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area. Read More

Ring in 2019 with a First Day Hike

December 7, 2018

Ring in 2019 with a First Day HikeStart your new year off on the right foot with a hike in a State Park-- find your hike with our guide! Read More

The Economic Benefits of Preserving Civil War Battlefields

January 6, 2016

The Economic Benefits of Preserving Civil War BattlefieldsFrances Kennedy, Director of the Civil War Battlefield Campaign at The Conservation Fund from 1988 to 2006, discusses the relationship between battlefield preservation and economic development. Read More

Start the New Year Off with a State Park Hike

December 14, 2015

Start the New Year Off with a State Park HikeStart your new year with a guided First Day Hike in one of Maryland's state parks. Read More

Ensure the Future of our Civil War Past

November 12, 2015

Ensure the Future of our Civil War PastRead about how you can become an honorary Glenn Worthington and ensure the future of our Civil War past in the Heritage Area. Read More

Paying with their Lives: Townsend Reports on the Lincoln Conspirators’ Execution

July 7, 2015

Paying with their Lives: Townsend Reports on the Lincoln Conspirators’ ExecutionOn this date 150 years ago, the nation faced a dramatic and divisive moment: the execution of four conspirators involved in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Read More

Experiencing History in the Great Outdoors: Where Recreation & History Intersect

April 23, 2015

Experiencing History in the Great Outdoors: Where Recreation & History IntersectThe stunning natural landscape sculpted by the Piedmont plateau and foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains provides an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Read More

George Alfred Townsend: Larger-than-Life Literary Luminary

March 24, 2015

George Alfred Townsend: Larger-than-Life Literary LuminaryA look at George Alfred Townsend, the 19th century celebrity who wrote the bestselling book on the Lincoln assassination and its aftermath. Read More