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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  • 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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  • 5/7/17

    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 May 6 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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  • 5/13/17

    Robert Bobby Duo and Friction Farm in Concert

    Time:
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    robert-bobby-duoThe Susquehanna Folk Music Society presents a perfect blend of folk, singer-songwriters, Americana and blues.

    A Songwriting workshop at 4:30 PM. Potluck at 6.

    More information at www.sfmsfolk.org

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  • 5/14/17

    The Susquehanna Folk Music Society’s May Jam

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

    Happy Mother’s day: Bring one of your mom’s favorite tunes to our May jam. Everyone welcome.

    For information contact jams@sfmsfolk.org

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  • 5/17/17

    Slavery and the Underground Railroad with Cooper Wingert

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

    Historian Cooper Wingert reveals the struggles between slavery and abolition in South Central Pennsylvania in a talk focusing on his recent book “Slavery & the Underground Railroad in Central Pennsylvania.”

    Much like the rest of the nation, South Central Pennsylvania struggled with slavery. The institution lingered locally for more than fifty years, although it was virtually extinct everywhere else within Pennsylvania. Gradually, antislavery views prevailed. The Appalachian Mountains and the Susquehanna River provided natural cover for fleeing slaves, causing an influx of travel along the Underground Railroad. Locals like William Wright and James McAllister assisted these runaways while publicly advocating to abolish slavery.

    Signed copies of his book will be available for purchase.  The illustrated talk is free.

     

     

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  • 5/21/17

    Classics at the Mansion

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    On the front lawn of the Mansion view classic Rolls Royce automobiles as you tour Fort Hunter Mansion or stroll the grounds.  Free (fee for Mansion tour)

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  • 5/21/17

    Needle Arts Tea

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

    Enjoy an afternoon dessert tea consisting of homemade cheesecakes, homemade scones, fresh fruit and sweets and unending cups of tea, a talk with the designers of the needle work on exhibit and a tour of the needle art exhibit.

    Brenda Kocher will explore various types of needlework, their history and how they have evolved through the years in her talk, “Threads Through Time.” She’ll show examples of  Or Nué, Schwalm, Hedebo, Silk Gauze, and the use of needlework in Firescreens.

    $25/ members $20    Click here for tickets.  Or tickets may be purchased in person at the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation offices at 100 Fort Hunter Road or by sending a check made payable to the Friends of Fort Hunter.

     

     

     

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