For Kids

Category: For Kids

  • 4/28/18

    Martin Carthy & John Doyle in Concert

    Time:
    7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

     

     

     

     

     

    A powerhouse pairing of two musicians who have shaped the face of traditional music on both sides of the Atlantic.  Free ballad singing workshop at 5pm and potluck at 6pm.  Visit http://www.sfmsfolk.org for more information or to purchase tickets.  $26, $22 SFMS members, $10 students

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  • 5/1/18 to 6/17/18

    Needle Art Exhibit

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 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.  Discounted group tours 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

    Click here for the Vendor Application.

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  • 5/13/18

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    SFMS Jams are enjoyable afternoons of homemade acoustic music. Everyone who loves making music or listening to it, regardless of age,  performers or non-performers, beginners to experts are welcome. Folk music is at its best when made by hand and shared among friends — so drag that ukulele out of the closet and join in!  Bring instruments, ears, voices, and (if you wish) snacks to share. Copies of song words and/or guitar chords help others play and sing along.    Free

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  • 5/20/18

    Classics at the Mansion

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    On the front lawn of the Mansion view classic Rolls Royce automobiles as you tour Fort Hunter Mansion (nominal fee) or stroll the grounds. Many thanks to the Rolls Royce Foundation in Mechanicsburg for providing the Rolls and Bently autocars for display.  Free, admission charged to view the Mansion

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  • 6/1/18

    Movie in the Park: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Enjoy Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade this Friday.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter.  In case of rain, the movie will be shown inside the Centennial Barn.  Free

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  • 6/8/18

    Movies in the Park: Angels in the Outfield

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Enjoy Angels in the Outfield  this Friday evening.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Centennial Barn.  Free

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  • 6/15/18

    Movies in the Park: Jaws

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Enjoy the classic film, Jaws, this Friday evening. Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter.  In case of rain, the movie will be shown inside the Centennial Barn.  Free

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  • 6/17/18

    Classics & Convertibles at the Mansion

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    On the front lawn of the Mansion view classic cars and convertibles both old and new as you tour Fort Hunter Mansion (nominal fee) or stroll the grounds. Thanks to Robinson Excavating & Mulch for sponsoring the car show.   Free, regular admission charged for Mansion tour

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  • 6/20/18

    Juditz/Rubendall Volunteer Recognition Picnic

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    East Pavilion

    Picnic to thank loyal Friends of Fort Hunter volunteers, volunteer recognition, behind the scenes tour.

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  • 6/22/18

    Movies in the Park: Little Giants

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Enjoy Little Giants this Friday evening. Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter.  In case of rain, the movie will be shown inside the Centennial Barn.  Free

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  • 6/29/18

    Movies in the Park: Airplane!

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Enjoy the film Airplane! on this Friday evening.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter.  In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Centennial Barn.  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, hay rides, carriage rides and pony rides, pumpkin baking contest, exhibits, farm animals, music, demonstrations, food and surprises around every corner. Free

    Pumpkin Baking contest application click here.

    Click here  for the Vendor Application.

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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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  • 11/24/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees, sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, Inc. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree, you might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree! Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16. Free

     

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  • 11/24/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 11/25/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 11/25/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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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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  • 12/1/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/1/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/1/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/1/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/2/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/2/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/2/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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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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  • 12/2/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/8/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/8/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/8/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/8/18

    Santa's Reindeer and Mrs. Santa

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Visit and take pictures with Santa’s reindeer and Mrs. Santa. Refreshments available by donation.  The line for the reindeer closes at 2:15 to assure that everyone in the line gets to visit the reindeer.  Also visit the Kids Only Shop, the Toy Train Exhibit, the Festival of Trees and the Fort Couture display.  Free

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  • 12/8/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/9/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/9/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/9/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/9/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/15/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees,. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/15/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/15/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/15/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/16/18

    Festival of Trees

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

    Annual Festival of Trees. View six beautifully decorated Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs on display.  Sponsored by Harrisburg Area Civic Garden Center, raffle tickets are available for purchase to vote for your favorite tree. You might be the lucky winner to take home a fully decorated tree!  Open Saturdays and Sundays 12:30 – 4:30 through December 16.  Free

     

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  • 12/16/18

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

    Time:
    12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Dress forms decorated like Christmas trees on exhibit. View 15 – 20 inspirational, creative, holiday dresses in the Stone Stable.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16 12:30 – 4:30 pm.  Free.  To participate email jhair@dauphinc.org

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  • 12/16/18

    Kids Only Shop

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

    Holiday shopping for kids only, 12 years old and under.  Assisted by shopper elves from the Friends of Fort Hunter, children may purchase gifts from the Fort Hunter Museum Shop for family and friends.  All items priced $10 and under.  Children emerge from the winter wonderland with gifts wrapped and labeled.  All sales benefit Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 16. Free entry, adults provide spending money.

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  • 12/16/18

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays through December 16.  Free

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  • 12/16/18

    Brass Triumphant Concert

    Time:
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

     

    Enjoy sounds of the season with an 8 piece brass ensemble.  Free

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