WEDNESDAY APRIL 20, 2022 * 12:00 PM Join us along with good friend and local historian Mike Marotte for a FREE Lunch & Learn event! Local historian Mike Marotte is passionate about trains and trolleys. Over his lifetime, Mike has gathered a comprehensive collection of Franklin County’s local history. He will tell the story of Franklin County’s local trains and trolleys–when they came, where they connected Franklin County, and what remains today. Best of all, Mike will show you this history with his extensive collection of local images. Plus, enjoy a soup and sandwich lunch in this complimentary event to celebrate history in Franklin County. Monday September 20th * 9:30 AM Speaker – Bob O’Connor, Civil War Historian & Author Via Zoom The Institute for Retired Persons, Inc. (IRP) is an organization located at Wilson College in Chambersburg, PA and devoted to continued affordable learning for seniors. The Franklin County Historical Society will host its January meeting. Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 7:00 PM online via Zoom. Historian Beth Sansbury, author of “Searching for Sully’s Enslaved” will be the speaker. Sully Historic House is located in Fairfax County, VA and was once home to Elinor Berry, Robert E. Lee’s alleged nursemaid. When Lee came to Chambersburg prior to the burning he reportedly looked to visit Berry. This event is free and open to the public. The event link and password can be found on the calendar at Renfrew Museum and Park Tuesday November 17, 2020 at 7:00 PM Online via Zoom only. Log-in credentials will be emailed following registration. $5 per person / Renfrew Members Free Perhaps best remembered as the author of “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and successfully persuading President Abraham Lincoln to declare Thanksgiving a national holiday, Sarah Josepha Hale did so much more! Join historian Carolann Schmitt as she shares the many accomplishments of one of the most influential women of the 19th century.