April 1, 2004 at the Antrim House Restaurant, Greencastle.
Local historian Tim Rockwell, Mercersburg, discussed Sgt. Patrick Gass’ Franklin County roots and his important role in the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
While Lewis and Clark and their legendary Indian guide, Sacajawea, are well known, many have never heard of Gass. As chief carpenter for the expedition, Gass built the winter quarters, wagons and dugout canoes, among many other accomplishments while on the trek.
Ed Bearss, nationally known Civil War historian, speaks on "The 126th PA at the Battle of Fredericksburg". On December 13, 1862 at the Battle of Fredericksburg, the 126th PA, comprised of volunteers from Franklin County, PA, sustained its single highest number of casualties during its nine months of service.
Ed Bearss has narrated documentary programs and offered expert commentary many times on the Civil War for PBS stations. We are very honored and privileged to have Mr. Bearss as our guest
Allison-Antrim Museum Speaker Series
Thursday, March 10 , 2005
Kurtis Meyers spoke on “The Aviation Industry in Hagerstown: The Post-war Years” with emphasis placed on Fairchild. Meyers’ first presentation, in May 1998, covered the aviation history in Hagerstown from 1916 – 1945.
Meyers is a leading authority on Fairchild and aviation in the Cumberland Valley. Among other projects, he has produced a video on the history of aviation in Washington County, Maryland.
Ted Alexander speaks on the topic:
“As They Saw the Rebels: Civilian Observations of the Antietam and
In 1862 and 1863, the people of the Cumberland Valley witnessed two of the most important campaigns of the Civil War – Antietam and Gettysburg. Their towns were occupied, stores and farms ransacked by both sides and in many cases, the citizens were harmed or killed. Alexander’s presentation looks at these events through civilian eyes.
Bill tells a very engaging story.
In 1973, Secretariat was the Triple Crown winner - the greatest of American racehorses. William “Bill” Nack, turf writer for Newsday newspaper from 1972 to 1975, wrote the book Secretariat: the Making of a Champion.
Bill was our speaker in 2010
Check out the flight of a fly as it visits the museum.
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