Calendar of Events

  • 3/24/21 to 3/24/21

    Virtual Illustrated Talk - Caring for your Family Heirloom Textiles

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

    Textiles and cherished garments often form a part of a family’s treasured memories, but how to take care of them? Join the Friends of Fort Hunter for a free virtual lecture with Dr. Karin Bohleke, to discuss some of the problems associated with preserving textiles, as well as provide tips for preserving them for future generations.

     

    Dr. Karin J. Bohleke is the director of the Fashion Archives and Museum of Shippensburg University. She holds a Ph.D. in French language and literature from Yale University, and she periodically teaches French at Shippensburg. She has presented her continuing research at conferences as well as published in Dress, The Daguerreian Annual, American Periodicals, Civil War Historian, Costume and Piecework. Her research interests focus on the nineteenth century and include fashion, early photography, pre-Tutankhamun Egyptomania fashions for women, the dissemination of French fashions in the United States, and women’s travel accounts of journeys to Egypt. Her current research projects involve the study of clothing in nineteenth-century photos of African Americans, both enslaved and free, as well as the use of fashion in early sixteenth-century Reformation pamphlets and women’s portraits.

    Click here to register for the free virtual lecture, an email with instructions on how to view the lecture will be sent to you a few days prior to March 24.

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  • 4/13/21 to 4/13/21

    Fort Hunter Conservancy Walk

    Time:
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Join a Wildwood Naturalist for a strenuous hike at the 153-acre, Fort Hunter Conservancy. Hike through the woods and meadows, stopping at the top the mountain to enjoy the view. Please bring water, a snack and proper footwear as the last section of trail is very steep and has lots of loose rock. Masks & social distancing required. Pre-registration is required.  Free

    Click here to register online 

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  • 4/18/21 to 4/18/21

    Maple Sugar Festival

    Time:
    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Park
    This sweet event is free for everyone. Enjoy learning the mysteries of maple syrup making, Native American sugar making, tree tapping and children’s activities. Taste tests different types of maple syrup and enjoy an educational video that includes all aspects of the syrup making process.  Pennsylvania maple products will be  for sale at the event.
     
     

    This event, normally held in March, has been postponed to April to hold all of the festival activities outdoors.

     

    Due to COVID-19 mitigation efforts, guests are asked to register in advance to attend the Maple Sugar Festival

    All guests will be required to wear masks and maintain social distancing throughout the event.

    Click here for a free timed ticket.

     

     

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  • 5/2/21 to 5/2/21

    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 2021 event here.      Free

    Schedule of Events
    Throughout the Day
        Café   
       Food Stand 
       Dirt Therapy
       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.
     Croquet Demonstration                                 2:30 p.m.
     Maypole Dance                                               1 & 2:15 p.m.

     

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  • 5/18/21 to 5/18/21

    Historical Tree Walk

    Time:
    2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion & Park

    Join a Naturalist for a leisurely walk around Fort Hunter Park & Mansion. Learn one method for aging a live tree and some historical facts about these large giants. Masks & social distancing required. Pre-registration required.  Free

    Click here to register online .

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  • 6/4/21 to 6/4/21

    Sunset Series - Musical Performance

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

    Every Friday night between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation hosts a free musical performance or a free movie, outside under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

    New for 2021,  participants are encouraged  to get involved with the community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” Bring a new item  each week of the series, to benefit one of the many regional charities that will be here to accepting donations throughout the summer.

    *pack a picnic basket (or on concert nights purchase from one of the food trucks hosted each week)
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand on movie nights sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
    *in case of rain, the concert or movie will be in the Centennial Barn  

