Franklin County has more than 300 years of American History. Take a moment and look back throughout history and browse the Spring into History web page. Check out the timeline. Explore a critical period of American history through the lens of Franklin County.
Underground Railroad of Franklin County
Franklin County as John Brown’s northern headquarters
America’s Civil War comes to Franklin County.
Discover more about Franklin County’s chapters of American history. Peruse the Spring into History booklet online and step back to a time when natives roamed the land of current Franklin County hunting and foraging. Take a virtual visit to sites of famous forts, a presidential birthplace, and a community devasted by Civil War retaliation.
Check out the Spring into History Cryptogram puzzle below. Answer on Wednesday with another Spring into History puzzle.
Join the Franklin County Visitors Bureau and author Cindy Ross in taking the “road less traveled” on Saturday, April 27, 1 to 3 PM, at the Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center. Ross, travel writer and author of The World is Our Classroom, is a modern adventurer, who with husband Todd, consciously chose to connect their children with the knowledge, culture, and beauty of the world around them. She will share her world travels and inspire families and individuals to take advantage of the opportunities close to home to shape an education. The world around is an every-day opportunity to live a fuller, bigger life.
Franklin County Visitors Bureau (FCVB) celebrates April as Spring-into-History month. Franklin County was the American frontier, a vital part of Pennsylvania’s breadbasket, and the gateway and retreat of the Gettysburg Campaign. It offers three hundred years of American history and culture, the beauty of the Tuscarora and South Mountains, the two oldest state parks in PA, plus 36 local parks and three environmental centers.
A visit to Franklin County is taking the “road less traveled–” to see and do in four-seasons of beauty, explore trails of history, refresh with a reflective walk, peddle an invigorating climb, or taste plenty of local foods and spirits. “The World is Our Classroom is a perfect fit for Franklin County because it inspires everyone to take a fresh look and see the wonder around them,” said Janet Pollard, FCVB executive director.
The event, held in the second floor Great Room of the new Franklin County 11/30 Visitors Center, is free and open to the public. A post-presentation walking tour of downtown Chambersburg is also being offered at no charge. Register for the presentation and walking tour here.