Inclusion of Shepherdstown Battlefield within the NPS system

September 9, 2014

The second Public Hearing for the Special Resource/Boundary Study for Shepherdstown battlefield is tonight at Antietam, 5:30 & 6:30, and Thursday at the Clarion in Shepherdstown, 5:00 & 6:30. I plan to attend tonight, at least, and will circulate our board response letter to you afterwards. Deadline for all responses in Oct. 3. We think this inclusion is vital to preserving Shepherdstown Ford battlefield. The website is http://parkplanning.nps.gov/SHBA

Antietam Work Day

March 19, 2014

Our FAll Work Day will be Saturday, November 1 at Antietam Battlefield.  We will meet at 9:00 at the Visitor’s Center.   Please dress for the weather, we will cancel for steady rain, and bring gloves, water and anything else you might want.

See you there!

Spring Work Days

February 12, 2014

Here is something for all those snow-bound folks anxious for spring to begin. We will be holding two Work Days this spring, and are confident that the snow will be gone by these dates. After the winter we’ve had here, there should be a lot of cabin-feverish people anxious to get out and spend some time working.
March 22 – We will hold a Work Day to help clear brush and clean up junk from the Kennedy Farm, the site where John Brown planned his raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859. The farm is privately owned by a family who have spent a huge amount of money & time to preserve this historic site. They purchased last year about 17 acre adjoining acres that were neglected for several years. This property includes the former Black Elks club where many legendary rhythm & blues artists performed in the 1950’s and early 60’s. The farm is located at 2406 Chestnut Grove Road near Sharpsburg. See www.johnbrown.org for directions. The owner will be on hand, and if you have never seen the restored farmhouse, you should attend.
April 12 – Our annual Spring Work Day at Antietam will take place this day, and at this time it is undecided what we will be doing. As usual we will meet in the Visitor’s Center and carpool to where we will be working. More details will be posted later.
For both events we will begin at 9:00 a.m. and please dress for the weather, (We will cancel for heavy rain, and don’t even think about snow!) bring gloves, water, and anything else you’ll need for being outdoors. We usually work until about noon or 1 p.m.

Fall Work Day

August 24, 2013

Our Fall Work Day at Antietam Battlefield on Sat. Nov. 9 was a rousing success.  We had 17 people turn out, and we cut a lot of brush and trees at the overlook site by the Pry house, as you can see behind us in the picture.  Member Marty Gane brought Jack, her black labrador retriever, who didn’t help much, but boosted everyone’s spirits. Watch here for announcement of our Spring dates.

August 2013 Newsletter

August 15, 2013

Our August 2013 newsletter is added on the Newsletter page.