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Historian and railroader to present Civil War lecture

July 13, 2012|Cathy Grantham | Around Maugansville

John P. Hankey will present a lecture titled “Railroads and the American Civil War” at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Friends of the Library will host a reception following the lecture. The museum is at 401 Museum Drive in HagerstownCity Park.

In his illustrated lecture, Hankey explores the many roles played by railroads in the North and South during the Civil War, and especially the Baltimore and Ohio, Western Maryland, and other railroads in the region.

Hankey is an independent scholar, historian and railroader. A native of Baltimore, he served the B&O Railroad in a variety of capacities including company historian, locomotive engineer, and curator of the B&O Railroad Museum.

He is a consultant to railroad museums and historic preservation projects in the U.S. and a member of many historical organizations.

The program is sponsored by Washington County Free Library and the Hagerstown Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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More about Maugansville

According to the 2000U.S. Census Bureau, Maugansville has a total area of 2.2 square miles and had a population of 2,295. The median resident’s age was 39.  In 2010, the population increased to 3,071, and the median resident’s age was 40. 

In 2009, the estimated median household income was $54,994, a rise from $45,391 in 2000. The data is just one way to show how Maugansville is changing.

Diabetes Support Group to offer program July 18

The Diabetes Support Group at Walnut Towers will meet Wednesday, July 18, at 1:30 p.m. in the eighth-floor Community Room.  The program will be “Myths of Diabetes Revealed.”

John Lipscomb, from Advanced Diabetic Solutions, will be available for diabetic shoe fittings and glucometers. 

The group is open to individuals who live at Walnut Towers and anyone in the community.  A forum will be provided for educating individuals with diabetes to help manage their disease and to gain support from others. 

For more information, call Lisa McCoy, Nutrition and Wellness Services, at 240-313-3360 (TTY 240-313-3391).

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