Fulton House and Annex:
The Fulton House and the Museum Annex will be open for the Fulton Fall Folk Festival October 18, 19. and 20, 2019 Hours are 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday
Annex: Tuesday-Saturday, 1 pm-8 pm; verify before a special trip
Also open by appointment 814-735-3039 or firstname.lastname@example.org
New Additions to the Annex: The summer season for the Fulton County Historical Society Museum opened with a display of World War II clothing and artifacts in the Fulton House. Fulton County sent more than a thousand men to the war. There are photos of more than a hundred on the walls along with many artifacts from the European and Pacific theaters. A favorite with countians and beyond, It has been held over for the FFFF.
The Overly–Raker and the Native American displays have become permanent in the Annex. Two new store fronts have been built and will be ready for the Festival. A replica of the Saluvia store and post office and the Indian Queen Hotel of Hustontown are currently being furnished.
FCHS Fall Meeting: The Fulton County Courthouse courtroom will be the site of the Fall membership meeting. The topic will be “The First Rebel”, about Colonel James Smith, leader of the Black Boys Rebellion and the beginning of our struggle against British rule.
James Taylor will be our speaker, born in Philadelphia, instilled with a love of history, he received a B.A. in history from Swarthmore College. This after serving in the Air Force.
FCHS Fall Bus Trip: On September 20th, the FCHS Fall Bus Trip will go to the State Capital and Chambersburg’s Heritage museum. While at the State Capital, attendees will receive a tour the State Capital with Representative Jesse Topper guiding our tour, which means we will be able to go places other tour guides are not permitted to go. Afterward, the group will visit Representative Topper’s office. Lunch can be purchased at the Capital Cafeteria. The next stop on the tour will be in Chambersburg to visit the Heritage Museum. Here we will see two films — the Burning of Chambersburg and the History of the Lincoln Highway — along with visiting Museum and Gift Shop. The tour will depart the McConnellsburg Giant parking lot at 8 am and will return by 5 pm. Please feel free to take snacks and drinks on the bus. Tickets, $30 per person (which does not include lunch), must be purchased by August 15th. Either submit money to Bonnie Mellott Keefer at her office at 421 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, PA 17233, at County Treasurer Monica Seville’s Office in the Courthouse. For more details, please call (717) 485-3496; if no answer, please leave your name, phone number and message. This event is open to the general public.
Current News: We have a new roof on the Annex.