Who We Are

Mission Statement: The object of the Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny shall be to foster increased knowledge of the history of Franklin County and the Cumberland Valley through a museum and library, to publish papers of the corporation at irregular intervals, to oversee property and assets received, and to promote preservation of historic sites.




The Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny is a non-profit organization, founded in 1898 to collect, preserve, and make available to the public materials relating to the historical development of the Cumberland Valley, its people, and, even more specifically, to Franklin County. It offers the use of its library and archives to both the serious researcher and the general public during hours of operation.

The Society is responsible for the Old Jail museum, the John Brown House, the Brown’s Mill School, the Chambersburg-Bedford Turnpike Tollhouse and the Carrick Furnace.


Contact Us

Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny
175 E. King Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Phone: 717-264-1667
Fax: 717-264-1451
Email: history@pa.net


Executive Director: Ann Hull
Administrative Assistant: Ingrid Winckler
Operations Manager: Jenny Shifler



Sue Burkey – Vice President
David Cellucci
Cyndi Dinsmore
Joyce Horst – Treasurer
Richard Hoskinson
Annalaise Kennedy
Mike Marotte
Justin McHenry
Lark Plessinger
Neil Rensch – President
Bob Snyder
Joan Stansbury
Michele Wade – Secretary