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™ Valentine’s Day Getaways & Gifts n Valley Theatre n Reader’s Survey for 2013 n IceFest ‘13 – Chambersburg, PA January 31-February 3

UPCOMING EVENTS Gospel Dinner Concert Series ... January 26 • 6 pm The Diplomats Tickets are $22.00 (Includes dinner and concert)

February 23 • 6 pm Conley-Schmidt & First Love

January 5 & 6, 12 & 13 and 19 & 20 Winter Bounce Festival

Tickets are $22.00 (Includes dinner and concert)

Inflatables for the kids, DJ, games, mini golf, food and much more

This historic home was built in 1823 as Millers Tavern & Hotel

Chase away the winter blues with a trip to

Miller’s Farmstead

— We will charm you with fresh ideas to accessorize any home, including a wide selection of home decor, Root candles, flags, mailbox covers, and gifts. Now Carrying the Latest Vera Bradley Selections Visit us online at

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301-842-0330 Mon-Sat 10am-5pm 14506 National Pike, Clear Spring, MD 21722 and Sun 12-5pm Call or visit us online for directions

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Celebrating 42 Years!

301-665-2817 Volume 42 Number 7


Shenandoah Valley Area Map ..................................4 Valley Theatre ................................7 Directory & Map Key ....................10 Calendar of Events.........................9 Reader’s Survey ...........................10 IceFest 2013 ...............................12 PA Maps .....................................14 PA Dining Guide..........................15 PA Points of Interest ......................16 VA Maps .....................................20 VA Points of Interest......................22 MD Maps....................................28 MD Dining Guide ........................29 MD Points of Interest ....................30 WV Maps ....................................36 WV Dining Guide ........................36 WV Points of Interest.....................38 Published the first of each month. Distributed FRee throughout the Cumberland and Shenandoah Valley area by the leading businesses who advertise in The VALLeY ReVUe magazine, and Chamber of Commerce office, Tourist Information Centers, State and National Parks, Museums, Military Posts and Colleges. 11,228,500 published to date (since 1971). 8,500 copies this issue. For publication info or advertising rates, call The Valley Revue at 301-665-2817. e-mail: For free insertion of calendar of events items, write: The Valley Revue, PO Box 3529, hagerstown, MD 21742, or email Publication deadline is the 5th of each preceding month.

For Advertising Info, Call: Cecilia “Cis” Rhyne 301-665-2817

Permission to reproduce any material in this publication must be in writing from the publisher. All schedules subject to change. Subscriptions: 12 issues $20.00; Single copy $1.70

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Samuel “Sam” Welty Bayer FOUNDER OF TH E VALLEY R EVUE

Sam established and founded The Cumberland Valley Revue magazine in 1971. He and his wife, Lois, published the magazine for 25 years. Sam was born on May 6, 1928 in Ringgold, Md., and grew up in the Leitersburg and Benevola areas. Following a stint in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Sam was employed by Office Equipment Co. of Hagerstown from 1953 to 1965. He was executive director of Washington County Community Action Council from 1967 to 1970. Active in the community for many years, Sam was a member of Leitersburg Ruritan Club for over 20 years, a member of American Legion Morris Frock Post 42, D.A.V. Chapter 14, Exchange Club of Hagerstown, and R.S. Tagg Jr., and attended Trinity Lutheran Church. He also served as an elected judge of Orphans Court of Washington County, Md., from 2002 to 2006. Memorial donations may be made to American Lung Association of Maryland, Inc., 11 Columbia St., Room 13, Cumberland, MD 21502. Publisher’s Note: I first had the pleasure of getting to know Sam when he sold The Valley Revue about 16 years ago. He shared his years of knowledge in publishing, as well as history of the area, and made sure the production staff “dotted their i’s and crossed their t’s.” His love for the magazine was clear to all who knew him ... it was more than a business, it was a part of him. Sam’s dedication to The Valley Revue was timeless. He provided input years after he sold the magazine and would call whenever he noticed a new salesperson’s name in the magazine, offering to help and share his expertise. It is an honor to carry on his tradition of providing the area’s most comprehensive calendar of events to tourists and residents in the quad-state region. – Cecilia “Cis” Rhyne 6 JA N UA RY 2013

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Theatre The Academy Theatre 58 E. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD

301/733-8261 Capitol Theatre 159 Main St., Chambersburg, PA

717/263-0202 Carlisle Theatre 44 W. High St., Carlisle, PA


Chambersburg Community Theatre 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA

717/263-3900 Cumberland Theatre 204 North George St. Historic Charles Town, WV The hysterical farce

Suite Surrender By Michael McKeever

February 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17, 2013 Visit: (304) 725-4420 or 888-900-SHOW

101 N. Jackson St., Cumberland, MD

301/759-4990 H. Ric Luhrs Performing Art Center Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA

717/477 SHOW (7469) The Majestic Theater 25 CarlisleGettysburg, PA

717/337-8200 Maryland Ensemble Theater 31 W. Patrick St. #L1, Frederick, MD

301/694-4744 Maryland Symphony 13 S. Potomac St.,Hagerstown, MD

301/797-4000 Maryland Theatre 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD

301/790-2000 The Old Opera House 204 North George St., Charles Town, WV

304/725-4420 Shenandoah University 1460 University Dr., Winchester, VA






Feb. 16 8:00 pm SUNDAY Feb. 17 8:00 pm


With Special Guest, Vassily Primakov, piano MARTIN Overture in Homage to Mozart SCHUMANN Carnaval, Op. 9 MOZART Concerto for Piano No. 27 in B-flat Major SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4 in D minor

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540/665-4569 Totem Pole Playhouse 9555 Golf Course Rd., Fayetteville, PA

888/805-7056 or 717/352-2164 Wayside Theatre 7853 Main St., Middletown, VA

540-869-1776 Weinberg Center for the Arts 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD

301/228-2828 Winchester Little Theatre 315 W. Boscawen St., Winchester, VA

540/662-3331 Wonderment Puppet Theatre 412 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV

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What to do Where to Go What To See in the Quad State Area!

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Antiques • Flea Markets 4 38 231 216 145 216 59

Antique Crossroads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Auction Square Market Place . . . . . . 35 Bunker Hill Antiques Assoc. . . . . . . . 46 Kingfish Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 New Oxford Antique Center . . . . . . . 41 North Mountain Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Old Glory Antiques . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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Campgrounds 67

Ole Mink Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Entertainment • Dancing 222 100 1 227

Bavarian Inn’s Rathskeller . . . . . . . . 3 Capitol Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Maryland Symphony Orchestra . . . . . 7 Old Opera House. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

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Green Grove Gardens Events . . . . . . 2 156 IceFest ’13 Chambersburg . . . . . . . . 10 100 Furniture • Art North Mountain Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 216 P. Buckley Moss Museum . . . . . . . . . 48 * Queen St. Gallery/WV Glass . . . . . . . 46 202

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Gift Shops 46 25 238 216 117

Lehmans Mill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Miller’s Farmstead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Nature Niche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Small Things Crafts at Persnickity Place . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Violets & More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

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Motels/Hotels/B&B/Lodging 222 238 216 3 216

Bavarian Inn & Lodge . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Berkeley Springs Cottage Rentals . . 41 Cider Mill House B&B . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Hampton Inn, Hagerstown . . . . . . . . 35 The Woods Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Realtors, Builders, & Contractors 238

Larry DeMarco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48


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The Bath House Day Spa . . . . . . . . . 41 Martinsburg CVB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-47 The Woods Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

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Services 235

ProDesign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Speciality Shops 116 100 100

Esh’s Store . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Northwood Book Store . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Norwegian Codfather. . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

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Calenda r of Events

January All Month

YEAR ROUND VOLKSWALK … dawn to dusk, Shell Station, 74 W. Main St., Westminster, MD. Walk the streets of Westminster. 410/871-0534. YEAR ROUND VOLKSWALK … 9 am-5 pm, Meet at McDonald’s, 1706 Ridgeside Dr., Mt. Airy, MD. Walk on the sidewalks and roadsides of Mt. Airy. 301/829-3685. YEAR ROUND VOLKSWALK … 9 am-5 pm, The Inn at Norwood, 7514 Norwood Ave., Sykesville, MD. Walk on sidewalks, roadsides & town linear trail. 410/871-9464.

... every Sunday COLONIAL SUNDAY BRUNCH & TWO BIT DRINKS … 11 am-3 pm, The Fairfield Inn, 15 W. Main St., Fairfield, PA. Featuring Champagne Mimosas, Bloody Marys and Rail Drinks. 717/642-5410. FCSME MODEL TRAIN OPEN HOUSE … 1-4 pm, Frederick County Society of Model Railroad Engineers, 423-A E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD.

The operation of a large HO and HOn3 scale model railroad built inside a real Chesapeake & Ohio horse/baggage car with an outdoor G-scale model railroad. Thru Feb. 3. 240/731-0844. HAGERSTOWN MODEL RAILROAD MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE … 1-5 pm, Antietam Station, 17230 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg, MD. Operating model railroad layouts. Free admission. Donations accepted. 301/800-9829. BLUES IN THE ATTIC … 3-6:30 pm, Blondie’s, 11737 Old Route 16 St., Rouzerville, PA. Live music. Ages 21 and over. 717/762-9030.

... every Sun and Wed WESTERN MD RAILWAY MUSEUM ... 1-4 pm Sun., 9 am-12 noon & 1-3 pm Wed., 41 N. Main St., Union Bridge, MD. Railroad memorabilia, archives, pictures and model layouts. 410/775-0150.

... every Monday HARMONY ALONG THE POTOMAC CHAPTER OF SWEET ADELINES, INTERNATIONAL ... 6:30-9 pm, continued on page 18

Calendar of Events deadline is the 5th of each month preceding publication. Mail event info to: The Valley Revue, P. O. Box 3529, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or email Every issue of The Valley Revue is available to read online at:

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2013 Reader Survey Tell us more about you ... so that we can provide dining, shopping and other services that fit your lifestyle along with The Valley’s Most Comprehensive Calendar of Events. I am a resident of ❑ PA ❑ MD ❑ WV ❑ VA ❑ Other _______ ❑ Tourist who picks up magazine when visiting the area I have been reading The Valley Revue for _______ years. ❑ This is the first time I’ve picked up this magazine. I pick up The Valley Revue at: _________________________ I read The Valley Revue online: ❑ regularly ❑ occasionally ❑ never If you read online, do you click on links to view more about:: ❑ events ❑ advertisers ❑ both I have internet service: ❑ at home ❑ on my phone ❑ only at work ❑ not at all I have a cell phone: ❑ yes ❑ yes – a smart phone ❑ no I share my The Valley Revue with: ❑ one ❑ none ❑ Other ____ I use The Valley Revue to plan activities: ❑ regularly ❑ occasionally ❑ when visiting specific areas I shop at and use services of advertisers in The Valley Revue: ❑ regularly ❑ occasionally ❑ seasonally for sales and open houses – spring, fall, holiday I use maps in The Valley Revue to find an advertiser’s location: ❑ regularly ❑ occasionally ❑ rarely / never 10 JA NUA RY 2013

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he eleventh annual winter festival features amazing ice sculptures as the backdrop for four days of events. With more than 70 sculptures, IceFest is the one of the largest outdoor ice festivals in Pennsylvania. Live carving is Thursday and Friday nights!

