Through preservation and interpretation, the Foundation provides future generations and visitors the opportunity to have an appreciation and understanding of the region's trolley system and the significance of the National Road.
Operating as usual
Beautiful images showing the arrival of the wagon train in Boonsboro this past Sunday.
Nice coverage of the Historic National Road Scenic Byway in Washington County, Maryland.
Exploring Hagerstown’s scenic byways Discover local culture and history on Hagerstown’s scenic byways. (Partner Content)
Be sure to come out to support the participants and see living history at its finest on the byway.
The National Pike Festival route.
You still have time to register for Montgomery History's 5/17 program about Vintage Auto Travel in the Maryland State Archives Special Collections, 1910-1965. https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DrJpsiDsROeYQuKGakBUsw
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Vintage Auto Travel in the Maryland State Archives Special Collections, 1910-1965. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. With Maria Day Senior Director of Special Collections, Conservation, & Library Services at the Maryland State Archives Take a virtual field trip back in time to the early twentieth century, as Marylanders explored historic and scenic wonders of our state by automobile. This talk features maps, photo...
We are looking forward to hosting the Leadership Washington County MD Class of #35 tomorrow for a sneak peek of the National Road Museum and a tour of Washington County's last standing trolley station. https://leadershipwashingtoncounty.org/
Leadership Washington County Take Pride. Take Part. Take the Lead. Apply Yourself We develop and inspire excellent leaders dedicated to serving our community and shaping its future. Our Impact Leadership Washington County (LWC) takes a select group of individuals from diverse backgrounds through an intense ten-month program. ...
Early images of the Historic National Road Scenic Byway in historic Middletown, Maryland.
TBT - Here is another image from the Town's newly acquired collection of historic photos and artifacts. In this particular view, the cupola appears to belong to the house in the 200 block of West Main; however, it was situated on top of the former AME Church - which is virtually unseen in this view - save for that standout cupola!
Thank you to everyone who donated to our campaign during yesterday's ! We are grateful for your support and look forward to welcoming you to the museum soon!
We only need $25 to meet our $1,000 goal for . Can you push us over the top? Your gift will help us build our new exhibits and open our doors! https://www.washingtoncountygives.org/organizations/national-road-heritage-foundation
We've raised $750 so far today for ! Can you push us to our goal of $1,000 to help construct our exhibits? https://www.washingtoncountygives.org/organizations/national-road-heritage-foundation
Today is ! Your gift to us today will help us build our exhibits, so we can open our doors. Make your gift here: https://www.washingtoncountygives.org/organizations/national-road-heritage-foundation
Help us build our exhibits so we can open our doors! Your gift during tomorrow's Washington County Gives will enable us to finish readying our museum. https://www.washingtoncountygives.org/organizations/national-road-heritage-foundation
Preserve and protect our scenic byways!
Preservation is so much more than just saving old buildings. It's about preserving irreplaceable physical features AND the intangible heritage and culture that makes a community what it is - things that cannot be seen but can be felt.
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When traveling the byway in Boonsboro, be sure to check out the beautiful artwork on our front window this month.
Boonsboro HS Japanese painted at National Road Heritage Foundation Museum
Ellicott City is one of the great towns located on the Maryland portion of the Historic National Road Scenic Byway. Be sure to check out the many events and activities planned for their 250th Anniversary this year.
Join us this Friday, May 6th, for a ‘Lunch Date with History’ presentation by Dr. Henry K. Sharp on the evolution of the mills along the Patapsco River Valley that helped spark America’s Industrial Revolution. Dr. Sharp is the author of a number of works, including ‘America’s First Factory Town,’ which highlights the Ellicott brother’s development of Ellicott Mills, situating their prescient conception of a factory town in historical context, and providing a more complete and nuanced understanding of the architecture of America's industrialization.
The lecture will be held from 12:00-1:00 at the Museum of Howard County History (8328 Court Ave. Ellicott City). Please send RSVPs to [email protected]
We’re so excited to be a part of Washington County Gives! You can support our campaign by visiting washingtoncountygives.org and donating on May 10th.
We love that we are located directly on the Historic National Road-Route 40! (We even have an original mile marker on our lawn.) Therefore, we are very pleased to welcome author, William Flood, to our front porch for a Book Talk and a Book Signing from 11-1 on May 21st! Coffee and cookies will be served. We hope you will plan to join us to learn some Route 40 history from Bill and his book!
One of the last remaining toll houses of its kind in Maryland.
We are happy to see one of the treasured events return to the Maryland portion of the Historic National Road Scenic Byway this weekend.
The largest 18th-century market fair on the east coast will be at Fort Frederick April 21-24th. Thurs-Sat 9am to 5 pm, Sunday, 9am to 3pm. It takes all day to see and enjoy all of the activities so plan to eat breakfast, lunch, and supper at the Tavern on the Potowmack and support the Clear Spring Historical Association. Thank you.
Know someone with an amazing private collection? American Pickers on The History Channel is visiting our area and wants to hear from you!
Collectors interested in being considered for the show should reach out by phone at (646) 493-2184 or email at [email protected]. Be sure to include your full name, city/state, contact information, and a brief description of your collection.
Also, please note that the Pickers only pick private collections, so NO stores, malls, flea markets, museums, auctions, businesses, or anything open to the public.
More details about the National Pike Festival and James Shaull Wagon Train-Maryland.
Mark you calendars!!! Another upcoming event!!!
Boonsboro, home to the future National Road Museum!
