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 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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Boonsboro Reflections: Over the Mountain

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Boonsboro Reflections: Over the Mountain

Folger McKinsey was known as the Bentztown Bard when he served as columnist, writer and poet for the Baltimore Sun.  A protégé and friend of Walt Whitman, McKinsey contributed his “Good Morning” column to The Sun five days a week from 1906 to 1948.  He was eulogized upon his death in 1950 as  “The voice of veritable Maryland. Nobody ever knew the state better, every nook and cranny of it from mountains to sea, understood it more sensitively or loved it more than he.”  His poem “Over the Mountain” appeared in The Sun January 8, 1938 and it...

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Boonsboro Reflections: Odd Fellows Hall

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Boonsboro Reflections: Odd Fellows Hall

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows fraternal organization traces back to 17th Century England where the masses endured lawlessness, disease and poverty.  Well-meaning people from different trades and walks of life found it necessary to group together and contribute some of their hard-earned wages to a common fund which they could use for easing the burden of sickness, loss of a job and even death.  The altruistic and friendly society came to be known as “Odd Fellows“.  It was believed that they were “an odd bunch of...

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