Calendar of Events

  • 3/1/15

    Maple Sugar Festival

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

    ms1Old-time sweetness for everyone! 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.  Centennial Barn and adjoining buildings.  Free

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  • 3/18/15

    Unicorn in Captivity Poetry Reading

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

    marion dornellJoin Marian Dornell, lifelong resident of Harrisburg, as she reads selections from her newly published collection of poetry “Unicorn in Captivity.” Employing the voices of various narrators, this collection tells the story of the legacy of slavery. One voice is based on the disappearance of Sal Craig, a slave at Fort Hunter, whose family is buried in the African-American cemetery on land once owned by the McAllisters.  Free

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  • 3/27/15

    Le Bruit Court Dans La Ville in Concert

    Time:
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    LeBruit, smallPresented by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society, Le Bruit Court dans la Ville, in “The Buzz About Town” features Celtic music from Quebec. Potluck at 6 pm

    $18 adults, $10 students, tickets at The Box (717-214-2787) or at www.sfmsfolk.org

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  • 3/29/15

    Dauphin County Egg Hunt

    Time:
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    IMG_0656Thousands of plastic eggs will be filled with candy and scattered on the east lawn. Hunts are scheduled for ages 2 – 3 at 2:30, ages 4 – 5 at 2:45, ages 6 – 7 at 3 and ages 8 – 9 at 3:15. Take part in special family activities such as face painting, pony rides and more.  Free

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  • 4/7/15

    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 make pottery, furnish a wigwam and more. Centennial Barn and Mansion   $5 students, $3 adults,  must pre-register at 717-599-5751.

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  • 4/11/15

    Susquehanna Folk Music Coffeehouse

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    An intimate evening showcasing Central Pennsylvania’s fine amateur acoustic musicians. Cabaret seating and tasty refreshments create an informal coffeehouse atmosphere in the cozy, rustic barn.  Free, information at www.sfmsfolk.org

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  • 4/26/15

    Downton Abbey Tea

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    downton abbey cupPreview the new Downton Abbey clothing exhibit before it opens to the public!  Begin the afternoon with an illustrated talk by Dr. Donald Koones entitled “The American Answer to Downton Abbey” highlighting Marjorie Merriweather Post (of the Post Cereal fame) and her Washington D.C. home,  Hillwood.  The talk will be followed by high tea consisting of tea sandwiches, homemade scones and sweets and unending cups of tea.  The afternoon will conclude with a preview visit to the clothing exhibit, “Downton Dressing:Fort Hunter Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era” featuring clothing from the Fort Hunter collection from the 1920s, season 3, 4 and 5, of the popular television series.  $30 per person, $25 members. Click here for tickets  Or tickets may be purchased in person at the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation offices at 100 Fort Hunter Road or by sending a check made payable to the Friends of Fort Hunter.

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  • 5/1/15 to 12/23/15

    Downton Dressing: More Fort Hunter Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era

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

    Different seasons, different dresses!  Building on the popularity of last year’s Downton clothing exhibit, 10 dresses from the Fort Hunter collection, from the early 1920’s, season 3 – 4 of the popular Downton Abbey television show, will be displayed.  Shown during a tour of Fort Hunter Mansion, admission fee charged.  Tues – Sat 10 am – 4:30 pm, Sun 12 – 4:30 pm.

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  • 5/3/15

    Garden Faire

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

    IMGP9929Welcome spring with the Victorians! View Victorian exhibits, dancing and music as well as Maypole dancing and cakewalks. Browse through plants sales and craft tents, choosing among over forty vendors and enjoy an Ikebana flower arranging show.  Tasty food is available at the Café; an art show/sale are also offered, enjoy children’s activities and fly fishing demonstrations. Vote for a favorite peep at the Marshmallow Peep Show at the Mansion (admission.)  Free  Click here for craft vendor application.

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  • 5/3/15

    Marshmallow Peep Show

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

    DSCN9667The creativity will amaze you!  View art installations created from Peeps Marshmallow candy, displayed in the historic interiors of Fort Hunter Mansion.  On Sunday May 3, 2015, Garden Faire, visitors will vote for their favorite piece of Peep art, the top three highest votes will win cash prizes.  The Peep art will be on display from May 3 – May 17.

    Let your inner Peep out – enter the contest! Click here for application

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