Welcome to Allison-Antrim Museum

The museum features local artifacts and history of Greencastle, PA and the surrounding community of Antrim Township.

About House and Barn

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The House

The house was purchased in 1998 and used as the museum with changing exhibits before the barn was built.  It is now interpreting an 1860's house. There are rare artifacts through out the house. There is also a small exhibit room upstairs.


Handicap Accessibility

The house is handicap accessible to the first floor only.

The house bathroom facility is not wheelchair accessible.

The barn is completely accessible with ADA bathrooms and kitchen.

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The Barn

The barn is used for changing exhibits, permanent local Civil War exhibit, meeting/event space, and climate controlled storage.


When the long-range plan for AAMI was developed in 1999, one of the objectives was to provide the proper storage environment with climate control for the museum’s collections.  The primary action plan to fulfill that goal was to build a separate curatorial storage facility.


Some of the considerations included in the concept were maintaining the historic integrity of the property, the aesthetics of placing another building in proximity to the 1860 house, and the stated purpose of AAMI which is to preserve, exhibit, and interpret, items that will serve to illustrate the history of the Borough of Greencastle and Antrim Township.

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Exhibits and Meeting Space

The barn itself is an exhibit of German Bank barn architecture.  The barn is completely air conditioned providing a constant temperature year round.  The upper level provides exhibit, event, meeting and workshop areas. The storage area is located in the lower level.


The addition of the barn facility allows Allison-Antrim Museum to expand its programs and become more of an integral part of the Greencastle-Antrim community by strengthening its partnership with the school district and helping to increase the economic vitality of the area.

Ebbert Springs

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Ebbert Spring Heritage Park & Archaeological Preserve

On August 30, 2017, Andy Stout, Greencastle native and Eastern Regional Director of The Archaeological Conservancy (TAC), and Bonnie Shockey, President & CEO, on behalf the board of directors of Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc (AAMI), signed a 99-year lease between TAC and AAMI, which transfers the care of the standing structures, within the Ebbert Spring Heritage Park & Archaeological Preserve, to Allison-Antrim Museum.


The property is a dawn to dusk park.

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Membership

Continue your Membership or become a New Member

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Your support allows Allison-Antrim Museum to continue its involvement and outreach within the community-at-large by:


  • Sponsoring/hosting the annual sixth-grade downtown, local history walking tour
  • Participating in GAMS’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Fair
  • Working with high school students in the community service program & giving the Ronald L Sodoma Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior
  • Offering state university internships
  • Being an official state site on the Pennsylvania Civil War Trails of History.
  • Being an affiliate of the PA German Society, with emphasis on our PA-German heritage and history, via all the PGS publications and annual books, in the Barnes Library.
  • Having an elected directorship position on the State board of PA Museums & a County-appointed seat on the Franklin County Visitors Bureau
  • Hosting “Barn Dine Arounds” & bus tours from in and out of state, including the Smithsonian Institute
  • The annual May tea in the barn and Make Your Own Christmas Ornament


Behind the scenes, you have helped to provide an important part of the museum’s operating budget for the past year. Your membership makes it possible for AAMI to maintain quality programs, events, and services such as:

 

  • Providing wages for staff personnel, while providing free admission to the museum with wide-ranging rotating exhibits and special events.
  • Publishing two Images of America pictorial history books, the history of Kauffman Station, & Voices of Chambersburg Vols. I & II – an oral history of Franklin Co. African American families
  • Caring for Collections and standing structures, such as the Ebbert Springs Archaeological Collection at the Ebbert Spring Archaeological Preserve and Heritage Park.
  • Monthly E-newsletter & Web site at greencastlemuseum.org; Facebook; Twitter, & Instagram.
  • Sponsoring the monthly speaker series and the Old Home Week Reminiscing Series 
  • Highlighting Greencastle-Antrim’s Scots-Irish heritage, African American history, the Anderson UGRR site, & Dolly Harris – Franklin County Civil War heroine, buried with full military honors 
  • The Museum Store with books, DVDs, fine jewelry and other small items for purchase.
  • Yearly events such as the Mystery Dinner, Summer Festival, Antique Arms Show, Classic Cars Show


You are a valued member of Allison-Antrim Museum and, as such, you play an important role as hero and steward of our local history and its artifacts. Therefore, I am asking for your support, which is tax deductible, by renewing your membership today, for the 2019-2020 membership year, at the same or, if possible, higher level. 

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 By renewing today, you are helping to honor the past by preserving our local heritage

 for your grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Your timely response, on or before August 1, will be greatly appreciated. 

On behalf of the directors, I say, “Thank you for your continued support!” 

AAMI Membership Form 2018-2019 (pdf)

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Mission

Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc. will serve as an educational resource and develop partnerships for and with the Greencastle-Antrim School District and other educational institutions enhancing the study of local and regional history, including: social / cultural / political development; military history; and history of industry / commerce / agriculture. Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc. is dedicated to upholding the professional and educational standards as set forth by the American Alliance of Museums.