Harriet Lane Garden Party Tea, James Buchanan Hotel & Pub – Mercersburg
Saturday June 10th, 2023 * 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Harriet Lane is the First Lady of Franklin County. Born in Mercersburg and reared by her uncle, fifteenth President James Buchanan, she served as the First Lady of the nation from 1857 to 1861. Franklin County Visitors Bureau is proud of her contributions and honored to share her home. In celebration of Harriet Lane, Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to join in honoring Harriet Lane at a Garden Party Tea, held at James Buchanan Pub. Cost per person is $35.
Hats are a tradition of garden parties, so every participant is invited to wear a hat. Feel free to craft a special one or wear a favorite. Franklin County Visitors Bureau will be awarding prizes to those wearing hats. Recognized will be Most Elegant, Most Springtime Inspiration, and Harriet’s Pick.
The site of the tea is the historic home of the Buchanan Family, built in 1796 by James Buchanan, Sr. It was the boyhood home of President James Buchanan. Across the street is the Lane family home, built in 1828 by Thomas Lane and occupied by Elliott Lane. Elliott Lane married Jane Buchanan, who was President Buchanan’s younger sister. Elliott and Jane Lane were the parents of Harriet. By age ten, Harriet was orphaned. Her mother died in 1839 and her father in 1840. Her uncle James became her guardian, and she went to live with him in Lancaster. Attendees of Harriet Lane Garden Party Tea will learn a little more about the Buchanan-Lane history. In addition, each will receive a compilation of articles written by Joan C. McCulloh about Harriet Lane Johnston, gathered for The Harriet Lane Johnston Symposium, which was organized by the Mercersburg Historical Society on June 10, 2015, and held at the Edwards Room in Keil Hall at Mercersburg Academy.
The menu for the tea includes finger sandwiches of egg salad, cucumber, and special chicken salad along with fruit, petit four, scone, and muffin. A variety of teas will be served as well as a choice of non-alcoholic sparkling cider or a mimosa. Each participant of the Harriet Lane Garden Party Tea receives a keepsake teacup.
Please join Franklin County Visitors Bureau for a fun afternoon in a one-of-a-kind, historic location to remember Harriet Lane, First Lady of Franklin County and the nation.
FAMILY FUN AND SAFETY FAIR, Charles Nitterhouse VFW Post 1599 Chambersburg
Saturday May 20th, 2023 * 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Vendor Event, Including Yard Sales & Lots of Safety and Community Service Information Booths.
Community & Safety
Angles on Call | Over the Rainbow | St Thomas Fire Dept. | Women in Need | Franklin County Sheriffs Office | Chambersburg Boro Fire and Police Depts. | Franklin County Veterans Affairs Franklin County Corner’s Office | State Rep Rob Kauffman’s Office | VFW Auxiliary | Pa Dept. of Health | Blue Knights Pa Chapter XXV | Stat Service Dogs | Save a Vet Save a Pet | Pa State Police
Hand Towels by Darla | What Have I Got | Nor wax | Crafts in the Country | Randy’s Sports Alley | Momentum Marital Arts | T&B Sewing | Peggy’s Woodworking | Burning Firefly | Cub Scouts Pack 128
For the Kids
Games, Face Painting
435 Stanley Ave, Chambersburg, PA
Fayetteville Annual Fireman’s Carnival
June 1st, 2023 – June 10th, 2023
Pleased to announce Penn Valley Shows will be partnering again this year with the FVFD Annual Carnival for rides and amusements!
RIDE ALL NIGHT $25 | Monday Family Night $5 off!
Rides | Nightly Entertainment – 7:00 PM | Food | Family Fun
Fireworks Saturday Night, June 10th | Rain date Friday June 9th
101 W. Main St. Fayetteville, PA
Find out more on their Facebook page
2023 Boro Brew Fest, Waynesboro
Saturday May 20th, 2023 * 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
More than 40 different beers, ciders, spirits, and wines.
Great Food | Live Music
Grand Prize A Kegerator |Win Beer For Life | Gift Cards to Local Eateries
Must be 21 years or older to attend
Tickets are available at The Beer Shed & Mainstreet Waynesboro
Event will be at Grove Bowersox Parking Lot | 44 S. Broad St. Waynesboro