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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Cemetery Hunt Answers and Winners

The winners of our Cemetery Scavenger Hunt are:

First Place, $100.00 – Kelly Smith

Second Place, $75.00 – Cathy and Dave Cellucci

Third Place, $50.00 – Charles and Kathy White

Click on the photos to enlarge and see the correct answers.

Please call 264-1667 or email Jenny at to claim your prize!


FCHS Helps with Research for Article

Check out this article about the historic Capitol Theatre, published in the Public Opinion. Ms. Atherton stopped by our library in The Old Jail to do research and find photos.

Smoke Em if you Got Em at The Old Jail

We’re partnering with Roy Pitz Brewing Company to bring you the 8th Annual Smoke Em if you Got Em event at The Old Jail!  We’ll have BBQ vendors, music from Naked Sun and The Hello Strangers, and of course Roy Pitz beer! Wine from Jan Zell Wines will also be available.  The event will be held on July 16 from noon to 6:00.  Tickets are available online, at the Stube, or at the door.

We are also in search of sponsors for the event.

For more details call 264-1667 or check out this link:


Cemetery Scavenger Hunt Completed!

We will be reviewing the Cemetery Scavenger Hunt answers next week and announcing the winners. Thanks to all who participated!
We will post the correct answers here and on our Facebook page.

Downtown Abbey Tea Tickets Available!

Stop by or call 717-264-1667 to claim your ticket for our Downtown Abbey Tea on Saturday, May 28 at 2:00. Ticket price of $25.00 includes food catered by A Matter of Taste and entertainment. Make sure to wear your hat! dat