Show Notes

Today’s episode of PreserveCast is brought to you by Visit Hagerstown, Historic Roofing Company, and Tolson’s Chapel.

This week’s episode of PreserveCast is sponsored by Visit Hagerstown in Washington County Maryland; a destination for your next staycation. The county is famous for the Antietam Battlefield and Civil War sites and a place to experience the 50th anniversary of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Park. Washington County is also home to trails for hiking and biking, canoeing, arts and culture, and many locally-owned restaurants and vineyards. To learn more, head to Maryland: Open for Historic Gateways.

Historic Roofing is your old house specialist. We are a small family run company of master craftsmen, providing our clients with consultations and expertise in restoration, maintenance and repair in the lost arts and craft of slate, tile and architectural metal roofing since 1990. Historic Roofing has saved many prominent historic buildings in the Washington Metropolitan area. To learn more about Historic Roofing’s many services, visit or better yet, give a call at 410-741-0572, we’d love to discuss the history your building holds.

Tolson’s Chapel and School is a National Historic Landmark in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Built in 1866 by free and newly-freed African Americans, the Methodist chapel doubled as a Freedmen’s Bureau school in 1868-1869 and the county-run Sharpsburg Colored School until 1899. Learn more about Tolson’s Chapel at