On Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 7 pm, Allison-Antrim Museum (AAMI), 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA, will hold the first fall monthly speaker meeting in the Barn. AAMI welcomes back Dr. Edward Steers, Jr., whose PowerPoint presentation is “Lincoln’s Image and Influence in the U.S. and Around the World.” Our 16th president has exercised more influence through his image and legacy than anyone else to hold that office. In all corners of the world, from Tokyo to London, Lincoln’s image is ever present. Please join us as Dr. Steers examines Lincoln’s legacy through the ages.
Steers is one of the leading Lincoln scholars in the country and has written over 60 articles in various magazines and historical journals including Civil War Times, North & South, Civil War History (Kent State), the Lincoln Herald, Louisiana Life, Civil War Regiments, and the Columbiad. In addition, he has written major articles for several newspapers including The Washington Times, The Newark Sunday Herald, and the Allentown Morning Call. Steers has appeared frequently on The History Channel, C -Span, and the Today Show. Steers is the author of more than 10 books on Lincoln and the Lincoln assassination, including the critically acclaimed Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Before Steers retired in 1994, he joined the staff of the National Institutes of Health, as a molecular biologist, and collaborated with Christian B. Anfinsen (Nobel Prize winner in 1972) until 1984 when he was appointed Deputy Science Director for intramural research in the National Institute Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases.
The public is welcome and there is no admission fee for the speaker’s meeting, but donations are greatly appreciated, and will be credited toward Allison-Antrim Museum’s annual speakers’ series.
For more information, please visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010. Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc. is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Enjoy history and fun with the “A Greencastle Speakeasy During Prohibition” at Allison-Antrim Museum’s second annual mystery dinner FUNdraiser. The goal is to gather clues from each of the characters and the games, to be the first to solve the mystery. The actors portraying the characters will be scattered throughout the room of guests and will stay in-character for the remainder of the evening. After dinner, there will be time to socialize, allowing guests to gather more information, to solve the mystery. Throughout the evening, Rebecca Elgin will be facilitating the storyline, which is historically based – but not truth
The 18th Amendment prohibited the manufacturing, selling, and transportation of alcohol. It was ratified on January 29, 1919 but went into effect January 16, 1920. In Greencastle, all the hotels had bars and the eateries in town also sold alcohol. When Prohibition went into effect, all the hotel bars were shut down, and in some cases, it caused the demise of the hotels, such as the National Hotel, on the southwest corner of the square, which closed in 1920. Prohibition ended almost 14 years later, on December 5, 1933.
B Street 104 Restaurant & Pub, 104 East Baltimore Street, Greencastle, PA 17225 will be hosting the mystery dinner, in The Gem banquet room, with the meal beginning at 5:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 14, 2017. The menu is: baked ham, broiled, lemon-dill haddock, roasted potatoes, green beans, mixed green salad with choice of two dressings, warm bread and butter, assorted dessert selections, iced tea and lemonade.
Tickets are $45/person and can be purchased at Allison-Antrim Museum or online via PayPal at www.greencastlemuseum.org/mystery.html. PayPal permits use of credit cards for payment. Your PayPal receipt will be your ticket, so you must bring your PayPal receipt with you on Saturday, April 14. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 8, 2018.