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Cemetery Scavenger Hunt 2017

The Franklin County Historical Society and the Franklin County Visitors Bureau invite you to participate in a Franklin County Cemetery Scavenger Hunt!
Cost: $10 per person.
Participants may work in groups or alone. The hunt will last the whole month will all the answers being checked after the 30th.

PICK UP YOUR PACKET AND REGISTER at The Old Jail starting Thursday, June 1 from 10:00-4:00. Your packet will contain clues and maps. Your job will be to find the headstones listed and gather information or photos.
TURN IN YOUR PACKET ON OR BEFORE Friday, June 30 at 4:00pm at The Old Jail.

PRIZES – $100 1st, $75 2nd, $50 3rd. In the event of a tie the winner will be determined by a drawing.

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Join us on Thursday, May 25 at 2:00 for our monthly meeting at the Grove Family Library!

Bob Macfarlane will speak on General J.L. Chamberlain.  This event is FREE and open to the public.

Check out this article about Spring Into History from the Public Opinion!

Spring Into History

Bill Morris Book Signing April 29

Author Bill Morris will be at the jail from 10:00-12:00 on Saturday, April 29.  His latest book will be available for purchase.

After publishing his third novel, Motor City Burning (Pegasus Books, 2014), Bill Morris turned his attention to researching, remembering and reliving some of the spectacularly lurid stories he covered in Chambersburg nearly forty years ago. These included arson, rape, murder, kidnapping, attempted suicide, the paranormal, prison breaks – all of it leavened by the more prosaic aspects of life in a picturesque small town in central Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley. He has now collected his memories – along with explorations into the slippery nature of memory – in a non-fiction book he’s called American Berserk: A Cub Reporter, a Small-Town Daily, the Schizo ‘70s. – Sunbury Press

We will be open for normal hours tomorrow, April 14.  Tours and the genealogy library will be available from 10am-4pm.