    Check back for the musical group for this Friday evening.  Free

     
    Friday, June 4        7:00 pm    Musical Performance TBA
    Friday, June 11       8:30 pm    Movie: Trolls World Tour 
    Friday, June 18      7:00 pm    Musical Performance  TBD
    Friday, June 25      8:30 pm    Movie: Hotel for Dogs
    Friday, July 2         7:00 pm    Musical Performance TBD
    Friday, July 9         8:30 pm    Movie: A Beautiful  Day in the
                                                         Neighborhood
    Friday, July 16       7:00 pm    Musical Performance: Central PA
                                                         Friends of Jazz
    Friday, July 23       8:30 pm   Movie: Christmas in July – Polar
                                                         Express
    Friday, July 30      7:00 pm   Performance: Gamut Theatre featuring
                                                         An Evening of TMI Improv
    Friday, August 6    8:30 pm    Movie: The NeverEnding Story
    Friday, August 13   7:00 pm   Musical Performance: Open Stage of
                                                          Harrisburg An Evening of  Broadway
                                                          Cabaret 
    Friday, August 20  8:30 pm   Movie: The Bee Movie
    Friday, August 27  7:00 pm    Musical Performance: Susquehanna
                                                           Folk Music Society featuring
                                                           Colebrook Road
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  • 6/11/21 to 6/11/21

    Sunset Series - Movie Night: Trolls World Tour

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation hosts a free musical performance or a free movie night, outside under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

    New for 2021,  participants are encouraged  to get involved with the community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” Bring a new item  each week of the series, to benefit one of the many regional charities that will be here to accepting donations throughout the summer.

    *pack a picnic basket (or on concert nights purchase from one of the food trucks hosted each week)
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand on movie nights sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
    *in case of rain, the concert or movie will be in the Centennial Barn  

      Free

     
    Friday, June 4        7:00 pm    Musical Performance TBA
    Friday, June 11       8:30 pm    Movie: Trolls World Tour 
    Friday, June 18      7:00 pm    Musical Performance  TBD
    Friday, June 25      8:30 pm    Movie: Hotel for Dogs
    Friday, July 2         7:00 pm    Musical Performance TBD
    Friday, July 9         8:30 pm    Movie: A Beautiful  Day in the
                                                         Neighborhood
    Friday, July 16       7:00 pm    Musical Performance: Central PA
                                                         Friends of Jazz
    Friday, July 23       8:30 pm   Movie: Christmas in July – Polar
                                                         Express
    Friday, July 30      7:00 pm   Performance: Gamut Theatre featuring
                                                         An Evening of TMI Improv
    Friday, August 6    8:30 pm    Movie: The NeverEnding Story
    Friday, August 13   7:00 pm   Musical Performance: Open Stage of
                                                          Harrisburg An Evening of  Broadway
                                                          Cabaret 
    Friday, August 20  8:30 pm   Movie: The Bee Movie
    Friday, August 27  7:00 pm    Musical Performance: Susquehanna
                                                           Folk Music Society featuring
                                                           Colebrook Road
     
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  • 6/18/21 to 6/18/21

    Sunset Series - Musical Performance

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

    Every Friday night between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation hosts a free musical performance or a free movie, outside under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

    New for 2021,  participants are encouraged  to get involved with the community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” Bring a new item  each week of the series, to benefit one of the many regional charities that will be here to accepting donations throughout the summer.

    *pack a picnic basket (or on concert nights purchase from one of the food trucks hosted each week)
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand on movie nights sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
    *in case of rain, the concert or movie will be in the Centennial Barn  

    Check back for the musical group for this Friday evening.  Free

     
    Friday, June 4        7:00 pm    Musical Performance TBA
    Friday, June 11       8:30 pm    Movie: Trolls World Tour 
    Friday, June 18      7:00 pm    Musical Performance  TBD
    Friday, June 25      8:30 pm    Movie: Hotel for Dogs
    Friday, July 2         7:00 pm    Musical Performance TBD
    Friday, July 9         8:30 pm    Movie: A Beautiful  Day in the
                                                         Neighborhood
    Friday, July 16       7:00 pm    Musical Performance: Central PA
                                                         Friends of Jazz
    Friday, July 23       8:30 pm   Movie: Christmas in July – Polar
                                                         Express
    Friday, July 30      7:00 pm   Performance: Gamut Theatre featuring
                                                         An Evening of TMI Improv
    Friday, August 6    8:30 pm    Movie: The NeverEnding Story
    Friday, August 13   7:00 pm   Musical Performance: Open Stage of
                                                          Harrisburg An Evening of  Broadway
                                                          Cabaret 
    Friday, August 20  8:30 pm   Movie: The Bee Movie
    Friday, August 27  7:00 pm    Musical Performance: Susquehanna
                                                           Folk Music Society featuring
                                                           Colebrook Road
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  • 6/25/21 to 6/25/21

    Sunset Series - Movie Night: Hotel for Dogs

    Time:
    8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Location:
    Centennial Barn

    Every Friday night between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation hosts a free musical performance or a free movie night, outside under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

    New for 2021,  participants are encouraged  to get involved with the community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” Bring a new item  each week of the series, to benefit one of the many regional charities that will be here to accepting donations throughout the summer.

