Mercersburg Music & Film Fest! Mercersburg, PA

Mercersburg Music & Film Fest! Mercersburg, PA

Saturday September 24th, 2022
Mercersburg Vibrancy invites you to enjoy an afternoon of FREE music and movies in historic Mercersburg.
Join us as our community celebrates the Fall season with an array of family friendly activities throughout the day…
LIVE MUSIC:
Experience food and drink specials at the James Buchanan Restaurant (15 N. Main St) while enjoying live performances in the magnificent courtyard.
Admission to this event is FREE.
Food/drinks may be purchased separately.
Lineup:
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM: Mitchell Burrows (solo artist)
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: The Jazzholes
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Stable Shakers (www.StableShakers.com)
MOVIES:
Stop by the historic Star Theatre (23 W. Seminary St) for a FREE showing of two classic films featuring the music of Johnny Mercer, a descendant of Mercersburg’s namesake, Hugh Mercer!
Your favorite movie concessions will be available for purchase.
Films:
12:00 PM: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Not Rated)
3:00 PM: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Rated R)
Mercersburg Historical Society Presents Hugh Mercer Symposium June 13 at Mercersburg Academy

Mercersburg Historical Society Presents Hugh Mercer Symposium June 13 at Mercersburg Academy

The Mercersburg Historical Society’ invites history lovers to The Hugh Mercer Symposium on Thursday June 13, 2019, in Kiel Hall of Mercersburg Academy.  Hugh Mercer, namesake of Mercersburg, is an early Scots-Irish settler of the Pennsylvania frontier, selecting land west of the Susquehanna River in the Conococheague Settlement as his home. Mercer, a member of the defeated Jacobite forces of Scotland, fled his home in 1747 for the safety of America. He became the first trained physician in the Conococheague Settlement. Mercer was a close friend and associate to George Washington, ultimately joining in the conflict during the Revolutionary War, where he died in at the Battle of Princeton. Mercer’s death in the battle is the subject of Revolutionary artist John Trumbull’s painting titled The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777.

Presentations planned for the synposium include:

  • Hugh Mercer and The Jacobite Rebellion in Scotland by Mr. Jeff Dacus
  • General Hugh Mercer in the Revolution by Mr. Michael Cecere
  • Hugh Mercer and Freemasonry by Brother Chandler, Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4

All speakers will participate in a panel discussion at the conclusion. The fee for the day-long conference is $40 per person and includes a luncheon. Register on Eventbrite. Contact the Frankin County Visitors Bureau for an invitation or mail payment and attendees to:

Mercersburg Historical Society
Attn: General Hugh Mercer Symposium
P.O. Box 115
Mercersburg, PA 17236