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February/March Exhibition

The January 31 to March 10 rotating exhibit at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S Ridge Ave, Greencastle, PA is “Remembering Doug Pensinger through His Camera’s Eye,” an exhibition of Doug’s extraordinary photography, while working as staff photographer for Getty Images Editorial Sport.  He was a native of Greencastle, PA, the son of Thomas and Leatha Pensinger.  Doug passed away at the age of 51 on June 10, 2016.  His career spanned 36 years because he began as a freelance photographer, at the age of 15, for the Public Opinion newspaper, Chambersburg, PA.  As a freelancer, Doug’s photography appeared in The Washington Post, The Associated Press, TIME Magazine, and Sports Illustrated.  Then he became a staff photographer for the Army Times Publishing Company and for the last 17 years he worked for Getty Images.

 

Allison-Antrim Museum wishes to thank Getty Images, which has graciously given permission to exhibit 28 of Doug’s photographs, many of which are iconic images you have seen that Doug snapped throughout his distinguished career.  AAMI also thanks Kim Pensinger Witman Doug’s sister, for her help in acquiring the images and permission from Getty.

 

The exhibition is in the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay.  Allison-Antrim Museum is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There is no admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated.

 

March Speaker Meeting.

Baseball’s Blue Ridge League: Franklin County’s Pro Baseball Teams

 

On Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 7 pm, Allison-Antrim Museum will hold its monthly Speaker’s Meeting, in the German bank barn.

The Blue Ridge League was the longest-running Class D baseball league that operated from 1915 to 1930.  It fielded teams from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and West Virginia, including teams from Greencastle, Chambersburg, and Waynesboro.  Not only did at least 100 players move on to play in the Major Leagues, the league itself introduced many new innovations to baseball that are still used today.  James Rada, Jr. will be presenting a PowerPoint on the Blue Ridge League, the local teams, and how the league changed baseball as it is played today.

 

James Rada, Jr. is a multi, award-winning writer who has authored many works of historical fiction and historically-based books, including the popular books Saving Shallmar: Christmas Spirit in a Coal Town; Canawlers and Battlefield Angels: The Daughters of Charity Work as Civil War Nurses; and Clay Soldiers: One Marine's Story of War, Art, & Atomic Energy.

 

Rada lives in Gettysburg, PA where he works as a freelance writer.  His column can be seen regularly in a number of publications, including the Gettysburg Times, Hagerstown Magazine, and Frank Magazine.  For more information, visit his web site at www.jamesrada.com.

 

May 11 Speaker Meeting

Joe Mieczkowski will present “Lincoln and His Cabinet"

You are invited to Allison-Antrim Museum’s speaker’s meeting at 7 pm, in the bank Barn at 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA  17225.  Joe Mieczkowski will present a PowerPoint presentation, “Lincoln and His Cabinet,” based on his book of the same title.  Lincoln's first cabinet included all of his major rivals for the Republican nomination for President in 1860, including William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Simon Cameron (Maytown, Pennsylvania), and Edward Bates.  Lincoln did not shy away from surrounding himself with strong-minded men, even including those whose credentials for office appeared to be much more impressive than his own.  It seems clear that his goal was not to create a "War Cabinet" (because he did not expect war) but to create a cabinet that would unite the party – a team of rivals. Mieczkowski retired from federal service after a 38-year career.  He now teaches leadership courses at the Lincoln Leadership Institute in Gettysburg, PA.  Mieczkowski is, also, a licensed Battlefield Guide for the Gettysburg National Military Park, and is a Past President of both the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable and The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.  He has three books to his credit: Lincoln and his Cabinet, Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet, and After Gettysburg.  Joe resides in Fairfield, PA with his wife, Chris.   There’s no admission fee but donations will be accepted toward the speaker series.  IF inclement weather is an issue & there’s a chance of cancellation, please call 717. 597.9325 for more information.

 

 

Ballroom Dance Classes

The focus is on basic fundamentals such as lead, follow, proper frame and basic footwork.  Everyone learns at their own speed. A sense of rhythm is helpful.  It does not take much to make you feel socially confident on the dance floor.

 

Please wear shoes with solid soles that glide easily on the floor.

The barn's floor is wood and provides the best possible surface for dancing.

 

Come give it a try or watch a class for free.

 

Beginner Classes Wednesday

Intermediate Classes Tuesday

 

Also, when you join a dance class you are helping to support the

climate control expenses of the barn.

 

Visit MadAboutBallroom website

 

 

 

 

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