Calendar of Events

  • 5/1/14 to 12/23/14

    Downton Elegance: Fort Hunter High Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era

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

    016The Downton Abbey PBS television series is widely popular in the United States.  This  fictional story is set on a country estate in early 1900′s  England.   Helen Reily was mistress of Fort Hunter, a Harrisburg country estate,  during that same time period.   Mrs. Reily had the means and social status to acquire the elegant evening gowns such as the ones seen on the television show.

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  • 9/21/14

    Fort Hunter Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    DSCN9822M&T Bank sponsors free this autumn festival featuring a craft show, children’s crafts and games, exhibits, farm animals, music, demonstrations, food and surprises around every corner.    Free  

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  • 9/27/14

    Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live!

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

    In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums — which offer free admission every day — Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine, in which participating museums across the country open their doors for FREE to visitors who present a Museum Day Live! ticket.  Fort Hunter Mansion is proud to participate in this annual tradition.

    Tickets are available at  Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Live! website only. The ticket provides free admission for two people.

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  • 10/18/14

    Under the Hunter’s Moon

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    DSCN9989Annual Friends of Fort Hunter fundraiser featuring themed array of foods, wines and beer at stations throughout the Centennial Barn.  By invitation only, call 599-5188, ext. 2116 for an invitation.    $125 per person, patron levels alos available.

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  • 11/2/14

    Antique Appraisal Fair

    Time:
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    DSCN9258Have you inherited a piece of jewelry, a clock, an earthenware or pottery crock, a piece of sculpture and are wondering if it has monetary or just sentimental value?  Cordier Antiques and Appraisals will join the Friends of Fort Hunter for an afternoon of education and appraisals to answer those quesitons.  Listen while experts reveal the history and value of items brought in for appraisal.  Light refreshments will be served.  $10 per person.  Members – 3 items, nonmembers – 2 items.

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  • 11/4/14

    Homeschoolers’ Day

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

    DSCN8944An early Native American workshop about regional Indians! Students in grades 2-6 and their parents love this hands-on workshop and the tour of Fort Hunter Mansion.   The visit, including time for a bag lunch, runs just under 4 hours.  In the 1 ½ hour workshop students will make pottery, furnish a wigwam and more.   $5 students, $3 adults, pre-register at 717-599-5751

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  • 11/19/14

    The First Frontier Illustrated Talk

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    first fronteirJoin Scott Weidensaul, author of the new book “The First Frontier,” for an exploration of this older, wilder, darker period on Eastern history, when the land between the Atlantic and the Appalachians was contested ground – fought over by people who, despite differences of race, birth and language, considered it theirs, and worth dying for.   Free

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  • 11/29/14 to 11/30/14

    Festival of Trees

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

    DSCN9792Christmas trees coordinated by the Civic Garden Center of Harrisburg and decorated by local garden clubs, on display and available for raffle.  Handmade ornaments for sale.   Saturdays and Sundays only, through December 21. Free

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  • 11/29/14

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    DSCN9830HO gauge trains displayed by the Keystone Model Railroad Society on a layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania  delight  children of all ages.  See passenger trains, freight trains and even Thomas the Tank Engine.  

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  • 11/29/14

    “Kids Only” Holiday Shop

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

    DSCN9292Let Santa’s elves help kids 12 years old and under do holiday shopping for family and friends.  All items $10 or less, will be wrapped and tagged before leaving the shop.  Proceeds benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter.  Saturdays and Sundays through December 14.  Parents provide spending money.

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