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Welcome Leadership Washington County MD Class 35 to Southern Washington. Today’s agenda included a Local Government Panel Discussion with Howard Long - Mayor of Boonsboro, Ken Lord - Mayor of Keedysville and Russ Weaver - Mayor of Sharpsburg. Economic Development Discussion with the Boonsboro’s EDC Vice Chairperson, Natoma Vargason and Brandon Green, owner of Stoney Creek Farm. Members of the class also participated in a walking tour of Boonsboro led by Amy Gibson, President of the Boonsboro Historical Society MD and Tiffany Ahalt, Board of Directors, National Road Heritage Foundation. Followed by and afternoon visiting Fahrney Keedy Home & Village for a discussion on Senior Living. Along with a panel discussion on the challenges for First Responders in our community. The field trip will also take the group to Trans Ova Genetics and a tour of the facility. We appreciate the opportunity to be a part of Leadership Washington County Regional Day.

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Boonsboro HS Japanese painted at National Road Heritage Foundation Museum
he Historic National Road Yard Sale extends for 824 miles from St. Louis to Baltimore along the Historic National Road also known as UUS 40. This iconic event will be held from June 1-5, 2022 from Dawn Till Dusk. NOTE: for future yard sale aficionados the yard sale is always held the FIRST Wednesday after Memorial Day.
Not a yard sale fan? Then you might enjoy simply meandering along America's first interstate, sampling local food truck morsels, (think an oversized well dressed deep fried breaded tenderloin), visiting a local restaurant (think a slice of sugar cream pie which is also Indiana's state pie), kibitzing with local history buffs, perusing small town antique shops, purchasing a Chriistmas gift at a specialty store, or spending a night or two in a bed and breakfast inclusive of classic architecture, or stopping to visit with Mr. Boos, akka the CEO/Canine Executive Officer of the Historic National Road Yard Sale!!
Speaking of Mr. Boos, he resides with his human, Patricia McDaniel, in the hamlet of Dublin, Indiana. This is the official headquarters of the Historic National Road Yard Sale which originated eighteen years ago way back in 2004. (Mr. Boos is a most humble canine. He'd never say that he was the featured guest on Sherman Burdette "Where's Sherman"--Fox 59/Indianapolis in 2017.)
There have never been any stirpes attached to the Historic National Road Yard Sale. There has never been a committee or official organization since the yard sale's inception. It's definitely no fun allocating two to three hours the third Wednesday of each month recounting two or three hours of last month's meeting!! Each individual or organization on US 40 should be lauded for their contribution to making the Historic National Road Yard Sale a resounding success!!
Please contact Patricia McDaniel at 765-478-4809. www.oldstorefrontantiques.com
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The National Road Heritage Foundation is excited to launch its new website promoting the Historic National Road Scenic Byway. The site features history, a sneak peek video of the new museum, educational resources, and travel information for the Maryland portion of the byway.
Today, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $50,000 grant to the Board of Directors of the National Road Heritage Foundation for the acquisition, planning, design, construction, repair, renovation, reconstruction, site improvement, and capital equipping of the National Road Museum.
Make plans to see the National Road Museum and the BoonsBoro Trolley Station during the Open House event on Sat., Dec. 4, from 10am-3pm! Fun for the whole family! National Road Heritage Foundation’s Event Details: https://facebook.com/events/s/holiday-open-house/1408667909548692/
Can you tell me WHY? this milestone was removed during street scaping construction in Middletown and never replaced? Why did the state not return it? Was it simply thrown away? Will it ever be replaced?? Thank You
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(a mere 13 days away!!)
A Historic National Road Yard Sale Blogette

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BOARD BLITZ! This is, officially, our last remaining Washington County Gives prize! In order to snag this $500, an organization must have gotten 100% of their board’s participation by them each making at least $10 in donations to the organization they serve. Out of those volunteer-led organizations, our lucky random prize drawing produced National Road Heritage Foundation as the winner!
START SAVING YOOUR $$!!

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

Photos from National Pike Festival and James Shaull Wagon Train-Maryland's post 05/25/2022

Beautiful images showing the arrival of the wagon train in Boonsboro this past Sunday.

Exploring Hagerstown’s scenic byways 05/20/2022

Exploring Hagerstown’s scenic byways

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)

05/19/2022

Be sure to come out to support the participants and see living history at its finest on the byway.

The National Pike Festival route.

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. 05/16/2022

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.

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...

Leadership Washington County 05/13/2022

Leadership Washington County

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. ...

05/13/2022

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!

05/11/2022

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!

05/11/2022

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

05/10/2022

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

05/10/2022

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

05/09/2022

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

05/06/2022

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.

What's your favorite part about being a Marylander?

Timeline photos 05/06/2022

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

05/02/2022

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]

05/01/2022

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.

04/21/2022

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!

Photos from Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland's post 04/21/2022

One of the last remaining toll houses of its kind in Maryland.

04/19/2022

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.

04/15/2022

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.

04/14/2022

More details about the National Pike Festival and James Shaull Wagon Train-Maryland.

Mark you calendars!!! Another upcoming event!!!

Timeline photos 04/13/2022

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.

04/04/2022

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.

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EC250 Events 03/29/2022

EC250 Events

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...

Frederick Shell Carwash 03/26/2022

Frederick Shell Carwash

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.

03/25/2022

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!

03/16/2022

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."

Photos from Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland's post 03/16/2022

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.

For sale: The Huddleston Farmhouse, an 1841 farmstead on Indiana's National Road - Down the Road 03/10/2022

For sale: The Huddleston Farmhouse, an 1841 farmstead on Indiana's National Road - Down the Road

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 03/03/2022

Tell Your Representative to Fund Byways in the Appropriations Bill

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

Photos from Main Street Middletown, Maryland's post 03/03/2022

Happy Birthday!

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. 02/23/2022

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.

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...

Timeline photos 02/22/2022

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

Historic Roads Org 02/18/2022

Historic Roads Org

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)

Photos from National Road Heritage Foundation's post 02/16/2022

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.

About - Negro Motorist Green Book 02/14/2022

About - Negro Motorist Green Book

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 Road that Built a Nation

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

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Take a step back in time at the Wilson Store!
Wagon Train on the Maryland Historic National Road
Sneak Peek Friday! Faces Long Remembered Exhibit featuring Albert Gallatin.

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Museum tours, step-on guide tours of the Historic National Road, educational resources

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214 N Main Street
Boonsboro, MD
21713

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The National Road Museum is slated to open in early 2020.

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