Upcoming Exhibits

Grin with the Grinch!

Grinch Smile in a TV

Snap a selfie with Snoopy.  Say “cheese” with Charlie Brown.  Bring your camera or pose with our polaroid to take advantage of the many photo ops in our holiday exhibit inspired by your favorite 1960s Christmas Specials. The 2016 Holiday Exhibit runs from December 2nd to December 31st.

Be sure to mark your holiday calendar for our free Family Holiday Program Saturday, December 3rd from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.  Crafts this year will be inspired by the 1960s Christmas Specials.  Bring your camera to get a photo of your child with our surprise visitor.


Samplers: Up Close and Personal

A sampler is an example showing the type of stitchery work a young girl could do. It was a place to record and practice embroidery motifs, stitches, and alphabets for future use. In this look at samplers, we will not just explore needlework techniques, but take a look at the lives of the young women who made these objects.

Our exhibit will include school days, laundry days, and even death days. Family history will play a role, as will culture and language, especially that of Cumberland County’s Pennsylvania German residents. Photos will bring you face to face with some of these women – and we hope the exhibit will give a snapshot of the lives that once surrounded these treasured objects.

Exhibit Sponsored by the Charles and Tandy Hersh Family, Opens March 2017

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