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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  • 9/6/14

    Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Fest

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    JFeaturing national recording artists and Central Pa’s elite jazz artists and sample some of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries.  Bring blankets and lawn chairs.  

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  • 9/7/14

    Dauphin County Jazz & Wine Fest

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    JFeaturing national recording artists and Central Pa’s elite jazz artists and sample some of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries.  Bring blankets and lawn chairs.  

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  • 9/10/14

    Archaeological Excavation

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    DSCN9851See archaeologists unearth prehistory and history at Fort Hunter’s Mansion.  State archaeologists  continue to unearth evidence of 1700s military and settlement life as well as objects from prehistoric Indians. 

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  • 9/14/14

    26th Annual Gallery Walk

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    DSCN7935Plein air painting will be featured at Fort Hunter for the Art Association of Harrisburg’s annual Gallery Walk.   Stroll the gounds, view the painters and enjoy an exhibit of the featured painters in the Centennial Barn. 

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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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  • 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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