Spring EXPLORE! Going on a Bug Hunt with The Institute

Spring EXPLORE! Going on a Bug Hunt with The Institute

Thursday May 20th, 2021 * 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Grades: K–5
Cost: $5 member, $6 non-member.
Location: Pine Hill Recreation Area
The instructor will take the group on a guided bug/insect hunt—turning over logs, looking under leaves etc.
Students will also use “bug box magnifiers” and hand-held lenses to inspect their finds up close.
Covid safety protocols are in place for this program. Download our waiver/contact form here. The form is fillable online; if you are able to, please print it and bring it along to the program.
Pre-registration is required. Email us to sign up for this fun spring adventure! Email to: info@natureandcultureinstitute.org
Check out this flier for more spring EXPLORE! programs this May
Ted Alexander Champion of Franklin County History

Ted Alexander Champion of Franklin County History

Franklin County historian Ted Alexander passed away on July 8, 2020.

Year after year, Ted Alexander spoke, wrote, and presented about the history of Franklin County. He worked for more than thirty years to educate the local community and the general public about Franklin County. Using everything in his power, he planted seeds of recognition and worked to make the public understand the importance of this place in American history.

Ted authored, edited, and contributed to 10 books on the Civil War and other aspects of American history. He offered more than 200 book reviews and articles for publications like Civil War Times, Blue & Gray Magazine, and The Washington Times. He was the co-founder of the Chambersburg Civil War Seminars and contributed as the lead historian on the development of the Chambersburg Heritage Center. Finally, he served as Chief Historian at Antietam National Battlefield for more than 30 years.

Thank you, Ted Alexander, for your passionate drive, working long and diligently, and helping to educate so many about Franklin County history. You will be missed because there is only one Ted Alexander.