Calendar of Events

  • 5/1/22 to 12/8/22

    Park Rx

    Time:
    12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Location:

    Get on the road to a healthier YOU this year by spending some quality time in nature with the Park Rx series of programs. Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is partnering with Highmark Blue Shield to create diverse activities to appeal to a wide range of health and wellness interests and create positive experiences in nature throughout Dauphin County, including Fort Hunter.  Programs are offered at different times in different parks.

    Follow DCPR on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or check www.dauphincounty.org for the Fort Hunter schedule.

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  • 5/1/22 to 12/23/22

    The Gilded Age at Fort Hunter Fashion Exhibit

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

    All that glitters is not gold, or is it?  Extending from the 1870’s to 1900, between the Civil War and the turn of the Twentieth Century, the American Gilded Age was a time of rapid economic and industrial growth in the United States and a time of serious poverty and social problems as well. Glittering on the surface but corrupt underneath.

    The current, popular HBO series “The Gilded Age” focuses on the intrigue and drama of the upper-class families of New York City, showing fabulous women’s attire of the time.  Helen and John Reily lived at Fort Hunter Mansion during this time period, from their marriage in 1886 until their deaths in the 1927 and 1932.  Eleven dresses worn by Helen Reily during this time period will be on display for this exhibit.

    An added feature of interest – a prominent figure in the HBO show is Ward McAllister, played by Nathan Lane. Ward was a real-life person who was the arbiter of good taste in New York society, advisor to Lady Astor.  In real life, Ward McAllister was a great, great nephew of Fort Hunter’s builder, Archibald McAllister.  Fort Hunter’s claim to fame!

     

    Exhibit mannequins are often featureless and without hair. Fort Hunter is fortunate to have real, human hair wigs depicting the latest fashions in hairstyles of the late 1800’s high society on the mannequin heads.

    Thanks to Ashley Leitzel-Reichenbach, the Fort Hunter exhibit has professional wigs that truly reflect the hairstyles of the time and bring the exhibit to life.  Ashley just finished the season as Head Hair Design for the TV show “Bull” and also currently works on the  “The Gilded Age”.  Fort Hunter is honored to have such television royalty contributing to the exhibit.  Many thanks to Ashley for giving her time and tremendous talent to bring the Fort Hunter mannequins to life, the hair really does make the exhibit.

     

     
     
    May – December              
    Tuesday- Sunday – 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
    Sunday – 12:00 – 4:30 pm
    Museum admission charged or free to Friends of Fort Hunter members
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  • 6/1/22 to 10/15/22

    Soft Plastic Collection Challenge

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Location:
    East Pavilion

    Can we save 500 pounds of soft plastic?

    The Friends of Fort Hunter are participating in a recycling effort that will provide a bench for Fort Hunter Park and also rid the world of 500 pounds of unwanted soft plastic.

    Under the leadership of Friends of Fort Hunter Board President, Rich Leitzel, Fort Hunter is partnering with the Trex Community Challenge to gather 500 pounds of plastics by the end of October to be eligible for a free bench made of the recycled plastic.

    Can the Fort Hunter community meet the challenge?  Start saving your plastics and drop them off at any time in the recycling boxes near each of the pavilions in the park or if you have a large collection, stop by the East Pavilion (barn side) on the dates below from 4 – 6 p.m. to meet Rich and drop off your collected plastics.

    July 6 – 4 – 6 p.m.
    Aug 10 – 4 – 6 p.m.
    Sept 7 – 4 – 6 p.m.
     

    Not all plastics make a bench; save these kinds of plastics:

    plastic bags
    pallet wrap/stretch film
    water bottle case wrap
    dry cleaning bags
    newspaper bags
    Ziploc and other resealable bags
    packing materials/bubblewrap
    cereal box liners

    Visit recycle.trex.com for additional information on plastic recycling and a complete list of all recyclable plastic films.

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  • 7/1/22

    Sunset Series Performance: Big Wahu Caribbean Band

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

    Enjoy a free concert by Big Wahu Caribbean Band.

    Every Friday night in a 13 week series between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Highmark Wholecare , t0 highlight local performing arts organizations and summer movie nights, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

    *pack a picnic basket 
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    * food trucks – Wich Way Sandwiches and Sarah’s Creamery – will begin serving at 6:00 p.m.
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Admission- Free
                                                             

     

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    Note: In the event of inclement weather, we make the decision on whether or not to postpone the event on Friday afternoon around 1:00 p.m.  Typically, the rain date will be on Sunday of the same weekend. Follow Dauphin County Parks & Recreation  Facebook page for updates. 