PARKING: Behind M&T Bank (55 South Main Street) Behind Franklin County Courthouse (157 Lincoln Way East/30W) Behind J&B Bridal (136 South Main Street) At Southgate Mall (Washington Street)

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SCHEDULE Ongoing ... “Celebrate IceFest” custom designed ice sculptures on display throughout downtown Snowfall Ball Feb 1st • 6-7pm Ballroom Dancing Workshop, 7-10pm Open Ballroom Dance Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West Workshop $3, Dance $5, or $15 a couple for both events Chili Cookoff Feb 2 • 11am-2pm Under the Big HEATED Tent at North Square Market Parking Lot on North Main St. Admission – $5.00 Ice Slide Jan 31st • 5-8pm, Feb 1st • Noon-9pm, Feb 2nd • 10am-9pm, Feb 3rd • Noon-4pm Old Capitol Theatre Parking Lot – Free! Fireworks February 2 • 6:30 pm Southgate Shopping Center Scavenger Hunt Feb 3 • 12pm-3pm Polar Dunk Plunge Feb 2nd • 11am-2pm The VALLEY R ev U e

Visit North Main Street Chambersburg, PA

Shop and Browse along North Main ... There’s lots to see and places to stop for a bite to eat or a hot drink with a treat. At The Norwegian Codfather, you’ll find European Food you can’t refuse! Featuring foods from such countries as Germany, Italy, Ireland, UK, Poland, Russia, Greece, and many tasty Norwegian items, too, of course. You’ll find sausage, weiners, imported meats and salt cod available in the deli. Delicious deli trays to order for meetings or parties. Northwood Books is a delight for readers or when shopping for a book-lover! Over 50 categories, including classic literature, romance, mystery, history, biographies, local author selections and so much more! Literary scenes illustrate famous books and fireplaces, wing back chairs and a friendly atmosphere invite you to sit and stay awhile. www. va l leyrev ue . co m

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Norwegian Codfather European Food Market Candies, Cheeses, Meats, Mustards and much more! 81 N Main St Chambersburg, PA 17201 717-261-0411

Northwood Books over 8 miles of rare used and new books 59 North Main Street Chambersburg, PA 717-267-0606 • Literature • Collector Editions • Easton Press Hours: Tue-Sat 10-5






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Pennsylvania DiningGuide

Hofbrauhaus U.S. 30 Abbottstown, PA 17301 Tel. 717-259-9641 “Our Wurst Is Our Best”

Gute Deutsche Kueche Mon 11-9, Tue-Thur 11-2:30 & 5-9, Fri & Sat 11-9:30, Sun 12-7:30 Credit Cards Accepted





Littlestown (G-3). Family dining and homestyle cooking. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Tues.-Thurs. 6am-7pm, Fri. & Sat. 6am-8pm, Closed Sun. & Mon. 717/359-5328. See ad on this page.

HOFBRAUHAUS RESTAURANT, Abbottstown (H-2). German-American cuisine. Open Mon. 11-9, Tue.-Thur. 112:30 & 5-9, Fri. & Sat. 11-9:30, Sun. noon7:30. Sauerbraten, Wiener Schnitzel, Rouladen, Kassler Rippchen, Steaks & Seafood. Party & Banquet facilities. Credit cards accepted. 717/259-9641. See ad on this page.



65 & Waynesboro, PA (F-3). Family restau-

rant with home-cooked daily specials. Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Buffets. Special Weekend Buffet. Full menu available. Breakfast always available. Off premise catering available. Dessert Bar. Homemade wholesomeness. Gift Shop. Collectors Baskets. Fresh Baked Pies. Candy. Carry-out deli. No alcohol. Banquets & parties. Thurmont location 301/271-4373 or Waynesboro, PA location 717/765-6772. See ad on page 2.

Homestyle country cooking and baking in a charming colonial setting 4763 Baltimore Pike

Littlestown, PA Call: 717-359-5328 Closed Sunday & Monday Hillcrest Restaurant & Bakery has been owned and operated for 40 years by Jim Wolf, who is also celebrating his career of 51 years in the Bakery Profession.

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Points of Interest Shawnee State Park W of Bedford on U.S. 30. Named after the Shawnee Indians, this 3,800-acre park includes a 451-acre lake. 335 campsites, fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, hunting, snowmobiling, and picnicking. Open yearround. Gravity Hill Located west of Rt. 96 near New Paris, PA. Defy gravity at this remote spot in Bedford County. Water runs uphill … cars roll uphill … it really works! Difficult to find unless you have detailed directions. The Bedford Co.Visitors Bureau will send a free map and brochure – Call 1-800-765-3331. Lake Gordon & Koon Lake Located E of U.S. 200 S of Bedford in the Centerville area. A real mecca for fishermen. Espy House Built in 1771, served as Washington’s Headquarters in the fall of 1794 during the Whiskey Rebellion. The only remaining building in existence on its original site, occupied by Gen. Arthur St. Clair, President of the Continental Congress & first Governor of the Northwest Territory. Anderson House 137 Pitt St., Bedford. Built in 1814 by Dr. John Anderson, a portion was used for his office & in 1815, converted one-half of the house into a bank, whose original vault can still be viewed. The Chamber of Commerce now occupies part of the house. 800/7653331, ext. 220. Breezewood Located at the #12 interchange of the Pa. Turnpike, I70 and U.S. 30. Nearby areas offer a wide variety of recreational areas. Fulton House One hundred block of Lincoln Way E, McConnellsburg. A former stagecoach inn, c. 1793. Restored in 1976, today houses offices of the borough of McConnellsburg and the Fulton Co.Historical Society open for special events or by appointment. 717/4853172. Burnt Cabins Grist Mill One of the oldest mills in the County dating back to 1750, and the only grist mill still operated by a waterpowered overshot wooden water wheel. McConnellsburg The County seat of Fulton County. at the junction of the Lincoln Highway Rt. 30, and US Rt. 522. Established in 1786 and filled with historic structures from the late 18th century. 717/485-4064. Fort Loudoun Historic Revolutionary War Fort ruins mark the site of the first Colonial uprising against British military rule in 1767. Ramps Bridge Also known as Failors Mill Bridge, one mile west of Newburg (off Rt. 641) on Covered Bridge Road. Built in 1882, it is the only such structure remaining on its original site in Cumberland Co. Red Bridge The covered bridge just south of Mercersburg on Rt. 416 was built in 1883 and is still in daily use. Mercersburg Home of the famed Mercersburg Academy, a private school whose campus is home to the log cabin birthplace of James Buchanan, the only native Pennsylvanian to become President of the United States.

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Cowans Gap State Park Located 9 mi. NE of McConnellsburg. Over 1,300 acres includes a 42-acre lake for swimming, fishing, and boating, 232 campsites, 10 rental cabins, and scores of private cabins. Robert Kennedy Memorial Presbyterian Church Organized in 1741 at Welsh Run, SE of Mercers-burg on Rt. 416, one of the oldest churches in the Cumberland Valley. Greencastle Established in 1782, historical events include President Washington’s visit during the Whiskey Rebellion, and John Brown’s stay while working on plans for the Harpers Ferry Raid. Firemen’s Display Greencastle. The Rescue Hose Company displays the nation’s oldest workable fire engine built in 1741 and other early firefighting equipment. The Johnston Home Greencastle. Built in the late 1700’s by Dr. Robert Johnston, Surgeon-General during the Revolution. George Washington slept here during a visit at the time of the Whiskey Rebellion. Mason-Dixon Crown-Stone Marker Located S of Greencastle. Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed and marked the line between Md. and Pa. in 1765, placing stone markers at one-mile intervals, with every fifth mile marked by a Crown-Stone. This 105th milestone, is one of the few remaining left. Enoch Brown Park Just N of Greencastle. Massacre site of Enoch Brown, pioneer schoolteacher, and his ten pupils during the uprising of the Pontiac Indians in 1764. Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge Greencastle. One mi. W of Greencastle. The original bridge, built in 1849, crosses the Conococheague Creek. The bridge is 205 ft. long and approx. 28 ft. wide. Brown’s Mill Graveyard Near Greencastle. Monument built to the memory of Revolutionary War heroes pays tribute to the men who fought for independence. Corporal Rihl Monument Greencastle. Corporal William Rihl of the First New York Cavalry was the first union soldier killed on Free Soil in the Civil War, June 22, 1863. Brown’s Mill School Just N of Greencastle, E of U.S. 11. A complete furnished example of a country schoolhouse. Waynesboro Dates back to 1749. Located nearby is the SnowHill Nunnery with the cloistered buildings intact as they were used by the 7th-Day Baptists. Toll Gate House 323 E. Main St. Waynesboro. Built between 1844 and 1853. Now serves as the office for the Franklin County Chapter of the American Red Cross. A.T.H. & L. Museum S. Potomac St., Waynesboro. Contains approximately 150 pieces of Fire Company Memorabilia dating back to 1880. Free. Oller House 138 W. Main Street, Waynesboro PA 17268. Tour: Queen Anne-style home donated by industrialist J.F. Oller Family. Houses the Waynesboro Historical Society and area genealogy library and information. Call 717.762.1747

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Renfrew Museum and Park Rt. 16, East of Waynesboro. 107-acre park along the Antietam Creek, features a Pennsylvania-German farmstead, an extensive collection of John Bell Pottery, and features Nicodemus collection of American decorative arts. Open late April-late Oct. Open Tues-Sun, 12-4pm. Admission. 717/762-4723 Penn State’s Mont Alto Campus Location of the first Episcopal Chapel built in the area. Abolitionist John Brown taught Sunday School here prior to his ill-fated Harpers Ferry raid. Also the site where over 500 iron workers once toiled at the Mont Alto Furnaces. Chambersburg The County Seat of Franklin Co. Occupied by Southern forces three times during the Civil War. The last time ended in the burning of the city in 1864 for refusing to pay ransom of $100,000 in gold. The Chambersburg Heritage Center Located on the square at 100 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg. Open Monday - Friday 8am 5pm, and Saturday 10am - 2pm. An interpretive center dedicated to over 200 years of Franklin County History. Topics include: Frontier, Architecture, Underground Railroad, Civil War Invasions and Raids, and Transportation. 717/264-7101. Wilson College Chambersburg. One of the nation’s oldest four-year liberal arts colleges for women. In 1982 the college established its Continuing Studies Division to serve both men and women. The 300-acre Wilson campus is open to the public. Chambersburg Volunteer Firemen’s Museum 441 Broad St., in the former quarters of the Cumberland Valley Hose Co. #5. Displays of historic pumpers, uniforms, artifacts, and photographs. Open May-Oct. Fire Prevention Week. Sat. 1-9 p.m.; Sun. 1-5 p.m. Free. 717/263-1049 (evenings). The Old Jailhouse 175 E. King St., Chambersburg, at N. Second St. (U.S. 11N). An 1818 jail complex, restored and renovated houses the Kittochtinny Historical Society’s Museum and Library. Hours vary. 717/264-1667. Caledonia State Park Between Chambersburg and Gettysburg, 1,444 acres in Franklin and Adams Co. astride U.S. 30. Golf, swim, picnic, camp or enjoy entertainment at the Totem Pole Playhouse Summer Theatre. Thaddeus Stevens blacksmith shop, c. 1830, now operates as a museum. Historic Round Barn Franklin township between Cashtown and Arendtsville, a short distance N of U.S. 30 W of Gettysburg. Built in 1914 by Noah Sheely, Adams County’s first commercial orchardist. Biglerville N of Gettysburg on Rt. 34. Known for its old general store of yesterday and days gone by. Gettysburg Site of the Battle of Gettysburg. The County Seat of Adams County. Site of Lutheran Theological Seminary founded in 1826, and Gettysburg College established in 1832. Site of the Battle of Gettysburg fought in July 1863 and the Civil War battlefield where President Lincoln delivered his famous Gettysburg Address Nov. 19, 1863.

