Franklin County Visitors Bureau Spotlights Renfrew Museum’s Slate of Women’s History Programming

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Franklin County Visitors Bureau highlights Renfrew Museum’s new women’s history program, running from April 22, 2017 to June 20, 2017.

Renfrew is focusing on Women's History from April through June.
Renfrew Museum will host five seminars and one class highlighting the impact that women had on history with their various jobs and duties during the 1800-1900’s.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to Renfrew Museum’s Women Through History program will kick off the 2017 season on April 22 and will consist of displays throughout the Museum House, Summer Kitchen, Visitors Center and the Wagon Shed. Renfrew will also host five seminars and one class highlighting the impact that women had on history with their various jobs and duties during the 1800-1900’s. The program will end on June 30. The seminars and class will be free of charge to the public.

The Women Through History Program seminars will be held on May 9: A Portrayal of Growing up and Living in an early Brethren Family – The lives of Catherine and Nancy Royer, presented by Susie Etter in first person; May 16: The Story of Emma Nicodemus, as told by Ed Miller; May 30: Herbs in History and Modern Times; presented by Pat Holmgren; June 13: Preserving Food in the 18th and 19th Century, presented by Pat Holmgren; and June 20: The Summer Kitchen Program presented by Cindy Fink and Doug Parks. All seminars begin at 7 pm and will be held inside the Wagon Shed of the Visitors Center.

The Women Through History Program class, Caring for Your Family Heirloom Textiles, taught by Dr. Karin J. Bohleke, will be held on May 23 at 7:00 pm. Dr. Bohleke, who is in charge of the Fashion Archives and Museum at Shippensburg University, will make a Power Point presentation and guests are encouraged to bring materials to take notes.

Renfrew Museum and Park received a $3000 grant from The Franklin County Foundation (FCF), a regional foundation of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities, to promote a Woman Through History program.

The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore Franklin County PA and enjoy the trails of history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro. Franklin County PA is located just north of the Mason Dixon Line and is an easy drive to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Discover more. Plan a visit soon at ExploreFranklinCountyPA.com or by contacting 866.646.8060.

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