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New exhibit in the Passenger Station: paintings of Hogestown by Carol Mayer


Baby Boomers Opening Party A Hit! 

Over 260 People In Our Museum.   Thanks to Citizens Bank, Blue Moon Cruisers, Eckles, Bill Runkle DJ, Singer Band, And Our Museum Volunteers.

Car Display
Museum Party

"Rise of the Baby Boomers" closes as one of our most popular exhibits everRise of the Baby Boomers

Jubilee Day

Jubilee Day

"Collections From A To Z" closes a fun spring season

Collections 1

Free Admission


February 18, 2017 - May 6, 2017: "Wide World Of Glass"

Art glass to utilitarian glass, with many varieties in between, glass is everywhere in our lives.  Old and new, plain and fancy, with colors, sparkle, and some things you didn't expect! flyer

PLEASE NOTE: This exhibit is not child-proof, so for the safety of your children and our exhibit items, please plan accordingly.

June 17, 2017 - October 7, 2017: "Friends And Neighbors"

A look at communities around Mechanicsburg, as they are today and were in times past.  Guaranteed to have some things you didn't know.


April 3, 2017: Antique Appraisal With Richard Murry

Fun and entertaining
6:30 PM at the Passenger Station

April 22, 2017: Earth Day

Crafts for kids and bake sale at the Passenger Station

May 13, 2017: Native American Artifact Auction

Details coming soon

June 3, 2017: Historic Mechanicsburg East Walking Tour

New this year; we are dividing our tour into two tours to add attractions farther away in each direction.  The eastern tour will include the historic warehouse now used as our library, and Irving College.

Meet at the Passenger Station at 10:00
$5 fee

June 10, 2017: 20th Annual Heritage Golf Tournament

Carlisle Barracks Golf Course
Format: Four Person Scramble
Registration: 12:00 noon
Putting Contest: 12:00 - 1:00
Shotgun Start: 1:00
registration form
Sponsor A Hole or Contribute A Prize
sponsor form

June 13, 2017: Mechanicsburg Museum Picnic

A Tuesday evening picnic for members and friends.  We provide hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks, and ask picnicers to bring covered dishes, snacks, or deserts.  Entertainment will include Mechanicsburg trivia and bingo.

June 15, 2017: Jubilee Day

Visit us at the Frankenberger Tavern
Preview our summer Freight Station exhibit, "Friends and Neighbors," a look at our local communities past and present
Raffle tickets on sale for the October Tavern Dinner

July 7, 2017: Blueberry Sale

Order forms coming closer to the sale.

September 9, 2017: Garden Tour

Details in works

September 16, 2017: Historic Mechanicburg West Walking Tour

New this year; we are dividing our tour into two tours to add attractions farther away in each direction. 

Meet at the Passenger Station at 10:00
$5 fee

October 14, 2017: Street of Treats

Trick or Tread handouts
Crafts for kids

October ?, 2017: Tavern Raffle Dinner

Generous amounts of traditional foods cooked over an open fire, and served by the fireplace in the historic Frankenberger Tavern
Raffle tickets go on sale Jubilee Day, and will be available afterward at the Freight Station

November 10-11, 2017: Christmas Indoor Yard Sale

Passenger Station
Donate nice Christmas items to Mechanicsburg Museum
Buy nice Christmas items from Mechanicsburg Museum

December 2, 2017: Gingerbread House Contest Entries To Be Submitted

Entry forms coming closer to the event

December 2, 2017: Candlelight Walking Tour

Details coming closer to the event

December 8, 2017: Christmas Bus Tour to Philadelphia flyer and form

December 9, 2017: A Visit With Mrs. Claus

Passenger Station
Stories and crafts for the little ones

12:00 Noon at The Passenger Station
non-members $5.00, members and children under 12 free

April 19, 2017: "The Great War Calls At Home - Local National Guardsmen Mobilize For World War II"

John Maietta, Historian, Mechanicsburg PA

May 17, 2017: "Andrew Carnegie - Industrialist"

Sheldon Munn, Historian, Speaker

September 20, 2017: "A Walk On The Wild Side"

Stephen Runkle, Historian, Mechanicsburg

October 11, 2017: "Vincent Van Gogh"

Selby M. Doughty, Independent Scholar, Camp Hill

October 25, 2017: "Salvador Dali"

Selby M. Doughty, Independent Scholar, Camp Hill

November 15, 2017: "Lincoln's Funeral Train"

Willis Kocher, Lincoln Speaker, Mechanicsburg

2:00 PM at The Passenger Station
non-members $5.00, members and children under 12 free

April 23, 2017: "A History Of Fire Protection In Mechanicsburg, 1830-2016

Randy Watts, Author, Instructor, Researcher, Boiling Springs PA

May21, 2017: "Journalist To Historian"

Joseph David Cress, Editor and Author, York PA

September 17, 2017: "Looking Down On Mechanicsburg, 1887 Photos From Franklin Hall Tower"

John Klinger, Mechanicsburg Museum

October 15, 2017: "18th Century Immigrants' Journey To The New World:

Sammi Lehman, Historian, Researcher, Dillsburg

November 12, 2017: "The School District Support Of The World War II Effort"

William Murray, School District Archivist, Mechanicsburg

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