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Hagerstown Holds Huge Celebration

175th anniversary of Hagerstown and Historical Exposition. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


Maryland City Observing 175th Anniversary

Hagerstown, Md., Sept. 11.
Thirty mayors of cities in four states — Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia - will be guests of the City of Hagerstown in Western Maryland, Saturday, September 11, designated as Sister-Cities day of the National Antietam Commemoration, September 4-17.

Here, to join with this one hundred and seventy five year-old city, founded by the German landowner, Jonathan Hager, in 1762, in the observance of the city's anniversary and others, the mayors will be entertained by Mayor W. Lee Elgin, his City Council, and the United States Antietam Celebration Commission.

Thursday, September 16th, will be SISTER-STATES DAY of the National Antietam Commemoration, with Governors of the twenty-nine states who had troops in the Battle of Antietam, as the guests of honor. Sister-States Day will be the eve of the climatic day of the National Antietam Commemoration, the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, when the feature of the day will be the reenactment of the battle on the battlefield near Sharpsburg, Md. by National Guard troops from neighboring states, with the presence of President Roosevelt at the anniversary ceremonies.
Entertainment scheduled for the mayors on Sister Cities Day includes a tour of the city and the Antietam Battlefield, a banquet, parade along the Avenue of Flags, visit to the Historical Exposition and the witnessing of "On Wings of Time", gorgeous pagean spectacle employing 1,500 on a 600-foot stage, largest outdoor dramatic production in the East this year.


Tyrone Daily Herald

used with permission of the Tyrone Daily Herald


Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library.

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862: Centennial celebrations, etc

Washington County (Md.), 1937.

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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