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Free tours planned Saturday for 'Made in County' workers

July 15, 2013

The Washington County Historical Society will hold a free tour day Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Miller House Museum for employees, retirees and their families of the firms participating in the “Made in Washington County: Our Rich Industrial Heritage” exhibit.

A new item was added to the exhibit since its initial opening. A Marker rifle, made in Sharpsburg in the 1800s, was a late arrival and joined the many historic and current examples of industries that have been a part of the county’s long economic success.

Gun and gun powder making were critical to daily life, when wild game was a regular part of the family diet and local militias were a community’s primary defense.

The free tour comes a week before the exhibit must come down to allow the historical society to stage a new exhibit focused on the 250th birthday of the Town of Sharpsburg.

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The new exhibit opens in August.

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

It is recommended that visitors call 301-797-8782 before visiting to make sure that staff or volunteers are available to conduct tours.

Saturday group tours can be arranged by appointment.

Admission costs $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, and is free for those 14 and younger.

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

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