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Eisenhower National Historic Site 97 Taneytown Rd., Gettysburg. The only home ever owned by General Dwight D. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie. Originally furnished home, 1887 Pennsylvania bank barn. Tours offered daily, Junior Secret Service program for children 7-12. Admission. Open daily 9-4. 717/338-9114. Cashtown Inn 1325 Old Rt. 30, Cashtown. 1797 stagecoach stop. Confederate headquarters for Battle of Gettysburg. Seen in the movie, Gettysburg. Open Tue.-Sun offering lodging and dining. 717/334-9722. Cumberland County Historical Society and Hamilton Library Association 21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle. Open Mon. 7-9 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 1-4 p.m. 5,500 books and monographs relating to regional history as well as the oldest American-made printing press, Schimmel & Mountz woodcarvings, Jim Thorpe photos and more. Free. Carlisle The County Seat of Cumberland County. Carlisle named for Carlisle, England, was laid out in 1751 following the same pattern of its namesake. Home of three signers of the Declaration of Independence and Carlisle Barracks, second oldest army post in the United States, and Molly Pitcher of Revolutionary War fame. The Neas House 113 W. Chestnut St., Hanover. An elegant Federal-style mansion, circa 1783. One of the first all brick buildings in the town; it once was the home of Hanover’s first Burgess. There are 7 rooms, 2 halls and a kitchen. The home is furnishings are circa 1815, the year the original owner and his wife died. Admission also provides entrance to the Warehime-Myers Mansion. Tours available Sat Noon-3:15. Special tours are available – 717 637 6413 or 717 632 3207. The Warehime-Myers Mansion 305 Baltimore St., Hanover. A Neo-Classic structure, circa 1911. One of Hanover’s twin mansions built by the Hanover Shoe Co. for the co-owners. It has 17 room, 2 large halls, a carriage house and an expansive lawn with a wide variety of trees, identified by ‘common and botanical’ names. It remained in the family until 1996 when J. William Warehime purchased it. He donated it the Hanover Area Historical Society in 2007. The furnishings are eclectic, some from each of the former owners. Admission also provides entrance to the Neas House. Tours available Wed. 10-3:15 & Sat Noon-3:15. Special tours are available – 717 637 6413 or 717 632 3207. The Little Red Schoolhouse On the campus of Shippensburg University. Built in 1865 and moved brick-by-brick to its present site in 1969. Visit by special appt. through the Univ. Alumni Office. 717/477-1218. Strawberry Hill Nature Center 3 mi. W of Fairfield on Mt. Hope Rd. 609 acre non-profit preserve with wildlife, woodlands, ponds, and streams to explore on more than 10 miles of blazed trails. Nature Center open 9-4 Mon. - Fri. Trails open dawn-dusk daily. Free. 717/642-5840. Conococheague Institute Museum and Library Located in the shadows of Whitetail Ski Resort, 1-1/2 miles SW of Rts. 995 & 416. Home of the original Welsh settlement, 1730s, f.f. Scotch-Irish & German settlers. Frontier forts of French & Indian War era. History/genealogy research library, Welsh Barrens Visitor Center, Negley & Davis/Chambers houses, German 4Square garden, early settlers cemetery. Tours available. Open Tues., Wed., Fri., & Sat., 9-4, Sun., 1-4. Other times by appointment. 717-328-3467, email:, website: JANUARY 2013






continued from page 9 Trinity Episcopal Church, 200 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV. Women’s barbershop chorus rehearsal. Women of all ages are invited to enjoy 4-part, a’capella singing. 304/267-4796.

SWEET ADELINES CHORUS ... 6:45 pm, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA. Women of all ages are invited to sample 4-part harmony singing, barbershop style. 717/709-0179. MASON DIXON BARBERSHOP CHORUS REHEARSAL ... 7:30 pm, Haven Lutheran Church, 1035 Haven Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Men of all ages are invited to sample 4-part harmony singing. 240/520-0707.

... every Tuesday JAY & JOE’S ACOUSTIC PICKIN PARTY ... 6-8 pm, Port City Java, Long Meadow Shopping Center, 1551 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Local musicians play acoustic rock, blues & folk music. Bring your instrument and join in. 301/790-5040. KARAOKE … 9 pm-1 am, Barefoot Bernie’s Bar & Grille, 901 Dual Hwy, Hagerstown, MD. 301/797-4424. ACOUSTIC OPEN MIKE NIGHT … 10 pm-1:30 am, Dante’s, 16 W. Main St., Frostburg, MD. 301/639-1734.

... every Wednesday HAGERSTOWN TOASTMASTERS CLUB ... 7-8 pm, Hagerstown YMCA, 1100 Eastern Blvd., Hagerstown, MD. Need to brush up on your public speaking skills in a fun, nonjudgmental and encouraging environment? We meet every 2nd & 18 JA NUA RY 2013


















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... every Wed and Fri SHERMAN-FISHER-SHELLMAN HOUSE TOURS ... 1 & 2 pm, 206 E. Main St., Westminster, MD. Historical Society of Carroll Co. 200-Year-Old Sherman-Fisher-Shellman House docent-led tours. Other tours may be arranged by appointment by calling the Society at 410/848-6494.

... every Thursday OPEN MIC ... 6:30-9:30 pm, Port City Java, Long Meadow Shopping Center, 1551 Potomac Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Hosted Open Mic. Acoustic music, all ages welcome. 301/790-5040. OPEN MIKE NIGHT … 10 pm-1:30 am, Dante’s, 16 W. Main St., Frostburg, MD. 301/639-1734.

... every Friday BLUEGRASS JAMS ... 7 pm, Beck & Benedict Hardware, 118 Walnut St., Waynesboro, PA. $4/person. 717/762-4711.

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• Many Amish Handmade Quilts ly • ThirtyOne Collection in Store! Month Specials! • Wallhangings • Crafts Come & • Largest Selection of Fabric See! in Area ~ Over 4000 Bolts! Nikken Magnets

• African Violets & Supplies • Self Watering Violet Pots Winter Evening Family Fun– • Jigsaw Puzzles–Many Shapes & Sizes • Educational Games & Toys • Bruder Toys & Folkmanis Puppets • Beautiful Cutwork Doilies • Wooden Drying Racks & Much More!

Huge Sale continues thru Jan. 5! for aches/discomforts Alkaline Water System 10%-50% off selected items

16285 Cumberland Hwy

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Right at Bank onto East Ave, go 3 mi. to RR. 3217 State Line Rd.

Musical revue of pop music from 1940s-1980s. Runs thru Jan. 19. Admission. 301/739-7469.

… every Fri, Sat and Sun MANSION HOUSE ART CENTER EVENT … 11 am-4 pm Fri. & Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Mansion House, 501 Highland Way, Hagerstown (MD) City Park. “Winter Exhibit.” VAA members North Gallery Show. Runs thru Jan. 27. 301/797-6813.

Newburg, PA 17240 • 717-530-5305 Located between Newburg & Roxbury

(Rt. 997 - 2 miles from Blue Mtn Turnpike, F-1 on map) 8 am to 5 pm • Sat 8 am to 3 pm (Closed Sun.)

SATURDAY MORNING YOUTH PROGRAMS ... 10-11:30 am, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Free art classes for ages 6-13. Monthly registration required. 301/739-5727. COMMEDIA PUSS IN BOOTS … 2 pm Sat. and Jan. 6, The Maryland Ensemble Theater, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Fun Company Family Theatre. $13.50/person. 301/694-4744.

TRAINS OF CHRISTMAS … 1-5 pm, Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum, 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown, MD. The visions, sounds and snows of Christmas past and present on an “O” Gauge Railroad featuring trains of Lionel, MTH, Williams, Weaver and others. Open Fri.-Sun. thru Feb. 24. Closed Jan. 1. $5/adults, $.50/ages 4-12, free/ages 3 & under. 301/739-4665.

LIVE MUSIC AT THE CLUBHOUSE GRILLE … 7 pm, The Woods Resort’s Clubhouse Grille (located at the golf course), Mountain Lake Rd., Hedgesville, WV. Jan. entertainment: Ellis Woodward (1/5), John Howell & Sara B. (1/12), Donny Baker (1/19) and Dan Cronin (1/26). 304/754-3482. See ad on page 2.

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HAGERSTOWN FARMERS MARKET ... 5 am-12 noon, 25 W. Church St., Hagerstown, MD. Home cooked breakfast or lunch, farm produce, meats, poultry, eggs, flowers, local handmade crafts, and much more. 301/739-8577, x183.

WINTER BOUNCE FESTIVAL … 10 am-8 pm Sat., 12 noon-6 pm Sun., Green Grove Gardens Event Center, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. Green Grove partners with Phantom Shadow Entertainment. Inflatables, DJ, games, mini golf, food and more. Parents relax with free

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continued from page 19 high-speed wireless internet, massage chairs, photo booths and more. Thru Jan. 20. $10/children age 12 & under, $5/ages 2 & under (if playing), free/adults. 717/597-0800. See ad on page 2. PUSS N BOOTS … 12 noon & 2 pm, Wonderment Puppet Theater, 412 W. King St., Martinsburg, WV. Runs Jan 19 thru March 3. $4.50/person, free/ages younger than 2. 304/258-4074.

GETTYSBURG NATIONAL MILITARY PARK WINTER LECTURE SERIES … 1:30 pm, Gettysburg (PA) National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Join a Park Ranger for a free indoor lecture on topics relating to “The Civil War in 1863.” Every Sat. & Sun. except Jan. 13. See pages 26-27 for weekly topics. 717/334-1124, x8023.

… continuing thru January 1 ANNUAL COMMUNITY SHOW EXHIBITION … 10 am-5 pm Tues.Fri., Main Gallery, Washington County Arts Council, 14 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, MD. 301/791-3132.

… continuing thru January 3 SHADRACK’S CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND … 6 pm, Adventure Park USA, 11113 W. Baldwin Rd., New Market, MD. Spectacular drive-thru Christmas synchronized light show. Hot cocoa and visit with Santa after the show. $25 per carload. 301/8656800. www. va l ley rev ue. c o m

… continuing thru January 4 28TH ANNUAL MINIATURE ART EXHIBITION … 10 am-2 pm Tues.Fri. and by appointment, Chambersburg Council for the Arts, Capitol Theatre Center, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA. Over 200 original works of art displayed. Oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings; drawings; hand-pulled prints and sculpture. 717/264-6883.

… continuing thru January 5 HOLIDAY EXHIBIT … Cumberland County Historical Society, 21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, PA. “Civil War Christmas.” 717/249-7610.

… continuing thru January 6 WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND … 5:30-9:30 pm, Clearbrook Park, Rt. 11 N., 112 Clearbrook Dr., Clear Brook, VA. Frederick County Parks & Recreation’s annual light show. Stroll thru a winter wonderland and then warm up in the cabin. Hot chocolate, cookies and a visit with Santa. Closed New Years Day. $4/ages 12 & up, $3/ages 2-11, free/ages 1 and under. 540/665-5600.

… continuing thru January 9 THE FALL 2012 STUDENT JURIED SHOW … Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery, Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, MD. 301/846-2513.

… continuing thru January 13 REMEMBERING THE HOLIDAYS ON BALTIMORE STREET EXHIBIT … 10 am-4 pm Tues.-Sat., 1-4 pm Sun., Allegany Museum, 3 Pershing St., Cumberland, MD. 301/777-7200. JANUARY 2013




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Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd. Winchester. Maps, attractions, events restaurant, lodging and shopping information. Open daily 9-5. Closed major holidays. 540/542-1326. Toll-free 877/871-1326. Winchester & Frederick County is home to the world famous Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, held each spring & the Apple Harvest Festival, held the third weekend in September. State Arboretum of Virginia 9 mi. E of Winchester on U.S. 50. Educational workshops, recreation, driving tours of the Arboretum & Blandy Experimental Farm. Open dawn to dusk year-round. Free. 540/837-1758. Abrams Delight 1340 Pleasant Valley Rd., off Rt. 50 E, Winchester. Built in 1754 by an early settler, Isaac Hollingsworth. Restored & refinished in Early American period. Open April-Oct. Mon-Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4. Admission. 540-662-6519. Long Branch E of Winchester on U.S. 50 on Va. Rt. 624. Federal Georgian mansion museum (c. 1811) filled with period furniture, silver, china & Oriental carpets. A Duncan Phyfe dining table and 12 Hepplewhite chairs identical to another dozen used in the White House. Open Sat. & Sun. 12-4. April-Oct. Admission. 540/837-1856. Sheridan’s Headquarters Corner of Piccadilly & Braddock Sts., Winchester. Gen. Sheridan began his famous ride in 1864 to Cedar Creek Battlefield here, then rallied his retreating army and drove the Confederates from the field. Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters N. Braddock St.Winchester, VA. During the winter of 1861-62 General Jackson & his staff occupied this house — now a museum. April-Oct. - 10-4 daily. Nov-March - Fri & Sat 10-4, Sun. 12-4. Admission. 540/667-3242. Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum 54 S. Loudoun St., Old Town Mall, Winchester. Hands-on, interactive discovery museum for families. Climbing-wall, simple machines, natural history center, fully equipped emergency room clinic, dinosaur prep lab, new Paleontology exhibit. Open 9-5 Tues.-Sat., 15 Sun. Admission $6. 540/722-2020. Old Court House Civil War Museum Built in 1840, the courthouse served as a prison and hospital to both Northern and Southern troops. Today it stands as a “Witness to War”…a historic building with soldiers’ graffiti and an extensive relic collection. Winchester’s downtown walking mall. Open Fri. & Sat. 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M., Sun. 1:005:00, Tours also available by special appt, (540) 542-1145 Skyline Caverns Largest and only developed cavern in Warren Co., VA & one of only a few places on earth where delicate & unique formations known as Anthodites are on display. 800/296-4545. The Warren Rifles Confederate Museum 95 Chester St., Front Royal. Memorial to the men and women who served the cause of States’ Rights, 1861-65. Relics and records of the War Between the States. Daily April 15-Oct. 31, 9-4. Admission, all students free. 540/636-6982 or 635-2219. Loudoun Museum/Information Center 16 W. Loudoun St., Leesburg. 130-year-old building next to a restored log cabin (c. 1767). 200 years of local history and slide presentation. Starting point of the walking tour of historic Leesburg. Daily 10-5; Sun. 1-5. $1 Admission. 703/777-7427.

