A nonprofit historical preservation and education organization has switched its planned site purchases but has expanded its goals to subjects broader than the Civil War, Rick Lank, president of Forest Glen Commonwealth, said Tuesday.
"We are planning to tell a bigger story," Lank said.
Forest Glen Commonwealth, a Kensington, Md.-based group, was considering buying a piece of land off Gapland Road in southern Washington County that includes a farmhouse and barn that once served as a Civil War field hospital. The group wanted to preserve the site as an educational center where students could come to experience hands-on learning about the history of their county and nation during the Civil War.
Working with the group, a class of North Hagerstown High School students wrote, acted, produced and edited an 11-minute documentary, "The Gapland Legacy Project," about the aftermath of a local Civil War battle skirmish.