Treasures from the Collection – Members Only Event

Treasures from the Collection – Members Only Event

Thursday October 6th, 2022 * Reception: 6:30 PM & Program: 7:00-8:30 PM
Wagon Shed Room, Visitors Center
SPECIAL OFFER! Friends of Renfrew Museum and Park Members who renew or join now through September 30, 2022 are eligible to attend this exclusive evening program with museum staff.
Enjoy light refreshments in the Visitors Center gallery then gather in the Wagon Shed Room as Executive Director, Becky LaBarre, and Manager of Visitor Experiences, Steve LaBarre, share a special selection of artifacts from Renfrew’s collection with you.
Take turns viewing these treasures up close and personal then enjoy a presentation on the background of each object from the perspective of Renfrew’s resident material culture historians.
Limit 40 guests. Pre-registration required.
First come, first serve.
Don’t miss your chance for this unique opportunity to experience a fresh round of artifacts from Renfrew’s collections first-hand.
Roots of Tayamentasachta: Exploring the History of the School Farm Tayamentasachta Environmental Center

Roots of Tayamentasachta: Exploring the History of the School Farm Tayamentasachta Environmental Center

Tuesday August 9th, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Explore and learn about the rich history of Tayamentasachta and the many people who have shaped it into the School Farm.
Blue Devil Scholars (High School Rho Kappa students) and members of the Environmental Education Advisory Committee will host self-guided tours of the farmhouse and other key areas as well as provide a hands-on demonstration of archiving the artifacts found.
Additionally, an area will be set up to record your own memories of the School Farm and what Tayamentasachta means to Greencastle.
Tayamentasachta | Greencastle-Antrim School District | 500 Leitersburg Street (next to elementary school)
Old Home Week Website
Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm

Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm

Tuesday August 2nd, 2022 * 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Exploring the secrets of a 200-year-old homestead and how its environment influenced early settlers is the focus of a new program offered by The Institute.
Presented in partnership with Little Antietam Creek, Inc. (LACI), “Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm,” is the first in The Institute’s new series of Discover programs for students in grades 5–12 (ages 10 to 17).
Students will join Institute educators and LACI archaeologists to “dig into the past” at the historic Stoner Farm, an active, working archaeological site in Waynesboro.
With archaeologist Scott Parker, students will learn the why, what, and how of archaeology, including how artifacts are processed and what they can tell us about how the Stoners lived.
Hands-on activities include digging and working with artifacts, testing the properties of limestone and soil, looking for new dig sites using remote sensing, and learning how limestone is cut and mortar is made. 
Institute educators, Pam Rowland, Bruce Rowland, and Beth Skroban will explore the history, geography, and environment of the farm.
Students will discover why the Stoners built in this spot, and how they used the natural resources around them (soil, trees, rocks, water, and vegetation).
In addition, they will examine the rock used to construct the buildings on the property.
The program fee is $20 for members of The Institute and $25 for the general public. 
Pre-registration is required by Friday, July 29.
Sign up NOW! Enrollment limited to 20. 
For more information or to register, call 717-762-0373 or email info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.
An Evening with the Presidents at Renfrew Museum & Park

An Evening with the Presidents at Renfrew Museum & Park

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at 7:00 PM
$5 per person / Free for Friends of Renfrew Members
Renfrew Museum & Park Executive Director, Becky LaBarre, and Manager of Visitor Experiences, Steve LaBarre, will be your hosts as you enjoy An Evening with the Presidents.
Gather in the Visitors Center Wagon Shed Room as Becky and Steve share a special selection of presidential and associated artifacts from Renfrew’s collection, along with some interesting antiques of their own.
Uncover the fascinating stories about America’s presidents hidden in pictures, prints, ceramics, items of personal adornment, and more.
Only those attending in person will be able to view this unique assembly of fascinating objects up close, but everyone registered will have the chance to enjoy a fun slideshow presentation on the background of each presidential piece lead by Renfrew’s resident material culture experts.
Hope you’ll join us!

VISIT EVENT PAGE TO LEARN MORE

Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm

Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm

Wednesday August 4th * 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM
Exploring the secrets of a 200-year-old homestead and how its environment influenced early settlers is the focus of a new program offered by The Institute. 
Presented in partnership with Little Antietam Creek, Inc. (LACI), “Archaeology, Geology and the Environment: Exploration on the Stoner Farm,” is the first in The Institute’s new series of Discover programs for students in grades 5–12 (ages 10 to 17).
Students will join Institute educators and LACI archaeologists to “dig into the past” at the historic Stoner Farm, an active, working archaeological site in Waynesboro.
With archaeologist Scott Parker, students will learn the why, what, and how of archaeology, including how artifacts are processed and what they can tell us about how the Stoners lived.
Hands-on activities include digging and working with artifacts, testing the properties of limestone and soil, looking for new dig sites using remote sensing, and learning how limestone is cut and mortar is made. 
Institute educators, Pam Rowland and Beth Skroban will explore the history, geography, and environment of the farm.
Students will discover why the Stoners built in this spot, and how they used the natural resources around them (soil, trees, rocks, water, and vegetation).
In addition, they will examine the rock used to construct the buildings on the property.
The program fee is $20 for members of The Institute and $25 for the general public. Pre-registration is required by Monday, August 2.