2nd Annual Perennials Exchange

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Craighead House hosts its second annual Perennials Exchange on Saturday, April 23 at 1:30 pm. Bring from one to five plants and receive a ticket for each one. Ticket drawing begins at 2:00 pm. The holder of each drawn ticket gets to select the plant of his or her choice until all the plants have been exchanged. Everyone leaves with as many plants as they brought.

FREE and open to the public

Rain date same time on Sunday, April 24.

PHMC Approves Historical Marker for Craighead House

The Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission (PHMC) has approved a blue and yellow roadside marker honoring the Craighead Family Naturalists. The sign will be placed at Craighead House along Old York Rd between Boiling Springs and Route 34. The dedication ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pennsylvania-historical-and-museum-commission-approves-21-new-state-historical-markers-248424551.html

Shirley Wright’s photos

Shirley Wright, who drives past Craighead House every day, became interested in the project when she saw the annual campaign signs posted in front of the house. Not only did she volunteer to help us, she sent two photos she took of the house. Her photos (of which we hope to see many more) follow:

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Craighead House Acquired

Craighead House Committee closed on the property, including the mortgage, on September 27, 2012. In the photo below, Attorney Tony DeLuca and Honorary Chairman David Masland inspect the deed. Flanking them are President Johnson Coyle and Secretary/Treasurer Ann Benjey. Looking on from left to right are Perry Heath, June Shomaker, Judi Shunk, and Rusty Shunk. Now, the real work begins.

Rceiving the Deed