Calendar of Events

  • 4/15/20

    Homeschoolers’ Day -postponed

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

    Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, this program has been postponed, call 717-599-5751 to be notified of rescheduling.

    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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  • 4/16/20

    Homeschoolers’ Day - postponed

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

    Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, this program has been postponed, call 717-599-5751 to be notified of rescheduling.

    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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  • 4/17/20

    Golden Shoals - Canceled

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

    Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, this concert has been canceled.

    An entertaining evening of roots music from four young musicians who are already masters of Old-Time traditions. Asheville, NC duo Golden Shoals (formerly Hoot and Holler) joins forces with Brad Kolodner and Alex Lacquement of Baltimore’s Charm City Junction.   Visit the Susquehanna Folk Music website for more information or to purchase tickets online.  Tickets $24, members $20, students $10

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  • 4/18/20

    Susquehanna Folk Music Coffeehouse

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

    Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, this program has been canceled.

    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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  • 4/19/20

    Susquehanna Folk Music Jam Session

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

    Due to the COVID 19 outbreak, the Jam Session is canceled for April.

    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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  • 5/3/20

    Garden Faire

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

    Kick off your gardening season at Garden Faire and celebrate the opening of Fort Hunter Mansion. Purchase some plants, try your hand at croquet, explore the craft show, dance a Maypole dance, try on a Victorian outfit 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 2020 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                                        10-4 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.
    Birdwalk                                                            2 p.m.
    Croquet Demonstration                                 2:30 p.m.
    Maypole Dance                                               1 & 2:15 p.m.

     

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  • 5/3/20 to 6/14/20

    Needle Art Exhibit

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

    View the handiwork of local needle artists from Susquehanna, York White Rose and  Nittany Valley chapters of the Embroiderers Guild of America.  The needle works will be on display from May 3 through June 14 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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  • 5/10/20

    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.  Free

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  • 5/17/20

    Mrs. Reily's Tea

    Time:
    1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Enjoy an afternoon high tea, an illustrated talk and a tour of Fort Hunter Mansion and the Needle Art exhibit.

    Begin the afternoon with local favorite Dr. Donald Koones, providing an illustrated talk entitled “If The Walls Could Talk- Hampton Court and the Royal School of Needlework”. Learn about the amazing Tudor dynasty of England, take a look inside Hampton Court, home of Henry VIII, and see the work of the current residents, the Royal School of Needlework.

    Then enjoy a high tea, featuring homemade rolls, chicken salad and cucumber soup, homemade fancy cookies and scones, fresh fruit and unending cups of tea.

    The afternoon will conclude with a walk through the Mansion and the Needle Art Exhibit.  For more information, contact Julia Hair, jhair@dauphinc.org or 717-599-5188, ext. 2116.

    In light of the COVID-19 potential closings, tickets will be for sale closer to the Tea date.

    $30 non-members/$25 members   

     

     

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  • 6/5/20

    Movies in the Park

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

    Every Friday night in June Dauphin County Parks and Recreation shows a free movie outside under the stars. Movie TBA this Friday evening.  Bring blankets and chairs; no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park. Light refreshments are available for purchase to benefit the Friends of Fort Hunter. In case of rain, the movie will be shown in the Centennial Barn.   Free

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