The Antietam-Sharpsburg 150th Anniversary Reenactment Committee
The Antietam-Sharpsburg 150th Anniversary Reenactment Committee announces new alliance with the Mason-Dixon Boy Scout Council
Hagerstown, MD - The Antietam-Sharpsburg 150th Anniversary Reenactment Committee is pleased to announce its alliance with the Mason-Dixon Boy Scout Council in selling event tickets for the reenactment.
The Boy Scout Council will be a "preferred non-profit ticket outlet" in Washington County, Maryland. Each ticket sold will result in a monetary donation to the Council.
"This is our way of giving back to the community. Having been involved in Boy Scouts for almost 20 years, I felt it was an organization that would benefit from the funding and, in turn, give back to the youth of our area." said Kirk Davis, one of the Principals of Civil War Heritage, Inc. which is putting on the 150th Antietam Civil War Reenactment event. "We look forward to working hand in hand with the Boy Scouts now and in the future."
In addition to heavily involving the Boy Scouts, Civil War Heritage, Inc. has set aside Friday, September 14th as a School Day for Washington County history students. Being called "The Classroom Comes Alive," the students will be admitted free of charge and be given demonstrations in Artillery and Infantry procedures. Also, students can talk one-on-one with both Union and Confederate Generals, and will be able to see how people lived in the 1860's. Students will have the opportunity to visit Military Camps, Living History Camps and Sutlers. "Getting kids excited about history is what it really is all about," said George Lomas, another CWH Principal. "We feel this is a way of saying 'Thank You' to Washington County for welcoming us and allowing us to commemorate this vitally important day in American history."
Along with selling tickets, Civil War Heritage is working with the Scout leaders to bring groups of scouts to the reenactment, to experience what a soldier in the 1860's would have endured during the war. The Mason-Dixon Council Scouts are already involved in service projects during that September weekend with the National Park Service, but will be given the opportunity to visit the 150th Anniversary Reenactment.
Civil War Heritage, Inc. has procured over 400 acres of land on Bakersville Road off of Route 65 on which the epic event will be reenacted as it happened 150 years ago. Included in this event will be Battle Reenactments, Living History Village, Sutler Row (vendors), and Military Camps. Happening September 15th and 16th, 2012, tickets can be purchased by contacting the Mason-Dixon Boy Scout Council at 301-739-1211.
Tickets may also be purchased through the event's web site at www.150thantietamreenactment.com, or from the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 301-791-3246, www.marylandmemories.com.
Media release sent on behalf of the Antietam-Sharpsburg 150th Anniversary Reenactment (Sep 14-16, 2012). Information was provided by the Hagerstown/Washington County Convention and Visitor's Bureau - www.marylandmemories.com
(MAKE REALLY SMALL)For more information about the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War, and to view an on-line version of the Calendar of Events, see: www.marylandmemories.com. Also available on the CVB's web site are all the Civil War 150th Anniversary events. For a direct link for Sesquicentennial events see: http://go.dhweb.com/cvb/Civil-War-Events-MD-2012.pdf. Also see: marylandcampaign150.org. Washington County has all or parts of five national parks (including Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, C&O Canal NHP, and Catoctin Mountain Park), eight state parks, over 30 museums, a renowned professional symphony orchestra, a professional minor league baseball team, the Hagerstown Premium Outlets, and the county has been ranked first in the State of Maryland in the Retail Opportunity Index. The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help attract visitors to Hagerstown and Washington County. The CVB helps to create vibrant growth for the local economy by promoting, developing, and expanding the local visitor industry. Washington County is part of the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area (www.heartofthecivilwar.org), and the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Heritage Area (http://hallowedground.org). Washington County is also part of the Quad-State Tourism Coalition, a four-state tourism group along I-81. For more information, see: www.quadstate81.com.