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Programs


Family Workshop: Buttermold Ornament Making
11 am – 2 pm • Saturday, December 23rd

Make and take your own holiday keepsake! Learn more about what a buttermold is and how it would have been used, and make your own holiday ornament using salt dough and acrylic paint!

This event is free, but registration is recommended. You can sign up by calling (301)-797-8782, emailing info@washcomdhistoricalsociety.org, or using the form below.


Victorian Christmas Tours
1, 2, & 3 pm • Saturday, December 23rd

Experience the Miller House Museum of Christmases past during these exclusive traditional Christmas tours. Learn about popular Federal and Victorian period Christmas traditions as you tour the exquisitely decorated 1825 brick townhouse.

Tours will start on the hour, and each is limited to 15 people. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased by calling (301)-797-8782, emailing info@washcomdhistoricalsociety.org, or using the form below.


Historic Houses of Worship Tour
1, 2, & 3 pm • Saturday, December 26th

Houses of worship and other historic sites open their doors for this annual holiday tour in downtown Hagerstown. Join over 16 different historic sites in the downtown Hagerstown area for an evening open house! Each location will open their doors from 4-7 p.m., and shuttles will transport visitors between tour areas.

Are you an amateur photographer? Think about submitting your photographs to the annual photograph contest! You could win a cash prize, and have your photographs featured in tour media for the following year!

For more information, please consult the Facebook page or call the Washington County Historical Society at (301)-797-8782. This event is free, but registration is recommended. You can sign up by calling (301)-797-8782, emailing info@washcomdhistoricalsociety.org, or using the form below.


Family Workshop: Buttermold Ornament Making
11 am – 2 pm • Saturday, December 30th

Make and take your own holiday keepsake! Learn more about what a buttermold is and how it would have been used, and make your own holiday ornament using salt dough and acrylic paint!

This event is free, but registration is recommended. You can sign up by calling (301)-797-8782, emailing info@washcomdhistoricalsociety.org, or using the form below.


Victorian Christmas Tours
1, 2, & 3 pm • Saturday, December 30thd

Experience the Miller House Museum of Christmases past during these exclusive traditional Christmas tours. Learn about popular Federal and Victorian period Christmas traditions as you tour the exquisitely decorated 1825 brick townhouse.

Tours will start on the hour, and each is limited to 15 people. Tickets are $15, and may be purchased by calling (301)-797-8782, emailing info@washcomdhistoricalsociety.org, or using the form below.




PAST EXHIBITS

2016

Founding Families: The Genealogical History of Washington County

The Great Fair!

That’s the Ticket! The Political Past of Washington County

Genealogical Consultations

Every Wednesday and second Saturday, our staff genealogist is on site in the kinship Reading Room for free genealogy consultations. Just starting out, or hitting a brick wall? Our genealogist can provide guidance for researchers of all experience levels.

Historic Geocache Trail

Use your devices as part of a worldwide scavenger hunt! The Miller House Museum is proud to be a participant of the Historic Geocache Trail. Come to the museum and search for hidden treasures both inside and out!

Specialty Tours

Throughout the year, we offer a number of specialty tours that highlight different parts of the Miller House collection.

In early spring, we offer a walking lecture on the art of the Miller House. Our portrait and landscape collections are hidden treasure troves of local artwork, and you can learn more about the paintings and their artists on this special tour of the Miller House Museum.

During September and October, experience the Miller House after dark! Our candlelit ghost tours offer a look at the lives (and deaths) of previous Miller House occupants, and share local folklore and legends of Washington County.

And in November and December, learn more about Christmases past! Our Victorian Christmas tours take place in the exquisitely decorated Miller House, and as you make your way through the museum, you’ll learn more about Victorian Christmas decorations, foods, and traditions.



ANNUAL EVENTS

Winter Concert Series

Looking for a great way to keep warm and have fun during the chilly winter months? Come to one of our great winter concerts! Held in the drawing rooms of the Miller House Museum, our concerts bring you great


Blues Fest Party

Kick off your Blues Fest celebrations with our annual tradition: a backyard blast in the Miller House Museum Garden! There will be live music, excellent food and a cash bar, all in the beautiful and private setting of the museum garden.


Holiday Reception

Join us at the Miller House Museum for our annual holiday open house. Held on the first Sunday of December, the Miller House Museum will be decorated by local garden clubs according to the year’s chosen theme, and the museum will be open for self-guided tours. Refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided.


Historic Houses of Worship Tour

On the 26th of December, houses of worship and other historic sites in downtown Hagerstown open their doors for this self-guided, free tour. Enjoy the peace of candlelight while taking in the splendor of these historic treasures decked out for the yuletide season.


Bus Trips of Washington County

Go on the road with the Washington County Historical Society! Each year, we plan a full day of sight-seeing right here in Washington County. Every trip highlights a different part of the county. Discover some of the county’s hidden historical treasures.

 

WCHS on the Road

Our staff and board members love sharing the stories and collections of the Washington County Historical Society with the community, and if you can’t visit us, we’d love to come visit you! Contact us to inquire about speakers for club meetings, events, and other get-togethers! Previous programs have included: