Open Trail, Borough of Mercersburg

Open Trail, Borough of Mercersburg

Saturday April 30th, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
On behalf of the Mercersburg Area Council for Wellness (MACWell) and the Montgomery Peters Mercersburg Connectivity (MPMC) Project, you are invited to the “Open the Trail” event this Saturday, April 30th from 9 AM to Noon at the Johnston Run Stream Side Trail in the Borough of Mercersburg.
If you have not been to the trail, the entrance is located at Oregon Street/Church Hill Road beside Choice Collision Center. 
Welcome
Introduction of Board Members
Recognitions – Donors & Other Stakeholders
Tree Planting – In Honor of Dr. Elizabeth George
Remarks & Future Plans
Trail Tours
11 AM – Socializing & Light Refreshments
The MACWell/MPMC team hopes to see you there, you do not need to RSVP; however, if you would like to, please visit THIS LINK or email Becky Wolf

 

Opening Day, Renfrew Museum & Park

Opening Day, Renfrew Museum & Park

Saturday April 9th 2022 * 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Celebrate the annual opening of Renfrew for its 47th operating season.
Activities include tours, horse-drawn wagon rides, historic demonstrations,  family fun area, and so much more on our 107-acre historic Pennsylvania German farmstead in beautiful Waynesboro.
EVENT HIGHTLIGHTS INCLUDE:
  • Tours of the 1812 Royer House & Farmstead Outbuildings
  • Horse-drawn Wagon Rides
  • Historic Craft Demonstrations
    • Rug-hooking
    • Chair Caning
    • Hearth Cooking
    • Tailoring
    • Tinsel Painting
    • Wool Carding & Spinning
  • Special Mill Archeology Presentation with Will Sheppard at 11:00am
  • Dedication of Longrifle Exhibit Case Donated by Frank Davis at 1:00pm
  • Visitors Center Gallery & Gift Shop Open
  • Explore our gardens, trails, and grounds
Our Visitors Center gift shop and exhibit galleries will also be open along with the Royer farmstead outbuildings for all to enjoy.
Won’t you join us?
Free Admission * Fun For All Ages * Tours & More

 

 

March Open House, Black-Coffey Caverns

March Open House, Black-Coffey Caverns

March 18th, 2022 * 5:00 PM thru March 20th * 2:00 PM
No Appointments Required
We are hoping for nice weather that we do not need to regulate the amount of people coming to see the caverns.
This is our 1st time doing this type of event and hoping for a successful weekend.
The Tours will start at the top of each hour:
Friday March 18th: 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM or 7:00 PM
Saturday March 19th: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 3:00 PM
Sunday March 20th: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM & 2:00 PM
**Arrive 10-15min before you plan to come to sign our release form**
Please bring no more than 9 people in your group.
6242 Warm Spring Rd, Greencastle, PA 17225
Learn & Explore Weekend, Featuring Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass

Learn & Explore Weekend, Featuring Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass

Friday February 25th & Saturday February 26th, 2022
African American History is American History
Featuring Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass and tour of related historic sites in Franklin County.
Speeches by Frederick Douglass
Douglass’ speeches give a glimpse of his life and accomplishments as well as his dedication to liberty, civil rights, and equality of all human beings.
Frederick Douglass wrote several autobiographies, advised politicians and presidents, and worked for the rights of African Americans, equal treatment of women, and other minority groups.
James Daly, editor of Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass, points out his many accomplishments but notes his success as an orator.
Douglass’ speeches span more than half a century and show today’s reader an original source perspective of Frederick Douglass’ challenges as well as America’s.
Friday 25th, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Delve into Great Speeches by Frederick Douglass – including The Church and Prejudice (1841)
My Slave Experience in Maryland (1848)
We Have Decided to Stay (1848)
John Brown (1881).
$35 /person
$50 /2-person rate
Saturday 26th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Focus on Frederick Douglass in Chambersburg.
Includes a tour of then and now sites connected to Frederick Douglass.
Event includes a lunch or dinner, representing food of the mid-1800’s.
Event concludes with a visit to Mount Vernon Cemetery on Route 30 West.
Mount Vernon is a National Park Service Network to Freedom site, where USCT are interred.
To Learn more and to sign up for the learn & explore weekend, Click Here