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The Franklin County Historical Society will feature a new exhibit, “Look Away: the Aftermath” beginning on Old Market Day, July 21 and ending August 31. The exhibit will feature photographs and items from archives at the Old Jail Museum that relate to the burning of Chambersburg in 1864. The exhibit is included with tour admission. Rates are $5 for adults, $4 for children 6-12, and $10 for families of two adults and any number of children. Tour hours are Tuesday-Saturday…Find out more »
Author Suellen A. Burkey will be signing copies of her book, "Tales from the Old Jail, An Informal History". The book is the result of exhaustive research in archives at the Jail and recounts the history of the building and its "guests" from its 1818 construction until its rescue from demolition in the early 1970s. The book contains twelve chapters, focusing on subjects such as slave catchers and abolitionists, hangings, famous prisoners, the World War, and daily life. Books will…Find out more »