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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  • 10/28/17

    Susquehanna Folk Music Coffeehouse

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Susquehanna Folk Coffeehouses are intimate Saturday evenings showcasing Central Pennsylvania’s fine amateur acoustic musicians. Cabaret seating and tasty refreshments create an informal coffeehouse atmosphere in the cozy, rustic barn. Check the calendar for more coffee houses this season! Enjoy live acoustic music and an attentive, music-loving audience. Sales of refreshments benefit Susquehanna Folk; donations to defray costs are […]

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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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  • 11/4/17

    The Kennedys in Concert

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

    Folk duo Pete and Maura Kennedy are recognized for their harmonies and instrumental prowess, blending elements of country music, bluegrass, Western swing and janglepop.  You really have to watch these two perform together, live, to understand the impact of their music. They are a musical pair very much in tune with one another and their […]

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  • 11/5/17

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Note the change of date.  SFMS Jams are enjoyable afternoons of homemade acoustic music. Everyone who loves making music or listening to it, regardless of age,  performers or non-performers, beginners to experts are welcome. Folk music is at its best when made by hand and shared among friends — so drag that ukulele out of […]

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  • 11/11/17

    Bill Staines in Concert

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

    For more than 45 years, Bill Staines has been the quintessential folk troubadour. With his wonderful songs, his warm, smooth baritone, his prowess on guitar, his charm and his gentle humor, Staines is consistently one of the most popular singers on the folk music circuit today. He writes lovely, infectious melodies, and his story-filled lyrics […]

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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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  • 11/18/17

    Tellabration

    Time:
    7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    The Susquehanna Storytellers Guild presents Tellabration, a night of worldwide storytelling.  This popular annual show will feature Storytellers and Special Guests performing/ telling traditional and original stories for young and old in an informal, round-robin get-together. Light refreshments will be served during intermission.  Admission is $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 12 and under […]

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