Upcoming Events



Enjoy a drink and have a think! At Culture & Cocktails, a lecture program at the Miller House Museum, we tackle a historical topic with the help of a little liquid fortitude.

Washington County’s Kennedy Farmhouse has a long history: first hosting John Brown as he planned the raid on Harpers Ferry, then as a major stop for some of the biggest African American musicians in American history. Join author Ed Maliskas for more information on the little farmhouse with a big history and his band as they bring to life some of the hits played at the Kennedy Farm.


The featured cocktail will be: the Pumpkin Martini. Get in the spirit with these scrumptious fall spirits!



Your ticket price will include your first drink, and refills will be available for a small fee. This event is for adults ages 21 and older, please! For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!



November 8, 2019

Culture & Cocktails: From John Brown to James Brown

Enjoy a drink and have a think! At Culture & Cocktails, a lecture program at the Miller House Museum, we tackle a historical topic with the help of a little liquid fortitude.Washington County’s Kennedy Farmhouse has a long history: first hosting John Brown as he planned the raid on Harpers Ferry, then as a major stop for some of the biggest African American musicians in American history. Join author Ed Maliskas for more information on the little farmhouse with a big history and his band as they bring to life some of the hits played at the Kennedy Farm. The featured cocktail will be: the Pumpkin Martini. Get in the spirit with these scrumptious fall spirits! Your ticket price will include your first drink, and refills will be available for a small fee. This event is for adults ages 21 and older, please! For more information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
November 6, 2019

Genealogy Research Consultations

Our staff genealogist will be onsite today for one-on-one genealogy consultations. Have you hit a brick wall? Are you just starting out and don't know how to begin? From beginner to expert, our genealogist can help you out!
November 5, 2019

See Washington County in the Movies! A new WWII Era film from the WCHS will be shown Sunday, November 10th. Click here for more details.

Using actual footage collected from local residents, the Historical Society has produced a movie-length film depicting life in Washington County during the post-war years of the 1940s and 1950s. Relive the lives of the residents of Washington County during and after World War II, as the soldiers return home and families blossom and reorient their activities to civilian and domestic life. Viewers might recognize old friends and neighbors as they celebrate holidays, engage in school activities, participate in parades, enjoy leisure time, shop, and earn a living. The film features seventy-year-old scenes of Hagerstown, Clear Spring, Funkstown, Williamsport, Keedysville and more. Please join us for a nostalgic stroll down Memory Lane! Tickets: $10/person. Available online by clicking here or at the Maryland Theatre Box Office, 301-790-2000.
November 2, 2019

Genealogy Lock-In

Join researchers from across the Mid-Atlantic region as we assist novice and experienced investigators delve deeper into their genealogy. Do you like researching your family tree? Have you hit a brick wall in your findings? Are your DNA kit resulta back and you want to know where to begin your family search? Join researchers from across the Mid-Atlantic region as we assist novice and experienced investigators delve deeper into how to access available resources. Registration fee includes conference admission, pizza, snacks, and free secure parking. Presenters: Kate Larson, DNA/Genealogy Researcher Mary Mannix, Frederick County Public Library System, ‘Don’t Forget the Ladies’ Chris Haley, Maryland State Archives, Research Resources Anna Cueto, Washington County Historical Society, Preservation of Photographs and Documents Jill Craig, Washington County Free Library, Scanning and Metadata