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Coming Soon!

Phase 1 of Frankenberger Garden addition to Frankenberger Tavern

Frankenberger Garden

"A Musical Christmas" in the Freight Station Museum attracted over 2000 visits.

Christmas Exhibit

150th Anniversary Party For The Passenger Station

Music, Surrey Rides, Artisans, and History

Station Anniversary 1

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station anniversary 3

Free Admission


February 22 - May 23: "Fun and Games Through The Ages"

People have enjoyed play from prehistoric times.  Come see our tribute to fun.  Free admission.


March 27-28: Marshmallow Peeps

April ?: Antique Appraisal

April ?: Earth Day Celebration

May 8: Bus Trip: Grounds for Sculpture

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June 6: Mechanicsburg Historic Walking Tour South

June 18: Jubilee Day

July ?: Blueberry Sale

September 12: Mechanicsburg Historic Walking Tour (Direction TBD)

October 10: Dinner at Frankenberger Tavern

November 6-7: Christmas Yard Sale

November ?: Mechanicsburg Tree Lighting

December 5: Candlelight Walking Tour

December 12: A Visit From Mrs. Claus

non-members $5.00, members & children under 12 free Wednesday talks begin at noon, Sunday talks at 2:00

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 

“Hard Times: Growing up in Mechanicsburg During the Depression”

Jim Talone, President, Historical Society of Stone Harbor, NJ


Sunday, March 15, 2020

“Flames Beyond Gettysburg: Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River 1863”

Scott Mingus, Civil War Author & Blogger


Sunday, April 19

“Well-Behaved Taverns Seldom Make History”

Diane McCormick, Author


Wednesday, April 29

“Daniel Cocklin: Civil War Letters from a Mechanicsburg ‘Sholger”’

Beverly Bone, Author & Acquistions MMA


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

“Harrisburg’s Merchant Heritage & the Legacy of Mary Sachs”

David Morrison, Executive Director, Historic Harrisburg Association


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

“Colonial Slaves & Slave Owners in Dauphin County”

Robin Lighty, President

Paxtang Historical  Society



Wednesday, May 27, 2020

“Photographers of the Great Depression: Dorothea Lange & Ben Shahn”

Selby M. Doughty, Independent Scholar


Wednesday, September 23, 2020

“Philadelphia to Holidaysburg on the Pa. Main Line Canal & Public works”

Stephen Runkle, Historian


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 “Joller Story: Life in a Company Coal Mine & Village”

Stephen Runkle, Historian  


Wednesday, October 7, 2020

“One Room Schools of Upper Allen”

William Murray, Archivist, Mechanicsburg School Dist.


Wednesday, October 21, 2020

“Camp Security”

Jonathan Stayer, Friends of Camp Security


Wednesday, October 28, 2020

“Edgar Degas: An Artist’s Life”

Selby M. Doughty, Independent Scholar

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