The first clean up of the year will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Joe McCorkel is again lending us the use of his dump trunk to haul away branches and sticks that fell over winter. This is your first chance to volunteer this year.
Another way of helping is to make an eNewsletter to inform interested people about what’s happening at Craighead House.
Upcoming talks open to the public about the Craighead Naturalists being given in the Carlisle area are:
July 9 at 11:30 a.m. for Smart Seniors at Cumberland Crossings.
July 12 @ 2:00 p.m. at Appalachian Trail Museum at Pine Grove Furnace
October 8 at 7:00 p.m. for South Mountain Partnership meeting held at Cumberland County Historical Society.
As additional talks are scheduled, they will be listed here and on Facebook.
Author Talk on Saturday, October 11!
Twig George, daughter of Jean Craighead George, will give a talk at Craighead House at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 11 at Craighead House. An author in her own right, Twig and her brother recently put one of their mother’s last books into print. Twig surely has some great stories to tell.
Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
HISTORICAL MARKER DEDICATION
The dedication of the PHMC Historical Marker on June 14 came off beautifully. Not counting fishermen, 70 people were in attendance. A photo album of the event has been posted on our Facebook page and The Sentinel site also has a series of photos they took.
Historical Marker to Be Dedicated
Craighead House is hosting the dedication of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Historical Marker honoring the Craighead Family at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 14 at Craighead House, 318 E Old York Road in South Middleton Township. An example of a PHMC Historical Marker, the one on Front Street in Boiling Springs honoring abolitionist Daniel Kafman, is shown above.
The public is invited.
Take Trindle Road toward Carlisle to the intersection with Route 174. Turn left on 174 heading toward Churchtown and Boiling Springs. Go through Boiling Springs and continue for two to three miles. You’ll be getting close when you pass Petersburg Road and almost there when you see Bonnybrook Road on the right. You’ll soon see an old white-brick house on the right and a metal shed on the left. Ahead you’ll see a line of brush on both sides of the road where the railroad tracks used to be. Park next to the railroad right-of-way on either side of the road. The house is on the left. We expect to have fire police helping people park.
Take the Hanover Street (Route 34) exit heading south toward Mt. Holly Springs. Proceed a few miles to the light at Route 174. Turn left and proceed past the (now condemned) iron bridge on the right. Craighead House is the 3rd house on the right after the bridge. Park just past the house in the area next to the railroad right-of-way on either side of the road.
Take the South Hanover Street (Route 34) toward Mt. Holly Springs. Proceed a few miles past Home Depot to the light at Route 174. Turn left and proceed past the (now condemned) iron bridge on the right. Craighead House is the 3rd house on the right after the bridge. Park just past the house in the area next to the railroad right-of-way on either side of the road.
VFW Memorial Post 8851 and Boiling Springs Civic Association have both donatedtoward the substantial cost of the marker but we are still about $1,000 short. Any gift, no matter how small, would be most appreciated.