Allison-Antrim Museum

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February/March Exhibition

The January 31 to March 10 rotating exhibit at Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 S Ridge Ave, Greencastle, PA is “Remembering Doug Pensinger through His Camera’s Eye,” an exhibition of Doug’s extraordinary photography, while working as staff photographer for Getty Images Editorial Sport.  He was a native of Greencastle, PA, the son of Thomas and Leatha Pensinger.  Doug passed away at the age of 51 on June 10, 2016.  His career spanned 36 years because he began as a freelance photographer, at the age of 15, for the Public Opinion newspaper, Chambersburg, PA.  As a freelancer, Doug’s photography appeared in The Washington Post, The Associated Press, TIME Magazine, and Sports Illustrated.  Then he became a staff photographer for the Army Times Publishing Company and for the last 17 years he worked for Getty Images.

 

Allison-Antrim Museum wishes to thank Getty Images, which has graciously given permission to exhibit 28 of Doug’s photographs, many of which are iconic images you have seen that Doug snapped throughout his distinguished career.  AAMI also thanks Kim Pensinger Witman Doug’s sister, for her help in acquiring the images and permission from Getty.

 

The exhibition is in the Barn’s South Exhibit Bay.  Allison-Antrim Museum is open regularly Tuesday to Friday, noon to 4 p.m. and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There is no admission fee, but donations are greatly appreciated.

 

Sunday, April 2, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.:

For all baseball lovers! On the opening day of the Baseball season, a special open house is being held on Sunday, April 2, 1 – 3 p.m. in the Barn at Allison-Antrim Museum.   On view will be a 1939, pristine Babe Ruth baseball card.  Bring your grandkids and great-grandkids to this once in a lifetime opportunity right here in GA!

 

April 6, Speaker’s Meeting The Restoration of Moss Spring Cemetery

The monthly speaker’s meeting has been moved to Thursday, April 6 because the second Thursday of the month falls on Maundy Thursday of Holy Week.  The speaker, Ted Larew, a member of Greencastle Presybyterian Church, has spent the last five years working on the restoration of the headstones and the cataloging of the individuals who are buried in the cemetery, the oldest church graveyard in Greencastle.   Larew will present a PowerPoint presentation.

 

About Town

April 21, 2017:

Docents for Allison-Antrim Museum will be sharing the history of downtown historical sites with the GA Middle School 6th graders, between 9 am and noon.

April 28, 2017:  Dr. Gloria Walker, AAMI board member, will be challenging the students, during the GAMS STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Event, to recreate a scale model of Henry “Box” Brown’s freedom crate from heavy tag board, tongue depressors, and duct tape.   Henry Brown, a slave, shipped himself from slavery to freedom in Philadelphia, in a wooden crate.

 

April 22, 2017, Saturday, 5:30 pm:

 Mystery Dinner Fundraiser – The Inaugural Ball of James Buchanan

You are invited to “The Inaugural Ball of James Buchanan” for Allison-Antrim Museum’s first mystery dinner fundraiser.  Tickets are $45 and will be available shortly.    The event will be held at Blue Herron the evening of April 22.  The cast of characters will introduce the mystery at the beginning of the evening and remain in-character the remainder of the evening.  The task of the guests will be to solve the mystery.  tickets

 

April 30, 2017:  10th Annual Tea in the Barn

Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA will host the 10th Annual Afternoon Tea at the Barn on Sunday, April 30 between 1 pm and 4 pm.   Tea will be served in the center two bays of the reconstructed 1860s barn.  Tables will be set with vintage napkins and china and the servers will be dressed in Civil War attire.  Sweet and savory treats will be served, with Paleo and gluten-free options, along with AAMI’s signature lavender green tea and several other choices, including decaf and herbal tea.  The cost per person is $5.  Reservations are required, by Friday, April 28, for seatings beginning on the hour at 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.  Seating fills quickly so make your reservations early by calling 717-597-9010 or by Facebook messaging the museum's FB page.

 

The special exhibit is “The Printed Hankies of Your Mother & Grandmother.”  The collection is that of Phoebe Erb, native of Lancaster, and well-known textile designer.  Bring your hankies with you.

 

May 11 Speaker Meeting

Joe Mieczkowski will present “Lincoln and His Cabinet"

You are invited to Allison-Antrim Museum’s speaker’s meeting at 7 pm, in the bank Barn at 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA  17225.  Joe Mieczkowski will present a PowerPoint presentation, “Lincoln and His Cabinet,” based on his book of the same title.  Lincoln's first cabinet included all of his major rivals for the Republican nomination for President in 1860, including William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Simon Cameron (Maytown, Pennsylvania), and Edward Bates.  Lincoln did not shy away from surrounding himself with strong-minded men, even including those whose credentials for office appeared to be much more impressive than his own.  It seems clear that his goal was not to create a "War Cabinet" (because he did not expect war) but to create a cabinet that would unite the party – a team of rivals. Mieczkowski retired from federal service after a 38-year career.  He now teaches leadership courses at the Lincoln Leadership Institute in Gettysburg, PA.  Mieczkowski is, also, a licensed Battlefield Guide for the Gettysburg National Military Park, and is a Past President of both the Gettysburg Civil War Roundtable and The Association of Licensed Battlefield Guides.  He has three books to his credit: Lincoln and his Cabinet, Jefferson Davis and his Cabinet, and After Gettysburg.  Joe resides in Fairfield, PA with his wife, Chris.   There’s no admission fee but donations will be accepted toward the speaker series.  IF inclement weather is an issue & there’s a chance of cancellation, please call 717. 597.9325 for more information.

 

 

Ballroom Dance Classes

The focus is on basic fundamentals such as lead, follow, proper frame and basic footwork.  Everyone learns at their own speed. A sense of rhythm is helpful.  It does not take much to make you feel socially confident on the dance floor.

 

Please wear shoes with solid soles that glide easily on the floor.

The barn's floor is wood and provides the best possible surface for dancing.

 

Come give it a try or watch a class for free.

 

Beginner Classes Wednesday

Intermediate Classes Tuesday

 

Also, when you join a dance class you are helping to support the

climate control expenses of the barn.

 

Visit MadAboutBallroom website

 

 

 

 

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