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NEWS
March 30, 2000
Miller House to open season with 'Treasures of Needlework' The Miller House will open for the season Wednesday, April 5, with the exhibit "Treasures of Needlework. " This exhibit will include garments, beaded purses, crazy quilts and art needlework from the collection of the Washington County Historical Society. These items are not normally on display. The exhibit will run through Saturday, June 3. The next exhibit "In the Good Old Summertime" will open Wednesday, June 21. The Miller House is a brick Federal-style townhouse at 135 W. Washington St. in Hagerstown.
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NEWS
November 30, 2004
City Park in Hagerstown will be illuminated for the holiday season following a lighting ceremony Friday at 7 p.m. After the lighting, a reception at the Jonathan Hager House will feature caroling by the Girl Scouts of the Shawnee Council - Hub City Service Unit, a winter petting zoo and Santa Claus. The Mansion House Art Center will be open. Free refreshments will be served at the Jonathan Hager House and the Mansion House Art Center. Free hayrides through City Park will be available from 7 to 9 p.m. Public Information Manager Karen Giffin said volunteers are need to help set up and take down luminarias.
NEWS
by JULIE E. GREENE | July 6, 2006
Morphine - it is addictive, has an instant impact and relieves pain. And in the 19th century it was a popular ingredient in patent medicines - medicines that didn't require a prescription at that time. It also was cheap so these medicines were marketed to the poor, who bought into sensational claims that these medicines were cure-alls, says John Nelson, historic sites facilitator for the City of Hagerstown. Such concoctions became known as "quack" or fraudulent medicines, Nelson says.
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by JAMIE SHEKELS | July 28, 2006
Summer art classes offered Summer art classes are being offered at the Museum School of Fine Arts at City Park. Children 7 through may take a Dreamy Pillow Making Class offered by Barbara Allen on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. The classes offered give an opportunity to study with professional instructors in a broad spectrum of creative activities. To register, call 301-739-5727. Frontier Craft Days Craft item collectors, be sure to mark the following dates on your calendar: Saturday, Aug. 5 and Sunday, Aug. 6. Visit City Park for Jonathan Hager Frontier Craft Days.
NEWS
October 29, 2006
Jaycees Haunted Hayride FREDERICK, Md. - The Frederick Jaycees will hold a haunted hayride. 7 to 10 p.m. today. Crumland Farms. $12 for hay ride. Proceeds support the Frederick Jaycees local community service projects. For information, go to www.crumland.com . Lights-on trick-or-treating MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Family fun without the fright. 4 to 6 p.m. Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St. $5 per child. Call 304-263-6766 or go to www.apollo-theatre.org . The Great Pumpkin Patch FREDERICK, MD. - Activities include a maze, giant hay tower, magic show, seasonal crafts, moon bounce, trick-or-treating trail, and animals.
NEWS
by KATE COLEMAN | August 1, 2002
katec@herald-mail.com A recent visitor from Lagos, Nigeria, was impressed by Jonathan Hager House, the home of the German immigrant who has been called the Father of Washington County. The fieldstone house, on 11 acres at the northwest edge of Hagerstown's City Park, is 200-plus years of history staring you in the face, the visitor commented in Hagerstown Visitor's Bureau survey form. "Wow!!!" he wrote. This weekend there will be an opportunity to experience some of that history at the 30th Annual Jonathan Hager Frontier Craft Days.
NEWS
April 20, 1999
A Confederate Civil War Living History encampment will be held at the Jonathan Hager House on Key Street in Hagerstown City Park on Saturday and Sunday, April 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event features the 3rd Arkansas Volunteer Infantry. Visitors to the camp site can learn how Confederates lived during the Civil War, including clothing, weapons and attitudes toward Northerners. Several drilling routines will take place, and the re-enactors can answer questions about the campaigns that the 3rd Arkansas Volunteers were involved in, including the Battle of Antietam.
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by KIM HATFIELD | July 31, 2003
Attendees will be offered a trip back in time from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, and Sunday, Aug. 3, at the 31st annual Jonathan Hager Frontier Craft Days in Hagers-town's City Park. "The purpose of this festival is to educate the public about the lifestyles of the people who lived in Western Maryland in the 18th century," says John Nelson, Hager House curator and organizer of the event. "Living history re-enactors will answer visitors' questions about the weapons and clothing used during the French and Indian War. " Jonathan Hager was a prominent figure during the early history of Western Maryland and built a home in 1739 in what is now City Park.
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By MARIE GILBERT | September 14, 2008
HAGERSTOWN - It's not every day that you see an Indian regaled in feathers and war paint walking through Hagerstown's City Park. But Saturday was the exception. It was even more interesting to see that he had arrived in a Chevy Malibu. The young man was a member of a living history group that portrays life in the 18th century. With spear in hand, he headed to the grounds of the Jonathan Hager House where he joined other French and Indian War re-enactors for a day of entertainment and education.
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by Cheryl M. Keyser | August 5, 2004
With the strains of Appalachian-style music as a harmonious backdrop, the 32nd annual Jonathan Hager Frontier Craft Days will be celebrated this coming weekend, Saturday, Aug. 7, and Sunday, Aug. 8. This is "Hagerstown's oldest and largest craft show," said Jonathan Hager House Curator John Nelson. The two-day event focuses on crafts and music that typified the time when the Hager House was built. "Many of the craft techniques demonstrated are ones which Hager himself would recognize," Nelson said.
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