Calendar of Events

  • 5/1/16 to 12/23/16

    Downton’s Last Stand: A Reprise of the Fort Hunter Fashions of the Downton Abbey Era

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

    dscn2306To celebrate Downton Abbey’s last season, a selection of dresses of the Downton Abbey eras, from the Fort Hunter collection, will be exhibited. Costumes from 1912 through 1925 will be displayed during a tour of Fort Hunter Mansion.  Adults – $5, Senior Citizens – $4, Children – $3

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  • 12/1/16 to 12/23/16

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

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

    IMG_2669Fresh greens and fruits, dried materials and fresh flowers provided by the Civic Committee of the Garden Club of Harrisburg decorate the Mansion in Victorian elegance. Open every day but Monday, guided tours highlight holiday trimmings and customs. The Museum Shop is stocked with tasteful and unique Christmas ideas and is open during museum hours for timely holiday shopping.  10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday, 12 noon – 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Closed Mondays.  Admission is charged.

     

     

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  • 12/3/16

    Craft Reunion

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

    IMG_2617One-of-a-kind creations of jewelry, metal sculpture, pottery, apparel, pewter and wooden utensils, stained glass and glass vessels, basketry, and hand-stitched journals are offered by members of the former Third Street Pottery.  Rustic furniture, leather purses, and several new potters and jewelers join Craft Reunion for its seventeenth year.   Exquisite fine art, paper-cuttings, local honeys and small-batch soaps tempt the senses. This annual open house is eagerly anticipated by visitors who value the opportunity to meet the makers of the fine crafts on offer. Buy Local from the best of central Pennsylvania’s artisans.  Fri. 12 – 9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Free

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  • 12/3/16

    Greens Sale

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    DSCN2219Featuring ornamental, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, centerpieces, swags, plus magnolia and holly branches, hand painted egg ornaments and more.  Arrangements made by Friends of Fort Hunter members are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting. Sat. 11a.m. – 2 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. until sold out.  Free

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  • 12/3/16

    “Kids Only” Holiday Shop

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

    IMG_2612Kids age 12 and under can shop by themselves for family and friends. All gifts are under $10 with items for all ages, including grandparents. The children will shop with the guidance of Santa’s helpers who will assist youngsters in picking out tasteful and unique items from the Museum Shop at Fort Hunter. Parents provide spending money and a gift list. The gifts will be wrapped and tagged by helper elves and children will emerge with smiles on their faces. Don’t miss this very special opportunity for parents and kids. December 3 – 18, Saturdays and Sundays only.  Parents provide spending money.

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  • 12/3/16

    Festival of Trees

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

    IMG_2623Eight themed Christmas trees decorated with handmade ornaments and trimmed by local garden clubs are exhibited for viewing. Co-sponsored by the Harrisburg Area Garden Center, the trees are available for raffle. A selection of handmade ornaments will be available for purchase.  Saturdays and Sundays only through December 18.  Free

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  • 12/3/16

    Fort Couture Christmas Tree Dresses

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

    DSCN2198Think you’ve seen it all?  Visit the Christmas Tree Dress exhibit in the Stone Stable for a different take on Christmas decorating.   Taking their shape from a classic dress form, these Christmas trees will look different than any you’ve seen at Fort Hunter before! Created by volunteers, Friends of Fort Hunter and local florists, using fresh greens, these Christmas tree dresses will stimulate your senses and add wonder to your holiday preparations.

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  • 12/3/16

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    IMG_2601The Keystone Model Railroad Historical Society brings a magical wonderland of HO gauge trains on an 18X24 layout that may be viewed from all sides. Check it out from every angle. Old and new trains will be displayed each week and for the annual visitor, exciting new additions are made each year. Thanks to the Friends of Fort Hunter for underwriting this popular attraction.  Saturdays and Sundays only, November 26 – December 18.  Free

     

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  • 12/4/16

    Craft Reunion

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    IMG_2616One-of-a-kind creations of jewelry, metal sculpture, pottery, apparel, pewter and wooden utensils, stained glass and glass vessels, basketry, and hand-stitched journals are offered by members of the former Third Street Pottery.  Rustic furniture, leather purses, and several new potters and jewelers join Craft Reunion for its seventeenth year.   Exquisite fine art, paper-cuttings, local honeys and small-batch soaps tempt the senses. This annual open house is eagerly anticipated by visitors who value the opportunity to meet the makers of the fine crafts on offer. Buy Local from the best of central Pennsylvania’s artisans.  Fri. 12 – 9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.  Free

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  • 12/4/16

    Greens Sale

    Time:
    11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    DSCN2221Featuring ornamental, handmade greens such as topiaries, boxwood trees, centerpieces, swags, plus magnolia and holly branches, hand painted egg ornaments and more.  Arrangements made by Friends of Fort Hunter members are decorated with berries, dried flowers, etc. and created in wet oasis to be long-lasting. Sat. 11a.m. – 2 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. until sold out.  Free

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