Open Hours

Fulton House and Annex:
Annex: Tuesday-Saturday, 1 pm-8 pm; verify before a special trip
Also open by appointment 717 504-2232 or director@fultonhistory.org

Map Location

Announcements

The Museum Annex storefronts were finished by October 2018 and have drawn approving comments from many.

Museum Displays for Summer 2019.  The summer season for the Fulton County Historical Society Museum will open June 7, 2019, with a display of World War II clothing and artifacts in the Fulton House. While we have uniforms, we don’t have many other artifacts and ask that if anyone would like to lend us things for the summer, it
would add to the experience.  There will be two more permanent displays at the Annex
this summer — the Overly–Raker display, being moved from the Fulton House, and the Native Americans in Fulton County, which includes artifacts found in the county.

Fulton County Historical Society Spring 2019 Annual Dinner and Membership Meeting.  Mark your calendars for the Fulton County Historical Society’s Annual Dinner and Meeting to be held on Saturday Apr 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the Hustontown Firehall, Hustontown, PA, 17229. The membership business meeting will start at 5:30 pm followed by the meal at 6:00 pm. This year’s presentation, which should start by 7:00 p.m., will be on the history of the three local fire companies – McConnellsburg, Hustontown, and Needmore. The menu will be roast beef and roast turkey and the cost $15 per person. Please make your reservations no later than Mar 27, 2019 by calling (717) 485-4574. Leave your name and number attending. Reservations received later than Mar 27 may not be accepted.

Fulton County Historical Society Spring Tea will be held 13 April 2019, 11:30 am in the Banquet Room at the Museum Annex, 211 Lincoln Way East, McConnellsburg, PA.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $4.50 for children .  For reservations, contact Edie Coleman, iecoleman@frontier.com or (814) 735-3039 or Tickle Your Fancy Tea Shop, Lincoln Way West, McConnellsburg, PA.                                                                                                Donna House will be speaking about a well traveled local lady, Janice Duvall Glazier. Ms Glazier was a model and designer of women’s clothing and some of her own designs will be modeled at the tea.

Spring Bus Tour to go to C&O Canal & Harpers Ferry: Sign up for the Fulton County Historical Society’s Spring Bus Trip! On Friday, April 26, 2019, we will travel by bus to Williamsport, Md., where the C&O Canal will be the main attraction, and then on to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Bus tour leaves McConnellsburg Giant Parking lot at 8 am. The morning will be spent exploring the Williamsport, MD, Trolley Barn Exhibit, C&O Canal Lock 44 and Lock House along with private tour guide Volunteer Ranger Lowell Markey. After a catered lunch by Rose’s Cafe, the tour will proceed to Harpers Ferry, with a rest stop at the Visitor’s Center and to board the Park shuttle bus for downtown area museums and shops. Attendees will be provided a map to assist in choosing what museums and shops to visit. Plan to hear an hour long general history talk given by a Park Ranger at 2:00. There are 3 stops on the non-strenuous walk with seats for those who need them. The tour will return to the Giant Parking lot by 5:45 pm. Cost is $50.00 per person for Fulton County Historical Society members and $55.00 per person for non-members and includes bus, all admissions, lunch, and all gratuities. Reservations and payment must be received by Apr 12, 2019. To reserve a seat and pay, register by mail to: Linda Mellon, 923 Dolly Terrace, LaVale, MD 21502. Questions: Call Linda at 301-707-7053 or email ljmellon@gmail.com.

Current News: The Annex has had an ongoing roof leakage problem that has been patched several times, to no avail. The Society has made the decision that the whole roof must be replaced. In November the roof over the banquet room was replaced and it was discovered that some roof joists were rotted, adding to the expense. The total cost for the roofs will be at least $100,000 and the Society has been working on ideas for funding. There will be more news about this later.