Monthly speaker meeting: 7 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2023 Speaker Ben Thomas, Mayor of Greencastle, & Rescue Hose’s Museum and History Committee.
“The Rescue Hose Company History and the Firemen’s Carnival.” In the German Bank Barn, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, Pennsylvania 17225. The facility is wheelchair accessible. ~ When the “block party” was first held, either along East Madison Street or North Washington Street, the fire station was located at 60 North Washington Street, the building of which is now the Greencastle Police Headquarters. ~ Later, as the event became more popular and the Fire Station moved to South Carlisle Street, it became known as the Fireman’s Carnival.
~ Thursday, July 6 Speaker: On the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the three-day retreat, the speaker for the evening is Steve French, a Hedgesville, WV native.
~ French is a nationally recognized authority on Confederate guerrilla warfare in the eastern theatre. He is speaking on “The Retreat from Gettysburg.”
Bonnie A. Shockey, president of Allison-Antrim Museum, presented a PowerPoint program entitled “Defying General Pickett – Dolly Harris Greencastle’s Flag-Waving Girl.” Frances “Dolly” Harris Lesher is the only known Civil War era, Pennsylvania woman buried with full military honors upon her death.
It’s October 1955 and 15,000 spectators have gathered at the Hagerstown Municipal Airport to witness the Fairchild National Sports Car Races. Sports cars including Jaguar, Ferrari and Maserati will reach speeds of 120 mph on the temporary 2.4-mile race course. The event, sponsored by the Fairchild Employees Recreation Association has attracted some of the biggest names in racing from all over the country hoping to win the 2nd annual President's Cup.
Reminiscing OHW 2022
GAHS graduate 1980, CBS Photographer for Air Force 1 and CBS White House Photographer
Greg Hoover, Interviewer
Bonnie Shank, Faye (Kell) Stouffer, June (Mentzer) Von Eiff, Donald B Gipe, Terry Mummert, Ronald G Gipe
Bob Thomas, Interviewer.
Ron Ebbert & Ebbert Family Members – Growing Up and Visiting Aunt Susan and Aunt Lizzie at Ebbert Spring, now the Ebbert Spring Archaeological Preserve and Heritage Park
Fred Heefner and Friends.
John (Tim) Bussard, Larry Pedersen, and Edward (Ed) Tabler
Children Wayne Warren, Lorraine Hess,
Janice Bartles, Carolyn Bingaman
Ted Henson & Emily Smalt
In recognition of African American History Month, a PowerPoint “The Anderson Family, the Underground Railroad, & Antrim Township” is presented by Bonnie Shockey. (February 2020)
The late Ted Alexander, AAMI’s historian and retired historian of Antietam National Battlefield, was the first monthly speaker of 2018. His topic was “The 126th Pennsylvania: Franklin County’s Own.” Several thousand men from Franklin County served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The most prominent unit was the 126th Pennsylvania - a 9-month unit primarily raised in Franklin County.
The First National Bank of Greencastle, PA commissioned Mark Twain Noe to produce paintings depicting various historical scenes in Greencastle-Antrim area. These paintings, known as ‘A Gallery of History’, lined the hallways of the bank. A 21-minute slide presentation containing photos of the paintings and a narrative of each Greencastle scene were assembled and produced on VHS tapes.
Check out the flight of a fly as it visits the museum.
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