The Sharpsburg Historical Society has received a $5,150 CARES Act Grant.

With CARES Act funding, the Sharpsburg Historical Society, Inc. (SHS) will provide oversight to its projects and produce informational presentations to advance our mission to recover, preserve, and promote the history of Sharpsburg, its people, and the immediate area. Specifically, this grant will enable SHS to fund rent, pay for utilities, help enhance and improve our website, and produce informational pamphlets that will promote the preservation of history and provide culturally significant information. This will enhance the local economy and promote an understanding of the cultural and human history of the Sharpsburg region and Washington County.

SHS is extremely grateful to Maryland Humanities for this critical financial assistance.

Current Announcements...

Thursday, October 26, 2023 - 6 pm

The Society will hold its first annual in-person annual meeting since 2019 on October 26. The meeting will feature a guest speaker, refreshments, and an election of officers. More details will be forthcoming soon.

Thursday, November 30, 2023 - 6 pm

On November 30, current Society president Gary Candelaria will speak about collecting and evaluating Civil War books. Topics will include locating, organizing, cataloging, preserving, and evaluating personal library collections. Candelaria has been a book collector for 40 years and has a personal collection of over 5,000 titles. He also is a bookseller with a booth in a local antique mall. (Location to be announced.)