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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:

The Absolute Beginner’s Genealogy Workshop
Led by Certified Genealogist Marsha L. Fuller, this workshop is open to beginning and intermediate genealogists, and will teach the basics of genealogy research.

Attendance is free but registration is required. Participants should bring paper and pen or pencil, and will be on their own for lunch from 12:30 – 1:30 pm. Call 301-739-3250, ext. 350, to register.
Date/Time: Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 334 (third floor) at the Alice & David W. Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library
More Info:See more info about Workshop

McCauley Lecture Series for 2014 - 2015

 Program: "Battle of Falling Waters 1863"
 Presenter: George Franks
 Date/Time: November 3, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

 Program: "The Marines Land at Harpers Ferry"
 Presenter: Stephen Bockmiller
 Date/Time: December 1, 2014 - 7:00 p.m.

 Program: "Fords and Ferries on the Upper Potomac"
 Presenter: Tim Snyder
 Date/Time: January 5, 2015 - 7:00 p.m.

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

 Program: "The Hagerstown and Frederick Railroad"
 Presenter: Randy Anderson
 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 – 2014 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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