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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Seasonal Hours Change

Please note that our hours of operation change from November to April.

Museum hours are now Thursday – Saturday 10-4

Library hours are now Tuesday 5-8 & Thursday – Saturday 10-4

Christmas Around the World Exhibit

Mark your calendars! The Old Jail will have a special Christmas Around the World exhibit on December 19 from 10am-4pm and December 20 from 1pm-4pm. Various rooms will feature displays from England, Germany, France, and more! The cost is $4.00.

Call 264-1667 for more information.

Annual Meeting – November 23rd

This year’s annual meeting will be held on Monday, November 23rd at 6:30p.m. at Chestnut Landing, Menno Haven. The cost will be $7.50 per person and includes dessert.

Please R.S.V.P. by November 16th. You may call 717-264-1667 or members may return the reservation form in the November/December newsletter.

Parking is available in the rear of the building.

New Exhibit!

Stop by and see our new exhibit, “Hanging of the Sheriffs”. The exhibit focuses on the sheriffs through the years and notorious stories involving the jail. Pictured below is the year 1937, when three murderers were held here!

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Murder Mystery 2015

Our 2015 murder mystery was a success! Almost 300 people attended last Friday and Saturday night. Thank you to all of our visitors and thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who worked so hard to make it happen. We can’t wait until next year!

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