2024 Event Calendar Announcement
Saturday, 13th April 10:00am to 4:00pm: Get to Know Nature
Prepare for Earth Day 2024 and learn how to love and understand the natural world.
Event activities include:
- 'Wonderfully Wild' animal encounter program
- 'Millers Wildlife' falconry program
- Tree Conservation: Learn how to plant trees with us for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and take a tree home to plant yourself
- Conococheague Audubon Society, bird activities and crafts
- The Institute 'Water Striders' macroinvertebrates stream studies
- Nature crafts for kids and adults! Make a 'Seed Bomb' or a simple bird feeder
- Medicinal plant walks
- Lucky’s Legacy dog adoption
- Franklin County Bookmobile
- Food trucks and craft vendors: Tasty egg rolls from Roll Time and sweet treats from Antietam Dairy
Event is free thanks to a generous sponsorship from F&M Trust bank, supporting community events and experiences in the region.
No RSVP required.
The Conococheague Institute
12995 Bain Road, Mercersburg, Pa 17236
Saturday, 1st June: Welshfest 30th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, 12th October 2:00pm to 3:00pm: Annual Members
Saturday, 9th November 12:00pm to 8:00pm: Bonfire Night
Saturday, 14th December 10:00am to 4:00pm: Colonial Christmas at CI
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 4th and 18th 2024
Soar will be using CI's grounds and trails on May 4th and 1th. Walks start at 8am at the Visitor Center and are free to all. 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 4th and 18th. 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, being named 2022 Non-Profit of the Year from the CVBA, outstanding educational programs, and national recognized programs CI is in an incredible position for a vibrant and exciting Event Year.
With smaller free educational events and workshops making our site accessible and open to all, larger holiday themed events for Bonfire Night and Christmas, an event sponsorship can make a huge impact on 1000's of members of the community, while having your business recognized 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.
There are always more ways to give. After seeing our new Firelocks on the Frontier exhibit, longtime supporter Dennis Kubicki kindly donated a full set of accoutrements for a 17th century militia, including a matchlock musket, breastplate and helmet! These are wonderful additions that allow us to talk about how technology changed as societies evolved. Armor wasn’t worn by musketeers in European wars (instead being reserved for pikemen), but in North America was employed by settlers as protection against indigenous archery.
Finally the following businesses and individuals donated items for raffles for our Fall Frolic Fundraiser. We’re incredibly grateful for these items and the raffle was a huge success. Cold Spring Hollow Distillery, Black Jacket Munitions, GearHouse Brewing Co, B-Sides Pints and Pies, Mercersburg Inn, Bradford Portraits, Viking Bags, Betsey Lillard, Gina Vitale, David Ditto, Matt Baer, Mary Poscover, Terri Scott, Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library, and Michaux Brewing Co.