The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society, Guest speaker Fanny Crawford

The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society, Guest speaker Fanny Crawford

Thursday March 17th, 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 Fanny Crawford from Hagerstown, MD.
Fanny is a storyteller of historical narratives, world folk tales, original stories, and tall tales.
She is a member of the West Virginia Storytelling Guild, Antietam Storytellers Guild, and National Association of Black Storytellers.
The program will be “T.H. Barnes Tells a Few New Stories.”
Fanny portrays her great-grandfather, T.H. Barnes, sharing stories from his autobiographical manuscript.
She will share T.H. Barnes’ childhood memories from his early life, anecdotes of his mother’s family of hardy Pennsylvania farmers, both black and white, and the story of his father who escaped enslavement in Hagerstown, circa 1835.
Copies of T.H. Barnes’ historic manuscript will also be available.  The public is invited, free.
The public is invited, free.  Visit www.middleburgmasondixon.org or call 301-739-0357.
The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society, “Kombucha: Its History, Mystery and Future.”

The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society, “Kombucha: Its History, Mystery and Future.”

Thursday February 17th, 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 speakers are Hope Berger Bigler and William Berger from Franklin County, PA.
Hope Bigler is the owner of Undone Kombucha, a brewery business in Chambersburg, PA.
The program will be “Kombucha: Its History, Mystery and Future.”
Kombucha is a fermented tea enjoyed for its flavor and health benefits.
The presenters will share the history of this ancient beverage and present the process of making Kombucha.
They will discuss ancient myths of health cures surrounding this drink, its current acceptance in the USA, and its future.
The public is invited, free.  Visit www.middleburgmasondixon.org or call 301-739-0357.

 

Franklin County Historical Society, Long Rifles Exhibit

Franklin County Historical Society, Long Rifles Exhibit

January 29, 2022 – February 12, 2022
Franklin County long rifles from the Estate of Tom Burkey will be on display in the 1880 cell block.
Admission to the exhibit is free, but donations are appreciated.
Exhibit available during open jail hours.
Full tours of the Old Jail will be available for a fee. Benefits the nonprofit historical society.