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Morven Park Two miles north of Leesburg on Rt. 698. Historic 1,200-acre estate of the late Virginia Governor & Mrs. Westmoreland Davis. America’s foremost antique carriage collection, Governor’s Mansion, boxwood gardens, and the international Equestrian Institute. Open April-Oct., Tues.-Fri. 12-4:30, Sat. 10-5, & Sun. 1-5, closed Mon. (except holidays). Limited hours in Nov. & Dec. Admission. 301/777-2414. Oatlands Six mi. S of Leesburg in the heart of Hunt Co. Once the center of a thriving acre plantation. Boxwood, magnolias & a gazebo tea-house grace the formal gardens. Built in 1800-1803 by George Carter. AprilDec., Mon.-Sat. 10-4:30; Sun. 1-4:30. Admission. 703/777-3174. St. Thomas Chapel Trust Middletown. Original Chapel built 1834, patterned after York Cathedral in England, as an interdenominational place of worship. Shenandoah Caverns Just two minutes off I-81, Exit 269, 4 miles north of New Market, VA. A natural phenomena of limestone formations, discovered in 1884 and opened to the public in 1922. Open year round, guided tours every 20 min. 540/477-3115. Middletown Home of the Wayside Theatre, Virginia’s oldest professional theatre in the Shenandoah Valley, producing an 7-play season of Broadway hits from June through April. 540/869-1776. Also home of Wayside Inn, hotel/restaurant since 1797. 540/8691797. Belle Grove In the Cedar Creek Battlefield one mi. S of Middletown off U.S. 11. Built in 1794 by Revolutionary War Office, served as Sheridan’s northern headquarters during the Civil War. Tours run mid-March thru mid-Nov., 10:15 to 3:15 daily; Sunday 1:15 to 4:15. Admission, Group rates. Cedar Creek Battlefield 8437 Valley Pike, Middletown. The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation hosts special events and living history weekends in a continuing efforts to enhance the battlefield and teach the public about their history. 540/869-2064 New Market Battlefield Commemorating the clash in spring of 1864 when 6,000 Federals fought 4,500 Confederates for possession of the Shenandoah Valley. Admission ticket includes Battlefield, Hall of Valor Museum, and Bushong Farm. 540/740-3101. Open daily 9-5. Berryville County seat of Clarke County, formerly named “Battle Town,” is rich in historical lore. “Audley,” the colonial estate home of Nellie Parke Custis, ward of George Washington who was married to his nephew, lived here. Clarke County Historical Society Museum In the Old Court House (c. 1839), S. Church St., Berryville. Open Wed. & Sat. 2-4:30. Historical exhibits include Lord Fairfax’s clock & strongbox, & copies of the Clarke Courier newspaper from 1869 available on microfilm. Strasburg Museum The Strasburg Museum exhibits authentic 18th, 19th, and early 20th century articles of local life. Collection includes blacksmith and carpenter’s tools, three furnished Victorian rooms, a country store, Civil War farming, photographs, reading materials and more. Open 7 days a week from 10-4, May-Oct. Admission. 540/465-5570. Veramar Vineyard 905 Quarry Road, Berryville. Situated on a private 100-acre estate in the heart of Northern Virginia Hunt County. A small, family-run winery dedicated to producing naturally dry, full-bodied wines. Open Thurs-Mon 10-5. 540/955-5510. Alpacas at Sunset Acres 155 Bittersweet Lane, Berryville. These enchanting creatures will steal your heart. 540-955-3529. Frontier Culture Museum Visit Europe and America’s past at four different historic farms moved from their country of origin and reconstructed at the museum site in Staunton, VA. See the rare & minor breed animals, walk through the authentic gardens, help harvest period crops and watch a blacksmith at work. Open daily 9-5. Winter hours Dec. 1 - Mid-March 10-4. Admission. 540/332-7850.

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… continuing thru January 14 ETCHINGS BY ANNE FINUCANE … 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri., Adams County Arts Council, 125 S. Washington St., Gettysburg, PA. 24 etchings on display. 717/334-5006.

… continuing thru January 20 21ST CENTURY STILL LIFE: THE PAINTED IMAGE … 9 am-5 pm Tues.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Still life paintings by contemporary artists. 301/739-5727.

… continuing thru January 26 THE LITERATURE OF PRESCRIPTION: CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN-THE YELLOW WALL-PAPER EXHIBIT … 10 am-5 pm Mon.-Sat., 11 am-5 pm Sun., The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Traveling exhibition. 301/695-1864.

… continuing thru February 28 MIXED MEDIA ARTWORK BY KAITLYN WHARTON … Cumberland (MD) City Hall, 57 N. Liberty St. 301/777-2787. PEN & INK STIPPLING BY RICHARD SHUCH … Washington Street Library, 31 Washington St., Cumberland, MD. 301/777-1200. CIVIL WAR EXHIBIT … 10 am-5 pm Mon.-Sat., 11 am-5 pm Sun., National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E.

Patrick St., Frederick, MD. “Bringing the Story of War to Our Doorsteps: Rediscovering Alexander Gardner’s Antietam Photography.” Closed the first week of Jan. Admission. 301/695-1864.

… continuing thru March 31 ART FOR AMERICA: SELECTION OF WPA PRINTS … 9 am-5 pm Tues.Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 301/739-5727.

… continuing thru July 28 VALLEY OF THE SHADOW COMMEMORATIVE EXHIBITION … 9 am-5 pm Tues.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Artwork commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and the Gettysburg Campaign of 1863. 301/739-5727.

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Sesquicentennial Commemoration Where are Gettysburg’s Confederate Dead Buried? Article provided by Gettysburg National Military Park “From the Fields of Gettysburg” blog written by Clyde Bell, Supervisory Park Ranger, Gettysburg National Military Park.


ettysburg National Military Park Rangers, interns, and volunteers are frequently asked a series of questions by visitors starting with: Where are the Confederate dead buried? Many of these visitors have walked through the Soldiers’ National Cemetery where they noticed the markers of more than 3500 Union soldiers, known and unknown, who were killed during the bloody days of early July 1863, yet they observed no burial markers for the approximately same number of Confederates who lost their lives on these identical fields. After learning from a National Park Ranger that the Confederates are not buried in the cemetery the visitors often ask a second, more concerned question: “Why aren’t the Confederates buried in the Cemetery, aren’t they Americans too?” While it is true that many of the Confederates felt they were still Americans; they were fighting against the United States after having succeeded from it three years earlier. Hence when President Lincoln arrived to dedicate this country’s first National Cemetery in November 1863 it was for the Union dead only. The Soldiers’ National Cemetery was set aside to be the final resting place for those who gave their last full measure to preserve the Union. There was to be no room for those whom many felt where trying to destroy it.

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Shortly after the two warring armies retired from the Gettysburg, over 7000 men remained dead on its fields or would die shortly from their wounds and their rapidly decomposing bodies were posing an imminent health hazard, if not a ghastly scene. As one Confederate soldier recalls passing over the fields northwest of Gettysburg on July 4, “The sights and smells that assailed us were simply indescribable-corpses swollen to twice their size, asunder with the pressure of gases and vapors…The odors were nauseating, and so deadly that in a short time we all sickened and were lying with our mouths close to the ground, most of us vomiting profusely.” Initially most of the Union and Confederate dead were buried in shallow graves, many of which were nameless. However in less than two months the journey to the final resting place for the Union dead would commence as they were disinterred from their temporary graves to a place more fitting. Not so for the men wearing butternut. They would remain in their scattered, poorly marked graves for nearly nine more years. In 1872 several southern Ladies Memorial Associations sought funding to have their men returned home, and they appealed to Dr. Rufus Weaver to supervise the removal of the Confederate dead. During the next three years, using records and his extensive THE VALLEY REVUE




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knowledge of the locations of individual and mass graves, Dr. Weaver was successful in returning the remains of 3,320 soldiers. The vast majority of which were sent to the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. Fewer numbers of Confederate dead were delivered to cemeteries in Raleigh, Savannah and Charlestown. On a side note, research indicates that ten Confederate soldiers, through cases of mistaken identities, where actually buried in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Then there is a final question. “Are there still bodies in the fields that have not been found?” The answer to this is almost certainly yes. Since the 1870’s and throughout much of the 1900’s remains have been uncovered. One noted historian states that nearly 1,500 Confederate remains from the Campaign www.v alley

have been unaccounted and therefore there is a high plausibility that some are still buried in the fields of Gettysburg. The most recent discovery occurred in 1995 near the Railroad Cut, scene of bitter fighting on July 1. The identity of this soldier’s army cannot be readily identified, but it many believe it is most likely that he fought for the Confederacy, possibly from Mississippi. For further information on the Confederate dead read “Wasted Valor: The Confederate Dead at Gettysburg” by Greg Coco. Further information on the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, refer to “Lincoln and the Human Interest Stories of The Gettysburg National Cemetery” by Jim Cole and Roy Frampton. See pages 26-27 for Gettysburg’s Winter Lecture Series on The Civil War in 1863



