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See "Coming Up" below for details on Jim Houpt visit to FCHS-K

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The Public is invited to view the Chambers Family Exhibit now on display at the Old Jail. The exhibit comprises recently acquired imagery, artifacts and text to tell the story of the Chambers family as well as objects on loan from many of the descendants of the founders of Chambersburg, PA.

 

 

 

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Docents to guide visitors through the Old Jail and especially the John Brown House! If you have some spare time, please sign up. Because of an increasing number of visitors we really need the help. If you talk to our current docents they will tell you they enjoy the experience. Training is provided.

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Coming Up  

 

Exhibit in Lecture Hall on 1864 in our community.

September

Saturday, the 21st Jim Houpt will be at the Old Jail from 10 AM to 2 PM to sign his new book based on James McCullough and titled "In His Own Words"

 

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Speakers: check dates and times. A $2 donation is requested for refreshments at Grove Library. Please call the historical society if you plan to attend at (717) 264-4706.

Speakers begin in September and can be found on our franklinhistorical.org web site


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Chambers room and display now available for viewing


"Picture Project" underway with new computer and scanner purchased through special donation and grant. Large collection of glass and acetate pictures being copied to computer files.

 

During the month of May the Society hosted 700 CASD 5th grade students and the John Brown House hosted 8th grade students from Greencastle.