Highlights of Upcoming Events at Renfrew
2019 JUDY ELDEN MEMORIAL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Sit back and enjoy live music in a beautiful setting on the lawn behind the Museum House on Thursday evenings*. All concerts begin at 7:00pm and are free to the public. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on and kindly remember that Renfrew is a non-smoking facility. Alcohol is prohibited on the property.
June 20: New Horizon Band – A regional community concert band.
June 27: Die Shippensburg Blaskapelle German Band – Traditional Oompa Music.
July 11: Lucky Punk – Scrappy old school rock and roll.
July 18: Wayne Band – Waynesboro’s hometown band since 1899
July 25: The Note Riders – Jazz Rock, Jazz Fusion, and Classic Rock.
August 1: Drew Adams – A gifted and talented local musician.
*July 4: Visitors Center will be closed for the Fourth of July – No concert this evening.
August 8: Rob Rowe – A little bit of country, a little bit of rock n roll.
*August 15: US Navy Band – Country Current. This concert will be held in the Waynesboro Area Senior High School Auditorium.
August 22: New Horizon Pops Ensemble – Regional community concert band.
August 29: Center of Gravity – Local classic rock and rollers.
Judy Elden was a valued Renfrew employee and worked the summer concert series for many years. She loved music and would greet guests entering the park, tap her feet to the beat during the concert and wish concert guests well as they left for the evening. Sadly, Judy passed away in March 2019. Our annual summer concert series is now named in her memory.
RENFREW HISTORIC HANDIWORK CIRCLE
Third Saturdays from 1:00-4:00pm*
Museum House Porch in Fair Weather / Visitors Center if Conditions are Poor
Join fellow crafters and handiwork enthusiasts for this informal, drop-in meet-up group. Bring your portable, historically-inspired projects to work on within our beautiful surroundings. Examples could include sewing, knitting, crochet, beadwork, weaving, spinning, sketching/drawing, wood whittling, paper quilling, crewelwork, needlepoint, embroidery – the possibilities are endless and the choice is yours! Enjoy a pleasant afternoon in the company of creative folks.
*May be canceled due to special events. Check museum calendar or call (717) 762-4723.
Friday, June 14, 2019 at 6:00pm
Looking for a fun way to celebrate Flag day? Wear your red, white and blue and come out to Renfrew for the Eagle Scout dedication of our recently installed flagpole outside the Visitors Center. The public is invited to attend.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE ROYER CHILDREN
Saturday, July 13, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Sponsored by a grant from John and Deb Beck
It’s a great event for the kids and family friendly. Come out and see how the Royer children lived, worked and played during the 1800’s. Admission and food are free.
THE AMAZING LEGACY OF JAMES E. HANGER, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER
Presented by Author Bob O’Connor
Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 2:00pm
Wagon Shed Room of the Visitors Center
39th ANNUAL CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT
Presented by 139th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company F
Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11, 2019
Experience a Day in the Life of Civil War Soldiers and Civilians
The Civil War Reenactment isn’t all cannons and gunpowder. The event, and others like it, also give a glimpse into daily life for civilians and soldiers during the war. Spectators are encouraged to visit the camps — Union, Confederate and civilian — for demonstrations of period dress, food and medicine, to meet the cavalry and their horses and to strike up conversations with in-character reenactors. Whether a Yankee or a Rebel, reenactors spend countless hours researching everything from military maneuvers and rifled muskets to hoop skirts and 19th-century cooking. The basic mission of the American Civil War reenactor is to honor the people who fought and suffered on both sides.
Saturday, August 10
8:00am – Camps open to public
8:30am – Dress Parade – in the field
9:00am-12:00pm – Tactical
3:00pm – Military Nine Count Firing Competition – in the field
7:00-10:00pm – Camp dance
10:00pm – Camps close
Sunday, August 11
9:00 am – Camps open to the public
9:00 am – Dress Parade – in the field
10:30am – Period church service – backyard of the Museum House
1:00 pm – Battle
2:00 pm – Camps close
** – All events & times are subject to change
Reenactor and Sutler Registration Fees
$10 – Age 12 years & older if registration is received no later than 6/30/2019
$12 – Walk-ons or if registration is received after 6/30/2019
$15 – Sutlers (only sutlers with prior written approval will be permitted on site)
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For more information, please contact Event Coordinator Justin Dorsey at (717) 404-3904 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROYER FARMSTEAD DAY – “Walk Back in Time”
Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm
Tour Admission: $8 Adults, $7 Seniors (65 and above), $5 students (7-18 years old) and children 6 and under are free.
All buildings on the property will be open and interpreters will be on hand to answer questions guests may have. The public will have access to all the outbuildings for walk through tours with paid admission. Your historic experience on site that day also includes “A Community of Quilts Old and New Quilt Show” presented by the Buchanan Trail Quilters .
4th ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST
Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 4:00-9:00pm (Doors open at 3:00pm)
Admission: $40 per person with advance purchase / $50 at the door
*Location to be announced at a later date.
Join us for this Waynesboro community celebration of our German heritage with delicious food, festive music, and steins of cold beer. This traditional event will have a distinctive Renfrew feel as we celebrate the German roots of the original family that worked our land. Event includes an auction to benefit Renfrew Museum and Park. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older and will be carded.
26TH ANNUAL PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT RENFREW MUSEUM AND PARK
Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11:00 am-4:00pm
Presented in Partnership with The Institute at Renfrew
Admission: Adults $10, Students $4, and children 4 and under are free.
(Includes lunch of soup, bread and cider)
Great fall fun for the whole family. Don’t miss it! Learn more about Pumpkin Fest by clicking here.
CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM AT RENFREW
Three Days Only:
Friday, December 6, 2019 from 5:30 -8:30 pm
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2:00-8:00 pm
Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1:00-5:00 pm
Admission: $8 for adults, $7 seniors, $5 ages 7-18, Free ages 6 & under. Free to Renfrew Museum Members
See the Museum House beautifully decorated for the holiday and enjoy complimentary refreshments. Make it a family tradition by creating special Christmas memories with the ones you love.
Renfrew Museum and Park relies on the services of many dedicated volunteers to help fulfill its mission to the community. We are always in need of people willing to volunteer their services to help during our official events. If you would be interested in volunteering email email@example.com.