Gettysburg’s Winter Lecture Series Begins January 5 The Civil War in 1863 Gettysburg Park Rangers will continue their popular, free winter lecture series throughout January, February and March of 2013, with a special look at the Civil War in 1863. Programs will explore topics such as the Army of the Potomac’s resiliency; the Vicksburg Campaign; the fighting at Chickamauga and at Chancellorsville. Lectures examine the command and legacies of Fighting Joe Hooker, Admiral David Dixon Porter, Robert Gould Shaw and the men of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry unit. A special lecture on January 19 will offer an opportunity to examine original artifacts from the park’s collection. The lectures are sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park and take place on Saturdays and Sundays beginning January 5 through March 10, except January 13. They are held at the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center in one of the film theaters through February 24 and in the Ford Motor Company Fund Education Center on March 2, 3, 9 and 10. Programs begin at 1:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. For more information and a schedule of programs go to Gettysburg National Military Park’s website at or call 717/ 334-1124 x 8023. Week #1 – Saturday, January 5 The Vicksburg Campaign, Part 3: The Siege The Siege of Vicksburg took place for 47 days as the control of the Mississippi River hung in the balance. Come join us as we explore assaults, siege warfare, mining operations, naval actions, and yes, rats - Matt Atkinson Sunday, January 6 1863 – The Strategic Dilemma Three problems plagued the Confederacy as 1863 opened, and drove its strategic considerations. These were: the continuing limitations of terrain; the growing economic turmoil, and the completely dysfunctional command structure of the Western Department. These three aspects combined to contribute to the army options and inevitably to the downfall of the Confederacy - Bill Hewitt Week #2 – Saturday, January 12 Despair, Defeat, Redemption & Determination: The Army of the Potomac in 1863 1863 proved a stern tested of the Army of the Potomac’s resiliency. It emerged from Fredericksburg and the subsequent “mud march” disgusted, angry, and demoralized. Joe Hooker rebuilt the army and restored its pride and discipline then led it to defeat at Chancellorsville. But the army shook this disaster off, soldiered on, and recovered to find its redemption at Gettysburg, its greatest victory. Great as Gettysburg was, a hard, grim road lay ahead of the army. It spent the fall spar26 JANUARY 2013

ring with the enemy and readying itself for the death grapple that would come in the spring - D. Scott Hartwig Week #3 – Saturday, January 19 If These Things Could Talk” Original objects from the park’s museum collection are examined for the larger stories they tell about the Battle of Gettysburg - Tom Holbrook Sunday, January 20 “On Campaign with Fighting Joe” - Joseph Hooker and the Army of the Potomac in 1863. For five critical months Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker commanded the Union Army of the Potomac, taking it from the brink of collapse to the height of its power. From the crossroads of Chancellorsville to the eve of Gettysburg, follow this misunderstood and enigmatic general and explore his triumphs and disasters through the eyes of the men he commanded - Chris Gwinn Week #4 – Saturday, January 26 Gettysburg Understood Through Etymology, Metaphor and Personification Sources on the battle of Gettysburg abound, but it is the cultural meaning of words, in those sources, that add another layer of understanding. A closer analysis of the descriptive language associated with the town and battle uncovers a rich texture of cultural meaning below the surface – Troy Harman Sunday, January 27 We are having a grand time right now!" The Army of Northern Virginia in 1863 Not quite a year after its organization, the Army of Northern Virginia had emerged as the premier fighting force in the Confederate States Army. There was no other army like it; this army marched farther and faster than any army before, accomplished victories despite inadequate supplies, and managed to outwit and outmaneuver a larger and better equipped army. What was it about this one Rebel army that gave its commander and those who witnessed it such confidence as it marched into the North in the summer of 1863? - John Heiser Week #5 – Saturday, February 2 The Bloodless Campaigns in Tennessee Following the Union army's victory at the Battle of Stone's River both sides prepared to renew the struggle for control of Tennessee in the spring of 1863. What followed was a campaign of maneuver between the armies of Braxton Bragg and William Rosecrans that resulted in no major battles, yet ended with Rosecrans’ army in almost complete possession of the theater and its vital rail center of Chattanooga. Maneuver, abetted by a cohesive command structure, had carried the day, not fighting. Rosecrans’ success posed a direct threat to the heart of the Confederacy that it reacted to vigorously - Bert Barnett Sunday, February 3 Chickamauga Having been pushed out of Chattanooga, TN by the Union Army of the Cumberland in early September, Braxton Bragg’s Army of Tennessee, reTHE VALLEY REVUE

inforced by two divisions of James Longstreet’s corps from the Army of Northern Virginia, mounted an offensive to retake the city. It resulted in a two day battle on September 19-20, 1863 along Chickamauga Creek, that was the bloodiest battle in the western theater during the war and the only victory for Bragg’s Army of Tennessee Angie Atkinson Week #6 – Saturday, February 9 “Where death for noble ends makes dying sweet” -Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Made famous by the 1989 film Glory, the story of the all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry is one of courage, determination and sacrifice. Separate history from Hollywood and discover the real story of the Robert Gould Shaw and the men of the 54th – Chris Gwinn Sunday, February 10 “We Shall be Wiped Out of Existence” - From Calamity to Crisis: Oliver O. Howard, Out of Chancellorsville and into GettysburgOne of the great debacles of the Civil War occurred at Chancellorsville, when Major General Oliver O. Howard's 11th Corps was struck with such devastation by the Rebels he felt he "wanted to die." It would not be long afterwards he would find himself on another battlefield where he said he thought he indeed would die when facing overwhelming enemy forces again. We will ponder what he expected, what he intended, and what he did, including lessons learned coming out of Chancellorsville and into Gettysburg - Chuck Teague Week #7 – Saturday, February 16 Burnside vs. Longstreet in East Tennessee: The Fall 1863 Knoxville Campaign Following his pivotal role in the Confederate victory at Chickamauga, in September 1863, General James Longstreet was sent north with 12,000 men into East Tennessee to contend with a Union force commanded by General Ambrose Burnside, with both sides vying for control of this critical region and especially the city of Knoxville. The campaign that followed, undertaken in the most wretched of conditions, witnessed Longstreet and his men utterly defeated while Burnside and his soldiers emerged triumphant, securing Knoxville and East Tennessee firmly for the Union. Learn more about this long overshadowed but critically important campaign with all its attendant battles John Hoptak Sunday, February 17 With Porter on the Mississippi – Union Naval Operations in the Vicksburg Campaign Although Ulysses S. Grant deserves high praise for the success of the Vicksburg Campaign, it is often forgotten that the U.S. Navy played a critical role in helping him capture Vicksburg, and that to be successful Grant needed to forge a relationship and work closely with Admiral David Dixon Porter, the naval commander. Porter and Grant formed a winning combination that led to one of the Union’s greatest successes of the war - Karlton Smith Week #8 – Saturday, February 23 The Chancellorsville Campaign The Chancellorsville Campaign began with

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great promise on April 30, 1863 for Joe Hooker and the Army of the Potomac. Six days later, after the bloodiest fighting yet seen in the war, Hooker and his army were in retreat and Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia had achieved Lee’s most remarkable victory - Greg Mertz or Frank O’Reilly, Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania NMP Sunday, February 24 Gettysburg Redeemed: Bristoe Station, Mine Run, and the Fall Campaigns of 1863 For Robert E. Lee, Gettysburg marked the end of a string of strategic and tactical victories with a bloody and discouraging defeat. And when General George G. Meade and his Army of the Potomac failed to destroy the Rebel army during its retreat, its tactical success at Gettysburg lost much of its luster. Both commanding generals tendered their resignations. Both were rejected. Would either of these generals find redemption in the coming fall campaigning? - Dan Welch Week #9 – Saturday, March 2 Second Battle of Winchester - "The Thermopylae of my Campaign" Richard Ewell's debut as a corps commander came against General Robert Milroy's 6,900 man Union garrison at Winchester. The ensuing battle opened the door to Pennsylvania - Matt Atkinson Sunday, March 3 (Ford Education Center) If Walls Could Talk Nestled behind Cemetery Ridge in 1863 was an unassuming white farm house owned by Lydia Leister. Within this one room structure, decisions were made that determined the fates of armies and men, and information became the crux on which those decisions were made. However, controversy would soon follow and questions arose debating their soundness. What happened within those four walls, and how did it affect the men upon whose shoulders those burdens fell? –Angie Atkinson Week #10 – Saturday, March 9 (Ford Education Center) Pickett's Charge Explained Logically The story of Pickett's Charge is so steeped in mythology that a logical rendering of what happened on July 3, 1863 is difficult to comprehend. This lecture will engage in the tricky task of separating symbolic truth from real time events; of demystifying and de-fanging the allegorical otherworld of high water mark in favor of rational revelation. - Troy Harman Sunday, March 10 (Ford Education Center) The greatest amount of human suffering known to this nation since its birth: The Fields of Gettysburg Through the Eyes of Battlefield Surgeons The third and final installment of the story of the medical corps in the Civil War, this lecture will explore the improved system of transport, supply and treatment as established by the time of the Gettysburg campaign and battle, and will look at the fields on the evenings of June 30, July 1,2,3 and 4 from the perspective of a Union Army surgeon – Barbara Sanders




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Historic Frostburg US 40 Alt, Frostburg. 19th century homes, churches and commercial buildings line Main Street. Self-guided walking tour. Free. Frostburg Museum Hill & Oak Streets, Frostburg. 1899 school building with local history displays, memorabilia of Frostburg – its area and people. Tues-Sat noon til 5. Free – donations accepted. 301/689-1195. Thrasher Carriage Museum 19 Depot St., Frostburg, features horse-drawn vehicles from delivery wagons to Vanderbilt sleighs. 301/689-3380. Admission. Queen City Transportation Museum, 210 S. Centre St., Cumberland, features a National Road exhibit from a Conestoga Wagon to a Model T. 301/777-1776. Admission. Spruce Forest Artisan Village On U.S. Rt. 40, east of Grantsville, nestled between Penn Alps Restaurant and Craft Shop and the 1813 Casselman Bridge. Village features working artisans inside authentic and historic log cabins, Bear Hill School and plankhouses. Buildings date back to pre-Revolutionary War era. Open year round, Mon.-Sat., 10-5. Various festivals and music concerts throughout the year. Free. 301/895-3332. Casselman River Bridge Grantsville. The bridge was erected in 1813. Its 80-foot span was the longest single-span bridge in America at that time. Skeptics felt that the elongated stone arch would collapse once the supporting timbers were removed. However, the bridge stood and served as a major link along the National Road from 1813 to 1933. Open daily. Free. The Castle 15925 Mt. Savage Rd., Mt. Savage. Turn-ofthe-century industrialist Andrew Ramsey built this castle to resemble the “Craig Castle” in Scotland. This incredible home with period furnishings is currently a Bed and Breakfast. Tours by appointment only. 301/264-4645. Evergreen Museum 15603 Trimble Rd., NW, Mt. Savage. 200 years of history including period furniture and books from the Trimble library, maps, letters and deeds from the late 1700’s and a 5-ft. long dollhouse replica of the 3-story Evergreen House. Walk on the mile-long trail used to haul coal during WWI. 301/264-4106. The Narrows & Lover’s Leap The Cumberland Narrows, is a spectacular break in the Allegheny Mountains with vertical rock walls rising more than 800 ft. above Wills Creek, U.S. 40 and the main line of the CSX Railroad. Gordon-Roberts House 218 Washington St., Cumberland’s National Register Historic District. Constructed in 1867 for Josiah Hance Gordon, a prominent Cumberland attorney and President of the C&O Canal. In 1889 the W. Milnor Roberts family purchased the house and lived in it for over sixty years. Open year round, Tues.-Sat. 10-5. Tours on the hour, last one at 4. Admission. 301/777-8678. George Washington’s Headquarters Greene St., Riverside Park, Cumberland. Only remnant of Fort Cumberland, circa 1755. Historic St. Patrick & SS. Peter & Paul Cemeteries 125 Fayette St., Cumberland. Historic gravesites of Union & Confederate soldiers, local slaves, Catholic Friars, and the Shrine of Pieta. 301/722-4624, Ed Taylor, Jr. for tour.

