225th Anniversary of Boonsboro


Celebrate Boonsboro’s 225th Anniversary!

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Members of the Boonsboro Historical Society and the Economic Development Commission have planned activities throughout 2017 in honor of the 225th Anniversary of the founding of Boonsboro.

The various events offer something for everyone – details will be posted here and promoted on our Facebook page, so be sure to follow us!

Scroll down to see our Walking Tour, Commemorative Items, 2017 Events and Historical Reflections posts. Keep Reading! 

 


Boonsboro Walking Tour – new!

Walking Tour of Boonsboro Now Available


225th Commemorative Merchandise

 225th Anniversary T-shirts – NOW $15

Adult sizes S-XXL, blue or white

Available at Turn the Page Bookstore & Josie’s On Main.

Will also be sold at upcoming town events. 

 

225th Commemorative Ornament – $10

Available at Turn the Page Bookstore, Josie’s On Main and Town Hall!

Will also be sold at upcoming town events. 

 

 

225th Commemorative Mug – $10

Available at Turn the Page Bookstore, Josie’s On Main and Town Hall!

Will also be sold at upcoming town events. 

 

 

 Washington Monument Replica – $10

Available at Turn The Page Bookstore and Josie’s On Main!

Will also be sold at upcoming town events.

 

 

 


 Calendar of Events

We have many things planned for Boonsboro’s 225th!  Mark your calendars and show your Boonsboro pride!

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Christmas Open House for Boonsboro Historical Churches

Sunday, December 17, 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Enjoy refreshments, music, festive decorations and fellowship as you visit the five Historic Churches of Boonsboro during their Christmas Open House! This self-guided walking tour is free and open to the public.

Each church will have a host available to give information on the churches’ history and answer questions.

Participating churches are:
First Christian Church – 14 Saint Paul Street
Mt. Nebo United Methodist – 134 S. Main Street
St. James Catholic Church – 121 N. Main Street
Trinity Lutheran Church – 64 S. Main Street
Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ – 33 Potomac Street

Spend the afternoon with family and friends as you Celebrate the Season!

Boonsboro, MD

 

 

 


Boonsboro Reflections Posts

 

Boonsboro Reflections: The Boonsboro Trolley

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Boonsboro Reflections: The Boonsboro Trolley

Thousands of years ago, what is now Boonsboro’s Main Street was a trail used by Eastern elk, woodland bison, deer and timber wolves as they ranged about the, yet undiscovered, New World.  Native Americans would later follow the same route.  Since the colonization of America began at Jamestown in 1607, countless explorers and pioneers have passed along that same path, first on foot and on horseback, later with ox wagons and stagecoaches.  But for a brief period from 1902 to 1938 the Hagerstown-Frederick Electric Railway Company carried...

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Boonsboro Reflections: The Roaring Twenties

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Boonsboro Reflections: The Roaring Twenties

Congress ratified the 18th Amendment on January 19, 1919, banning the manufacture, sale and transport of alcoholic beverages. But underground distilleries and saloons supplied bootlegged liquor to an abundant clientele, while organized criminal gangs fought to control illegal alcohol markets. That mayhem prompted the U.S. Department of the Treasury to develop the Bureau of Prohibition into a veritable army to fight organized crime.  Men and women were hired as Prohibition Agents, often referred to as “Dry Agents” by the public.  The Boonsboro...

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Boonsboro Reflections: The Boonsboro Cemetery

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Boonsboro Reflections: The Boonsboro Cemetery

In 1810, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church and Trinity Reformed Church (Church of Christ) joined together to consecrate a church building called the Salem Church on Potomac Street. Both congregations used the building for services and the surrounding land for burials.  The land for the church and cemetery came from the farm of the William Boone family.  An article appeared in the Boonsboro Odd Fellow on August 2, 1860 urging the establishment of a public cemetery.  Because of the close relationship between the Reformed and Lutheran...

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Boonsboro Reflections: Dahlgren Chapel

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Boonsboro Reflections: Dahlgren Chapel

As pioneers traveling to the western frontier passed through Turners Gap in the South Mountain range, they found rest and refreshment at an establishment now known as the Old South Mountain Inn.   In 1876, just 14 years after the Battle of South Mountain erupted at Turners Gap, Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren purchased the inn overlooking the battlefield and converted it to her country manor, the South Mountain House. Madeleine Dahlgren was the wealthy widow of Admiral John A. Dahlgren, a naval ordinance expert and adviser to President Lincoln...

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BOONSBORO REFLECTIONS: COLONIAL RECIPES

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BOONSBORO REFLECTIONS: COLONIAL RECIPES

Maude Bomberger  (1868-1946) was born to Moses and Laura Brining Bomberger.  Her father’s first wife, Annie Smith Bomberger died in 1861 shortly after the 1860 birth of Harvey Smith Bomberger, the famous son of Boonsboro. Maude was an energetic, talented and well-known woman. In 1907 she published Colonial Recipes from Old Virginia and Maryland Manors.  This 107-page book contains 70 recipes annotated with legends and traditions collected from famous area families, as well as Mount Vernon and the White House.  Recipes for Old Maryland Apple...

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