Calendar of Events

Summer Rotating Exhibit in the Barn

1. The late Kathleen “Katty” White Grosh’s almost complete collection of Old Home Week badges, ribbons, and triennial programs are on display.


2. Play ball!  Allison-Antrim Museum is reprising the Jacob Nelson “Nellie” Fox exhibition for the benefit of Greencastle-Antrim’ returning Old Home Week friends and family members.   The 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.

Nellie’s accomplishments and stats include the following. Three Gold Gloves as second baseman.  He led the White Sox to the 1959 World Series and because of his performance that season, he 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 (2019), 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 a friend of the Museum, 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 Berra 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.  

July 27, Allison-Antrim Museum Summer Spruce Up

On Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA, 17225 will have a summer spruce up party. In preparation for Old Home Week, an assortment of volunteers is needed to put our best foot forward.  We are looking for both skilled and those not so skilled to help us clean, repair, and polish up our buildings and grounds.


We are hoping for a strong turnout to help us get ready for Old Home Week. Volunteers should come prepared with ladders, garden/lawn tools and paint brushes in hand. In addition to individuals, youth and service groups of all ages are encouraged to attend.


We will provide enthusiastic guidance, coffee and donuts and picnic-styled lunch served in our 200 plus year old barn.


Thank you in advance for helping us keep the Museum shining bright for our community!


For more information about the Museum and the summer spruce up day, please contact us by emailing dmoore@greencastlemuseum.org, by phone at 717-597-9010, 

Grand Opening of the Ebbert Spring Archaeological Preserve and Heritage,

August 3, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  

Come see the spring house featured on this year's badge! Join us for the grand opening of the Ebbert Spring Archaeological Preserve and Heritage Park and learn about the archaeology, history, and ecology of Ebbert Spring, which pumps over 600 gallons of water a minute and continues to supplement the local water supply. An effort to protect this property lead by the Archaeological Conservancy in partnership with the Allison-Antrim Museum, Antrim Township, and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources ensures that this land will be protected forever. Please come learn about the site and celebrate with a ribbon cutting. We will have historical reenactors, Native American artifacts excavated from the property, and walking trails lined with informative signs to explore. You will also have the opportunity to walk through part of the original Allison house, built in the mid-1700s.  Antietam Dairy will be on site with their ice cream truck. This event has something for everyone! Please bring you own chair if you would like to sit.   12633 Molly Pitcher Highway, Greencastle, PA 17225  oldhomeweek.org

November 2, 2019

Dedication Ceremony for Dolly Harris's cemetery monument.

Cedar Grove Cemetery, Chambersburg, PA

More information later.

Old Home Week Schedule

Allison-Antrim Museum Open House Hours

Saturday, August 3, Old Home Week 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Allison-Antrim Museum House (air conditioned) and the 1860s German Bank Barn (air conditioned with ADA accessible bathrooms), 365 South Ridge Avenue: Open House, self-guided tours 

Special Exhibits: In the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay: The late Katty Grosh’s collection of Old Home Week ribbons and programs will be displayed.  Select artifacts from the Ebbert Spring archeological collection. And…a special collection of Nelson “Nellie” Fox memorabilia. In the Irwin Museum House – Phillip Baer’s grand piano and tuxedo. 

Sunday, August 4, Old Home Week 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

Allison-Antrim Museum House (air conditioned) and the 1860s German Bank Barn (air conditioned with ADA accessible bathrooms), 365 South Ridge Avenue: Open House, self-guided tours   **Meet the museum directors

Special Exhibits: In the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay: The late Katty Grosh’s collection of Old Home Week ribbons and programs will be displayed.  Select artifacts from the Ebbert Spring archeological collection. And…a special collection of Nelson “Nellie” Fox memorabilia. In the Irwin Museum House – Phillip Baer’s grand piano and tuxedo.


Monday, August 5, Old Home Week 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Allison-Antrim Museum House (air conditioned) and the 1860s German Bank Barn (air conditioned with ADA accessible bathrooms), 365 South Ridge Avenue: Open House, self-guided tours, 

Special Exhibits: In the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay: The late Katty Grosh’s collection of Old Home Week ribbons and programs will be displayed.  Select artifacts from the Ebbert Spring archeological collection. And…a special collection of Nelson “Nellie” Fox memorabilia. In the Irwin Museum House – Phillip Baer’s grand piano and tuxedo. 

Tuesday, August 6, Old Home Week 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Allison-Antrim Museum House (air conditioned) and the 1860s German Bank Barn (air conditioned with ADA accessible bathrooms), 365 South Ridge Avenue: Open House, self-guided tours, 

Special Exhibits: In the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay: The late Katty Grosh’s collection of Old Home Week ribbons and programs will be displayed.  Select artifacts from the Ebbert Spring archeological collection. And…a special collection of Nelson “Nellie” Fox memorabilia. In the Irwin Museum House – Phillip Baer’s grand piano and tuxedo.

2 p.m.

Ted Alexander speaks on “Antrim’s, Greencastle’s, & Other Franklin County Boys in Blue during the Civil War” in the Barn.


Wednesday, August 7, Old Home Week 2019

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 

Allison-Antrim Museum House (air conditioned) and the 1860s German Bank Barn (air conditioned with ADA accessible bathrooms), 365 South Ridge Avenue: Open House, self-guided tours 

Special Exhibits: In the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay: The late Katty Grosh’s collection of Old Home Week ribbons and programs will be displayed.  Select artifacts from the Ebbert Spring archeological collection. And…a special collection of Nelson “Nellie” Fox memorabilia. In the Irwin Museum House – Phillip Baer’s grand piano and tuxedo.