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Rose Hill Cemetery 535 Fayette St., Cumberland. Cumberland area historic cemeteries and monuments erected and restored by Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization. Gravesites of major interest throughout US history. 301-722-5480. Western Maryland Station Center Home of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad which runs excursions May through mid-December; and the Allegany County Visitors Center/C&O Canal Visitors Center and Canal Exhibit Center displaying artifacts and audio visual displays on Canal history. Free. Visitors Center is open daily, from 9 am - 5 pm, closed major holidays. 301/722-8226; 800/425-2067. Rocky Gap State Park Five mi. E of Cumberland on I-68. Over 3,000 acres featuring a 243acre lake. Two beaches in the day-use area (301/777-2139) and one beach in the 278-site campground area (301/777-2138). Fishing, hiking, nature trails, boat rentals and private boating with use of electric motors only. Daily 6 a.m.-sunset during summer season. $2/person. Rocky Gap Veterans Cemetery Adjacent to Rocky Gap State Park on Pleasant Valley Rd. E of Cumberland. A 15-acre site administered by the state provides free burial for Maryland Veterans. Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. 301/777-2185. Oldtown Site of the historical Cresap House is the oldest community in Allegany Co.. Michael Cresap Museum Opessa St., Oldtown, off Rt. 51. Open first week in Sept. from 1-5 p.m., as well as June-Sept. and other times by appt. 1764 home of Revolutionary War hero. Visit the museum grounds and gardens. Walking tour of Oldtown in the a.m. 301/223-9602. Christian Heritage Museum Nestled in historic western Maryland’s Washington County, the Christian Heritage Museum is a collection of rare historic Bibles, books, manuscripts, sermon notes, and documents of Christian history. Call or visit our website to schedule your tour at, 877-313-9002. Paw Paw Tunnel/C&O Canal NHP The historic 3,118 foot-long C&O Canal tunnel, built between 1836 and 1850, is located 25 miles southeast of Cumberland, MD off MD Rt. 51, across the Potomac from Paw Paw, WV. Visitors hike approx. 1/2 mile to reach the tunnel entrance. Open year-round, daylight to dusk. Carry a flashlight. Park Service guided tours offered weekends during the summer. For information, call the Cumberland Visitor Center at 301/722-8226. Hagerstown Roundhouse Museum 300 S. Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown. Home of Hagerstown Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. Exhibits picture the history of the seven railroads of Hagerstown. Fri., Sat., & Sun. 1-5 p.m. Admission. 301/739-4665. Washington Co. Museum of Fine Arts City Park, Hagerstown. Georgian brick museum maintains a remarkable collection of American paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture from the 18th century to the present as well as fascinating decorative arts. The Museum contains ten galleries and offers exhibitions, concerts and lectures free to the public. Tues.-Fri. 9-5, Sat. 9-4, Sun. 1-5. Mon. Closed. Free. 301/739-5727. Hager House and Hager Museum Key St., City Park, Hagerstown. Stone residence of Captain Jonathan Hager, founder of Hagerstown, built in 1739. April-Dec., Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun. 2-5 p.m. Nominal admission. 301/739-8393. The Mansion House Art Gallery Highland Way, city Park, Hagerstown. Built by miller-horticulturist, home builder-artist, John Heyser, in 1846. Now home of The Valley Art Association, where members exhibit their work, conduct meetings, art classes and art shows all of which are open to the public. Fri. and Sat. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays 1-5 p.m. Free. 301/797-6813 T h e VA L L EY R e V Ue

Town Museum of Williamsport Located in the Springfield Farm Barn, Springfield Lane (off U.S. 11 north), Williamsport. Displays of local and area memorabilia & artifacts. Open every Sun., 1-4 p.m. Free. 301/223-7229. Log House Museum 11 South Mill St., Clear Spring District Historical Assn., P.O. Box 211, CS David Wiles. An original log home from the 1830’s restored and furnished with items that were used 150 years ago. Admission. By appointment only. 301/842-2342. Western Maryland Rail Trail Located 1/2 mi. east of I-70, Washington Co., exits 1, 3 & 12. One of the premier rail trails in the east. A 20-mi. paved former railroad right of way. 301/842-2155. Miller House Museum 135 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, the Miller House is an 1820s residence operating as a museum and headquarters of the Washington County Historical Society.Tours Apr.-Dec., Wed.-Sat., 1-3 pm. Admission. 301/797-8782. Albert Powell Trout Hatchery Six mi. E of Hagerstown, Rt 66 exit off I-70. Produces more than 150,000 fish annually for stocking Maryland waters for sportsman. Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 301/791-4736. Beaver Creek School Museum 9702 Beaver Creek Church Rd. Operates as a museum by the Washington Co. Historical Society. Free. 301-797-8782. Boonsborough Museum of History 113 N. Main St. (U.S. 40-A), Boonsboro. Memorabilia of Boonsboro & Washington Co. Open Sun. 1-5. May-Sept. Nominal admission. 301/432-6969. Appalachian Trail South Mountain Washington & Frederick Counties. Hiking trail over 2,000 miles long extending from Maine to Georgia, on the crest of the South Mountain between Washington and Frederick Counties. Washington Monument State Park Near Boonsboro, the first monument erected to the memory of George Washington in 1827. Glorious views, hiking, picnicking. 301/791-4767. South Mountain House On Alt. U.S. 40 (the Old National Trail) between Boonsboro & Middletown on the Appalachian Trail, established in 1732 as a wayside inn/tavern. Today houses one of the area’s finest restaurants. Crystal Grottoes Caverns On Md. Rt. 34 near Boonsboro. Only caverns open to the public in the entire state of Md. Mar.-Sept. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. & Oct.-Feb. 11 a.m.5 p.m. Admission. 301/432-6336. Antietam National Battlefield On Md. Rt. 65 North and East of Sharpsburg. Daily 18min. orientation slide program. Weather permitting, an 8-mile self-guided auto or bike tour is available. Burnside Bridge Antietam Battlefield. Built in 1836, later named for Union General whose unsuccessful battle was staged on the bridge. One of several dozen stone arch bridges found in this part of Maryland. Barron’s C&O Canal Museum & Store 1-1/2 mi. NW of Sharpsburg on Snyder’s Landing Rd. off Rt. 65. Historical pictures, artifacts & interpretive discussion about the history of the Canal. Sat. & Sun. 9-5 year-round. Free. 301/432-8726. Brunswick Railroad Museum 40 W. Potomac St. Historical displays of the B&O RR, C&O Canal, Potomac River, the town and its people. Sat. 10-4; Sun. 1-4 AprilDec. 301/834-7100. Catoctin Mountain Park/ Cunningham Falls 3 mi. W of Thurmont on State Rt. 77. 1,500 acres including waterfalls, hiking trails, 42-acre lake for swimming, seasonal camping and cabin rentals, picnicking, fishing, boating, riding, mountain climbing. Visitors Center open weekdays 10-4:30 and 8:30-5 on weekends. 301/663-9388.

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Grotto of Lourdes On U.S. 15 near Mount St. Mary’s College, Emmitsburg. First National Catholic Shrine in America. Daily dawn to dusk. The great 25-foot statue of the Blessed Mother stands at the Grotto entrance on a 95-foot tower, visible for many miles. Free. Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Seton Emmitsburg. National Shrine of the first nativeborn American saint. Tues.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. Mass. 301/447-6606. Fallen Firefighters Memorial On the campus of the National Emergency Training Center (formerly St. Joseph’s College), S. Seton Ave., Emmitsburg. Daily, 8:30-5. Free. Western Maryland Railway Historical Society Museum Rt. 75 in Union Bridge. Plans, photos and artifacts of Western Maryland Railway. Sun. 1-4 p.m. Jan.-Dec. except holidays. Free. Winchester Country Inn Westminster. Oldest English-style farmhouse standing in Carroll Co., c. 1760, once the home of William Winchester, founder of Westminster. Also the site of a vocational training program for people with developmental disabilities. Carroll Manor Area W of Buckeystown on Manor Woods Rd. Estate of Charles Carroll, Signer of the Declaration of Independence. St. Joseph’s Church on the estate contains many works of art and antiques. Free. New Market E of Frederick, I-70 & Md. 75, on Rt. 144. Nationally famous “Antique Capital of Maryland” with 40 stores and shops. Gathland State Park 2 mi. E of Md. Rt. 67. Site of the War Correspondents Arch honoring journalists who covered the Civil War. The only monument dedicated to a free press in the world. Free. 301/791-4767. Gambrill State Park Off U.S. 40 west of Frederick. Scenic panorama overlook at 1,800 ft. elevation. Camping areas. Nature trail, hiking and horseback trails. Schifferstadt 1110 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, just off U.S. Rt. 15, Exit 7. The oldest dwelling in Frederick City, built c. 1756. Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 12-4. April-mid-Dec. Donation. 301/663-3885. Hessian Barracks On the grounds of the Maryland School for the Deaf, S. Market St., Frederick. Used during the Revolutionary War to house prisoners and later during the Civil War as a hospital. The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center Historic Mountain City Mill Building, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick. A lovely gallery presents monthly changing exhibits. Thu.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 1-4. 301/698-0656. Tourism Council of Frederick Co. 151 S. East St., Frederick. Daily 9-5:30. Exhibits and film on Frederick County, MD. No Admission. 301/600-4047. Court House Square Court & Church Sts., Frederick. Many beautiful 18th and 19th century homes. Co. Court House, landscaped grounds, monuments & markers. Frederick Co. Historical Society Museum 24 E. Church St., Frederick. Over 6,000 items related to Frederick Co. history. Guided walking tours our offered Saturday 11 am and Sundays at 1:30pm, May-Oct. Open Mon.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 1-4 p.m. Donations. Rose Hill Manor Park N. Market St., adjacent to Gov. Thomas High School, Frederick. Restored home of Maryland’s first governor. Children’s Museum, Farm Museum. Open by request and at annual spring & fall festivals. Open April-Oct. Mon.-Sat. 10-4; Sun. 14; Nov. weekends only: Sat. 10-4 & Sun. 1-4. Closed Jan. & Feb. Admission. 301/600-1650. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Dedicated to telling the medical story of the Civil War. Mon.-Sat. 10-5, Sun. 11-5. Closed: New Year’s, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Admission. 301/695-1864. Garden House 3513 Urbana Pike, Urbana. Historical Smith’s Store (c. 1830) served the outspoken unionist Thomas A. Smith & family as a residence, store, saloon & post office during the Civil War. 301/874-2231. JAN UARY 2 013 31




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histories of objects from the Museum’s outstanding collection of American decorative arts, and objects on loan from local collectors. 301/739-5727.

Tuesday, January 1 FIRST DAY HIKE … 11 am, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. A March Through Civil War History. Meet at the Lost Mountain Trailhead. 540/592-3556.


WILLIAMSPORT POLAR BEAR PLUNGE … 12 noon-2 pm, Potomac River Bottom Park, Williamsport, MD. Take a plunge in the icy river to benefit the Humane Society of Washington County, MD. 301/733-2060, x239. POLAR PLUNGE PARTY … 1 pm, Lake Royer on the campus of Fort Ritchie, 14421 Lake Royer Dr., Cascade, MD. Music, bonfire, indoor fire at Lakeside Hall, and Polar Plunge. Music begins at 12 noon. 301/241-5085. WALKING IN A WINTER WONDERLAND … 1-2 pm, New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, MD. Easy hike for all ages. Meet at Lake House. Free. RSVP: 301/895-5453.

Tuesday, January 1 thru 30 ART IN THE HALLWAY SALE … Meritus Medical Center, hallway left of information desk, 11116 Medical Campus Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Featured artist is Carol Wilks from Boonsboro, MD. Artwork can be 32 JAN UARY 2 013

viewed in the hallway and purchased in the Gift Shop. All proceeds benefit Meritus Medical Center Auxiliary. 301/790-8144 or 301/797-1850.

Wed, Tues, January 2 & 15 DARK MATTERS … 7 pm, William M. Brish Planetarium, central offices of Washington County Schools, 823 Commonwealth Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Find out about “Dark Matter.” $3/adults, $2/children and students, $10/family max. planetarium. 301/766-2898.

Wednesday, January 2 thru 31 WINTER WINE AND CHOCOLATE PAIRING … 10 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri., 10 am-6 pm Sat., 12 noon-6 pm Sun., Linganore Winecellars, 13601 Glissans Mill Rd., Mt. Airy, MD. Linganore wines and a variety of the finest local and European desserts. 301/831-5889.

Thursday, January 3 thru February 1 PAPER ART EXHIBITION … 9 am-5 pm Mon.-Fri., 11 am-4 pm Sat., The Saville Gallery, 9 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD. Lisa Peterson, Annie Simcoe and Linda Stewart. Opening reception Jan. 5, 6-8 pm. 301/777-2787.

Friday, January 4 FIRST FRIDAY COFFEEHOUSE … 7:30 pm, Trinity Church Orchard House, 4599 Shepherdstown Rd., Martinsburg, WV. The Rolling Coyotes. $5-$10 donation requested. Call Steve Warner for more information. 304/876-2915.

