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Boonsboro must have been a chaotic community in September 1862. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had just invaded the north, occupying Frederick and advancing to take Harper’s Ferry. But George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac pursued him from the east and, on September 14 engaged Lee’s rear guard at the gaps of South Mountain; by the end of the day some 6,100 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing. Jacob Heck (Confederate...

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Pass It On Photo Scanning

Pass It On Photo Scanning


Posted on Sep 1, 2017

Search those attics, basements and old photo albums! On October 15th from 1 to 5pm, the Boonsboro Historical Society will host a Pass It On event to scan in old photos or documents from Boonsboro residents.   We want to preserve them before they are lost or damaged and make them available on the Historical Society’s website for all to enjoy and learn from. Location: Boonsboro Community Life Center, 28 N Main Street, Boonsboro,...

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225th – Heck Brother’s Play

225th – Heck Brother’s Play


Posted on Aug 15, 2017

The true story of “Brothers at Arms”, a two-act play by The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts depicting the reunion of Boonsboro’s Heck brothers who fought on opposite sides in the Civil War.  Sept 16 & 17th.  RSVP today!

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