150th Arbor Day Celebration at Renfrew at Renfrew Museum and Park

150th Arbor Day Celebration at Renfrew at Renfrew Museum and Park

Friday April 29th * 2:00 PM
150th Arbor Day Celebration
Cemetery Trail
Renfrew Museum & Park
1010 E. Main Street
Waynesboro, PA 17268
No RSVP required.
Founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton in Nebraska City, Nebraska, National Arbor Day is observed annually on the last Friday in April.
On the very first Arbor Day, April 10, 1872, an estimated one million trees were planted!
Each year, thousands around the country celebrate together by planting trees in their communities.
Join the Borough of Waynesboro Council, Shade Tree Commission, and Renfrew Committee, Inc. at Renfrew Museum & Park on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 2:00pm as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day!
Gather on Cemetery Trail for a ceremonial planting and dedication of an American Fringe Tree (chionanthus virginicus).
This year’s selection is a fragrant flowering tree, native to the savannas and lowlands of the southeastern United States.
It grows to a height and width of 20 to 30 feet.
The historic White Fringe Tree, a favorite of George Washington, blooms in late spring, with an abundance of feathery white flowers appearing from a two-week blooming period providing a showy display.
The flowers give off a sweet, lilac-like smell, particularly in the evening.
Keep the Arbor Day celebration going by planting a tree at home!
Free evergreen seedlings will be available to all attendees (while supplies last) by our friends at Bartlett Tree Experts.
For more information on Arbor Day at Renfrew, please visit renfrewmuseum.org/arborday/, call (717) 762-4723, or email info@renfrewmuseum.org.
Irish Happy Hour, Capitol Theatre

Irish Happy Hour, Capitol Theatre

Friday March 18th, 2022 * 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Get your St. Patrick’s Day celebration on in the O’Wood Center at the O’Capitol Theatre with lively, authentic Irish music from returning Celtic band, Across the Pond.
Plus Irish drinks, beer, wine, dancing, food, and a raffle. This party is going to be a LOT of FUN and will sell out!
Thank you to our event sponsor: Dr. Paul Orange
Table of 8: $120* (includes one free drink per person) | Individual Admission: $15* at doors as available
Winter Solstice Celebration, The Institute

Winter Solstice Celebration, The Institute

Sunday December 19th, 2021 * 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM at Red Run Park
The Institute is hosting their second annual Winter Solstice Celebration.
The winter solstice is the longest night—or the shortest day—of the year, and falls on December 21 this year in the Northern Hemisphere.
Since ancient times, people all over the world have recognized this important astronomical occurrence and celebrated the “return of the sun” in a variety of ways.
After the solstice, the days get gradually longer. 
The Institute’s solstice event is a family-friendly celebration of the season, and features winter folktale storyteller Bruce Rowland (at 4:30), hands-on solstice activities for children including making garlands of popcorn and berries and edible ornaments for animals, live music, fire-pit warming stations, and hot chocolate stations (hot chocolate courtesy of Martin’s Foods of Waynesboro).
Members of the Tri-State Astronomers club will be on hand with telescopes to safely observe the solstice sun.
After sunset, there will be opportunities to view the celestial features of the winter sky.
Shop with our Vendors:
Artesano Bake Goods: cookies, holiday snack mix and whoopie pies
Four Sons Farm: handcrafted wool creations
The Native Niche: bird food bundles, outdoor winter decorations, and natural “solstice crowns” of winter foliage
The event is free!
For questions, email us at info@natureandcultureinstitute.org. The entire event is outdoors, so dress accordingly.
Bonfire Night: An 18th Century Fall Celebration, Conococheague Institute Museum

Bonfire Night: An 18th Century Fall Celebration, Conococheague Institute Museum

Saturday November 6th, 2021 * 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Bonfire Night, Thanksgiving, Guy Fawkes Day, Fall Fest or Harvest Festivals…
However you celebrate this time of year, come join us at the Conococheague Institute for a special evening celebration. Throughout the day 18th Century life will be on full display with cooking, games, crafts and song.
Bring a picnic supper and warm drinks and stay as the sun sets for a bonfire and candlelit tour of our historic structures.
This program will provide an immersive experience for visitors as they are transported back in time to the Frontier during the 18th Century.
Learn how the community celebrated together by joining in for several fun activities and presentations:
  • 12pm to 6pm – Tombola: A chance to win some historic prizes in our Visitor Center with an instant-win Raffle.
  • 12pm, 2pm and 4pm – A Penny for a Guy: Help stuff and make effigies (imagine a Scarecrow) for the evening Bonfire and learn about the history of this strange tradition.
  • 3pm – Cricket: Our most popular program returns for one last huzzah! Show us your batting and bowling skills in a match to end the year!
  • 5pm – Libations, Drinks and Taverns: Join us in the Ordinary to learn about why Cider and Whiskey could be so important to a fledgling farming community. Copies of original drink recipes will be available for adults to try out at home!
  • 6.30pm – The Bonfire: Don’t miss this special moment as the Bonfire is lit and learn about the history of Bonfire Night!
  • 7pm to 8pm: Relax with us and enjoy the ambience of a candlelit cabin, play card games or break out in song to your heart’s content!
This program is a fun and educational celebration event for families. No Alcohol will be served and children and pets are welcome.
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated!
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