Historical

Category: Historical

  • 5/2/17 to 12/23/17

    Hanging by a Thread - Needlework Exhibit

    Time:
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    View a variety of handmade needle works such as samplers, clothing, quilts, table linens and textiles from the Fort Hunter collection.  Originally a necessity and later as a decorative art, needlework has a long history and was a staple in well bred Victorian homes.

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  • 11/1/17

    Homeschoolers’ Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    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 furnish a wigwam, practice with a throwing stick, participate in hands […]

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  • 11/2/17

    Homeschoolers’ Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    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 furnish a wigwam, practice with a throwing stick, participate in hands […]

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  • 11/15/17

    What Ever Happened to Harrisburg's Downtown Firehouses? by Dave Houseal

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Join Dave Houseal, curator of the National Fire Museum, for an illustrated tour of the firehouses in downtown Harrisburg.  Since the Paxton No. 6 Fire House was closed 3 years ago there are no longer fire engines stationed downtown. Talk with Dave about Harrisburg’s colorful firefighting history.  Free  

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  • 11/25/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 11/26/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/1/17 to 12/23/17

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

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

    Decorated for Christmas, fresh greens and fruits, dried materials and fresh flowers provided by the Civic Committee of the Garden Club of Harrisburg decorate the Mansion in Victorian elegance. Open every day but Monday, December 1 through 23, guided tours highlight holiday trimmings and customs.  The Museum Shop is stocked with tasteful and unique Christmas […]

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  • 12/2/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/3/17

    Open Hearth Cooking Demonstration

    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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  • 12/3/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/9/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/10/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/16/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/17/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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  • 12/23/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides.  Check it out […]

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