Franklin  County Art Alliance Holds 50th Exhibition

Franklin County Art Alliance Holds 50th Exhibition

The Franklin County Art Alliance will present its 50th Annual Exhibition from June 12-16, with a tea and award ceremony Sunday, June 12 from 2-5pm, where over $1000 worth of awards will be presented. The show continues June 13-16, from 2-7 PM Monday through Thursday.  A wide variety of paintings, photographs, prints and sculptures by area artists will be displayed at Calvary United Methodist Church, 150 Norlo Drive in Fayetteville.  Awards have been chosen by Amy Hammond and Carol Buck, of the State Museum of Pennsylvania, in Harrisburg.

The largest art exhibition to be held annually in Franklin County, the 2022 Art Alliance show features 280 works by 85 area artists, and includes watercolors, oils, pastels, prints, drawings, mixed media and sculpture.  Door prizes will be awarded each day throughout the show: original works of art by artists that include last year’s Best of Show winner Evie Cook of Waynesboro.

The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 717-816-7568.

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