Fulton House and Annex:
Fulton House and Annex will be open starting June 7th on Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. They will close the last weekend in August.
Annex: Tuesday-Saturday, 1 pm-8 pm; verify before a special trip
Also open by appointment 717 504-2232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are needed to keep the museum open this summer.
If you are interested in working for three hours a week to help, please contact our curator, Edie Coleman, at (814) 735-3039 for information.
Museum Displays for Summer 2019. The summer season for the Fulton County Historical Society Museum has 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.
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.
FCHS Summer Meeting: The summer meeting of the Fulton County Historical Society will be held in the rear of the Museum Annex on July 20th beginning at 5:30. Dinner will be followed by Donna House presenting information on the life of Fulton County native, Janice Duvall Glazier. Ms. Glazier made the dresses currently on display in the window of the annex. They will be available that evening to view, along with other items made by, or pertaining to, Ms. Glazier. The dinner will cost $15 per person. Please make reservations by calling 717-485-4574, messaging us on Facebook, emailing us at email@example.com, or mailing us at P.O Box 115, McConnellsburg, PA, 17233. Seating is limited, so reserve your seats early.
FCHS Fall Tea to Benefit the Museum: The Fall Tea will be held at 11:30 am on Saturday, September 14th at the Fulton County Historical Society Museum Annex. Tickets, $10 for adults and $4.50 for children, are available at Tickle Your Fancy Team Room in McConnellsburg or by calling Edie at 814-735-3039.
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: 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.