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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We are now on winter hours. The museum and library will be open from 10am-4pm Thursday-Saturday. Please note that we are not offering evening hours over the winter this year. Call 264-1667 with any questions – staff will still be here Monday-Saturday even though our hours have changed.


2016 Annual Dinner Meeting

Cooper Wingert, author of “Slavery and the Underground Railroad in South Central Pennsylvania” and 10 other books, will be the guest speaker at the 2016 Franklin County Historical Society Annual Meeting.
Dinner will be served and paid reservations will be required. The cost is $17.00 per person.  Café D’Italia will be providing the food – salad, rolls, lasagna, and puff pastry for dessert.  A reservation form will be in our next newsletter.

Ghost Stories

Thank you to everyone who joined us last weekend. We hope you had a great time!



Team Trivia

Thanks to all of the teams that joined us for our trivia event on Friday! The winning team was “Lost in Chambersburg”. Congratulations!


Thank you to for the prize donation for tonight’s trivia event!