2022 Event Calendar Announcement
Dear Members and Supporters
2022 is looking to be an exciting year, even bigger and better then the last. We'll have more events, more homeschool days, and some nice surprises in store.
Here are just a few of the 2022 Calendar dates to look forward to at the Conococheague Institute:
Saturday 17th September: Harvest Faire and Fall Frolic Fundraiser
History comes to life throughout the day as an authentic 18th Century Market is recreated at our homestead. Take in the smells and atmosphere of a traveler visiting the faire with craft demonstrations, games, food and more.
In the evening our Fall Frolic Fundraiser will be a ticketed event with food, drink, entertainment and fundraising activities to help secure CI's funds for its educational programming. Contact CI for more information.
Saturday 5th November: Bonfire Night
Experience a special evening under the stars as we celebrate Bonfire Night
Learn about the history of the event with Guy Fawkes, engage in Tavern song and dance, games and festivities, food and drink, all culminating in an evening Bonfire program that is not to be missed!
Saturday 17th December: Colonial Christmas at CI
Join us on the homestead and learn about the traditions of Christmas time during the 18th Century. See a Feast prepared, try your hand at Gingerbread baking, Wassailing, Games and more make the holiday season come alive. Plus pick up a Stocking stuffer in our store!
We hope you will bring your friends and family to all these events (and our weekly Saturday Programs too).
For more information contact us and stay tuned for more announcements and press releases as we move forward
Collaborations and Outreach
At the Conococheague Institute we are proud to partner with organizations in the area that are in line with our mission to preserve our cultural and natural resources.
You can often find CI doing outreach and partner events and vice versa. Some groups even use CI as a host for some of their own programs.
“SOAR” Bird Walks (“Studying Ornithology Around the Region”) May 7th and 21st, and November 5th and 19th
Birding enthusiasts Larry and Sharon Williams lead bird walks along hiking trails at various locations around the region. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and may bring identification books and binoculars. Free.
Check their Calendar of Events to find the location for specific dates, or email them at: email@example.com.
Soar will be using CI's grounds and trails on May 7th and 21st, and November 5th and 19th. Walks start at 8am at the Visitor Center and are free to all.
To learn more about the Institute visit https://natureandcultureinstitute.org/
Our Events are made Possible thanks to our Donors, Grants and Event Sponsors. To learn more about how you can support these great community events at CI contact firstname.lastname@example.org
After successful growth in 2020/21 despite the pandemic, CI is in an incredible position for a vibrant and exciting Event Year.
With smaller free educational events making out site accessible and open to all, larger holiday themed events for 4th July, Bonfire Night and Christmas, and a large Fall Fundraiser on September 17th, an event sponsorship can make a huge impact on 1000's of members of the community, while having your business recognised in its support of our Cultural and Natural Resources.
Align your business with engaging, innovative programs and events that encourage a love and appreciation of our History and Natural Environment with families and donors of the Conococheague Institute. Our patrons are a mixture of highly educated, affluent members passionate about preserving our resources for the next generation, and families with young children interested in hands on experiences that will shape their lives and education.
We offer varying levels of sponsorships with associated benefits and are happy to work with you to create unique packages that meet your needs.
2022 Event Sponsors
Founder Level: Mercersburg Academy
Pioneer Level: Visit Hagerstown - Washington County CVB