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Saturday, January 5 THE MET LIVE IN HD: LES TROYENS … 12 noon, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. Francesca Zambello’s acclaimed 2003 production of Berlioz’s Trojan War epic. $17-$25/person. 717/337-8200. “LES TROYENS” … 12 noon, RC Theatres Cinema 3, Frostburg, MD. Shown live as it is being performed by the Metropolitan Opera in NY. events.asp?type=opera. CARTOON FEST … 2-4 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Some of the finest and best-loved cartoons ever produced. $5$7/person. 301/600-2828. DELAPLAINE ARTIST OPEN HOUSE AND CREATIVE OUTLET DROP-IN ART SESSION … 3-5 pm, Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center, 40 S. Carroll St., Frederick, MD. New exhibits by Frederick Camera Clique and a group of three glass sculpture artists. 301/698-0656. www.vall ey rev ue .co m

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MARGOT LEVERETT AND THE KLEZMER MOUNTAIN BOYS … 8 pm, The Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, MD. Bluegrass and klezmer. Common Ground on the Hill Concert Series. Admission. 410/857-2771. CONTRA DANCE … 8 pm, War Memorial Building, corner of German and King Street, Shepherdstown, WV. Contra dance workshops begin at 7:30 pm. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dance. $7/members 12 & up, $10/nonmembers over age 12, $5/dancers under age 12.

Sunday, January 6 12 NIGHT BOARS HEAD FESTIVAL CELEBRATION … 11 am, 2:30 pm & 5 pm, St. John’s Episcopal Church on the Square, Carlisle, PA. Festival is an Elizabethan pageant that combines the Christmas celebration with 16th century English song, and dance at the conclusion of the Christmas season. Free, tickets required. 34 JAN UARY 2 013

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Friday, January 11 FREEDOM TRAIN … 10 am & 12:15 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. TheatreWorks USA. Admission. 301/600-2828. GALLERIES AT NIGHT … 4-9 pm, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester, VA. Contemporary folk American music by husband-and-wife duo Chatham Street, and special gallery tours in the deocorative arts rooms. Tickets available beginning at 4 pm at the Visitor Information desk. $5/person, free/MSV members. 540/662-1473, x235 or 888/556-5799.

Fri, Sat, January 11 & 12 TRUTH & ILLUSION SHOW … 7-9 pm, Antietam Recreation, 9745 Garis Shop Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Evening of comedy, mystery and music. For all ages. Admission. 301/797-7999. T h e VA L L EY R e V Ue

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THE COMEDY PIGS … 8 pm, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. New sketch show by one of the most established improv/sketch groups in the Mid-Atlantic region. $16.50/person. 301/694-4744.

Friday, January 11 thru March 9 STEEL MAGNOLIAS … Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children’s Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, MD. Quintessential story of friendship and trust. Call for performance times and ticket information. 301/662-6600.

Saturday, January 12 PETER PAN (1924) … 2 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Silent movie masterpiece with the Wurlitzer organ. Admission. 301/600-2828. BERRYVILLE BLUEGRASS SERIES … 7 pm, Johnson-Williams Middle School, 110 Lincoln Ave., Berryville, VA. “Lonesome River Band” and “Blue Moon Rising.” Ongoing series to raise funds for Clarke County High www.vall ey rev ue .co m




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Sunday, January 13 HAMILTON MEMORIAL RECITAL … 2:30 pm, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. Laura Kobayashi on violin and Susan Gray on piano. Ticket event. 301/739-5727.

Wednesday, January 16 KIWANIS TRAVELOGUE … 7 pm, South Hagerstown (MD) High School auditorium, 1101 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. “Majestic Montana” with Steve Gonser. $10/adults, $5/students. 301/739-1981.

Thursday, January 17 KINDER KONZERT … 9 & 10:30 am, South Hagerstown High School, 1101 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. MSO Percussion Ensemble performs a free concert. 301/797-4000. MIDDLEBURG/MASON-DIXON LINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY … 7 pm, State Line Ruritan Building, continued on page 39 JAN UARY 2 013



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Harpers Ferry Six mi. E of Charles Town on Rt. 340. Restored National Park, famous site of John Brown’s raid on the U.S. Arsenal in 1859. Wax Museum, Arsenal site, Armory, B&O Railroad Station, St. Peters Church, and many quaint shops nearby.

Harpers Ferry Overlook A beautiful panoramic view of three states, WV, VA and MD, at the junction of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers. Nearby is the famous “Jefferson Rock.” where Thomas Jefferson wrote, “This view is well worth a trip across the Atlantic.”

Old Opera House 204 N. George St., Charles Town. Built by descendents of Charles Washington, brother of George. Refurbished and renovated, now offers seven programs annually including classic plays, concerts, comedies, dramas and children’s plays. For current schedule, call 304/725-4420.

Jefferson County Museum 200 E. Washington St., Charles Town. An outstanding collection of artifacts, many of which relate to the Harpers Ferry raid and the Civil War. Of particular interest is the wagon that carried Brown to his execution and the battle flag of Stuart’s horse artillery. Open April-Nov. Admission $2.00 per person. Open Tues.Sat.

Washington Heritage Trail A National Scenic Byway Welcome Center on the Porch @ Caperton Station, 229 E. Martin Street, Martinsburg, WV. Open Wed.- Sat., 10-4 or by appointment. Cordial welcome. Book & gift shop, Amtrak & MARC info, cold drinks, coffee, B&O Roundhouse tours. Call 304/264-9977.

Charles Town Race Track Long famed for its exciting thoroughbred horse racing, has both day and nighttime racing of over 200 racing days a year in luxurious surroundings. 304/725-7001.

Belle Boyd House & Museum


126 E. Race St., Martinsburg. open April 13 though Christmas. Civil War-World War I and II displays-many other Berkeley County displays like the famous baseball player Hack Wilson. Built by Benjamin Reed Boyd who was the father of the famous Civil War spy Belle Boyd who spent part of her childhood here. Eleven rooms of historic displays. Open Fri. and Sat. 10 am-4 pm. Closed Federal holidays. Other days by appointment only. Private tours advance notice of 3 days. Call 304/267-4713.

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136 E. Race St. Berkeley County Virginia was carved off Frederick County Va. in 1772. Very large collection of records on the area families and their homes. Records on over 3,500 places listed in the National Register of Historic Places in Berkeley County. Open Thurs., Fri., Sat., 10 am-4pm. Closed Sun.-Wed. and Federal holidays.

Aspen Hall 405 Boyd Ave., Martinsburg. Nestled on seven park-like acres on a stocked trout stream and built of native limestone, this elegant mansion, circa

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1750, is one of the most historic homes in our area. Many of the original features of the 22-room house remain. The farmstead was known as “Mendenhall’s Fort” during the French & Indian War which started 250 years ago. The rare blockhouse from this period is still standing. George Washington attended a wedding at Mendenhall’s Mill in 1761. Aspen Hall is now operated as a bed and breakfast inn. Admiral Boarman House 208 S. Queen St., Martinsburg. One of the oldest brick houses in town, c. 1802, on land granted to Adam Stephen in 1773 by Lord Fairfax.

Bunker Hill Flour Mill Just off U.S. 11 S of Martinsburg in the village of Bunker Hill. One of the very first mill sites in Berkeley Co., c 1735, on an original land grant. Steam tractor engine & other exhibits.

Historic Shepherdstown Museum In the historic Entler Hotel, corner of Princess and German Streets, Shepherdstown. Area artifacts preserved and displayed. Rumsey Boat House displays a half-scale model of the first steamboat, built by James Rumsey, and launched on the Potomac in 1787. Open April-Oct., Sat. 11-5 & Sun. 1-4. Admission is $4 per person, children under 6 and students free. 304/876-0910.

The Country Inn at Berkeley Springs Berkeley Springs. Built on site of 500 room Berkeley Hotel (c.1869), The Country Inn has since 1932 continued to serve travelers in a manner befitting the town’s colonial days. A unique blending of styles from days gone by; the grace, charm and elegance of the historic Inn and Spa. 866-458-2210.

Coolfont Manor House On 1800 acres, about 4 mi. from Berkeley Springs. Home of American author, teacher, attorney, and statesman, Herbert Quick (1861-1925). House was built over a spring which flows through the cellar and out into a front-yard swimming pool.

Cacapon State Park and Lodge 10 miles South of Berkeley Springs. An outdoorsmen’s paradise, over 6,100 acres. Vacation cabins, restaurant & lodge rooms available. Swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, hiking & bridle trails plus an 18hole championship golf course.

Gen. Adam Stephen House 309-313 E. John St., Martinsburg. Home of the founder of Martinsburg, built in 1774-1789 of a native limestone on a hill overlooking the Tuscarora Creek. Stephen served in the French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars. Sat. & Sun. 2-5 May-Oct or by appt. Free. 304/267-4434.

Norman Dillon Farm Museum Located on the corner of Route 9 and Ridge Road Across from Hedgesville High School. The museum contains a large number of pieces of old farm equipment, some of which dates back to pre-civil war days. Museum is Open April 1st through October 21st, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free Admission 304/267-7519 or 304/263-0731.

Museum of The Berkeley Springs On the 2nd floor of the Roman Bath Bldg. (which is the oldest public bldg in Morgan Co., c. 1820), Berkeley Springs. History & geology of The Springs & its people. Memorial Day - mid-Oct. (Apple Butter Fest weekend). 2-5 Thu. & Fri.; 10-4 Sat.; 12-4 Sun.; 9noon Mon. & Tue.; closed Wed. Free.

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continued from page 35 located off Rt. 11 at the State Line, PA Community Park. “The History and Artistry of Beading.” Public invited. Refreshments. 301/739-0357.

THE PIPES AND DRUMS OF THE BLACK WATCH AND THE BAND OF THE SCOTS GUARDS … 7:30 pm, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. Hear fanfares, marches, and light classic and traditional tunes featuring bagpipes, drum solos and dancers. $55$62/person. 717/337-8200. FREDERICK COUNTY CIVIL WAR ROUNDTABLE MEETING … 7:308:30 pm, National Museum of Civil War Medicine, Delaplaine-Randall Room, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. “Clara Barton Finds Her Role: The Missing Soldiers Office.”

Friday, January 18 1964: THE TRIBUTE … 8 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Beatle’s Tribute. Admission. 301/600-2828.

Fri, Sat, January 18 & 19 THE COMEDY PIGS … 8 pm, Maryland Ensemble Theatre, 31 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. New sketch show by one of the most established improv/sketch groups in the Mid-Atlantic region. $16.50/person. www.vall ey rev ue .co m 301/694-4744.

Fri, Sat, Sun, January 18, 19 & 20 WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? … 8 pm Fri. & Sat., 2:30 pm Sun., Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, WV. Check with theater for age appropriateness. $7-$15/person. 304/263-6766.

Saturday, January 19 MARYLAND INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FEST … 10 am, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301/600-2828. HERITAGE DAY: WOMEN IN OUR HERITAGE … 10 am-4 pm, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, 901 Amherst St., Winchester, VA. Presentations from experts about researching female ancestors, a panel discussion about women’s traditions through the centuries, and information tables hosted by genealogical and historical societies. Free. 540/662-1473, x235 or 888/556-5799. THE MET LIVE IN HD: MARIA STUARDA … 12 noon, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. 2nd opera in Donizetti’s famous trilogy of operas about Tudor history. $17-$25/person. 717/337-8200. “MARIA STUARDA” … 12 noon, RC Theatres Cinema 3, Frostburg, MD. Shown live as it is being performed by the Metropolitan Opera in NY. JAN UARY 2 013




continued from page 39 events.asp?type=opera. HAUSER AFTER HOURS … 6-9 pm, Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Rd, Biglerville, PA. Dreaming of Summer with Island Fusion Music. Pay per plate dinners are served from some of the finest caterers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. 717/334-4888. TASTE OF THE PANHANDLE … 6-9 pm, Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, WV. Evening includes a variety of cuisine from local restaurants, beer and wine pairings. Benefits local organizations. $65/person before Jan. 1 and $75/person after Jan. 1. A NIGHT OF BLUEGRASS WITH SHILO RIDGE & BLUESTONE … 7 pm, The Capitol Theatre, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, PA. $15/person. 717/2630202. See ad on page 8.


THE LETTERMAN … 7:30 pm, Allegany High School auditorium, 616 Sedgwick St., Cumberland, MD. Legends of Rock n’ Roll Series. Doors open at 6:30 pm. For tickets call 301/759-0580 or visit TWR, 549 N. Centre St., Cumberland, MD.

