HAGERSTOWN - Local history is now available for all to see at the Washington County Free Library in Hagerstown.
A 72-page scrapbook contains articles from more than 300 newspapers in 23 states that covered the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam in 1937. The Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce compiled the scrapbook many years ago.
The scrapbook was "resting comfortably in a storage closet" when Chamber of Commerce staff found it after a recent move, Chamber President Brien Poffenberger said.
In a ceremony Monday afternoon, the Chamber donated the scrapbook to the Western Maryland Room at Washington County Free Library, where the scrapbook is on display through the month of January and available to the public when the Western Maryland Room is open.