Educational

Category: Educational

  • 3/4/18

    Maple Sugar Festival

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    As winter ends and spring begins, the maple sap begins to flow. Ward off cabin fever at this fun and tasty festival.  Taste real maple syrup on ice cream, try tapping a tree, see maple syrup and candy making.  Many children’s activities and delicious PA maple products are for sale.  Enjoy a video on maple syrup making and try the taste test.   Free

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  • 4/17/18

    Homeschoolers' Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    A workshop about regional Native American Indians! Students in grades 2-6 and their parents love this hands-on workshop and the tour the Fort Hunter Mansion.   The visit, including time for a bag lunch, runs just under 4 hours.  In the 1 ½ hour workshop students will focus on how Indians obtained food, shelter, clothing and equipment, including exploring a wigwam, hands on activities and games. Program is also offered on Thursday, April 19. Pre-registration is required, call 717-599-5751.  Admission $5 students, $3 adults

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  • 4/19/18

    Homeschoolers' Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    A workshop about regional Native American Indians! Students in grades 2-6 and their parents love this hands-on workshop and the tour the Fort Hunter Mansion.   The visit, including time for a bag lunch, runs just under 4 hours.  In the 1 ½ hour workshop students will focus on how Indians obtained food, shelter, clothing and equipment, including exploring a wigwam, hands on activities and games. Program is also offered on Tuesday, April 17.  Pre-registration is required, call 717-599-5751.  Admission $5 students, $3 adults

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  • 5/1/18 to 6/17/18

    Needle Art Exhibit

    Time:
    4:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    View the handiwork of local needle artists exhibited in the rooms of Fort Hunter Mansion.  Participating guilds include Apple Needlepoint Chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild, Molly Pitcher Stitchers, Susquehanna, Nittany ValleyYork White Rose and Lancaster Red Rose chapters of the Embroiderers Guild of America.  The needle works will be on display from May 6 through June 17 and can be viewed on a tour of the Mansion, during museum hours, regular admission charged.  Demonstrators will be on hand on Saturdays May 12 – June 16 and during Garden Faire on May 6.  Groups discounts are available and can be arranged by calling 717-599-5751. For information on other local needle works opportunities visit halfmoonhandwerks.com.

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  • 5/6/18

    Garden Faire

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Welcome spring with the Victorians! Browse through plants sales and craft tents, choosing among over forty vendors. View Victorian exhibits, dancing and music as well as Maypole dancing and cakewalks.  Tasty food is available at the Café; an art show/sale and Ikebana International exhibit are also offered, enjoy children’s activities and native plant and butterfly demonstrations. View the Needle Art Exhibit on a tour of Fort Hunter Mansion (admission.)  Free

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  • 9/5/18 to 10/5/18

    Archaeological Excavation

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    See state archaeologists unearth evidence of 1700s military and settlement life as well as objects from prehistoric Indians. For the twelfth season, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission staff will search for evidence of the 1750s French and Indian War fort. Weekdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (plus Sun. 9/16)  Free

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  • 9/16/18

    Fort Hunter Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Celebrate fall with a craft show, children’s crafts and games, exhibits, farm animals, music, demonstrations, food and surprises around every corner. Free

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  • 10/28/18

    Howl-O-Ween: Pets at Fort Hunter

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Celebrate the household pet with dachshund races, pet and owner costume parade, take your picture with the Reily monkey, parrot and Jim the pig, kids activities, craft and pet product vendors, Steppin’ Woofs demonstration, Humane Society pet adoptions, hot dogs and beverages for saleFree

     

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  • 11/7/18

    Homeschoolers' Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    A workshop about regional Native American Indians! Students in grades 2-6 and their parents love this hands-on workshop and the tour the Fort Hunter Mansion.   The visit, including time for a bag lunch, runs just under 4 hours.  In the 1 ½ hour workshop students will focus on how Indians obtained food, shelter, clothing and equipment, including exploring a wigwam, hands on activities and games. Program is also offered on Thursday, April 19. Pre-registration is required, call 717-599-5751.  Admission $5 students, $3 adults

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  • 11/8/18

    Homeschoolers' Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    A workshop about regional Native American Indians! Students in grades 2-6 and their parents love this hands-on workshop and the tour the Fort Hunter Mansion.   The visit, including time for a bag lunch, runs just under 4 hours.  In the 1 ½ hour workshop students will focus on how Indians obtained food, shelter, clothing and equipment, including exploring a wigwam, hands on activities and games. Program is also offered on Thursday, April 19. Pre-registration is required, call 717-599-5751.  Admission $5 students, $3 adults

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  • 12/1/18 to 12/23/18

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    View the mansion decorated for the season by the Harrisburg Garden Club with natural trimmings of fresh evergreens, fruits and fresh and dried flowers on a guided tour.  The Mansion is open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday and 12 noon – 4:30 p.m. on Sundays through December 23.  Closed Mondays.

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  • 12/2/18

    Open Hearth Cooking

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Tavern House

    In the cozy, fire-warmed kitchen, view “Victorian-era” cooks preparing a tasty 1800s dinner with delicious accompaniments.   Samples of the savory result!  Free

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