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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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.

Spring Into History Saturday, April 29

We’re excited to once again join the Franklin County Visitors Bureau for Spring Into History! Tours of the Old Jail and John Brown House will be FREE on Saturday, April 29 from 10am-4pm.  Historical sites throughout the county will also have free admission.  For details, call 264-1667 or click here.