Final lecture in Civil War series

June 23, 2013|Staci Clipp | Around South Hagerstown

Dr. Thomas G. Clemens will be featured as the final speaker in the yearlong Civil War Lecture Series presented by the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11.The lectures are offered in conjunction with the museum’s headline exhibition, “Valley of the Shadow,” commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Maryland and southern Pennsylvania. Speakers for the Thursday Evening Series are drawn from a wealth of regional experts, historians, authors and preservationists. Dinner in the Kaylor Atrium is at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture in the Bowman Concert Gallery at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the event are available by calling the museum at 301-739-5727. Tickets for dinner and the lecture cost $25; $20 for museum members. Tickets for the lecture only cost $5; and are free to museum members. Group rates are available by calling in advance.  For more information, go to

Hagerstown Lions Club

Tuesday: Michael Lawson, executive director of the Humane Society of Washington County, will speak about that organization’s care for animals and service to the community.

South High golf tournaments results

The South High annual benefit golf tournament, sponsored by the South High Alumni Association, was held Thursday, June 13, at Beaver Creek Country Club. Members of the associations would like to thank all golfers who made this event possible. Through their support and the generosity of sponsors, the association gave five $1,000 scholarships to the Class of 2013. Special thanks to the Steiners at Beaver Creek Country Club; Phil Petry’s “Best BBQ” in town; Krumpe’s Donuts; Donnie Viar Elegance Jewelers; and Funkstown Tavern. Goody bags were stuffed with snacks from local businesses. A big ”Rebel” thank you goes to all the volunteers.

Planning commission to meet

The City of Hagerstown planning commission will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 1 E. Franklin St.

Historic district commission plans meeting

The historic district commission will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, in the fourth-floor conference room in City Hall.

Railroad museum, engine open

The Hagerstown Railroad Museum and engine 202 at City Park, 525 Highland Way, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for self-guided tours; and other times by appointment. Admission is free, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 301-739-8577, ext. 180.

Faire Off the Square set for June 29

Faire Off the Square is hosted by The Downtown Alliance and is sponsored by a local nonprofit organization that will reinvest donations back into the community. It takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Elizabeth Hager Center parking lot at City Center, downtown Hagerstown. This is an opportunity for local artisans and food vendors to bring their wares to market. 

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