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





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.






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.


Coming Up  


Exhibit in Lecture Hall on 1863 in our community.


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"



Speakers - listed below - 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 beginning in September:

Monday, September 30 10 AM Grove Library: Ross Hetrick as Thaddeus Stevens

Thursday, October 24 2 PM Grove Library: J. Robert Heckman on Michael Cromer

Thursday, November 14 2 PM Grove Library: Olga Herbert on 100 Years of the Lincoln Highway

Monday, December 9 6:30 PM Chestnut Landing at Menno Haven: Dessert Reception


Chambers room and display now available for viewing


Discussions on web site and Internet changes taking place in committee at the moment


"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 grad students