Educational

Category: Educational

  • 12/1/21 to 12/23/21

    Christmas at Fort Hunter

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

    Catch the holiday spirit as you enjoy a guided tour of Fort Hunter Mansion decorated with fresh greens and fruits, dried materials and fresh flowers.  Many thanks to the Civic Committee of the Garden Club of Harrisburg for their inspired decorating creations.  The lives of the families that lived at Fort Hunter are highlighted on guided tours of the elegant rooms. Tour size is limited to 8 people.  Reservations are encouraged, walk-in tours are accommodated as available. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.

    Many thanks to Nature’s Way Nursery for providing the pine roping and parlor Christmas tree used in holidays decorations.

    Visit the Virtual Museum Shop, place an order online and pick up at the Mansion.

    Tuesday -Saturday, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Sunday, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm
    Closed Mondays

    Click here to reserve your tour.

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  • 12/5/21

    Clear Toy Candy Demonstration

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

    A sweet reminder of the past; clear toy candy making will be demonstrated in the summer kitchen of the Mansion during the Victorian Tea. This Pennsylvania-German tradition that dates back to the 1700s involves molding sugar into a hard-candy sculptures. This candy was, and still is, a traditional holiday gift among local Pennsylvanians; one-part play-thing, and one-part edible treat. Candy makers George Kopp and Gina Napoli will demonstrate in the Mansion summer kitchen during the Victorian Tea and have candies for sale.  Free

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  • 1/12/22

    Virtual Illustrated Lecture - Honeybees: the View from the Backyard

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    Location:

    Join the Friends of Hunter to learn about  bees, beekeeping, and the work that bees do. Claire Jantz has been keeping bees in her back yard for about 15 years and continues to learn a lot about bees. Join her for a view of what is going on inside a hive, bees at work, threats to honeybees, and bee swarming behavior. Dr. Claire Jantz is a Professor of Geography at Shippensburg University.

    This virtual lecture is free but requires registration.  An email will be sent the week of the lecture with a link to attend the virtual talk. Click here to register.

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