Calendar of Events

  • 4/2/17

    The Susquehanna Folk Music Society’s April Jam

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    The Susquehanna Folk Music Society’ April Jam. Pre-tax blues; bring your favorite blues song to our April jam. Everyone welcome.

    For information contact jams@sfmsfolk.org

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  • 4/9/17

    Dauphin County Egg Hunt

    Time:
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Thousands of plastic eggs will be filled with candy and scattered on the Centennial Barn lawn. Hunts are scheduled for ages 2 – 3 at 2:30, ages 4 – 5 at 2:45, ages 6 – 7 at 3 and ages 8 – 9 at 3:15. Take part in special family activities such as face painting, pony rides and more. Free

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  • 4/18/17

    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 on activities and more.  Then they’ll tour the Mansion to see how people lived at Fort Hunter in the early 1900s.  Because of space limitations, only students in the 2 – 6 grades will participate in the program, other activities must be provided for other children in the family.

    $5 students, $3 adults, pre-register at 717-599-5751.

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  • 4/20/17

    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 on activities and more.  Then they’ll tour the Mansion to see how people lived at Fort Hunter in the early 1900s.  Because of space limitations, only students in the 2 – 6 grades will participate in the program, other activities must be provided for other children in the family.

    $5 students, $3 adults, pre-register at 717-599-5751.

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  • 4/22/17

    Susquehanna Folk Music Society Spring Coffeehouse

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

    Live acoustic music from local and regional performers, in an intimate, smoke- and alcohol-free setting.

    More information at www.sfmsfolk.org

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  • 4/23/17

    A Walk and A Stretch in the Park

    Time:
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park

    Enjoy beauty, history and good health with yoga instructor Traci Wolfe as she leads a 1 hour and 15 minute walk around the park, guides a 35 minute yoga session along the banks of the Susquehanna River and concludes with a 10 minute meditation.  Sign-in begins at 8:30 am in the Centennial Barn.    Come alone or bring your friends and family as we celebrate and enjoy our county parks.  This program is offered on the National Park Service’s National Parks RX Day which encourages people to visit parks for their good health.  If it is raining, the yoga and meditation sessions will be offered in  the Centennial Barn, the walk may be canceled.  Free, donations accepted but not required.

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  • 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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  • 5/6/17

    Ikebana and Bonsai Exhibits

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Celebrate two forms of Japanese artistry at Fort Hunter this weekend.  The Harrisburg Chapter of Ikebana International will hold their annual Ikebana exhibition for two days in Fort Hunter’s Centennial Barn and the Susquehanna Bonsai Club will exhibit several specimens of bonsai in the 1810 Stable. The shows will be open Saturday from 1 – 5 pm and Sunday, during Garden Faire, from 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is free.

    Ikebana is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. Ikebana often emphasizes areas other than the flower of the plant, such as its stems and leaves, and draws emphasis toward shape, line and form through minimalism.   Bonsai is an art form of miniature trees grown in containers.  The purpose of bonsai is primarily contemplation (for the viewer) and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity (for the grower.)

    Members of Ikebana will present flower arrangements in the different styles of Ikebana and will be judged on the arrangements adherence to style specifications.  A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 11 am on Saturday.

    Ikebana International is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement.   Ikebana International does not teach any singe style of Ikebana; rather, it encompasses many different schools.  The Harrisburg chapter of Ikebana International has been in existence for 56 years.

    The Susquehanna Bonsai Club, started in 1980, will be displaying their trees and will be on hand to answer any questions about the art of bonsai. They will also be demonstrating the techniques used to create these living works of art throughout the weekend. Members will also be available on Saturday to give advice on bonsai trees that are brought in by visitors.

     

     

     

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  • 5/7/17 to 5/21/17

    First Annual Needle Arts Exhibit

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

    View the handiwork of local needle art designers and others exhibited in the rooms of Fort Hunter Mansion.  The exhibit will be open during museum hours, regular museum admission will be charged.

     

     

    Brenda E. Kocher Designs Canvas Embroidery

     

     

     

     


     

     

    Christine Manges Rug Braiding

     

     

     


     

    Victorian Hair work by Lucy Cadwallader

     

     

     


     

    Rug Hooking by the Loose Noodles Rug Hooking group

     

     

     

     

     


     

     

    Donna and Debbie Lohman Quilting

     

     

     

     

    Terry Kunst Needle Felting

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  • 5/7/17

    Garden Faire

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

    Welcome spring with the Victorians! Browse through plants sales and craft tents, choosing among over forty vendors. New this year, croquet will be demonstrated on the barn green.  View Victorian exhibits, dancing and music by Victorian Dance Ensemble & Susquehanna Travellers  as well as Maypole dancing by the Society for Creative Anachronism -Shire of the Blak Rose and cakewalks.  Tasty food is available at the Café; an art show/sale by the Paxtang Art Association is also offered, enjoy children’s activities and hands on fly fishing demonstrations. Ikebana International will hold their flower show in the barn and the Susquehanna Bonsai Club will display in the Stone Stable.  View the Needle Art Exhibit featuring needle work by designers, displayed in rooms of the Mansion, on a tour of Fort Hunter Mansion (admission.)    Free    Click here for a vendor application.  

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