About

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Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc is a museum featuring local artifacts and history of Greencastle, PA and the surrounding community of Antrim Township.

 

 

Museum House

 

The museum is located within the borough of Greencastle and is directly across from the Greencastle-Antrim School District campus. It provides opportunities for students at all grade levels.

 

Contact Information

 

Address:

     Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc.

     365 South Ridge Ave

     Greencastle, PA 17225

 

 Phone: (717) 597-9010

 Email: aamuseum@greencastlemuseum.org

 

Museum Hours

  • Weekdays 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
  • Any other time by appointment.
  • Admission is free.
  • Visit website for special events and dates.
  • Groups welcome, reservations required.

 

Handicap Accessibility

  • The house is handicap accessible to the first floor only.
  • The house bathroom facility is not wheelchair accessible.
  • The barn is completely accessible with ADA bathrooms.

The Barn

When the long-range plan for AAMI was developed in 1999, one of the objectives was to provide the proper storage environment with climate control for the museum’s collections, which would be built according to archival standards.  The primary action plan to fulfill that goal was to build a separate curatorial storage facility.

 

Some of the considerations included in the concept were maintaining the historic integrity of the property, the aesthetics of placing another building in proximity to the 1860 house, and the stated purpose of AAMI which is to preserve, exhibit, and interpret, items that will serve to illustrate the history of the Borough of Greencastle and Antrim Township.

 

The barn itself is an exhibit and the upper level provides exhibit, meeting and workshop areas. The lower level has storage for the collections.

 

The addition of the barn facility allows Allison-Antrim Museum to expand its programs and become more of an integral part of the Greencastle-Antrim community by strengthening its partnership with the school district and helping to increase the economic vitality of the area.

 

July 17 - CIVIL WAR BALL

In partnership with the Franklin County Visitors Bureau and in conjunction with the 2015 annual 1864 RANSOMING BURNING & REBIRTH OF CHAMBERSBURG event on Saturday, July 18, Allison-Antrim Museum will be hosting a Grand Civil War Ball, Friday evening, July 17.

The event will be held in the reconstructed Civil-War era, German bank barn, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.  Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.  Attire for the event is Civil War-era style clothing, contemporary formal, or business attire.  Please NO high-heeled, spike shoes.

 

Victorian Dance Ensemble will be guiding dancers through the Civil-War era dance routines.  Choreography will be reviewed prior to each dance during the Ball.  Please join us for this unique Civil War ear experience.

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Mission Statement

Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc. will serve as an educational resource and develop partnerships for and with the Greencastle-Antrim School District and other educational institutions enhancing the study of local and regional history, including: social / cultural / political development; military history; and history of industry / commerce / agriculture. Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc. is dedicated to upholding the professional and educational standards as set forth by the American Alliance of Museums.

 

Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc

365 South Ridge Avenue

Greencastle, PA 17225