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V March 9 I R ALADDIN … Way Off Broadway G Dinner Theatre and Children’s I Theatre, 5 Willowdale Dr., Frederick, N MD. Stage adaptation of the Disney hit I film. Call for performance times and A ticket information. 40 JAN UARY 2 013 301/662-6600.

Monday, January 21 MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY VOLUNTEER EVENT … 11 am-2 pm, Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA. Midwinter trail check. 540/592-3556.

Friday, January 25 IN THE MOOD … 2 & 7 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick, MD. 1940s Big Band Song & Swing Dance Review. 13-piece orchestra and singers and dancers celebrate America’s Greatest Generation through big band greats. Admission. 301/600-2828. DANCING WITH THE LOCAL STARS … 7 pm, The Majestic Theater, 25 Carlisle St., Gettysburg, PA. Community fundraiser. Admission. 717/337-8200.

Fri, Sat, Sun, January 25, 26 & 27 23rd ANNUAL SPA FEAST … Berkeley Springs, WV. Pick and choose from a feast of spa and healthenhancing treatments, workshops and classes around town. 800/447-8797. WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? … 8 pm Fri. & Sat., 2:30 pm Sun., Apollo Civic Theatre, 128 E. Martin St., Martinsburg, WV. Check with theater for age appropriateness. $7-$15/person. 304/263-6766. continued on page 33 T h e VA L L EY R e v Ue The 23rd Annual Spa Feast • January 25-27, 2013 Pick and choose from a feast of spa and health-enhancing treatments, workshops and classes around town.


erkeley Springs, a fountainhead of warm mineral waters frequented by Native Americans long before Europeans arrived in the New World, are at the heart of a mountain spa community in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. First noted as Medicine Springs in 1747 on a map drawn by Thomas Jefferson’s father, the waters for many centuries have drawn visitors seeking health and relief from the stress of everyday life. In 1776, George Washington’s family and friends drew up a plat of 134 lots, named the streets, and incorporated The Town of Bath, invoking the muses of the renowned English spa. Yet the magic of the springs prevailed, and the town and surrounding area are known by their name – Berkeley Springs.

The waters flow at a constant 74°F from the base of Warm Springs Ridge. You may still drink freely and fill your jugs at Lord Fairfax’s public tap, and wade in the ancient stone pools in the nation’s smallest state park. The town has endured cycles of notoriety, fashion, war and modern progress, but remains the Country’s First Spa, a quiet, friendly haven surrounded by West Virginia’s splendid outdoors. ß Exclusive Couple’s Massage Facial & Skin Care Treatments Gift Cards available ailable

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continued from page 40 Saturday, January 26 CHILI COOK-OFF AND BAKED POTATO BAR … 3 to 6 pm, Trinity UCC, State Line, PA. Registration for Chili to be judged is $10. Due by Jan. 13. Prizes awarded. All welcome. Cost to eat is $5 for Chili and $2.50 for potato bar. Corn Bread, Apple Dumplings, and Drinks available. To register, call the church at 717/597-0585.

THE DIPLOMATS GOSPEL DINNER CONCERT … 6 pm dinner, Green Grove Gardens Event Center, 1032 Buchanan Trail East, Greencastle, PA. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Concert follows dinner. Advance ticket sales only. $22/person, $20/person for table of 8. 717/496-7664 or 717/765-6772. See ad on page 2.


HAUSER AFTER HOURS … 6-9 pm, Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Rd, Biglerville, PA. Live music featuring The Al Parsons Band. Pay per plate dinners are served from some of the finest caterers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. 717/334-4888. ALL COUNTY ORCHESTRA CONCERT … 7 pm, North Hagerstown High School, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Some of the best middle and high school orchestra musicians in Washington County perform. $4/person in advance, $5/person at the door. 301/766-2928. JESSE COOK … 8 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Blend of Vallenato and 42 JAN UARY 2 013

Rumba Flamenco. Admission. 301/600-2828.

Saturday, January 26 thru March 17 SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN: HOMECOMING … Wayside Theatre, 7853 Main St., Middletown, VA. Musical full of fabulous Bluegrass Gospel favorites. Admission. 540/869-1776.

Saturday, January 26 thru April 14 80TH CUMBERLAND VALLEY PHOTOGRAPHIC SALON … 9 am-5 pm Tues.-Fri., 9 am-4 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun., Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. 301/739-5727.

Sunday, January 27 STRESS LESS SUNDAY … 10:30 am, Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Rd, Biglerville, PA. Yoga on the Hill from 10:30-11:45 am and Chair Massages from 1-4 pm. 717/334-4888. UNITED STATES ARMY FIELD BAND … 2 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. 301/600-2828. CVSM COMMUNITY SYMPHONIC BAND … 3 pm, Chambersburg Area Senior High School auditorium, 511 S. Sixth St., Chambersburg, PA. Classical, jazz, marches and more. Free. 717/261-1220. AN EVENING OF DECADENT DESSERTS: ROARING TWENTIES CELEBRATION … 5-7:30 pm, T h e VA L L EY R e v Ue

Cultural Arts Center, 15 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Enjoy nearly two dozen desserts made by the area’s hottest chefs, along with Roaring 20s jazz band, roving flappers and gangsters, vintage Speakeasy drinks, Charleston and cooking demonstrations, silent movies, antique 1920s cars and 2-for-1 lunch/dinner discount offer at four downtown restaurants. 301/662-4190.

Wednesday, January 30 THE ADVENTURES OF BOB & DOUG MCKENZIE: STRANGE BREW … 7:30 pm, Weinberg Center for the Arts, 20 W. Patrick St., Frederick, MD. Classic comedy. Join Flying Dog Brewery for happy hour at 6:30 pm, followed by the movie. 301/600-2828.

Thurs, Fri, Sat, January 31, February 1 & 2 VALENTINE BEAD EVENT … 10 am-5 pm, Lehman’s Mill, 19935 Lehmans Mill Rd., Hagerstown, MD. Make your Valentine sparkle with the new “Lockets of Love” from Chamilia. Spend $125 and get a Free Snap Bracelet. 301/739-9119. See ad on page 48.

Thursday, January 31 thru February 3 ICEFEST 2013 … Downtown Chambersburg, PA. Winter festival featuring live ice carving and amazing sculptures, chili cook-off, ballroom


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Friday, February 1 WHO’S BAD: THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON TRIBUTE BAND … 7:30 pm, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. Admission. 301/790-3500. FIRST FRIDAY COFFEEHOUSE … 7:30 pm, Trinity Church Orchard House, 4599 Shepherdstown Rd., Martinsburg, WV. Tim Grimm. $5-$10 donation requested. Call Steve Warner for more information. 304/876-2915. FLICC FOREIGN FILM FESTIVAL … 7:30 pm, The Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster, MD. “A Separation.” PG-13 movie. $6/adults, $5/CCAC members, students & seniors, free/McDaniel College students & staff with ID. 410/848-7272.

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FREE CIVIL WAR CINEMA … 1 pm, Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, Hagerstown (MD) City Park, Virginia Ave. at Park Circle. “The General.” Held in conjunction with the Museum’s “Valley of the Shadow” exhibition. 301/739-5727. HAUSER AFTER HOURS … 6-9 pm, Hauser Estate Winery, 410 Cashtown Rd, Biglerville, PA. Live music featuring Shelly McCarthy. Pay per plate dinners are served from some of the finest caterers in Pennsylvania and 44 JAN UARY 2 013

Maryland. 717/334-4888. ALL COUNTY BAND & JAZZ BAND CONCERT … 7 pm, North Hagerstown High School, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown, MD. Some of the best middle and high school band and jazz band musicians in Washington County perform. $4/person in advance, $5/person at the door. 301/766-2928. CHRIS MACDONALD’S MEMORIES OF ELVIS IN CONCERT TOUR … 7:30 pm, The Maryland Theatre, 21 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD. Admission. 301/790-3500. CONTRA DANCE … 8 pm, War Memorial Building, corner of German and King Street, Shepherdstown, WV. Contra dance workshops begin at 7:30 pm. Bring clean, soft-soled shoes for dance. $7/members 12 & up, $10/nonmembers over age 12, $5/dancers under age 12.

Thursday, February 7 thru 24 BEAU JEST … Cumberland Theatre, 101 N. Johnson St., Cumberland, MD. Comedy by James Sherman. Admission. 301/759-4990.

Fri, Sat, Sun, February 8-10 and 15-17 SUITE SURRENDER … The Old Opera House, 204 N. George St., Charles Town, WV. Hysterical farce by Michael McKeever. Admission. 304/725-4420 or 888/900-SHOW. See ad on page 8.

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f you’re looking for a place to visit for the day or weekend, why not take a drive and enjoy all Berkeley County has to offer? Each of our towns has its own unique story, complete with a rich history, boutique shops, hometown restaurants, and more. Here is a just a taste of what we have to offer:



Main stage productions and other events at the Apollo Civic Theatre, original shows at Wonderment Puppets, and the First Friday Coffeehouse with open mic and a featured artist are just a few of the live entertainment options.

Sleepy Creek Wildlife Management area offers miles of scenic hiking and mountain biking trails, space for camping, and a lake for fishing. Berkeley County Parks and Recreation manages fifteen public parks and two public pools, the BMX/Skatepark, and hosts special events throughout the year, such as summer concerts in the park.

INDOOR FUN JayDee’s Family Fun Center is a dream for children of all ages, with a jungle gym, nature zone, water spray park with slides, go-karts, miniature golf, batting cages, and train rides. Galaxy Skateland hosts private parties and open skate nights, with roller skating, roller blading, and a 3-story jungle gym. Pikeside Bowl offers all kinds of bowling, including laser and duckpin.

V I AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE R G I The rich agricultural heritage of N Berkeley County is celebrated and I honored in many ways, including the A Berkeley County Youth Fair and the Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival.

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Berkeley County is home to over 3,000 properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The downtown Martinsburg walking tour features 24 properties, and our driving tour allows you to explore even more properties county-wide. The Washington Heritage Trail, a 136-mile National Scenic Byway that follows the footsteps of our first President, includes several stops in Berkeley County.

TREASURE HUNTING With merchants lining our main streets and a variety of specialty and antique stores throughout the county, visitors can enjoy their very own treasure hunt. Our area also houses a mall, many shopping centers with all of your favorite stores, a chocolate shop that is part of an operational chocolate factory, and an indoor farmers market.



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The seventh annual Pickin’ in the Panhandle: The WV State BBQ & Bluegrass Festival, will be held in September, the weekend after Labor Day. The weekend includes great bluegrass, WV State BBQ Championship, a backyard BBQ cook-off, arts and crafts and more. To learn more about Berkeley County and what to do while you’re here, visit or call 1-800-4WVA-FUN. The VALLEY R eV U e

Visit Historic Hedgesville


edgesville is located in Skinner’s Gap on North Mountain, where the original Warm Springs Road (now WV9) passed through from Alexandria, Virginia to Bath (Berkeley Springs). An abundant spring drew the first settler and today serves as Town Spring marked by a protective structure. The spring is reportedly never affected by drought and the water is a persistent 57 degrees. In 1738, the Hedges family began to acquire land just east of the gap. During the French and Indian War in the 1750s, George Washington supervised the construction of a stockade fort in the gap called Fort Hedges. It was one of a string of forts constructed for protection against the French and their Indian allies. The town was laid out in 1832 and established as Hedgesville by the Virginia General Assembly in 1836. At that time, a law was passed making it unlawful to “sit or loiter about Town Spring drinking spirits.” The town was finally incorporated in 1854 and in 1870 the Town Council was given control of the springs. A number of antebellum historic structures still line the village streets, including many original log homes. The village is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


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January 2013 Valley Revue  

The area's most comprehensive calendar of events covering the quad-state region along the I-81 corridor from Carlisle, PA south to Strasburg...

January 2013 Valley Revue  

The area's most comprehensive calendar of events covering the quad-state region along the I-81 corridor from Carlisle, PA south to Strasburg...