Calendar of Events

  • 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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  • 6/2/17

    Summer Movie - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Dauphin County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of free evening movies at Fort Hunter this summer. Enjoy this classic adventure movie under the summer sky.  Bring your blankets and your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of family fun! If the weather is inclement, the movie will be shown inside the Centennial Barn.  Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol will provide children’s activities prior to each movie and The Friends of Fort Hunter will provide a concession stand. Free

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  • 6/9/17

    Summer Movie - Harry and the Hendersons

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Dauphin County Parks and Recreation offers a variety of free evening movies at Fort Hunter this summer. Enjoy this fantastical comedy story of Bigfoot under the summer sky.  Bring your blankets and your lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of family fun! If the weather is inclement, the movie will be shown inside the Centennial Barn.  Dauphin County Drug & Alcohol will provide children’s activities prior to each movie and The Friends of Fort Hunter will provide a concession stand. Free

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  • 6/10/17

    Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Relax and listen to the music of national recording artists along with Pennsylvania’s elite musicians. Sample some of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.    $30 advance, $40 at the gate, one ticket two day pass.  Visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation for schedule, additional information and tickets.

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  • 6/11/17

    Dauphin County Music & Wine Festival

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Relax and listen to the music of national recording artists along with Pennsylvania’s elite musicians. Sample some of Pennsylvania’s finest wineries.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket.    $30 advance, $40 at the gate, one ticket two day pass.  Visit Dauphin County Parks and Recreation for schedule, additional information and tickets.

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