Destination Waynesboro for Destination ARTS!

Destination Waynesboro for Destination ARTS!

Explore Waynesboro PA with these Destination ARTS! activities. All events are free unless otherwise indicated.

Musical performances at Music Makers are supported in part by the Arts for All Partnership, a collaboration between the Foundation for Enhancing Communities and the Cultural Enrichment Fund, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

June 13, 2018 – Oil Painting Class: 12 to 3 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op – 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Join Donna Bingaman at her weekly painting class every Wednesday while Patric Schlee provides ambient music designed to inspire! Students will benefit from Bingaman’s personal instruction and 40 years of experience. Each class is $15. For more info, call 717-762-8394.

June 13, 2018 – Metal Leaf Demo: 12 to 3 p.m. 42 West Arts Co-Op – 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Denny Bingaman, wildlife photographer and artist, demonstrates clay sculpting. Watch a free demonstration while enjoying the beautiful artwork and artisan crafts in the gallery.

June 13, 2018 – Open Mic Night: 7 to 9 p.m. Music Makers – 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA 17268. The Arts Alliance is pleased to once again present Open Mic Night at Music Makers. Local musicians are invited to participate in a session facilitated by Jonathan Ingles. All musical styles and spectators are welcome. A sound system, microphone, and electric stage piano will be provided. Contact 717-655-2500 for more information.

June 14, 2018 Wheel Throwing Class: Walnut Street Studios – 117 Walnut St., Waynesboro, PA. The basics of wheel throwing will be taught including wedging, centering, throwing, & glazing. The course is $225 and includes tool set, 25lbs of clay, firings, & instruction. More information can be found at www.walnutstreetstudios.com (this is part of a series of workshops)

June 15, 2018 – Live Music Fridays: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Music Makers – 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. David Dishneau & Brian Lutz will perform in this split set show. Enjoy David as he performs music influenced by the likes of John Hartford, Elvis Costello and Tom Waits. Lutz performs a variety of energetic acoustic songs, including covers and originals. Wine and light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 717-655-2500 or visit www.artsalliancegw.org.

June 15, 2018 – Wine Down Fridays: 5:30 to 8 p.m. 42 West ARTS Co-Op – 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Patric Schlee will entertain visitors with a variety of musical instruments, including the didgeridoo, flute, and drums. Wine and light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the co-op at 717-762-8394.

June 16, 2018 – Oil Painting Demo: 12 to 2 p.m. 42 West Arts Co-Op – 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Join Donna Bingaman as she demonstrates techniques in oil painting. For more info, call 717-762-8394.

June 16, 2018 – Painting Glass Demo: 1 to 3 p.m. 42 West Arts Co-Op – 42 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Steve Semiatin will be demonstrating techniques for painting on glass. For more info, call 717-762-8394.

June 18, 2018 – Painting Class: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Gallery 35 East – 35 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Join Marjorie Tressler for a painting class for artists of ability Levels. Classes are for novice to advanced/professional artists seeking to improve style and technique in oil, acrylic and drawing. $65 for six classes. Continuous Monday classes, join anytime. Call 717-762-6791 or email marjorietressler@comcast.net.

June 18-22, 2018 – Comprehensive Handbuilding Class: 10 to 12 p.m. at Penn State Mont Alto Campus –Mont Alto, PA. A comprehensive handbuilding workshop will be held at our Penn State Mont Alto studio from Jun 18-22. Throughout this course Carolyn Baker will guide students in the fine art of handbuilding by sing a variety of techniques, including pinch pots, coil, slab, and sculpture. All creations will be made form durable stoneware clay. For more information contact Mary Ashe-Mahr at waynesboroceramics@gmail.com or call 717-404-3190, or visit www.ceramics-nccs.org.

June 18, 2018 – Painting Class: 1 to 4 p.m. Gallery 35 East – 35 E. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. Join Marjorie Tressler for a painting class for artists of ability Levels. Classes are for novice to advanced/professional artists seeking to improve style and technique in oil, acrylic and drawing. $65 for six classes. Continuous Monday classes, join anytime. Call 717-762-6791 or email marjorietressler@comcast.net. 

June 19, 2018 Wheel Throwing Class: Walnut Street Studios – 117 Walnut St., Waynesboro, PA. The basics of wheel throwing will be taught including wedging, centering, throwing, & glazing. The course is $225 and includes tool set, 25lbs of clay, firings, & instruction. More information can be found at www.walnutstreetstudios.com  (this is part of a series of workshops)

June 19-21, 2018 – STEAM Kid’s Class: 5 to 8 p.m. Music Makers – 46 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA. The Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro & BEACON House, Inc. present our Summer STEAMWorks Series with 3D Design & Printing. We live in a 3-dimensional world, so it is time we design and print in one as well! In this week-long course, you’ll learn the basics of 3D design and the technology used to make your design a reality. Discover how a 3D printer works and print your very own 3D design! For ages 11 to 15 years old. $85/kid for 3 nights from 5pm to 8pm and only 20 spots available. For more info, visit www.artsalliancegw.org.

June Featured Potter at Ceramic Arts Center: Clara Hayward. Clara enjoys the functionality of wheel thrown pottery while adding the whimsy of organic nonobjective glaze decoration.

June Featured Artist at Gallery 35 East: Virginia Hair. Gallery 35 East featured artist of the month for June is Artist, Virginia Hair. Virginia is one of the area’s best-known artist and is a member of Gallery 35 East. Her artwork seen and purchased at Gallery 35 East.

June Visiting Artist at Gallery 35 East: Janie Moltrup. Janie Moltrup retired from the U.S. Senate Photographic Studio in 2004. She is currently working as a freelance photographer out of her studio located in Smithsburg, MD. Janie’s clients range from individuals to corporations. She continues to photograph private events, corporate meetings and social gatherings, and individual and family portraits. Janie has a line of “fine art images” available featuring her more artistic photographic images. Her work will be on display June 1st– 17th

June Show at 42 West Arts: A Splash of Color. All of the members of 42 West Arts will showcase pieces in this show.

June Art Reception: Be Dot Gallery Artists. Gallery 50 will host an art reception to unveil the new look of the gallery on June 29th from 5:30-8pm. Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments while browsing the new show on display in the gallery.

Fort Loudoun Colonial Days

Fort Loudoun Colonial Days

Fort Loudoun Historical Society invites all to Colonial Day at Fort Loudoun on Saturday June 16th, 9am to 3pm. Fort Loudoun was a provincial fort built in 1756 by the Colony of Pennsylvania during the French and Indian war and served as an important supply depot in the line of forts along the Forbes Road.  It was the site of the Cherokee Council with Colonel Henry Bouquet in 1758 and site of James Smith’s Black Boys Rebellion in 1765 which was depicted in the 1939 Film “Allegheny Uprising” starring John Wayne.

The event, sponsored by Fort Loudoun Historical Society, is free and family friendly.  Smell the campfires and hearth cooking, see log hewing and blacksmithing, and hear the tales of the 18th century frontier.  Demonstrations will be happening all day; fort repair by the Kittatinny Associators, blacksmithing by Mark Heckman, open hearth cooking by Rich Fox, axe throwing by Rob Schmelzlen, colonial farming and livestock by Dale Zimmerman, fiber arts by Bev Sanders, Native American Culture by Deb “Turtle” Swartz, and 18th Century medicine by Dr. Lee Davis.  Three lectures on topics related to Fort Loudoun:

  • 10 AM – History of Fort Loudoun by Andrew Newman
  • 11 AM – Native American Dress & Customs by Deb “Turtle” Swartz
  • 1 PM – Indian Raids on the Frontier by Calvin Bricker

For kids only, there will be a scavenger hunt and other activities. Children complete tasks, receive an award and compete for a chance to the win the grand prize drawing held at the Patton House at 3 PM.

Food, snacks, drinks and merchandise available for purchase from gift shop in the Patton House.

The Fort Loudoun Historical Society, a 501c3 tasked with managing and interpreting the fort site, is in the process of rebuilding the fort and making improvements.  It is launching a “Buy a Log” campaign to help close the gap on funding the project.  Be part of the fort’s future.

Renfrew Museum Host Harriet Lane Presentation With Bob O’Connor

Renfrew Museum Host Harriet Lane Presentation With Bob O’Connor

Bob O’Connor will make a presentation entitled Harriet Lane -The First Lady of Washington at Renfrew Museum and Park on Sunday, June 10 at 2 pm. The 45-minute program will consist of the history of Harriet Lane and her ties to the Pennsylvania area and her impact in Washington. Lane was the niece of James Buchanan who served as the 15th President of the United States. Since Buchanan wasn’t married Lane served as the official hostess for the White House during his Presidential term.

O’Connor, who lives in Charles Town, WV, is an historian who travels and shares his passion for history. While serving as Director of Tourism in Washington County, Maryland O’Connor became involved in touring historical sites such as Antietam Battlefield and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. He shares Civil War history with groups of all ages and travels cross country to make presentations.

O’Connor’s interest in history was sparked on a 1958 trip to Galesburg, IL where he attended the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln-Douglas debates. Carl Sandburg was the featured speaker. O’Connor worked full-time and part-time as a newspaper reporter, and at various jobs — many that required writing press releases, news articles, or reports. He published his first article when he was in 7th grade – in an Illinois Historical Society for junior high students.

The Harriet Lane presentation is free to the public and will take place in the Wagon Shed Room located inside the Visitors Center. O’Connor will have his books for sale. To learn more about O’Connor please visit his webpage at www.boboconnorbooks.com. For a complete listing of Renfrew Museum and Park’s calendar of events please visit www.renfrewmuseum.org.

May is Military Appreciation Month

May is Military Appreciation Month

Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) honors veterans and military members during May for Military Appreciation Month and invites all to explore the military history of Franklin County. Discover sites of military history in the self-guided tour of Franklin County Military Trail. Download from the FCVB website here. Learn and explore nearly 300 years of Franklin County’s military history.

Grove Family Library on Ragged Edge Road in Chambersburg celebrates Military Month with a series of special events in May. All events are held at the library.

  • Vietnam Veteran Lou Lerda will speak about his experiences as a member of the Special Operations Helicopter Company of the Army on May 2, 2 PM to 3:30 PM.
  • Learn more about World War I as Judith Redline discusses her father, Kenneth Redline, and his book, Dig or Die. Redline, a resident of Altoona PA, participated in every major engagement of the American Expeditionary Forces and received Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Silver Star.
  • A special screening of Thank You For Your Service will take place on May 9, 2 PM to 4 PM.

Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 19 is the Annual Community POW/MIA Service of Remembrance at the Historic Letterkenny Chapel, Letterkenny Army Depot, 2171 Carbaugh Avenue, Chambersburg, which adjoins the Franklin County Veterans Park. The service begins at 11 AM.

CASHS Naval Junior R.O.T.C. Cadets will present the colors. The guest speaker will be Colonel Alexander P. (Al) Shine, U.S. Army (Retired) who retired in 1990 after 27 years of distinguished global service with the U.S. Army. Participants in the service will include Colonel Stephen Ledbetter, Commander, Letterkenny Army Depot, who will present welcoming remarks. Cheryl Wauls, President of the United Churches of the Chambersburg Area, area clergy and laypersons will also take part in the service. Special music for the service will be provided by the Community Chorus directed by Marcel Coates and by Freda Dorand, Organist, First Evangelical Lutheran Church. Charles M. Nitterhouse Post 1599 Veterans of Foreign Wars will lead military honors in front of the Chapel when the service concludes. The service is sponsored by the United Churches of the Chambersburg Area.

During Military Appreciation Month—learn, honor, and remember the military service that Franklin County citizens committed to their country.

Celebrates History, Art & Scenic Beauty with Stitches in Time: A Barn Quilt Trail

Celebrates History, Art & Scenic Beauty with Stitches in Time: A Barn Quilt Trail

With the support of local quilters, Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is starting Stitches in Time: A Barn Quilt Trail as another way to explore Franklin County. At the heart of the Cumberland Valley, Franklin County became home to thousands of German and Swiss farmers, who built the well-known bank barns of the valley. Using replicas of quilt squares on the barns or historic sites, Stitches in Time spotlights agricultural history, architecture, and the beauty of the county’s farm land. The trail will bring together quilters, artists, and history enthusiasts to tell the special stories of Franklin County.

Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) is seeking county property owners with existing barn squares and property owners who want to host a barn square. In addition to barns and sites of history, the barn quilt squares can be affixed to homes, landmarks, or businesses. Property owners can select a classic quilt square design, create their own, or seek support from quilters and artists working with FCVB.

The quilt squares are painted on plywood with exterior paint and can be 2-ft. x 2-ft., 4-ft.x4-ft., or 8-ft. x 8-ft. Larger squares are used when properties are further from the road, so the quilt square is visible. FCVB is also seeking individual artists and groups of artists to paint the squares.

Download an application at www.explorefranklincountypa.com/home/barn-quilt-trail/ to get started hosting a square, painting a square, helping as an installer, or donating supplies for the barn squares.

FCVB hopes to launch the trail in October in conjunction with the move to its new location, the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center on the square in downtown Chambersburg. FCVB plans a fall tour of the trail.

Cover It! A Franklin County Photo Contest

Cover It! A Franklin County Photo Contest

Calling all picture takers to Franklin County PA for the Franklin County Visitors Bureau’s Photo Contest. The buds of spring are slowly popping. So, grab a camera and start taking all those beautiful vistas, landmarks, and iconic shots of Franklin County because the Franklin County Visitors Bureau is selecting a cover shot for its 2018-2019 Franklin County Visitors Guide Capture the essence of  Franklin County for the Franklin County Visitors Bureaus Cover It: Franklin County’s Great Moments Photo Contest.  The winning photo will be the cover of the 2015 Franklin County Visitors Guide.

Travel the trails of Franklin County through acres of farmland and forests. Trek back to frontier settlements and forts, stopovers along the Underground Railroad, and sites of Civil War raids and invasions. Woven between these stories of America’s history are the verdant, rolling hills and azure skies, old-fashioned ice cream shops, bakeries with shoo-fly pies and sticky buns; orchards in blossom; theatres and inns, meandering trails and streams, golf courses, and charming towns. Capture the photo that best showcases Franklin County and not only will the photo be the cover of the 2018 visitors guide, but the photographer will win $250 in cash.

In addition, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau is seeking photos for, Franklin Fresh: The Fresh Food & Dining Guide of Franklin County PA and On The Move in Franklin County Rec Guide. Two $100 prizes will be awarded to the top “fresh food” and “on the move” photos.

The contest kicks off May 1 and runs for just two weeks. It is easy to enter:

  • Complete an entry form for each photo submitted. Also, if the photo has an identifiable person, please have the subject complete the personal release section of the entry form.
  • Email the entry form and photo to: jpollard@explorefranklincountypa.com. Or, mail the photo along with the entry form to Franklin County Visitors Bureau, 37 South Main Street, Suite 100, Chambersburg, PA 1720. You can also drop it at the office from 8 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday, or use the mail slot any time.

Up to 15 photos per photographer are allowed.

Photo Contest Form and Subject Release

Questions…please contact the visitors bureau at 717.552.2977 or 866.646.8060. All submissions must be received by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau by May 14 at 4 PM. Good luck!