Archive for February 2016

Are These Your Relatives?

These and 10 more photos were found in an attic in Fayetteville. The person who found them is looking for family members of those pictured. Names associated with the photos are Christian R. Burkholder, Naomi Grace Forney, and Thomas Ray Kyner. To see the rest of the photos:



Monthly Meeting This Thursday, February 25!

Join us this Thursday at 2:00pm at the Grove Family Library, Ragged Edge Rd., Chambersburg.

This month’s speaker is Bernard Ruffin.  Mr. Ruffin is a graduate of Bowdoin College and Yale Divinity School.  He is a Lutheran minister and taught history for 25 years in Reston, Virginia.  He is the author of several books and collaborated on “Some Chambersburg Roots: A Black Perspective”.  His topic at the meeting will be ghosts and witches in Franklin County from interviews of people of color.

Find us on TripAdvisor!

Did you know that The Old Jail is on TripAdvisor? Click below to see reviews and photos. If you’ve visited us, please take a moment to leave a review about your experience. We’re ranked the #1 thing to do in Chambersburg!


Groundbreaking for Norland Cemetery, 1915. Click on the photo to see more!


Miss Mary B. Sharpe, c. 1910. The Broad St. School in Chambersburg was renamed in her honor in 1933. For more info click on the photo.

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