Calendar of Events

  • 5/2/17 to 12/23/17

    Hanging by a Thread - Needlework Exhibit

    Time:
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    View a variety of handmade needle works such as samplers, clothing, quilts, table linens and textiles from the Fort Hunter collection.  Originally a necessity and later as a decorative art, needlework has a long history and was a staple in well bred Victorian homes.

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  • 9/6/17 to 9/29/17

    Archaeological Excavation

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

    See 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 eleventh 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. […]

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  • 9/30/17

    Centennial Barn Bash: Denim, Dinner & Dancing

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

    Annual Friends of Fort Hunter fundraiser featuring a relaxed evening of casual dining, music and dancing in the embrace of historic Fort Hunter. The Fort Hunter Family and Friends will enjoy Roots Music performed under the stars by local faves Hemlock Hollow, Barn Raising Fare by Stock’s Catering, a Gallery show and sale of images by photographer […]

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  • 10/29/17

    A Tea Party Express Bus Trip

    Time:
    9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    All aboard the Tea Party Express! Join the Friends of Fort Hunter on a bus trip from Fort Hunter Park to beautiful and historic Ellicott City, Maryland. We’ll depart the Centennial Barn parking lot at 9 am. Dr. Donald Koones will present an energetic talk celebrating a famous son of Pennsylvania, Andrew Wyeth.  This year marks the […]

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  • 11/1/17

    Homeschoolers’ Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    A workshop about regional Native American 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 furnish a wigwam, practice with a throwing stick, participate in hands […]

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  • 11/2/17

    Homeschoolers’ Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    A workshop about regional Native American 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 furnish a wigwam, practice with a throwing stick, participate in hands […]

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  • 11/15/17

    What Ever Happened to Harrisburg's Downtown Firehouses? by Dave Houseal

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

    Join Dave Houseal, curator of the National Fire Museum, for an illustrated tour of the firehouses in downtown Harrisburg.  Since the Paxton No. 6 Fire House was closed 3 years ago there are no longer fire engines stationed downtown. Talk with Dave about Harrisburg’s colorful firefighting history.  Free  

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  • 11/25/17

    Festival of Trees

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

    Themed Christmas trees beautifully 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, November 25 through December 17.  Free

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  • 11/25/17

    Toy Train Exhibit

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

    For many years, children of all ages have delighted in seeing passenger trains, freight trains and scenes reminiscent of Pennsylvania attractions and countryside at this annual event. The 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 […]

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  • 11/26/17

    Festival of Trees

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

    Themed Christmas trees beautifully 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, November 25 through December 17.  Free

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