THE SHIREMANSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY FALL CALENDAR
" Everyone is welcome to attend”
SHIREMANSTOWN HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The Civil War History of South Central Pa
Document and artifacts will also be on display.
Tuesday, February 6,2018 at 7:00 p.m.
At the River Rock Academy
Corner of Green and Locust Streets, Shiremanstown.
Jim is a well-known historian, owner of the store, Civil War and More and has received many awards for his contributions.
This is a free event open to the public, donations appreciated.
Refreshments will be available
For questions contact:
Joan Runkle - 717-571-3375
Lucy Getz - 717-761-0567
2018 SHS Membership Dues
If you have paid your dues this year, thank you. You will receive your new membership card soon.
If you have not paid your dues for 2018, please forward them at your earliest convenience. They are still $15 for one, $25 for a couple, $10 for each additional family member over 18 years old.
Also, for those over 60, there is the option of a single lifetime membership for $150 or $250 for a couples life time membership.
Make checks payable: SHS and mail to 21 East Main Street, Shiremanstown, PA 17011
Mark your calendars for these events!
February 6- 7pm-Civil War History of South Central PA- 1863
Documents and artifacts by Jim Schmick
April 3 - 7pm- The History of Herbs- Susanna Brill-The Rosemary House
April 28- Marker Dedication
May 15- Election day Soup and Sandwich
May 19- Spring Fun in the Park starting at 11:00 a.m.
There will be discussions and displays of historic items, games for kids and adults, a silent auction, concessions (food, drinks) and much more Additional details to follow!!
SHS is also planning date(s) and details for the following:
Additional Special speakers
If you have ideas for other SHS activities or programs, contact Joan Runkle President at 717-737-1601 or Lucy Getz Vice President at 717-761-0567
Town Clock and Marker Dedication
On April 22, 2017, SHS dedicated our Town Clock and two Historic Markers. This took place at the River Rock Academy due to the inclementweather. After welcoming the crowd, Joan Runkle introduced Mike Weaver, Past
President, to offer a few words regarding the Clock. Mike had initiated the Clock Project before leaving the area. Lucy Getz, who was instrumental in the organizing of funds and purchasing the clock, also spoke.
The Saint John’s Lutheran Church marker was described by Lucy Getz,
who designed and wrote the text for the marker. Pastor Seifried commented on the church marker and was accompanied by a large group of parishoners.
The Christian Stoner House was introduced by Joan Runkle, who wrote the text for the marker. Emma Burns drew the replica of the house as it would have appeared originally. Vincent and Sylvia Funk, present owners of the home,attended and Sylvia gave a description of the historic parts of the house they have retained and the changes they have made.
We were entertained prior to and after the event by Barb Morgan playing the pump organ donated to SHS by Deb Formanowski. Refreshments were served during the social time afterwards.