Calendar of Events

  • 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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  • 9/9/15 to 10/2/15

    Archaeological Excavation

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

    DSCN0078See 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. For the tenth season, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission staff will search for evidence of the 1750s French and Indian War fort.   Weekdays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (plus Sun. 9/20) The excavation may be closed if it is raining or there was a heavy rain the day before.  Free

     

     

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  • 9/11/15 to 9/13/15

    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.  6 – 10p.m. Fri, 4 -9 p.m. Sat., Sun.  $30 advance, $40 gate, one ticket two day pass.  Click here for more information and tickets.

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  • 9/20/15

    Fort Hunter Day

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

    IMGP0497Autumn festival featuring a craft show, carriage rides, children’s crafts and games, hayrides,  exhibits,  music, demonstrations of 1700 and 1800s life, pony rides, food and surprises around every corner.  Free  Click here for craft vendor application.

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  • 10/17/15

    Under the Hunter's Moon

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

    DSCN0119Annual Friends of Fort Hunter fundraiser featuring themed array of foods, wines and beer at stations throughout the Centennial Barn. Linda Luke is the guest artist for the 2015 Under the Hunter’s Moon. By invitation only, call 599-5188, ext. 2116.  $125

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  • 10/18/15

    Linda Luke Art Show

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    linda lukeJoin Linda Luke and the Friends of Fort Hunter for this one-day art show featuring scenes and landscapes of Fort Hunter Mansion and Park.

    Linda is an internationally recognized fine arts professional. Raised in Delaware County, Pennsylvania,  her realistic watercolors and oils reflect the Brandywine tradition that surrounded her youth. Landscapes are her first love and primary subject matter but people, animals, flowers and still life are subjects of her paintings as well. Her work can be seen at the Hershey Trust,  Hilton, Franklin Mint, Westinghouse and General Electric, the OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWidener Collection, Longwood Gardens and Winterthur in Delaware. Her largest commission to date has been that of a 98 foot by 7 foot mural on the ceiling of the rotunda at the Association of Baptists Worldwide Evangelism international headquarters in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania.  Locally her paintings can be seen at the Art Association of Harrisburg. A complete list of galleries that show her work, and tell of her upcoming exhibits and teaching schedule can be found on her website at www.LindaLuke.com         FreeMeyers Iris

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  • 11/3/15

    Homeschoolers' Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    An early Native American workshop about regional 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, pre-register at 717-599-5751

     

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  • 11/18/15

    Stever Runkle talks about The French and Indian War in the Susquehanna River Basin Region

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    This presentation covers the chronology of events that occurred immediately preceding and during the French and Indian War in the Susquehanna River Basin Region. George Washington’s pivotal role in the developing conflict is analyzed. Three attempts by the British to take Fort Duquesne at the strategic Forks of the Ohio River are outlined. A discussion of the deadly struggle between dispossessed Native Americans and the region’s first European settlers is presented along with an analysis of the reasons for atrocities committed by both sides. The presentation describes the screen of colonial fortifications erected to defend the region’s frontier.

    Steve is a retired Hydraulic Engineer and Engineering Supervisor formerly with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. He also has served as an independent contractor with the Susquehanna River Basin Commission in the field of water resources engineering. Steve has a keen interest in local history, the Revolutionary and Civil War, area canals, coal mining, lumbering and lumber rafting, and Indian tribes that once lived in the Susquehanna Basin.

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  • 11/28/15

    Festival of Trees

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

    ???????????????????????????????Christmas trees decorated by local garden clubs of the Harrisburg Civic Garden Center.  Raffles and handmade ornaments for sale.   Saturdays and Sundays only, November 28 -December 20.  Free

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  • 11/28/15

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    ???????????????????????????????HO gauge trains displayed by The Keystone Model Railroad Histprical Society on layout representing communities in Central Pennsylvania. Saturdays and Sundays only.  Free

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