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Washington County Free Library - Western Maryland Room

Western Maryland Room with chair

The John Clinton Frye Western Maryland Room is located on the 3rd Floor at the Alice Virginia & David W. Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library located at 100 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown.

You are invited to attend these free programs:

McCauley Lecture Series for 2014 - 2015

 Program: "The Impact of Slavery on Families in Washington County"
 Presenter: Emilie Amt
 Date/Time: February 2, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

 Program: "The Fort Ritchie Story" (programming change)
 Presenter: Art Callaham
 Date/Time: March 2, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

Snow Date - April 6, 2015

Check back for registration information soon!

Please call the Western Maryland Room for more information on these programs.

* * * Monthly Events * * *

The Washington County Genealogical Society meets in the Western Maryland Room on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30p.m.

All are welcome! Bring your laptop to take advantage of free wi-fi. Meetings are informal. Topics are based on participant interest.  

Questions about the WC Genalogical Society? Contact Carol Miller-Schultz at 301-791-2585.

Hours of Operation (New Schedule)
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Closed on Holidays – 2015 Holidays


Off street parking available.

Contact Us

John Frye, Historian & Curator
Elizabeth Howe, Librarian & Certified Archivist

Phone: 301-739-3250 x350

Friends of the Western Maryland Room
The Friends of the Western Maryland Room provide financial support for the publication of such books as:
  • St. Mary’s Catholic Church Records 1818 – 1900
  • Beaver Creek Evangelical Church Records 1844–1917
  • Washington County Obituary Locator 1790-2003
Please call 301.739.3250 for more information on joining the Friends
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