July 15, 2011
Tyler Trot 5K will be at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg. Participants may walk, run or push a stroller. Proceeds will benefit CHARGE Syndrome Foundation. For more information, go to www.chargesyndrome.org . For more information about the 5K, email Kristen Matthew at firstname.lastname@example.org .
October 15, 2012
Run for Kenzie 5K run and walk will be Saturday, Oct. 20, at Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg. 5K run and walk begin at 8:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run starts at 9:30 a.m. $30. Proceeds to benefit Mackenzie McCarter who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. To register, go to www.iamathlete.com . For more information, email email@example.com .
September 15, 2011
Christian Grosh of Troop 8 in Hagerstown completed his Eagle Scout project over Labor Day weekend. The Eagle project was chosen when Christian noticed that the small graveyard near the tee box of the sixth hole at Black Rock Golf Course needed to be repaired and renovated. The project consisted of staining and repairing the split-rail fence, and mulching and erecting a sign donated by Black Rock Golf Course that has the names and dates of those buried at the site. Jane Custer, division chief at Antietam National Battlefield, provided training on how to properly clean and repair the headstones.
May 6, 2013
"Gods and Generals" author Jeff Shaara announced Monday he would match up to $5,000 in contributions to help fund a documentary about the Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination. Former Hagerstown resident Michael Wicklein is producing a feature-length documentary about the annual December illumination and the stories behind the luminarias. During the annual December event, volunteers place 23,000 luminarias at Antietam National Battlefield to represent the casualties from the bloodiest single-day battle on American soil.
September 21, 2010
A TV crew from The Travel Channel United Kingdom filmed at Antietam National Battlefield on Thursday Sept. 9, and Friday, Sept. 10, as part of a travelogue about the Civil War. Antietam National Battlefield -- the only travelogue site in Washington County -- was one of at least nine historic sites the crew visited through Sept. 11, according to an itinerary provided to The Herald-Mail by the Maryland Office of Tourism. Public relations and promotions manager Camila Clark said the state tourism office helped coordinate the trip.
May 9, 2002
Annual Music Weekend, featuring the Wildcat Regimental Band, Gilmore's Light Ensemble and Potomac Thunder Saturday, May 11 10, 11:15 a.m., 2:15, 4:15 p.m. Dunker Church 6 p.m. Visitor Center Sunday, May 12 11:15 a.m., 1:15. 2:15, 4 p.m. Dunker Church Antietam National Battlefield Md. 65 Sharpsburg There is no charge beyond the regular park entrance fee of $3 per adult and $5 per family. Those 16 and younger are admitted free.
April 12, 2012
Antietam National Battlefield will host Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 28. Children ages 12 and younger will be able to participate in special programs. Event kicks off at 10 a.m. in front of the park visitor center. There is no cost for these programs, but there is a park entry fee of $6 per vehicle. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 301-432-2243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
May 25, 2012
A 5K/Walk/Run is Saturday, Aug. 4, at Antietam National Battlefield, 5831 Dunker Church Road. The entry fee is $25 before July 18, $30 after July 18 and on race day. The Kid Fun Run costs $10 for children younger than 10. Visit tylertrot.org for more information or to register. Visit www.chargesyndrome.org to learn more about the syndrome or contact Kristen Matthew at email@example.com.
July 21, 2012
About 70 history buffs from throughout the United States will join some of the nation's top historians at the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce's next Civil War seminar. One of the largest groups of Antietam authorities ever assembled at a single seminar will be presenters at “Antietam: The Bloodiest Day” from July 25 to 29. The five-day seminar will be based at the Four Points by Sheraton at 1123 Lincoln Way East, and include tours to sites not usually open to the public, according to Ted Alexander, chief historian at Antietam National Battlefield and the chamber's partner on three Civil War seminars each year.
December 20, 2012
The Maryland Office of Tourism Development and the Maryland Tourism Development Board have presented the 2012 Maryland Tourism Awards. The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau, through a partnership with Antietam National Battlefield and the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, was recognized with a Cultural Heritage Tourism Award. The Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area is a state-certified heritage area made up of Washington, Frederick and Carroll counties.