Allison-Antrim Museum



April-May Special Exhibit   ONLINE ONLY

The special exhibit is “The Printed Hankies of Your Mother & Grandmother.”  The collection is that of Phoebe Ann Erb, native of Lancaster, and well-known textile designer, now living in Boston.


May Rotating Exhibit at Allison-Antrim Museum – Hats & Hankies

May is Mother's Day Month and the rotating exhibit at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA 17225 remembers the women who've come before us through their hats, bonnets, and hankies.  The earliest piece in the Museum’s collection is an 1820 to 1830 Quaker bonnet with the most recent hats from the 1960s to 1970 – when hats went out of fashion.  Included in the exhibit are three Mennonite bonnets, dating from 1930 to mid-20th century.  They were worn by Mary Katherine Seiner Snyder of Waynesboro.  Part of her collection includes her 1910 Reformed Mennonite hymn book printed in 1910.   Miss Ann Syvulich lived in Waynesboro, PA.  She received her millinery certification in 1948 and made a living as a milliner.  In 2005, Miss Syvulich donated the last of her hats, finished and unfinished, to Allison-Antrim Museum.  The “Hats and Hankies” exhibit runs through May 25.


May Monthly Speaker

On Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 7 pm, Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA, will hold its monthly speaker meeting in the Barn.  We are very pleased to welcome Martin West, former executive director of Fort Ligonier, for three decades.  West’s PowerPoint “Revenge for Enoch Brown: Bouquet’s Expedition Against the Ohio Indians in 1764” covers the invasion of eastern Ohio by Col. Henry Bouquet’s British-American army, which was in retaliation for Indian attacks, like the Enoch Brown schoolhouse massacre, in the Pennsylvania backcountry.  Bouquet liberated almost 300 captives, although many had “gone native” and were forcibly returned east, inspiring Conrad Richter’s 1953 book Light in the Forest and Disney movie of the same title. The talk is based on West’s new book, a fully annotated edition of Bouquet’s Expedition Against the Ohio Indians in 1764 by William Smith, published by the Kent State University Press..


West served on the Advisory Board of George Washington Scholars at Mount Vernon, VA, was an adjunct faculty lecturer in history at the University of Pittsburgh, and an adjunct faculty member in museum studies at St. Vincent College.  He holds an M.A. in public history.


The public is welcome and there is no admission fee for the speaker’s meeting, but donations are greatly appreciated, and will be credited toward Allison-Antrim Museum’s annual speakers’ series.


May 20 10th Annual Tea in the Barn

Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA will host the 10th Annual Afternoon Tea at the Barn on Sunday, May 20 between 1 pm and 4 pm.   Tea will be served in the center two bays of the reconstructed 1860’s barn.  Tables will be set with vintage napkins and china and the servers will be dressed in Civil War attire.  Sweet and savory treats will be served, with gluten-free options, along with AAMI’s signature lavender green tea and several other choices, including decaf and herbal tea.  The cost per person is $5.


Reservations are required, by Thursday, May 17, for seatings beginning on the hour at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.  Seating fills quickly so make your reservations early by calling 717-597-9010 or by Facebook messaging the museum's FB page.


The special exhibit is “Hats and Hankies” from the Museum’s collections.



Ebbert Spring Park & Archaeological Preserve

The Archaeology Conservancy will create trails with archaeological, historical, geological, ecological, and environmental history kiosks throughout the property. The trails will be completed by Old Home Week 2019.  more













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