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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Ice Carving by Danny Kissel

Danny Kissel, winner of Food Network’s Halloween Wars, will be carving outside of the Old Jail at 9am on Jan. 27 during Icefest and Artfest! Check out his page here: link

Artfest for the Kids 2018

We are proud to host Artfest at the Old Jail on January 27, 2018.  The jail opens to the public at 9am, where you can watch artists at work until 4pm.  The auction begins at 4:30pm. Event Link

January Speaker Correction

Please note that our newsletter lists the wrong speaker for our 1/25/18 monthly meeting.  The speaker will be Bob Windemuth talking about James Buchanan.  The meeting is 2-4pm at Grove Family Library. 717.264.1667 for info.

No Tours 12/29/17

Due to renovations, we are unable to give tours on Friday, December 29.  The library and gift shop will still be open. Thank you! 717.264.1667

Call for Art – It’s a Wonderful Life!

“It’s a Wonderful Life”, a “call for entries” show presented by Franklin County Historical Society at the Old Jail, will be held January 27 – February 24, 2018. “It’s a Wonderful Life” might inspire you to paint something wonderful in your life, whether personal, a landscape, or something you’re grateful for – a person, a thing –  whatever! The Historical Society wants to make this a show that will appeal to everyone!

Deadline for entry forms will be Tuesday Jan. 23, and entries will be delivered Thursday Jan. 25 10am-4pm and Friday Jan. 26, 10 AM-2 pm.  A reception will be held Sunday, February 4, 2-4 pm, and the show will be open Thurs., Fri. and Sat. from 10 AM – 4 pm. Call 717-264-1667 for more details.