Blog: Experience John Brown and More

Abolitionist John Brown planned his raid on the Federal Arsonal at Harpers Ferry while staying at the Ritner Boarding House in Chambersburg.

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Haunted Jail Meeting

Individual volunteer meeting this Thursday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 here at the jail.  Anyone who has already signed up or anyone that would like to is welcome to attend.

Charlottesville-Monticello & UVA Bus Trip

October 18-19, 2017

See the following form for information:

Bus trip 1

Bus trip 2

Return Applications ASAP

Re: Halloween at the Haunted Jail
If anyone requested an application, please message or email and confirm that you are still interested. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR GROUPS because we are assigning group areas ASAP. Thanks! Facebook Event

Haunted House Help Wanted

We need your help! We need groups (businesses, scout packs, clubs, etc.) to plan and man cells or areas in the jail for our upcoming haunted house. Prizes will be awarded each weekend.

We also need individuals who want to help our existing jail volunteers with decorating and scaring in our cells and areas, or ticket taking and crowd control.

The haunted house will be from 7pm-10pm on Friday and Saturday October 26&27 and November 2&3.

We can’t do this without help! Email ophistory@pa.net for an application.

Attention groups, packs, clubs – anyone interested in planning and manning a cell or similar sized area for two nights in October please email ophistory@pa.net with your group info and contact information. Your area would be your responsibility and would have to follow certain safety and decorating restrictions to participate. Prizes would be awarded to groups each night.
We will reach out to interested groups next week once we gauge interest in participation.
Thanks!