Thursday, August 8, Old Home Week 2019

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Colonial Williamsburg Weavers (Karen Clancy, Mistress of the Shop; Annie, Journeyman; & Ellie, Apprentice) will be demonstrating weaving, spinning, and dyeing on the grounds of the Museum. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the House will be closed. Bathrooms will be available in the Barn.


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Allison-Antrim Museum House (air conditioned) and the 1860s German Bank Barn (air conditioned with ADA accessible bathrooms), 365 South Ridge Avenue: Open House, self-guided tours 

Special Exhibits: In the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay: The late Katty Grosh’s collection of Old Home Week ribbons and programs will be displayed.  Select artifacts from the Ebbert Spring archeological collection. And…a special collection of Nelson “Nellie” Fox memorabilia. In the Irwin Museum House – Phillip Baer’s grand piano and tuxedo.


Friday, August 9, Old Home Week 2019

10:00  am  -  4:00 pm

Colonial Williamsburg Weavers (Karen Clancy, Mistress of the Shop; Annie, Journeyman; & Ellie, Apprentice) will be demonstrating weaving, spinning, and dyeing on the grounds of the Museum. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the House will be closed. Bathrooms will be available in the Barn.


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Allison-Antrim Museum House (air conditioned) and the 1860s German Bank Barn (air conditioned with ADA accessible bathrooms), 365 South Ridge Avenue: Open House, self-guided tours 

Special Exhibits: In the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay: The late Katty Grosh’s collection of Old Home Week ribbons and programs will be displayed.  Select artifacts from the Ebbert Spring archeological collection. And…a special collection of Nelson “Nellie” Fox memorabilia. In the Irwin Museum House – Phillip Baer’s grand piano and tuxedo.


Saturday, August 10, Old Home Week 2019

11:00 am  -  1:00 pm (Closed if parade rain date is used)

Allison-Antrim Museum House (air conditioned) and the 1860s German Bank Barn (air conditioned with ADA accessible bathrooms), 365 South Ridge Avenue: Open House, self-guided tours 

Special Exhibits:  In the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay: The late Katty Grosh’s collection of Old Home Week ribbons and programs will be displayed.  Select artifacts from the Ebbert Spring archeological collection. And…a special collection of Nelson “Nellie” Fox memorabilia. In the Irwin Museum House – Phillip Baer’s grand piano and tuxedo.


Bonnie A. Shockey, President & CEO (717.597.9325) bshockey@greencastlemuseum.org



Reminiscing Hours

Monday, August 5 – Evangelical Lutheran Church (Elevator Available)

Sanctuary

1:00 pm: 

Potter’s Restaurant – Carla Wright


Downstairs Social Room

1:00 pm: 

 Early GAHS Football Team & Coaches : Jeff Shank, Pat Ruda, Jim Thomas, Fred Davison, Bob Johnston, Vern McCauley, Rod Mowen 


Sanctuary

2:00 pm:

Barkdoll’s Market: Lon, Vic, Tod & Joy Barkdoll


Downstairs Social Room

2:00 pm: 

Dale & Dean Gearhart: The Gearhart Family Legacy of Teaching


Tuesday, August 6 – Evangelical Lutheran Church (Elevator Available)

Sanctuary  

10:00 am

Mary Ellen Fauble – Growing Up in Clay Hill & Antrim Township


Downstairs Social Room

10:00 am: 

Omwake Brothers to Myers & Fitz to Antrim Building and Farm Supplies: Dick Grosh, Bill & Chuck Fitz, 


Sanctuary

11:00 am: 

Nellie Fox: Bill Zeigler 


Wednesday, August 7 – 

     Greencastle Presbyterian Church (Elevator Available)

Sanctuary

1:00 pm:

Gunter Schanzenbacher – At Age 10, I Immigrated from Germany to Greencastle 


Downstairs Social Room

1:00 pm:

 WKSL Radio Coverage of Saturday Afternoon Football  – Ben Thomas




2020

January

4th  VOLUNTEER KICKOFF- advertised event to organize and energize volunteers for the year


9th  Monthly Speaker Series

February

13th  Monthly Speaker Series- When Hillbillies Rocked  “The Rockabilly Era”


22nd  ELVIS MONTH- Elvis Display all month, Elvis Karaoke Contest, Elvis Look Alike Contest, Sock Hop

March

7th  REENACTOR’S YARD SALE- open to all interests and time periods. Reenactors rent tables to clean out their closets and pass on unwanted items.


12th  MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES-

April

HISTORY MONTH


4th  EASTER EGG HUNT- TODDLERS- Easter Egg hunt for ages 2 – 4 years old, light snacks, games and prizes


9th  MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES


24th  DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR

May

3rd  TEA IN THE BARN


14th  MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES

June

11th  MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES


27th  AAM CRAFT SHOW- a juried craft show featuring the area’s best artisans and crafters

July

10th/11th  SIDEWALK DAYS


17th  CIVIL WAR BALL- learn to  dance the 19th century way or just brush up on your learned skills

August

15th  EBBERT SPRINGS OWL PROWL- follow a skilled ornithologist as a night time hike through the woods reveals the Owl’s secret night life

September

10th  MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES


19th  AN APPLE A DAY- celebrating this areas prominence of Apples and Apple Orchards. Apple Butter making, an apple pie contest, recipes, kids games, history and apple art.

October

3rd  EBBERT SPRINGS  18TH CENTURY CRAFT FAIR AND MILITIA MUSTER- explore the 18thcentury way of life through various crafters and artisans. The Antrim County Militia circa 1775 will fall out on the lawn to practice drill and musket firing.


8th  MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES

November

7th  GUN SHOW


12th  MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES


21st  DONOR LUNCHEON-  in house, catered appreciation dinner for major donors.


TBA Annual Holiday Meal & Speaker

December

6th  3rd Annual Make Your Ornament  


12th  HERITAGE CHRISTMAS