Fort Loudoun Christmas featuring Santa

Santa will be visiting Fort Loudoun on Saturday, December 17th, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Parents bring your cameras!
Check out the train display by Jill Pulgar.
Craft Vendors on site.
1720 N Brooklyn Rd, Fort Loudon, PA 17224

Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society Monthly Meeting

Thursday November 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 is Gary Johnson from Fayetteville, PA.
Mr. Johnson has a government career of over 35 years and an interest in local historical events.
The program will be “The Punishment of Dorothy Grandon.”
In 1924, Mrs. Mary Shank of Myersville, MD believed that a new young woman in town, Dorothy Grandon, was giving too much attention to her husband, Lloyd.
Mary was determined to stop this behavior.
As the story of events unfolded, both Dorothy and Mary were jailed in the same cell awaiting trial.
Come and hear about the trial and punishment of those involved.
The public is invited, free.
Visit or call 301-739-0357.

Vikings Return at Fort Loudoun

Saturday October15th and Sunday October 16th, 2022 * 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Join Njörðr’s Wanderers at historical Fort Loudoun for a weekend of early Medieval history.
Our warband has established a Longphort along a local waterway, in anticipation of the coming winter.
We will look to trading the last of our goods on hand, crafting items for next year’s trade, putting up supplies for the winter, and securing the vicinity against the locals.
There is talk that the location would make a fine trade town, and a few have started on establishing a permanent settlement.
This event is open to all early Medieval groups and individuals with good historicity.
Please PM Njörðr’s Wanderers if you wish to attend and participate.

Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest Lecture, The Institute

Thursday March 3rd, 2022 * 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Each spring, The Institute presents a pair or series of related programs.
For 2022, the lectures will be on March 3rd and March 10th. Our unifying theme is Penn’s Woods…
Spring Lectures 2022—The First in a Duo of Programs
Native Americans to the Civilian Conservation Corps: Cultural and Historical Resources in Michaux State Forest
Presented by Claire Jantz, Chair of the Friends of Michaux State Forest; Professor, Department of Geography/Earth Science, Shippensburg University
This talk will give a broad history of Michaux State Forest with a focus on how humans have used the resources there—from the mining of rhyolite by Native Americans, to the era of the iron and timber industries, to the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. There will be an emphasis on how the cultural history of Michaux State Forest can be seen and understood in the contemporary landscape. Participants will also learn how and why Michaux State Forest was established and its importance as Pennsylvania’s “cradle of forestry.”
The program is FREE but registration is required. Email us at
Check out the March 10 program here!