Allison-Antrim Museum



Hats & Hankies Exhibit

The rotating exhibit 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 Steiner 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 meeting will be rescheduled

September 13, 2018, 7 pm Speaker’s meeting,

in the German Bank Barn at 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA.

 AAMI welcomes back Dr. Edward Steers, Jr., whose PowerPoint presentation will be “Lincoln's Image and   Influence in the U.S. and Around the World.”  Our 16th president has exercised more influence through his image and legacy than anyone else to hold that office.  In all corners of the world, from Tokyo to London, Lincoln’s image is ever present. Steers is one of the leading Lincoln scholars in the country and has written over 60 articles in various magazines and historical journals and he is the author of more than 10 books on Lincoln and the Lincoln assassination, including the critically acclaimed Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Before retirement, Steers was a molecular biologist, and collaborated with Christian B. Anfinsen (Nobel Prize winner in 1972) & was Deputy Science Director for the National Institute Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases.  There’s no admission fee but donations are accepted toward the speaker series.  For more info, please call 717. 597.9010


Allison-Antrim Museum's 2018 Classic Car Show

~ Saturday, September 22, 10 am to 3 pm

~ Domestic Automobiles and Motorcycles

~ $15 Early Registration or $20 Day of Show

~ Trophies awarded for the People’s Choice top Car. Truck, and Motorcycle

~ Music and food

~ All proceeds benefit the Allison-Antrim Museum

~ For more info please contact Jason Green at or call 717.597.9010


First Allison-Antrim Museum Antique & Vintage Arms Show

Come see Winchesters, Pennsylvania/ Kentucky Long guns, & a variety of vintage/ antique arms from all over the world.

Location: Allison-Antrim Museum

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

General Admission: $6.00

Vendor Tables (3x8): $25.00

Display only Participants: Free

Please Contact the Museum at 717-597-9010 or for table registration.

No Modern Arms Allowed

Download Registration Rules and Form


Summer Exhibition Nellie Fox

Play ball!  Allison-Antrim Museum’s summer exhibition highlights the career of Franklin County’s own Nellie Fox, Major League baseball player.  Jacob Nelson “Nellie” Fox (December 25, 1927 – December 1, 1975) lived in and grew up in St. Thomas, Franklin County, PA.  He played for the St. Thomas American Legion baseball team.  Nellie did not finish high school because at the age of 16, Connie Mack signed him to play for the Philadelphia Athletics minor league team.  Included in the exhibit is the letter that Connie Mack wrote to Nellie’s mother Mae Fox.


Fox played for the Athletics for three years – 1947 through 1949; the Chicago White Sox – 1950 through 1963; and finished his playing career (1964 and 1965) with the Houston Colt .45s, which then changed its name in 1965 to the Houston Astros.  Nellie’s Chicago uniform number “2” was retired upon his retirement from baseball.


In 1957, only one Gold Glove was awarded per position, between the National and American Leagues.  Fox was selected to receive that “one” second baseman Gold Glove in 1957, for “superior individual fielding performance.”  In 1958, Gold Glove awards began to be given within each major league.  Nellie won two more Gold Gloves as second baseman in 1959 and 1960 and became the first, second baseman to win more than once from either league and the 1960 Gold Glove dubbed him the first, second baseman to win “three.”  In 1959, he led the White Sox to the 1959 World Series and because of his performance that season, Nellie was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player.  Fox was the third-most difficult hitter to strike out in Major League Baseball history.  In 19 seasons, he only had 216 strikeouts.  To date (2018), Fox holds the Chicago White Sox record of playing the most consecutive games, i.e. 798, which at his retirement, is the sixth most in the history of the Major Leagues.  Nellie’s spectacular career led him to be selected for 13 All-Star Teams.


In 1975, Nellie Fox was diagnosed with cancer and died December 1, 1975.  Jacob Nelson “Nellie” Fox was inducted into the Hall of Fame in August 1997.  Joanne Fox, Nellie’s wife, received the award and upon accepting it said, “He played with all his heart, all his passion, and with every ounce of his being — that was the best way he could show his appreciation to all those who helped him learn the game that became his life.”


This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Joanne Fox, Fayetteville, PA and Justin Mayhue, Hagerstown, MD.  The exhibit includes memorabilia from Chicago and Houston, game-used bats, a game-worn cap, many photographs including Nellie with Yogi Berre and Brooks Robinson, baseball cards, a 1961 Chicago White Sox team-signed ball, a letter from Nellie to Joanne while he was serving during the Korean War, and much more.  In addition to Nellie Fox memorabilia, is Early Wynn’s May 25, 1954 ball and glove, noting Wynn’s 23rd, two-hit game, while playing for the Indians and a game-used Minnie Minosa bat.  Wynn and Minosa were teammates with Fox in Chicago.


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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