Franklin County Visitors Bureau Highlights Conococheague Institute in Countdown to Spring Into History 2017 on April 29

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The countdown to the 2017 Spring into History event continues with a highlight of the Conococheague Institute in Mercersburg, which will be open for demonstrations, living history and tours on April 29!

The Conococheague Institute will be in full bloom for visitors during Spring into History

The Conococheague Institute in Mercersburg is headquartered on Rock Hill Farm with 30 acres including the museums, research library, historic structures, walking trails and historic gardens..

On April 29, Franklin County springs into history with its sixth annual history ramble-aptly named Spring into History and Conococheague Institute is among the historic sites.

Spring into History has over twenty sites organized in a circular route that visitors can begin the tour at any point and all sites have no admission fee. Traverse centuries of American heritage and culture, see Native American artifacts, frontier and colonial America, secret passages of the Underground Railroad, raids and invasions of the Civil War, and centuries of American military history. See architectural and archaeological history. Discover the foundation of 20th-century forestry conservation. Understand the importance of firefighting history and the turn-of-the-twentieth century evolution of industry.

The Conococheague Institute in Mercersburg is headquartered on Rock Hill Farm with 30 acres including the museums, research library, historic structures, walking trails and historic gardens. During the event, spinning demonstrations will be going on and the institute will be working on rebuilding the Negley House, a historic structure on the property dating back to the 1830’s. The home burned down in February 2016 and has been under restoration with help of the local community.

Spring Into History also includes 20 other stops such as the Mont Alto Historical Society, The Old Jail Museum and John Brown House, in addition to the Waynesboro Industrial Museum, Allison Antrim Museum in Greencastle and Chambersburg Volunteer Firefighters Museum.

Download the self-guided tour booklet at https://issuu.com/fcvb/docs/spring_into_history_2017.

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

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