What’s Happening this Month:
June 23 7:30 – Civil War Walking Tour
Join us for a step back into 1863 as we learn about the Confederate Occupation of Shippensburg from June 24 -27 1863 on the eve of the Battle of Gettysburg. Hear stories of soldiers, families, and a community preparing for the arrival of gray-clad troops.
Location: Shippensburg History Center
May 6 3 PM – Tour of Locust Grove Cemetery (Cancelled to inclement weather)
Location: Locust Grove Cemetery on North Queen Street
Time: 3 PM
May 13 5PM – Tour of God’s Acre Cemetery
Location: God’s Acre Cemetery behind the old Vigilant Fire House on Prince Street
Time: 5 PM
May 19 5:30 PM – Movie Night Featuring Star Wars Night #1
Join us at the History Center May 19 for a screening of Star Wars (1977). Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The presentation and film begin at 6:00 p.m. Fresh-popped corn, soda, and candy concessions will be available.
Admission is Free
May 20 3 PM – Tour of Spring Hill Cemetery
Location: Spring Hill Cemetery on Morris Street. Meet at the flagpole
Time: 3 PM
March 16 5pm- Whiskey Devils & Rum Fiends: Temperance and Prohibition in Shippensburg
Time: 5pm social hour (including our historic Mocktails!), dinner will be served at 6pm
Price: $14 per ticket
February 17 5:30pm- Movie Night: The Maltese Falcon
December 2nd, 5pm to 7pm- Naughty and Nice Family Christmas Readings
Join us as we get into the spirit of the season with a family-friendly collection of Christmas readings! Admission to the event is free and light snacks will be provided. Here is the schedule for our readings:
5:30pm- Twas the Night Before Christmas
6:00pm- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
6:30pm- The Nightmare Before Christmas Poem
Admission is free.
November 18th at 5pm- Colonial Harvest Dinner
Enjoy a meal surrounded by history! From the food to the ambiance and servers, this meal will have a colonial theme.
Menu: Cream of Peanut Soup, Salad Greens with Williamsburg Inn Honey Dressing, Boneless Breast of Chicken with Mushroom Sauce, Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apple Salsa, Butternut Squash Mash, Green Beans, Corn Muffins, Apple Dumpling
Each course of the meal will be accompanied by a story related to its history in the area. Space is limited so reservations are mandatory by November 17th. Admission is $20 per person and the event will take place at the History Center, 52 West King Street, Shippensburg, PA. To make a reservation, give us a call at (717) 532-6727 or send us an email at email@example.com
October 21st, 22nd, and 28th- Haunted History!
Visit SHS in October for the dark and scary stories of Shippensburg’s history! Stories of historic murder, mystery, and mayhem during a special tour that we will be offering at the Stewart House. Entry tickets are $3. Dates and times are as follows:
21st at 7pm
22nd at 9:30pm (after the parade)
28th at 7pm and 8:30pm