Author Visit: John Poniske Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library

Author Visit: John Poniske Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library

Tuesday January 24th, 2023 * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Local author John Poniske visits the library to present a chapter reading from his new book Fire-Eaters (book 2 in his Snakebit Series).
The series tells the story of a family living in the region during the Civil War.
Signed copies of the books will be available for purchase.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society, Monthly Meeting

The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society, Monthly Meeting

Thursday December 15th, 2022 * 7:00 PM
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet at the State Line Ruritan Building,
15481 Park Drive, located off Route 11 at the State Line, PA Community Park. 
Guest speaker is Scott Mingus, an historian and author of 28 books on the Civil War and Underground Railroad.
Mr. Mingus is a retired scientist and executive in the global pulp and paper industry.
The program will be “Targeted Tracks.”
The Cumberland Valley Railroad connected Hagerstown, MD to Harrisburg, PA.
Because of its proximity to major cities in the East, the CVRR was an enticing Confederate target.
When the Northern military and railroad officials failed to protect the line, Southern horsemen tore up tracks, seized and torched supplies, and destroyed warehouses, engine houses, and passenger depots.
The public is invited, free.  Visit www.middleburgmasondixon.org or call 301-739-0357.
Garden Talk, Design and Install Raised Beds, The Institute

Garden Talk, Design and Install Raised Beds, The Institute

Tuesday September 13th, 20th, & 27th, 2022 * 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Garden Talk #1 in a series of 3: Design and Install Raised Beds
In the first of a series of three Garden Talks, gardening expert Pam Rowland presents an in-the-garden program on how to design and install raised beds in your backyard.
Garden Talk #2 in a series of 3: Growing & Drying Herbs
In the second of a series of three Garden Talks, gardening expert Pam Rowland presents an in-the-garden program on how to plant and nurture herbs in the garden, and how to preserve them by drying.
Garden Talk #3 in a series of 3: Herbs as Medicine During the Civil War
In the final program in a series of three Garden Talks, guest speaker Greg Susla will discuss the medicinal uses of herbs during the Civil War.
A retired pharmacist, Susla has extensive experience with the medicinal herb garden at the Pry House on Antietam Battlefield, and with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. 
He will talk about the medicinal applications of various plants grown and their uses during the 19th century. 
Held in the Institute’s Civil War-era garden at Monterey Pass, attendees will see first-hand what raised beds look like, discover why they are beneficial and learn how to create them.
The adjacent Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum will be open especially for attendees of this event.
Cost is $5 per program. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.
To register, email the Institute at: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org.
Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society Meeting

Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society Meeting

Thursday September 15th, 2022 * 7:00 PM
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society will meet at the State Line Ruritan Building, 15481 Park Drive, located off Route 11 at the State Line, PA Community Park.
Guest speaker will be Bob O’Connor, an author of historical fiction and non-fiction novels from Charles Town, WV.
The program will be “A House Divided Against Itself.”
Wesley and William Culp, both from Gettysburg, were the only two brothers that we know of who fought against each other in two different Civil War battles – the Battle of Falling Waters in 1861 and the Second Battle of Winchester in 1863.
Hear the story of how the brothers enlisted separately, and what happened leading them back to the Battle of Gettysburg.
The public is invited, free.
Visit www.middleburgmasondixon.org or call 301-739-0357.
1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth Living History Re-enactment & Light Show

1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth Living History Re-enactment & Light Show

Join us on Saturday, July 16th, 2022, in Downtown Chambersburg as the town is set ablaze to commemorate the day that Chambersburg was held for ransom and then burned by the Confederate army under General McCausland.
We celebrate community, rebirth and Chambersburg’s rise from the ashes with a day full of events:
So Much to Do – July 16
Old Market Day Street Festival, Civil War Walking Tours, 11/30 Visitors Center Exhibits,
1 PM- Free Kid Canvas Painting – Register for FREE here.
3 PM- 1864 Corn Hole Tournament – Register your team here.
6 PM- Kids Games & Franklin Fresh Food Tastings
7 PM Finals of Acapella & Unplugged plus Voting for the Winner
8:15 PM Winner Announced
8:30 PM History Happened Here T-Shirt Trivia
9 PM – 1864 Ransoming, Burning & Rebirth Living History Re-enactment & Light Show
The re-enactment and light show done completely with atmospheric effects, lights, and actors!
Join the thousands that gather to watch as the town is transported back to 1864 and history comes to life.