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Saturdays in December:
Traditional Christmas Tours, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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. $12/person. Call (301)-797-8782 or email info@washcomdhistoricalsociety.org for reservations.


Monday, December 26th:
Historic Houses of Worship Tour, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

The Miller House Museum is just one of many beautiful stops along Hagerstown’s Historic Houses of Worship Tour. Held the day after Christmas, churches, synagogues and other religious and cultural locations open their doors to the public, free of charge. Shuttles are available at several stops along the route, and there are refreshments at some locations, including the Miller House Museum.

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Historic Geocache Trail
New technology has led to a new pastime for those who love scavenger hunting on a grand scale. Smart Phones and other technical equipment that incorporates a Global Positioning System (GPS) have made it possible to create challenging hunts on many themes.

Both the Miller House Garden and the grounds of Beaver Creek School have hidden treasures to find as a part of the Washington County Historic Geocache Trail.

The treasures are actually trinkets contained in concealed weather-proof boxes at Trail locations. The hunters record their success at finding a box, both on the internet site of the Trail, where they get the coordinates for the location of boxes, and on a small pad inside the box.

They then exchange a trinket that they brought with them with one from the box. WCHS has access to the comments on-line through a password and can record the number of visits to the site. Visitors have come from many different states since this Trail opened in 2013.

Geocaching intrigues many young people and the IT department of our school system is working on putting together lessons and challenges that students can use to add to their technical education.

Exhibits
Special exhibits are held in the Miller House throughout the year. Past exhibits include: wedding dresses; silver collection; military uniforms and a medical display.

Christmas Reception
The Christmas Reception is held on a Sunday in December and is the official opening of the Miller House for the Christmas season.

On The Road
Invite Staff and/or Board Members on-location for presentations to your club or organization membership meetings. WCHS offers varied, interesting historic programs. Call 301-797-8782 to schedule.