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July Events - What's Happening in Washington County
The Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has produced an updated version of its highly popular Museums & Historical Sites Guide. The new guide, designed by Icon Graphics, is bigger than ever and includes 40 museums and historical sites (with collections) throughout Washington County. Information on each site includes a description of the site or collection, location, hours of operation, telephone number, website and admission information.
With the addition of several more museums and sites, a redesign of the brochure became necessary. Dani Kelley from Icon Graphics said, “We were so glad to recreate this important piece for the CVB, and enjoyed collaborating on the project. The redesign has allowed for inclusion of a much larger county map and created some ‘breathing room’ for all the great sites.”
During the last few weeks, 10,000 have been distributed throughout the area at the main Visitors Welcome Center in City Center Hagerstown and at the locations of many CVB members. Also, people have been requesting the guide to be mailed to them.
The Museums and Historical Sites Guide is also available online, in its entirety, at www.marylandmemories.com. (Direct link is: http://www.marylandmemories.org/museum-guide.shtml.)
More than ten percent of Maryland’s 300-plus museums are located in Washington County, with a particularly strong density found in the Hagerstown city limits. In addition, the guide also includes historical sites ranging from the 18th century Fort Frederick to Rose Hill Cemetery where many prominent Marylanders are buried.
According to Tom Riford, president and chief executive officer of the CVB, this brochure is one of the most popular published by the organization. “If visitors – or residents – toured all 40 museums and sites in the guide, they would not only enjoy a fabulous road trip through Washington County, but they would get an excellent education in fine arts and history!” said Riford. “It is a terrific guide of all of our museums, and very useful for the heritage traveler.”
Resident and visitors alike can request a Museums & Historical Sites Guide by calling 301-791-3246, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org (please include name and mailing address). Also, people may stop in at the Visitor Welcome Center, just off the Public Square in Hagerstown, at 6 North Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD.