Allison-Ebbert House

Allison-Ebbert House

Greencastle One Step Closer to Ebbert Spring Heritage Park & Archaeological Preserve

At the end of August, Andy Stout, Greencastle native and Eastern Regional Director of The Archaeological Conservancy (TAC), and Bonnie Shockey, President & CEO, on behalf the board of directors of Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc (AAMI), signed a 99-year lease between TAC and AAMI, which transfers the care of the standing structures, within the Ebbert Spring Heritage Park & Archaeological Preserve, to Allison-Antrim Museum.  The original house (on the left), with three-feet thick walls, was built in 1750 by William Allison, father of John Allison, founder of Greencastle. 

It was the wish of the late Al Bonnell, owner of the property for 50 years, that the grounds, structures, and archaeological artifacts, and its archaeological history be preserved not only for the Greencastle-Antrim Community-at-large but also for Pennsylvania and American History.

Al passed away in April 2016 and since then his son Terrance “Terry” Bonnell has been diligently working to bring his father’s wishes to fruition.  On Tuesday, August 29, the ownership of the property was conveyed to The Archaeological Conservatory, which was made possible through a grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Antrim Township.  Other partners in the overall project include the Greencastle-Antrim School District, Shippensburg University, and Greencastle Area Franklin County Water Authority.

The archaeological sites have been dubbed a “super site” by the state.  The artifacts range from prehistoric to early contact with white men.  The archaeological artifacts are housed in Allison-Antrim Museum’s climate-controlled storage area. 

Over the next two years, TAC will create trails with archaeological, historical, geological, ecological, and environmental history kiosks throughout the property. The trails will be completed by Old Home Week 2019.

The Allison-Ebbert House will be on the 2017 Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas house tour.

September is National Milkshake Month

September is National Milkshake Month

Let your taste buds celebrate in Franklin County.

The delicious and creamy milkshake is a sweet treat that all can enjoy and in September, as National Milkshake Month begins, the Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to try this sweet treat made from the delicious local milk.

Happy cows make delicious milk and at Trickling Springs Creamery, enjoy milk as fresh as it can get. This organic creamery only uses milk from grass-fed cows with no synthetic hormones and are all free range so their products, ice cream, yogurt, cream, butter and cheese are the most delicious and fresh you can get, including a delicious milkshake from their shop in Chambersburg.

Enjoy delicious homemade ice cream from Antietam Dairy in Waynesboro in your milkshake like strawberry, chocolate, vanilla and a wide range of different flavors.

A must stop for a milkshake with fresh ice cream in Chambersburg is Windy Knoll Farm Market & Creamery. This market serves up the sweet treat as well as their fresh lunch meats and bulk items in store.

With over 50 different flavors to choose from, The Waynesburger in Waynesboro makes delicious milkshakes to go with any of their specialty burgers, chili and gyros. Try a new spin on a classic with flavors such as root beer, strawberry banana, chocolate amaretto, peach mango and many more.

Step back into the days of drive-ins and old-fashioned diners at the Milky Way Drive-In Restaurant in Fort Loudoun. Try their specialty, the famous Galaxy Burger with a homemade milkshake for dessert.

Take a break from the everyday business at Twin Kiss Drive-In in Waynesboro. Sample one of their famous milkshakes, ice cream or a delicious meal in the large outside seating area. Make it a family affair and spend some time at the play area in the back and feed the local deer.

With 440 operating dairy farms in Franklin County with 850 million pounds of milk being produced a year, there are many creameries and local places with delicious milkshakes and other milk products to enjoy.

Totem Pole Playhouse Announces Four Productions and Bonus Show for Theatre’s 67th Anniversary Season

Sponsored by the Franklin County Visitors Bureau, Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania’s premiere summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, announced a summer season featuring the stage version of a Best Picture Academy Award-winning movie, two Tony Award-winning musicals, and a celebration of America’s most beloved composer, for the theatre’s 67th summer season. The season will close with an intimate, two-person play on stage for one week only starring a legendary TV couple from a classic hit of the late 80s. (more…)

2017 Tours: Covering New Ground

The 2017 year of Chambersburg Civil War Seminars promises to be an exciting season with new and different events that we are trying for the first time. It starts with the April 6-9 seminar featuring talks on all aspects of U.S. military history presented by many of the top military historians in the country.