Guest speaker Bob O’Connor, The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society

Guest speaker Bob O’Connor, The Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society

Thursday June 16th, 2022 * 6:00 PM
Guest speaker, Bob O’Connor, an author of historical fiction and non-fiction novels from Charles Town, WV.
The program will be “Men Who Did Not Go to Trial For Their Crimes.”
The trials of John Wilkes Booth and Jefferson Davis are the topics of the first two books in O’Connor’s new series about men who committed crimes but were never tried for them.
All part of our American history!
The witness list for each of these trials is a history lesson of its own.
The public is invited, free.
Historical Tours of Center of Mercersburg

Historical Tours of Center of Mercersburg

Mondays in July – 11th, 18th, 25th, 2022 * 6:30 PM
The content and itinerary of each tour are the same, so those wishing to participate may choose which evening they wish to attend.
Participants are asked to call 717-328-2248 in order to register for a tour, which each evening will begin at 6:30 PM at the Fendrick Library.
Franklin County Historical Society Announces African American Exhibit

Franklin County Historical Society Announces African American Exhibit

The Franklin County Historical Society is excited to announce a new temporary exhibit, “This is Their Story: African American Community History of Chambersburg”, curated by Shippensburg University student Madison Groninger.
The exhibit focuses on local Black veterans and outstanding women and their oral histories.
The exhibit is based on the book, “An All American Town: An Oral History of the African American Community of Franklin County, PA” by historian C. Bernard Ruffin III.
The exhibit may be viewed at The Franklin County Historical Society, 175 East King Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
It will be on display until August 31, 2022.
The Society can be contacted at 717-264-1667 or franklinhistorical.org
This exhibit is free and open to the public.

 

Grand Opening Civil War Garden, Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.

Grand Opening Civil War Garden, Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.

Saturday May 21st, 2022 * 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Join us for a special celebration and Grand Opening of our new Civil War era designed garden!
Based on extensive research and planned and installed by master gardeners, this garden will be an educational tool for area school children and for visitors to Monterey Pass Battlefield Museum.
Brief remarks
Light refreshments
Garden tours
Hands-on garden activity for children