Local History Collection at the Boonsborough Museum of History

Boonsboro was founded in 1792.


At the Boonsborough Museum of History you will find a one-of-a-kind collection of items relating to this important town. Among these pieces are items used by the early citizens of Boonsboro and Washington County. You will also see amazing items created by these early citizens, such as pottery made by the famous John Bowman, including some unusual miniatures, and a beautiful bouquet fashioned from human hair made in the 1884 bys by Ettie Myers of Sharpsburg. There are items that highlight the area’s more “colorful” history as well, such as a collection of “shanks” made and confiscated at a local prison.


Below are a few of the Hundreds of Items in our Collection

Local Historical Objects