Time for in honor of the 230th Anniversary of the founding of Boonsboro. Do you know how many names Boonsboro has had over it's 230-year history??
In 1792, William Boone and his brother, George, laid out 44 half-acre lots – 22 on each side of the main wagon road connecting Fredericktown and Hagerstown (now Alternate 40) – with the town square at the intersection with the road to Sharpsburg (now MD 34). Thus, Boonsboro was born! The town was originally called Boone’s Berry and later changed to Margaretsville in honor of George’s wife. By 1808, it was known as Boonesborough and in 1866 the spelling of the town’s name, Boonsboro, became standardized.
This is a map of modern day Boonsboro with an overlay of the original 1792 plat. Learn more interesting facts about our town by visiting the Boonsboro Historical Society MD website. You'll find a link in the comments section.
FHWA Byways Grant Application Cycle Poses Challenges
The Federal Highway Administration announced that the National Scenic Byways Program 2022 Grants and Technical Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is now available. $22 million will be awarded, but there are issues with the process. The application timeline is too tight, and program requirements were not communicated in advance. Click to urge the FHWA to take action to amend this process.
EC250 Events Events are happening all year long in 2022 to commemorate the 250th anniversary of historic Ellicott City, Maryland. Experience historical exhibits and interpretive reenactments, educational curriculum and lectures, special contests, and cultural activities, and an assortment of fun, entertainin...
One of the great small, family owned businesses located on the Maryland portion of the Historic National Road Scenic Byway.
Frederick Shell Carwash Frederick shell carwash is a community and customer service driven car wash and gas station. We strive to provide top quality products and services at equal prices.
Happy ! Maryland's first colonial landing happened on this day in 1634 on St. Clement's Island (St. Mary's County). Today, we're celebrating everything our small but mighty state has to offer. Share with us your favorite place to visit in Maryland!
You don't want to miss this one. Streaming live on March 23rd.
Check this out: Belmont County's Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society and the Bellaire Public Library are continuing their Winter Lecture Series, which provides the public with presentations of local historical topics. Presentations are made via their page every Wednesday in February and March from 6-7PM. Of particular interest to you Roadies, on March 23rd Roger Pickenpaugh will present “America’s First Interstate, National Road 1806-1853."
We are excited to help promote all the great historic sites and museums located along the Historic National Road. Home to where it all started is the Allegany Museum. Be sure to visit when traveling the Historic National Road Scenic Byway this year.
One of the iconic must-see stops on the HIstoric National Road is for sale. https://blog.jimgrey.net/2022/03/10/for-sale-the-huddleston-farmhouse-an-1841-farmstead-on-indianas-national-road/?fbclid=IwAR2lG4zjq0Of_tyiFj3mvQkfFCHk-YFhG-5GhbR7kfsYELYOBMFm-DuUEVw
For sale: The Huddleston Farmhouse, an 1841 farmstead on Indiana's National Road - Down the Road A historic Indiana farmstead is for sale.
Tell Your Representative to Fund Byways in the Appropriations Bill Urge your Representative to tell Chairman Price and Ranking Member Diaz-Balart to keep byways funding in the FY 2022 appropriations bill
Learn more about Reframing History this Saturday, live from the American History Museum.
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Reframing History: A Conversation at NMAH. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. To mark the launch of the "Reframing History" report and toolkit, the American Association for State and Local History invites you to join us for a live event on Feb. 26 to launch the project. AASLH, in partnership with the National Council on Public History and the Organization of American Historia...
Small businesses are the heart and soul of our byway communities. Please participate in this survey by 5 pm today!
Last chance to take our 2022 Small Business Survey! The more responses we get, the more we will be able to assist small business owners across the country. Please take the survey by 5pm PT tonight: https://bit.ly/3gETahe
Registration is now open for Preserving the Historic Road Conference 2022 http://historicroads.org/
Historic Roads Org 2022 Preserving the Historic Road International Advocacy to Action: Meeting the Challenges of the Next Generation. Join us in Portland, Oregon September 22–24, 2022. LEARN ABOUT CONFERENCE REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE Mitchell Point Tunnel (Photo: Oregon Department of Transportation)
Museum Update! We are preparing to issue an RFP for our exhibits BUT we still need your help to get us to the finish line. Did you know that you can sponsor a specific exhibit? Contact us today to learn more about the unique ways you can be a part of telling the story of the "Road that built a Nation". Today, the Historic National Road Scenic Byway is a ribbon of road connecting hundreds of historic main street communities, state and national heritage areas, and home to endless historic landmarks.
Wanted - As we continue to finalize our exhibits for the new Historic National Road Museum we are in search of a copy of The Negro Motorist Green Book, aka The Green Book. If you know of a source or willing donor, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you! https://negromotoristgreenbook.si.edu/about/index.html
About - Negro Motorist Green Book Started in 1936 by Harlem postman Victor Green, The Negro Motorist Green Book was a guide published over three decades that helped African Americans travel the country safely, and with dignity, during a time of Jim Crow laws and segregation. The Green Book was also an indispensable resource for the....
The National Road Museum will be a dynamic new place for discovery, sparking a passion for American history and preservation of historic roads. Take a sneak peek at the new museum, coming soon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQMtX2ar9c&feature=youtu.be
Welcome to the page for the Boonsboro Middle School Media Center!
Blacksmith and related traditional craft guild
Located at 7313 Sharpsburg Pike, - the Agricultural Education Center is the premier Multi-Use Facility for Agriculture, Events, and Entertainment
Sales and services.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider. If you need a reasonable accommodation to partic
Boonsboro High School Japanese Program