Archive for November 2013

New Resource

A wonderful database resource has been added to our library collection thanks to the 10 year work/research of one of the county employees who is sharing it with us.  It is a listing of individuals who lived and/or died at the almshouse (precursor to Franklin County Home) from the late 1800’s through 1930.  In some cases, additional, pertinent information about the individual is included.

Annual Journal

Our 25th volume of the Kittochtinny Papers has been mailed to the membership.  Five of the seven articles pertain to the Civil War, one on Frank Feathers, and one on Baker’s Cavern.   Look for it in your mailbox!

Beautiful New Old Signs

The family of the late Clifford and Bernice Hull Ommert donated four cast iron signs made by Mr. Ommert. After restoration, the signs are being placed in St. Thomas, Edenville, Williamson and at the Chambersburg-Bedford Turnpike Road Company Tollhouse No. 2 (shown here). When you are driving on Lincoln Way West, be sure to look for it.

Tollhouse sign


In Local News: November 18, 1863

From the Franklin Repository – announcement of Captain Eyster:

Eyster has issued a list of draft dodgers – 80 from Franklin County. There is a $30 reward for the apprehension and delivery of each man to Eyster.

Taking the Oath

DSCN0074Taking the Oath is one of the John Rogers sculptures in our collection.  The subject of this one is about a mother taking the oath as her little son looks on,  so that she can have rations.  The sculpture was recently restored for FCHS-Kittochtinny through funding by the Falling Spring Chapter of the Questers Organization.