    *pack a picnic basket (or on concert nights purchase from one of the food trucks hosted each week)
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand on movie nights sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
    *in case of rain, the concert or movie will be in the Centennial Barn  

      Free

     
    Friday, June 4        7:00 pm    Musical Performance TBA
    Friday, June 11       8:30 pm    Movie: Trolls World Tour 
    Friday, June 18      7:00 pm    Musical Performance  TBD
    Friday, June 25      8:30 pm    Movie: Hotel for Dogs
    Friday, July 2         7:00 pm    Musical Performance TBD
    Friday, July 9         8:30 pm    Movie: A Beautiful  Day in the
                                                         Neighborhood
    Friday, July 16       7:00 pm    Musical Performance: Central PA
                                                         Friends of Jazz
    Friday, July 23       8:30 pm   Movie: Christmas in July – Polar
                                                         Express
    Friday, July 30      7:00 pm   Performance: Gamut Theatre featuring
                                                         An Evening of TMI Improv
    Friday, August 6    8:30 pm    Movie: The NeverEnding Story
    Friday, August 13   7:00 pm   Musical Performance: Open Stage of
                                                          Harrisburg An Evening of  Broadway
                                                          Cabaret 
    Friday, August 20  8:30 pm   Movie: The Bee Movie
    Friday, August 27  7:00 pm    Musical Performance: Susquehanna
                                                           Folk Music Society featuring
                                                           Colebrook Road
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  • 7/2/21 to 7/2/21

    Sunset Series -Central Pennsylvania Music Hall of Fame presents the Winner of Duo Category

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

    Every Friday night between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation hosts a free musical performance or a free movie, outside under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

    Teaming up with Capital BlueCross and Renewal by Andersen, the Sunset Music & Movie Series is expanding to 13-weeks, highlighting local performing arts organizations and including the family summer movie series.

    New for 2021,  participants are encouraged  to get involved with the community by supporting “Dauphin County Gives Back!” Bring a new item  each week of the series, to benefit one of the many regional charities that will be here to accepting donations throughout the summer.

    *pack a picnic basket (or on concert nights purchase from one of the food trucks hosted each week)
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand on movie nights sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
    *in case of rain, the concert or movie will be in the Centennial Barn  

    Check back for the musical group for this Friday evening.  Free

     
    Friday, June 4        7:00 pm    Musical Performance TBA
    Friday, June 11       8:30 pm    Movie: Trolls World Tour 
    Friday, June 18      7:00 pm    Musical Performance  TBD
    Friday, June 25      8:30 pm    Movie: Hotel for Dogs
    Friday, July 2         7:00 pm    Central PA Hall of Fame Winner of Duo Category
    Friday, July 9         8:30 pm    Movie: A Beautiful  Day in the
                                                         Neighborhood
    Friday, July 16       7:00 pm    Musical Performance: Central PA
                                                         Friends of Jazz
    Friday, July 23       8:30 pm   Movie: Christmas in July – Polar
                                                         Express
    Friday, July 30      7:00 pm   Performance: Gamut Theatre featuring
                                                         An Evening of TMI Improv
    Friday, August 6    8:30 pm    Movie: The NeverEnding Story
    Friday, August 13   7:00 pm   Musical Performance: Open Stage of
                                                          Harrisburg An Evening of  Broadway
                                                          Cabaret 
    Friday, August 20  8:30 pm   Movie: The Bee Movie
    Friday, August 27  7:00 pm    Musical Performance: Susquehanna
                                                           Folk Music Society featuring
                                                           Colebrook Road
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