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Firefighting artifacts are on display at Miller House

April 26, 2012
  • Justin Mayhue holds a ceremonial fire ground trumpet, which is part of an exhibit of historic firefighting equipment and artifacts at the Miller House, 135 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown.
Submitted photo

Dressed in a firefighter’s parade uniform from the 1860s, Justin Mayhue recently helped to host the opening of an exhibit at the Miller House Museum in downtown Hagerstown.

 Attending the reception was Mrs. John Hall, widow of a Hagerstown fire chief, and family. 

Some of the items on display were loaned from the family collection. They will later join a permanent display to be opened next year in the First Hagerstown Hose building on South Potomac Street. 

Items range from urban household fire buckets from the late 1700s to the first 911 console from the emergency dispatch center.

The exhibit will be open during the regular hours of the Miller House, Wednesday through Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. 

It is recommended that visitors call 301-797-8782 before coming to ensure that staff or volunteers are available to conduct tours. Saturday group tours can be arranged by appointment.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students. Those 14 and younger are admitted free.

For more information, go to www.washcomdhistoricalsociety.org.

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