“Plaid in Pennsylvania”, The Conococheague Institute

“Plaid in Pennsylvania”, The Conococheague Institute

The Conococheague Institute is pleased to announce a return of Lectures: Virtually
Guest Presenter: Sean Considine
 Wednesday 24th February at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
CI Lectures have been a mainstay of the organization drawing crowds on Indian Affairs, the Mason Dixon Line, and much more for years. Many were saddened when the COVID-19 Pandemic canceled planned lectures in 2020.
While in-person Lectures are still problematic to organize, it doesn’t mean the research has stopped.
So, join CI for their first Virtual Lecture Via Zoom, on a subject you won’t want to miss.  To learn more
For information on how to view this virtual lecture, please email mwedd@cimlg.org with the Subject Line “Plaid”. You will be sent instructions on how to join before Wednesday 24th February. After the Lecture, resources from it will be available online.

“Searching for Jimmy Hoffa: The Disappearance of America’s Most Notorious Labor Leader and Why It Still Matters Today”

2020-21 Penn State Laureate David Witwer will virtually present his research to the Penn State Mont Alto Campus on
Wednesday, November 18th * 12:20 PM – 1:10 PM
His presentation is a critical study of the cultural mythmaking about Hoffa that asks if Americans are sometimes comfortable excusing corruption for a perceived greater good.
The virtual Laureate visit is free and open to the community.
To receive the Zoom link, please complete the event registration form Here

Finding Family Genealogy Workshop Set for June 21-23

Two Franklin County tourism partners, Anderson CoGen and Mercersburg Inn, are teaming up to present “Finding Family in Franklin County” Genealogy Workshop on June 21-23. Finding family heritage is the number two hobby in the United States, according to USA Today and Time. A variety of DNA testing kits, online research tools, and television series focused on find family ancestry have combined to make genealogy research more than a passing fad or a means to confirming family credentials. Genealogy is for everyone. (more…)