Washington Township - 1779
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11798 Buchanan Trail E., Waynesboro, PA 17268

Phone: (717) 762-3128

Fax: (717) 788-0372

Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Donations to Battlefield

Cannon Dedic2015-07 Steve Patterson - Cannon1ation

Bill Snell from F&M Trust Bank dedicating the new cannon at the Battle of Monterey Pass in honor of Steve Patterson’s service on the F&M Trust Board and the Battlefield Board.

Photo by Jen Fitch

Cannon Dedication July 16, 2015

2015-07-16 BOMP CANNON

2015-07-16 BOMP Plaque


The Paul K. and Anna E. Shockey Family Foundation contributed $50,000 to the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield to continue their work with the construction of the museum. 

Battle of Monterey Pass Donation

Front – L to R: John Miller –  Battle of Monterey Pass Historian,
Alicia Miller~Chairperson, Battlefield Board of Directors, Ken and Bonnie Shockey

Rear – L to R:  Richard McCracken – Township Supervisor, Michael Christopher – Township Manager,
Battlefield Board of Directors – R. Lee Royer, Steve Patterson and John Gorman

October 18, 2014 – Museum Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting at the Battlefield Museum

2014-10-18 BOMP Ribbon cuttingPresent at Saturday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the Battle of Monterey Pass Museum were:

From Row: State Rep. Todd Rock, Franklin County Commissioner Bob Thomas, Franklin County Commission Chairman David Keller, Washington Township Supervisor Elaine Gladhill, Friends of Battle of Monterey Pass Board Historian John Miller, Friends of Battle of Monterey Pass Board Chairwoman Alicia Miller, Franklin County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Janet Pollard, Nancy Bull from U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster’s office and Washington Township Supervisor Richard McCracken.
Back Row: Washington Township Supervisor Chairman Jeffrey Geesaman and Washington Township Manager Michael Christopher

Franklin County officials attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday to commemorate the opening of the Battle of Monterey Pass Museum, on PA 16 near the intersection with Charmian Rd. The museum will officially open in April, but museum director John Miller said plans are to open the museum to the public on Saturdays through Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are about 130 artifacts on display inside the museum, he said.

The Battle of Monterey Pass was fought for over ten hours on a rugged mountain, in a blinding thunderstorm during the middle of the night on July 4th & 5th, 1863.

October 13, 2014

Chamber group donates $3,000 for local battlefield

2014-10-15 BOMP donation from Chamb Chamb of Com

David Sciamanna, President of the Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce, presented the contribution to
Alicia Miller, Chairperson of the Friends of Monterey Pass Battlefield.

The Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours, a division of the Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce presenting a $3,000.00 donation to the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield for acquisition of land ahead of the October 18, 2014 dedication of the museum.

October 4, 2014 – Special Check Presentation

For Their Senior Project

2014-10 BOMP Donation

Waynesboro Area High School Seniors Tim Morrow and Marshall Miller presenting Alicia Miller, Chairperson of the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc. with a $502.68 check for the money raised during the Chicken BBQ a few weeks ago. The Township would like to thank these two young men for all their hard work and donation for the preservation of the battlefield.

September 16, 2014

Presentation by the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield to
County Commissioners and Janet Pollard for their support of the Battlefield.

Friends of the Battlefield

 From left to right: Commissioner Robert Ziobroski, Director of Franklin County Tourism Janet Pollard,
Commissioner David Keller, Commissioner Bob Thomas, Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Chair Alicia Miller,
Battle of Monterey Pass Historian John A. Miller and Washington Township Supervisor Dick McCracken.