History


Students from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts toured the Bowman House recently to get inspiration for a play they will be writing and performing depicting the reunion of Boonsboro brothers Jacob and John Heck. The brothers met in town between the Battles of South Mountain and Antietam. The students also met Eric Krieger, the great-great grandson of Jacob Heck, and learned more about his family! The play will be Saturday, September...

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The Bowman House, at 323 North Main Street, was built in 1826 and is typical of log dwellings built in Western Maryland during the first half of the 19th century.  It has two stories built in an “L” shaped plan.  A hewn V-notch construction detail was used at the exterior corners and there are three interior brick chimneys.  John Bowman, Boonsboro’s well-known potter, purchased it in 1868 and operated his pottery business on the...

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Evening of History, Music and Wine at Big Cork Sunday, April 30th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Location: Big Cork Vineyards, 4236 Main St., Rohrersville, MD Come out and celebrate Boonsboro’s 225th Anniversary with a kick-off event at Big Cork Vineyards. If you love wine and history, this event is for you!! Sip some wine, enjoy the gorgeous scenery and delicious food, bask in the history of our wonderful town and take home a commemorative...

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Boonsboro Reflections: Historic Gravesites   William Boone died in 1798, only six years after founding Boonsboro. He was buried on his land.  In 1802, planning and construction of the Salem Church began on property acquired from the Boone family and the Old Salem Graveyard was established. Today, the Trinity United Church of Christ occupies the site of the Salem Church and the Boone family gravesite can be found in the northwest...

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The 225th Anniversary ornament is here! This pewter ornament features Boonsboro’s 225th Anniversary logo on the front and a brief history of our Washington Monument on the back. The ornaments are available for $10 at: Boonsboro Town Hall (cash or check) A Cut Above Hair Design Josie’s On Main Sherry’s Beauty Salon Turn The Page Bookstore Spread the word about Boonsboro’s 225th Anniversary with the perfect...

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Whether you’re visiting Boonsboro for the first time or a lifelong resident, you are sure to learn something new from our Walking Tour of Boonsboro. Brought to you by the Boonsboro Historical Society, the tour is available in both print and mobile versions, and offers insight on 38 locations of historical interest in town. For example, did you know that the building which houses Dan’s Restaurant & Tap House today has...

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