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.
January 2018 Exhibit
Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S Ridge Ave, Greencastle, PA is continuing its tradition of hosting the Greencastle-Antrim High School Senior Art Portfolio Exhibition. The exhibition will be in the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay from Wednesday, January 10 through Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Open house hours at the museum are Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A special “public” reception will be held Friday, January 12, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Please stop by to see the artwork of the Greencastle-Antrim community’s talented high school art students.
February/March Rotating Exhibit.
The February and March rotating exhibit at Allison-Antrim Museum is a collection of artifacts found in Antrim Township over the past several decades, through metal detecting. The items include, among other things, coins and buttons from the Colonial through Civil War eras, shoe buckles, Union and Confederate Civil War bullets, and buttons from a North Carolina Civil War soldier’s uniform. The collection complements the Ebbert Springs archaeological exhibit, which is also displayed in the South Exhibit Bay of the Barn. This collection is on loan from a “Friend of the Museum.”
The exhibit will open Wednesday, January 31 and close Friday, March 23. For more information, please visit: www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook, on Twitter @greencastlemuzm, or call 717-597-9010. Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc., 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
March 8, Speaker Meeting
You are invited to Allison-Antrim Museum’s March 8, 2018 Speaker’s Meeting at 7 pm, in the bank Barn at 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA 17225. Author and historian, Scott Mingus, will discuss, via PowerPoint, “Steam Comes to the Valley: The Antebellum Cumberland Valley Railroad.” The Cumberland Valley Railroad (CVRR) played a key role in the industrialization of the leading towns, especially Chambersburg where machine shops, warehouses, small factories, and other businesses were a direct result of the railroad's growing influence. John Brown's band used Chambersburg as a staging area for their October 1859 raid on Harper's Ferry and shipped many of their weapons and tools, as well as accomplices, into Chambersburg on the CVRR. Railroad service began in 1839 in Greencastle, connecting it to Chambersburg and Hagerstown, MD. Mingus has written 19 Civil War and Underground Railroad books. He is a scientist and consultant in the paper industry and holds patents in self-adhesive postage stamps and bar code labels. Mingus’ great-great-grandfather was a 15-year-old drummer boy in the 51st Ohio Infantry under General Sherman while other family members fought at Antietam and Gettysburg. Mingus and his wife Debi live in York, PA.
April 12, Speaker Meeting
On Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 7 pm, Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA, will hold its Speaker’s Meeting in the Barn. Gloria Swift, retired from the National Park Service, was the curator at The Ford’s Theater Museum. She will present a PowerPoint, “Secrets Revealed! Museum Objects Tell All!” This program takes a close look, via photographs, at several of the unique artifacts from the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, which are now included in the collection of The Ford’s Theater Museum. The focus of the program is on the objects themselves. What kind of “life” did they lead immediately after the assassination? What happened to them? And finally, how did they make their way back to Ford’s Theater National Historic Site to become part of the museum? After this fun and enlightening program, you’ll never look at a museum object in the same way again!
Swift was born in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in American History. For over 30 years, she was a National Park Service ranger specializing in military history, working at sites such as Gettysburg National Military Park, Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park, Monocacy National Battlefield, and Ford’s Theater National Historic Site. Swift retired in December 2014, after having been stationed at Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, GA. Swift frequently lectures to round tables and Civil War educational symposiums around the country and has also been the guest historian on several riverboat cruises.
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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