Calendar of Events

  • 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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  • 5/2/15 to 5/3/15

    Ikebana and Bonsai Exhibits

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Celebrate two forms of Japanese artistry at Fort Hunter this weekend.  The Harrisburg Chapter of Ikebana International will hold their biennial Ikebana exhibition for two days in Fort Hunter’s Centennial Barn and the Susquehanna Bonsai Club will exhibit several specimens of bonsai in the 1810 Stable. The shows will be open Saturday from 11 am – 5 pm and Sunday, during Garden Faire, from 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is free.

    Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Ikebana often emphasizes areas other than the flower of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line and form through minimalism.   Bonsai is an art form of miniature trees grown in containers.  The purpose of bonsai is primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower.)

    ikebanahbgMembers of Ikebana will present flower arrangements in the different styles of Ikebana and will be judged on the arrangements adherence to style specifications.  A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 11 am on Saturday.

    Ikebana International is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.   Ikebana International does not teach any singe style of Ikebana; rather, it encompasses many different schools.  The Harrisburg chapter of Ikebana International has been in existence for 56 years.

    bonsaiThe Susquehanna Bonsai Club, started in 1980, will be displaying their trees and will be on hand to answer any questions about the art of bonsai. They will also be demonstrating the techniques used to create these living works of art throughout the weekend. Members will also be available on Saturday to give advice on bonsai trees that are brought in by visitors.

     

     

     

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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.  The Harrisburg Chapter of Ikebana International will show their flower arrangments and the Susquehanna Bonsai Club will display several bonsai trees.  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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  • 5/17/15

    Classics at the Mansion

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

    classics 14Enjoy the strains of delightful violin music played by Mary Ann Guerrisi from 12:30 – 2 pm and view classic Rolls Royce automobiles of the Rolls Royce Foundation as you tour Fort Hunter Mansion or stroll the grounds.   Free (fee for Mansion tour)

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  • 6/5/15

    Family Movie Night - Hook

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Enjoy a free family movie under the stars in scenic Fort Hunter Park.  Shown on the big screen beside the Centennial Barn, movies are courtesy Dauphin County Parks and Recreation.  Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.  Light refreshments will be available for purchase, benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter.  Be sure to be a part to this uniquely summer experience.  Free

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  • 6/12/15

    Family Movie Night - The Neverending Story

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Enjoy a free family movie under the stars in scenic Fort Hunter Park.  Shown on the big screen beside the Centennial Barn, movies are courtesy Dauphin County Parks and Recreation.  Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.  Light refreshments will be available for purchase, benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter.  Be sure to be a part of this uniquely summer experience.  Free

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  • 6/13/15 to 6/14/15

    Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival

    Time:
    3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    IMG_5246Relax and listen to the music of national recording artists along with Pennsylvania’s elite musicians. Sample some of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.    $30 advance, $40 at the gate, one ticket two day pass.  Click here for additional information on tickets and musicians.

     

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  • 6/17/15

    Juditz/Rubendall Volunteer Recognition Picnic

    Time:
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Volunteer picnic, Friends of Fort Hunter volunteer recognition, behind the scenes tour.  Free

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