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.
Get your tickets early for the Fall Harvest Dinner details
WWI – The Great War & Greencastle-Antrim Doughboys Exhibition
Opens September 6, 2017
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. becoming involved in the Great War, Allison-Antrim Museum’s fall exhibition, from its collections, includes uniform items from six native sons who fought in WWI, and five others for whom the museum has photographs. They include James H. Craig Sr, Wilbur Roberts Craig, William Henry "Harry" Gillan, Walter Binkley, Arthur James Fair, Frank L. Carbaugh, Thomas Atherton, brothers Frank and George Diehl, and John Amos Acker. WWI recruiting posters, trench art, souvenirs, and much more are included in the exhibition, which opens September 6, 2017.
September 14, Speaker Meeting
On Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7 pm, Allison-Antrim Museum’s Speaker’s Meeting Series resumes in the German bank barn, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA. Ted Alexander, retired Historian of Antietam National Battlefield, will talk about “Antietam – The Aftermath.”
This September marks the 155th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. This was the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. After 12 hours of combat on September 17, 1862, more than 23,000 men, Americans all, were killed, wounded, or missing. Alexander’s talk will focus on the aftermath of the battle. Topics discussed will include field medical care, the impact of the battle on the civilian population, tactical and operational activities of the opposing forces, and other aspects of the post-battle period.
Alexander is the author, editor, or contributor to 10 books on the Civil War – among them, “Antietam: The Bloodiest Day,” (History Press, 2011). He is, also, a contributor to a forthcoming book on Antietam's iconic Dunker Church. Alexander is the author of more than 200 articles and book reviews for publications such as Civil War Times, Blue and Gray Magazine, and the Washington Times. He has been a commentator on Pennsylvania Cable Network, Maryland Public Television, National Public Radio, and Antietam Cable. Alexander is the co-founder and coordinator of Chambersburg Civil War Seminars, which was started in 1989. Since its inception, this event has raised nearly $200,000 for battlefield preservation. He also serves as the Historian for the Allison Antrim Museum.
FALL HARVEST DINNER Sept 30
Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA will host its 6th Annual Fall Harvest Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday evening, September 30, beginning at 5:30 pm in AAMI’s restored German Bank Barn.
Greencastle’s own From Scratch Catering, with Denise & Paul Hutchison, will prepare the buffet dinner. The menu includes roasted pork roulade; roasted rosemary and lemon chicken; zucchini, fresh corn and tomatoes; butter whipped potatoes; spinach salad with fresh strawberries and hot bacon dressing; From Scratch yeast rolls; blueberry & strawberry tarts with egg custard and sweetened whipped cream; sparkling lemonade, Blue Heron Blend coffee, and water. The inspiration for the Fall Harvest menu was chosen from the Schnebly American Cookbook Collection, from the mid-Victorian, Civil War-era “receipts” that might have been prepared by the lady of the home for family meals, circa 1862.
Tickets are $35 per person, which includes a $16.00 tax deductible donation. Please join your friends in support of Allison-Antrim Museum by calling 717-597-9010 to make reservations by Monday, September 25 and get your tickets. Or, you may order tickets online via PayPal (credit cards accepted). Your receipt is your ticket. Please bring it with you. All proceeds support Allison-Antrim Museum.
Daniel J. Vermilya, a Civil War historian and National Park Service Ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park, returns this year as the guest speaker for the Fall Harvest Dinner Fundraiser and will present a PowerPoint entitled “From the Battlefield to the White House: The Civil War Careers of Post-Civil War Presidents.”
During the 40 years after the Civil War, every president, except for Grover Cleveland, had one thing in common – they were Civil War veterans. Join historian Daniel Vermilya to learn more about how the war shaped the lives and careers of Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, and William McKinley, all of whom went from the battlefields of the Civil War to the highest office in the land.
Vermilya previously worked at Antietam National Battlefield and Monocacy National Battlefield. In 2012, he was awarded the first Joseph L. Harsh Memorial Scholar Award by the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. Vermilya is a native of Kirtland, Ohio and has previously done volunteer work for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. He is the author of two books on the American Civil War, including The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (History Press, 2014) and James Garfield and the Civil War: For Ohio and the Union (History Press, 2015). Vermilya is currently writing a short history of the Battle of Antietam for the Emerging Civil War Series. He lives in Frederick, Maryland with his wife Alison.
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