Calendar of Events

  • 3/23/19

    The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

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

    Hailing from the mountain towns of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Maryland, the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time, bluegrass, jamgrass, rockabilly, and swing music to create their own brand of high energy Appalachian Bluegrass.  Visit the Susquehanna Folk Music website for more information or to purchase tickets online.  Tickets $24, members $20, students $10

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  • 4/6/19

    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 always welcome.   Free, information at www.sfmsfolk.org

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  • 4/7/19

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

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

    SFMS Jams are enjoyable afternoons of homemade acoustic music. We welcome everyone who loves making music or listening to it, regardless of age, talent or training. We get together for the joy of the company and making music.  Visit Susquehanna Folk Music for more information. Note change of date!  Free

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  • 4/10/19

    Homeschoolers’ Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    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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  • 4/11/19

    Homeschoolers’ Day

    Time:
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    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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  • 4/13/19

    Del Rey

    Time:
    7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Del Rey is an American blues, jazz and ragtime singer, guitarist and ukulele player. Her distinctive fingerstyle playing has an fascinating complexity, and she makes her solo instrument (even the ukulele!) sound like a whole band. Rags, blues and tunes of the early 20th Century are her specialty, even as she writes new music to add to the tradition.  Visit the Susquehanna Folk Music website for additional information or to purchase tickets online.  Tickets $20, members $16, students $10

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  • 5/5/19

    Garden Faire

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

    Welcome long awaited Spring at Garden Faire. Purchase some plants, explore the craft show, dance a Maypole dance, try your hand at croquet and have a scrumptious lunch. Returning this year, the cultured game of croquet will be demonstrated in the barn green.

    Visit 45 craft vendors and the Friends of Fort Hunter Plant Sale. And of course there’s tasty food available for purchase, Ikebana and Bonsai exhibits, Maypole dances, Victorian music and cake walks, as well as The Paxtang Art Association’s show and sale. Fort Hunter Mansion tours will include viewing the Needle Arts Exhibit.  Many thanks to the Pennsylvania Bakery for donating the favorite Teapot Cake for the cakewalk. Craft vendors can download the application for our 2019 event here.      Free

    Schedule of Events
    Throughout the Day
        Café   
       Food Stand 
       Dirt Therapy
       Needle Arts Exhibit
       Bees, Natives and Rain Gardens
       Friends Plant Sale
       Ikebana International and Bonsai exhibits  
        Paxtang Art Show and Sale
        Mansion tours
       Vendors/crafters                                                               
        Victorian displays
    Garden chats                                                    12- 2 p.m.
    Children’s activities                                        12-4 p.m.
    Victorian Dance Ensemble 
         & Susquehanna Travellers                       12 & 1:30 p.m.               
    Cakewalks                                                         12:30 & 2 p.m.
    Cemetery Walk with Dr. Donald Koones   1 p.m.
    Croquet Demonstration                                 2:30 p.m.
    Maypole Dance                                               1 & 2:15 p.m.

     

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  • 5/5/19 to 6/16/19

    Needle Art Exhibit

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

    View the handiwork of local needle artists from  Molly Pitcher Stitchers, Susquehanna, and  Nittany Valley chapters of the Embroiderers Guild of America.  The needle works will be on display from May 5 through June 16 and can be viewed on a tour of the Mansion, during museum hours, regular admission charged.  Discounted group tours are available and can be arranged by calling 717-599-5751. For information on other local needle works opportunities visit halfmoonhandwerks.com.

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  • 5/11/19

    "Hit the Road Educational Tours" Hillwood Estate and the Washington National Cathedral Bus Trip

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

    Join the Friends of Fort Hunter’s “Hit the Road Educational Tour” on a bus trip to Hillwood Estate and Museum and the Washington National Cathedral featuring Dr. Donald Koones narration.

    Departing the Fort Hunter Centennial Barn parking lot promptly  at  7 a.m. (boarding begins at 6:45 a.m.), Dr. Koones will regale participants with juicy history and stories of Marjorie Merriweather Post during the trip.

    Arriving at Hillwood, home of Marjorie Merriweather Post,  guests will participate in a guided tour of the formal gardens and pristine mansion full of 18th and 19th century French art and incredible Fabergé eggs.  Savor an afternoon tea in the midst of this grand estate.

    Back on the bus, get a head start on the behind the scenes fun facts of the National Cathedral, such as the 215 stained glass windows and 112 gargoyles, whose cornerstone was laid in 1902 and completed in 1990.  Participate in a guided tour highlighting the history, architecture and mission of this national treasure and enjoy some free time to visit the outstanding Gift Shop.

    On the way home, a dinner stop at Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, with dinner on your own,  will complete the day.  Plan to return to Fort Hunter around 8:30p.m.

    Tea at Hillwood:                                                                                                 Tea Sandwich Assortment -Garden Herb Chicken Salad, Traditional English Cucumber Sandwich, Cambridge House Smoked Salmon                                                                                                                  Miniature Pastries – Duo of Tartlets, Assorted Scones with housemade preserves, whipped honey butter, Lemon Lavender Short Bread                                                                                                                                   Opera Cake – espresso-soaked almond sponge cake, chocolate ganache, coffee buttercream                                                               Artisan Hot Tea Selection,  iced tea available on request.

    Non-member – $140, Member – $126  Seating is limited, deadline for reservations is April 22Click here for tickets. To enjoy the discount Become a member of the Friends of Fort Hunter.

    Ticket price includes: transportation by Cross Country Coach, admission at Hillwood and the National Cathedral, Afternoon Tea with gratuity at Hillwood and talks by Dr. Donald Koones. Gratuity for the bus driver and dinner at Mountain Gate are not included.  All sales are final, no refunds will be issued.

     

     

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  • 5/11/19

    The Small Glories

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

    Folk powerhouse pair The Small Glories are Cara Luft and JD Edwards, a dynamic Americana duo planted on the Canadian Prairies. Straight out of the gate these two veteran singer/songwriters built a buzz around their tight harmonies, authenticity, visceral live performances and equally well-matched guitar prowess that doesn’t come around often. Visit the Susquehanna Folk Music webpage for additional information or to purchase tickets online.  Tickets $24, members $20, students $10.

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