Adopt an Artifact

Thank You For Your Support!

We would like to thank everyone who donated towards our first ever Adopt an Artifact fundraising program at the Washington County Historical Society (WCHS). We literally could not have done this without everyones support, and we are so appreciative. THANK YOU!

WCHS has already engaged a conservator, and the work of restoring The Old Hager Mill painting by Linda E. Wert (1860-1862) should be completed by September.

The Old Hager Mill

The first item chosen from the WCHS collection for the Adopt an Artifact program is this wonderful local scene by artist Linda E. Wert, titled, The Old Hager Mill, 1860  to 1862. Wert was born in Millersburg, PA, and attended the Hagerstown Female Seminary in the 1860s, where she may have painted this as part of her studies.

Donor: Christopher G. Snyder, 1966, in memory of Suzanne Snyder, the artist’s niece

Historical Marker Database for the Hagerstown Female Seminary: Hagerstown Female Seminary Historical Marker (

Together we can do great things!

On behalf of everyone here at the WCHS, we greatly thank you for your support!