Calendar of Events

July 11 Speaker Meeting

You are invited to Allison-Antrim Museum’s July 11, 2019, 7 pm monthly speaker’s meeting & quarterly membership meeting, in the German bank Barn at 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA.


Open  to  the  public.


G-A native, Jay Gingrich will present a PowerPoint "Alexander K.McClure: Politician, Newspaperman, Business Leader, Author & Genius." McClure, an attorney, had close political connections with Gov. Andrew Curtin and Abraham Lincoln, was owner/editor of the Franklin Repository – Unionist newspaper in Chambersburg, and was author of several influential books after the Civil War. His home, Norland, on the north side of Chambersburg was burned during Gen. Jubal Early’s raid into Pennsylvania. Gingrich was a GAHS graduate in 1970 & received his received his Juris Doctor Degree from Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, PA.


A brief quarterly membership meeting will be held just prior to the speaker.Annual membership letters are going out shortly.  The AAMI board of directors“Thanks You!” for your continued support! See you on the square for Sidewalk Days 7/12&13. Spruce up day at Museum on Sat 7/27. If you can help & for more info, please call Dave Moore, executive assistant at 717.597.9010.

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

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