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

    006To 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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  • 9/7/16 to 9/30/16

    Archaeological Excavation

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

    DSCN2021See 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)  Free

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  • 10/1/16

    Jazz & More Under the Hunter’s Moon

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

    jazz manThe annual Friends of Fort Hunter fundraiser featuring a Jazz Supper Club themed array of foods by Stocks Catering, the Steve Rudolph Trio featuring Kelly Delaveris, stained glass artist Deb Feller of LeTort Glass, Chinese auction and wines and beer at stations throughout the Centennial Barn. By invitation only, call 599-5188, ext. 2116.  $125

    Raffle tickets for the stained glass art will be sold at Dauphin County’s Music & Wine and Jazz Festivals as well as Fort Hunter Day and Under the Hunter’s Moon or by calling 599-5188, ext. 2116.

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  • 10/2/16

    Swine & Dine

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    DSCN2251Enjoy food trucks featuring pork and bacon delicacies, activities for the kids and toe tapping musical entertainment by The Hogmaws and Colebrook Road. Take your picture with a life sized picture of Jim, Fort Hunter’s 1920’s era prizewinning pig, and sit in on cooking demonstrations while overlooking the scenic Susquehanna River. $10 general admission includes entertainment, cooking demonstrations with samples, activities and more. Kids 12 and under are free. Individual food samples can be purchased from each vendor – so bring your appetite and some extra money! Buy your tickets here.  For additional information and ticket purchases, visit www.dauphincounty.org  Adults $10, kids 12 and under free.swine & dine logo

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  • 11/1/16

    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 furnish a wigwam, practice a throwing stick and more.  $5 students, $3 adults, pre-register at 717-599-5751.

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  • 11/6/16

    Antique Appraisal Fair

    Time:
    1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    IMG_1058Do you have items in your attic and/or basement that you have been saving because you think they might be valuable? Have you inherited a piece of jewelry, a clock, an earthenware or pottery crock, or piece of sculpture and are wondering if it has monetary value or just sentimental value? Cordier Auctions will join the Friends of Fort Hunter for an afternoon of education and appraisals of antiques and collectibles.   If you wish to have a larger piece identified, rather than bring the piece to Fort Hunter, take a photograph of it and bring that along.  Check-in will begin at 1:30 pm, the appraisal will begin at 2pm.  Proceeds benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter.   $10/3 items members  $10/2 items non-members

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  • 11/16/16

    First Pennsylvanians by Dr. Kurt Carr

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

    DSCN2250Join Dr. Carr, Senior Curator of the State Museum of Pennsylvania and lead archaeologist of the annual Fort Hunter excavation, as he talks about his new book, “First Pennsylvanians The Archeology of Native Americans in Pennsylvania.”  Free

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  • 11/26/16

    Festival of Trees

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

    IMG_2621Eight 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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  • 11/26/16

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    IMG_2603The 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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  • 11/27/16

    Festival of Trees

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

    IMG_2624Eight 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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