Ongoing history and art exhibits for Sept. 6

September 06, 2012

Oil paintings
Cindy Haden Baker’s oil paintings are on display. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Sept. 8. The Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883.

American Decorative Arts
This exhibition shows objects from the museum’s collection of American decorative arts. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Sept. 16. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Go to

‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War’
Reception for traveling exhibition. Continues through Thursday, Sept. 27. Hagerstown Community College’s Kepler Center lobby, off Robinwood Drive, east of Hagerstown. Free. Call 240-500-2236.

Summer art shows
Art is displayed in conjunction with Wind Down Friday concerts. If it rains, the art show will not be held. 6 to 9 p.m. most Fridays through Sept. 28. Bridge of Life, 14 S. Potomac St., downtown Hagerstown. Email or go to

Art in the Hallway
Artwork by Elisabet Stacy-Hurley is on display and for sale through the gift shop. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Sept. 30, in the hallway near the information desk at Meritus Medical Center, 11116 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown. A portion of the proceeds benefits Meritus Medical Center. Call 301-790-8144 or email

The quilt and train wrecks
“Train Wrecks” will feature collages by Julie Maynard. “A Painter’s Moving Tribute to the Quilt” will feature abstract paintings by Linda S. Sherman. Shows continue through Sunday, Sept. 30. The Artists’ Gallery, 4 E. Church St., downtown Frederick, Md. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Go to

‘The Victorian Lady’
An exhibit of things that were made and used on a daily basis by women. Continues through September. Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle, Pa. Hours are noon to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. Free, donations accepted. Call 717-597-9010, go to or follow on Twitter @greencastlemuzm.

Fashion-themed pottery creations
In honor of Frederick Fashion Week members of Frederick Potters’ Guild will display works inspired by fashion, cloth and quilting. Items will be for sale. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Sept. 30. Frederick Cultural Arts Center, 15 N. Market St., downtown Frederick, Md. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Email

Sara Knox’s mosiac-style artwork is on display. Contemporary School of the Arts and Gallery, 4 W. Franklin St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-791-6191, email or go to

Artwork by artists/teachers from the Baltimore community college system. Meet-the-artist reception, 7:30 p.m. Friday. Exhibit continues through Monday, Oct. 8. Ice House, 138 Independence St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 304-258-2300 or go to

Oil paintings
Artist and poet, Eliane Ambrose’s original, contemporary impressionism, abstracts and still lifes in oil. Are on display through October. Local Exposure, 70 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-749-7700.

Return of Special Orders 191
Original lost orders and items belonging to soldiers of the 27th Indiana Volunteers who found it, including unpublished correspondence about the finding by Union soldiers of Gen. Lee’s orders to confederate commanders. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, Md. Free. Call 301-662-3515 or go to

The Newcomer House
The historic structure at Antietam National Battlefield has interpretive displays including On The Home Front and In The Heat of Battle. Open through October. Antietam National Battlefield, Md. 34 one-half east of Sharpsburg. Go to

‘From Suffragists to Officeholders: Politics at Wilson College’
Exhibit examines the role of Wilson College women during the suffrage movement. Includes correspondence from several U.S. presidents. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 21. Wilson College’s Hankey Center for the Education and Advancemenet of Women, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call Amy Lucadamo at 717-262-2049.

Fabulous Fashions 1790 to 1930
Clothing worn by Washington County women over the period of 1790 to 1930. Highlights include gowns of Edwardian lace, a pure silk Empire design from the 18th century, a coat worn by the wife of Gov. William T. Hamilton and other women’s fashions. The items will be complemented by dress military uniforms from 1812 to 1898 and some children’s clothing. The exhibit will join a reprise of “Potpourri — Treasures from the Attic.” Reception, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday; free admission; donations requested. Exhibit continues through the holiday season. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for ages 14 and younger. Call 301-797-8782 or go to

Civil War trains
An authentic scale model Civil War railroad display in 3-D terrain demonstrating rail travel during the Civil War. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 30. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Admission, $5 to $7. Go to

Star-Spangled War of 1812
Five 200-year-old artifacts, parts of the permanent collection of the Washington County Historical Society, will be displayed until 2014. Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-797-8782. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for children 14 and younger. Go to

Valley of the Shadow
Original works of art, artifacts and archival materials, detailing the story of Washington County and the Battle of Antietam. Exhibit continues through Saturday, July 27, 2013. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or email

Children’s museum
Museum features an exhibition on Japanese culture, a dinosaur exhibit, a NASA exhibit and a 12-foot-long model of the Titanic. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $5 to $7; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-790-0076. Go to

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