Ballroom in the Barn Dance Classes
Ballroom dance lessons are held in the German bank barn located on the property of Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA. The silver advanced, level 1 lessons are held on Tuesday evenings, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Beginner-only dance classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 or 10pm. Cha cha and rumba rhythms are currently being taught in both the advanced classes as well as the beginner classes. The cost per person for any of the classes is $10. Please park along South Ridge Avenue and follow the red brick walk to the barn. Proceeds from the dance classes support the barn. For more information, please call 717-597-9325.
June 2, 2013
GA Civil War
On Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16 at 1 pm, members of Allison-Antrim Museum will be in the local graveyards in Antrim and Greencastle and at Cedar Hill Cemetery to honor Greencastle-Antrim’s Civil War veterans. There are about 250 veterans’ names that have been compiled from Pennsylvania’s Veterans Burial Cards. The list will be printed in a memorial booklet with a map locating the cemeteries. The booklet will include the veterans’ names, the cemetery or graveyard, the section and lot number in the cemeteries.
During Old Home Week, Ted Alexander, chief historian at Antietam National Park, will speak at the barn about “When War Passed this Way,” based upon the book of the same title written by Alexander and his late uncle, William P. Conrad.
On Friday afternoon and evening, November 1, and Saturday, November 2 at Green Grove Gardens, Shady Grove, Allison-Antrim Museum will hold the final Greencastle-Antrim Civil War 150th event of 2013 : 1863 – The Decisive Year of the Civil War. There will be a slate of Civil War historians who will speak throughout the day and a half event. Living historians, suttlers, cannon firing, and a dinner on Saturday evening are on the agenda. Details will be announced at a later date.
In preparation for the Father’s Day event on June 16, Allison-Antrim Museum is asking for help from the Greencastle-Antrim community-at-large to volunteer their time in cleaning the Civil War veterans’ headstones. On Saturday, May 18 at 1 pm at Cedar Hill Cemetery (3/4 mile west of town on the south side of Route 16), Amy Cox of Ft. Loudon will teach all the volunteers how to safely and gently clean the headstones. Descendants of Civil War veterans, church groups, service clubs, Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, and anyone else who interested is welcomed and needed in order to accomplish this monumental task. Volunteers are asked to bring a household bucket, a bottle of regular ammonia (no detergent), a soft bristled hand brush, and a toothbrush.
Cox obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Historical Preservation in 2004 from Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA. She has been conducting tours, throughout Franklin County, for 14 years under the name Heritage Tours. Cox started a non-profit organization, Franklin County Preservation, Inc., to promote historical preservation and tourism in Franklin County. Whispering Stones is Cox’s new endeavor which concentrates on the preservation of local cemeteries in Franklin and Fulton Counties. Through the historical preservation of Spring Grove Cemetery, Cox has written a book about the cemetery. Cox is, also, the author of the Fort Loudon Bicentennial book.
We need your help to make this a reality. If you, your family, and your friends can help by learning how to clean the G-A Civil War veterans’ headstones, please call Rebecca Elgin, AAMI board member, at 717-729-6270.
The board of directors thanks you for your continuing support of Allison-Antrim Museum and its efforts to preserve Greencastle-Antrim’s local history and heritage for future generations. For more information on volunteering to help clean Visit www.greencastlemuseum.org for updates or on Twitter @greencastlemuzm.
- June through August:
August 3–11, 2013
Civil War Collection