Regular Events at The Conococheague Institute

Living History

On September 7th and 8th 2019, the Conococheague Institute again has the privilege of hosting a Powwow on our campus. At the 2017 Powwow, over two thousand people joined us for the opportunity to learn about Native American culture through music, dance, lectures, reenactments, and demonstrations. Please continue to check our site and Facebook page for more pictures and information. These pictures were taken by Evelyn Comer and we thank her for allowing us to use them. You will find these pictures under the "Native American Label "on our Photos From the Conococheague Institute page.


The Institute administers a speaker series, sometimes supplemented by motor coach tours and publications and exhibits, thereby providing a venue in which scholars share original research particularly concerning the social and military history of the Conococheague Institute, and linking to other eras of the human record. The series is usually held at the Institute’s Visitors Center, the “Welsh Barrens.” Lecture topics and titles since 2008 have encompassed issues such as transportation, agriculture, frontier defense, local folk hero James Smith, geography and architecture. Lecturers have also led motor coach and bicycle tours of the area contiguous to Rock Hill Farm on themes of the French & Indian War-era forts and military accomplishments of Colonel Henry Bouquet.

Sidetracks of History Book Club

Third Thursday of every month

Christmas Open House

Held the 2nd Saturday in December

End of Starvation Feast

Held the first Saturday in April, featuring colonial frontier foods. Fee charged, reservations required.