Antietam Work Day

March 19, 2014

Our second Work Day this Spring will be Saturday, April 12 at Antietam Battlefield.  We will meet at 9:00 at the Visitor’s Center and we will be removing an old wire fence and overgrown vegetation from the Newcomer pasture to facilitate fence replacement during the summer.  Please dress for the weather, it should be very nice, 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.

Help Wanted!

September 2, 2012

For the 150th anniversary of Antietam the NPS has allowed us to have a table near the visitor’s center. We’ll be handing out brochures, talking to visitors and selling SHAF merchandise. We need people to help staff the table Friday through Monday, Sept. 14-17, roughly 8:30 -6:00. If you can spend even a couple hours helping out it would be greatly appreciated. Reply to the Contact US button or call 301-331-3877. Thank you.