    Visit the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation website for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     
     
     
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  • 7/8/22

    Sunset Series - Movie Night: Luca

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

    Enjoy a free showing of Luca, the movie.

    Every Friday night in a 13 week series between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Highmark Wholecare, t0 highlight local performing arts organizations and summer movie nights, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

     
    *pack a picnic basket 
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand (popcorn, candy and beverages) sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Admission- Free

     

    Presented By:                                                                 

     

    Note: In the event of inclement weather, a decision on whether or not to postpone the event will be made on Friday afternoon around 1:00 p.m.  Typically, the rain date will be on Sunday of the same weekend. Follow Dauphin County Parks & Recreation  Facebook page for updates. 

    Visit the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation website for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     
     
     
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  • 7/15/22

    Sunset Series Performance: Shawan (jazz/lounge)

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

    Enjoy a free concert by Shawan.

    Every Friday night in a 13 week series between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Highmark Wholecare , t0 highlight local performing arts organizations and summer movie nights, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

    *pack a picnic basket 
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    * food trucks – Italian Job Food Truck and Whistle Stop on Wheels – will begin serving at 6:00 p.m.
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Admission- Free
                                                             

     

    Presented By:                                                                

    Note: In the event of inclement weather, we make the decision on whether or not to postpone the event on Friday afternoon around 1:00 p.m.  Typically, the rain date will be on Sunday of the same weekend. Follow Dauphin County Parks & Recreation  Facebook page for updates. 

    Visit the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation website for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     
     
     
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  • 7/16/22

    Dauphin County Brewfest

    Time:
    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Location:
    Fort Hunter Mansion

    Join Dauphin County Parks and Recreation to welcome over 60 craft beers to the 10th Annual BrewFest! Taste craft beer, listen to great music, taste gourmet foods, and learn how to brew beer yourself!  Set along the Susquehanna River in front of the Fort Hunter Mansion, this event is not to be missed!

    (RAIN OR SHINE!)

    Get your tickets in advance, this event always sells out.

    Click here for more information on participating breweries, food trucks, musicians, tickets and FAQs.

    Get your tickets now, this popular event always sells out, designated driver tickets are available.

    $40 in advance, $50 at the door, $15 designated driver

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  • 7/22/22

    Sunset Series - Movie Night: Soul

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

    Enjoy a free showing of Soul, the movie.

    Every Friday night in a 13 week series between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Highmark Wholecare, t0 highlight local performing arts organizations and summer movie nights, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

     
    *pack a picnic basket 
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand (popcorn, candy and beverages) sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Admission- Free

     

    Presented By:                                                                 

     

    Note: In the event of inclement weather, a decision on whether or not to postpone the event will be made on Friday afternoon around 1:00 p.m.  Typically, the rain date will be on Sunday of the same weekend. Follow Dauphin County Parks & Recreation  Facebook page for updates. 

    Visit the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation website for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     
     
     
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  • 7/29/22

    Sunset Series Performance: The Ogham Stones (Irish)

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

    Enjoy a free concert by The Ogham Stones.

    Every Friday night in a 13 week series between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Highmark Wholecare , t0 highlight local performing arts organizations and summer movie nights, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

    *pack a picnic basket 
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    * food trucks – Wich Way Sandwiches Whistle Stop on Wheels – will begin serving at 6:00 p.m.
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Admission- Free
                                                             

     

    Presented By:                                                                

    Note: In the event of inclement weather, we make the decision on whether or not to postpone the event on Friday afternoon around 1:00 p.m.  Typically, the rain date will be on Sunday of the same weekend. Follow Dauphin County Parks & Recreation  Facebook page for updates. 

    Visit the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation website for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     
     
     
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  • 8/5/22

    Sunset Series - Movie Night: Encanto

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

    Enjoy a free showing of Encanto, the movie.

    Every Friday night in a 13 week series between June and August, Dauphin County Parks and Recreation is teaming up with Highmark Wholecare, t0 highlight local performing arts organizations and summer movie nights, outside, under the stars in beautiful Fort Hunter Park.

     
    *pack a picnic basket 
    *bring your blankets and lawn chairs 
    *movie concession stand (popcorn, candy and beverages) sponsored by the Friends of Fort Hunter
    *no alcohol is permitted at Fort Hunter Park
     
    Admission- Free

     

    Presented By:                                                                 

     

    Note: In the event of inclement weather, a decision on whether or not to postpone the event will be made on Friday afternoon around 1:00 p.m.  Typically, the rain date will be on Sunday of the same weekend. Follow Dauphin County Parks & Recreation  Facebook page for updates. 

    Visit the Dauphin County Parks and Recreation website for the complete listing of the summer’s free concerts and movies.

     
     
     
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