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Merry Christmas from FCHS

WHO WE ARE

 

Mission Statement:

The object of the Franklin County Historical Society - Kittochtinny shall be to foster increased knowledge of the history of Franklin County and the Cumberland Valley through a museum and library, to publish papers of the corporation at irregular intervals, to oversee property and assets received, and to promote preservation of historic sites.

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Please visit the FCHS Online Gift Shop. We have over 500 items for sale: new and used books, old newspapers, etc.

We have over 12,000 digital photos dating from 1920 to 1940s available for purchase. These photos came from M.B. Mumper photography in Chambersburg. Click the button below to view and/or purchase digital photos.Cost $5.00 each.
CURRENT NEWS

What's New At FCHS
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      VOLUNTEERS WANTED          717-264-1667 

We have something for everyone! Docents (Tour Guides), Librarians, Data Entry, Transcribers and more.

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Who still watches the cell blocks? Is it time for your medicine inmate? Who's that screaming from the dungeon and what are they saying? Join The Ghost PIT and Seeking Spirits as we take you behind the walls of the Old Franklin County Jail. You will use state of the art equipment and investigate within the cells, halls, and dungeons of this historic and haunted Chambersburg, PA landmark. Tickets for this are just $20 and can be purchased by sending payment through PayPal to theghostpit@yahoo.com or by calling 717-496-6071. 

HOURS OF OPERATION

Museum tours and Library are open November through April. (Thursday to Saturday 10am to 4pm) and May through October (Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 4pm). Please note that the last tour must start by 3pm.

Group tours by appointment. Groups larger than 8 should call into the Society to see if a docent will be available.

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The vision of the project is "To engage all Americans in what will be the largest and most inclusive celebration and commemoration in our nation’s history…”.

Click "250" to view video about America 250 Celebration!!!!

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Please visit Upcoming Bus Tours
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MEMBERS ONLY
Crossed Keys Newsletter and free subscription to Franklin County's version of Newspapers.com

Charles Stoner Drawings 

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CONTACT US

** Donations **

To Donate: Click on FCHS Gift Shop above. Scroll down on the store page and then click on Donations. Find the amount you wish to donate to FCHS-K. Again Thank You!

175 East King Street

Chambersburg, PA 17201

Phone    717-264-1667

 

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Please DO NOT use "CONTACT US" for any research requests. Click this link - Genealogy Requests

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