Allison-Antrim Museum Inc


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365 S Ridge Ave
Greencastle, PA 17225
(717) 597-9010
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HAPPY 285th BIRTHDAY to the FATHER of our country, GEORGE WASHINGTON! Born February 22, 1732. Died December 14, 1799. ~ Young George, at the age of seven, attended his first school, a cabin, near Falmouth Church, where he began learning how to read and write. ~ At the age of nine, George was studying business and legal forms, such as contracts. ~ At 10, he was studying surveying, construction, and sea navigation from the book "The Young Man's Companion." ~ The next year, when George was 11 years old, his father died, which meant he would not have the luxury of attending, as his older brothers did, Appleby school in England. ~ At the age of 12, George moved in with his older brother, Augustine, at Pope's Creek, Westmoreland County, VA. This is where his formal studies of mathematics, surveying, and business began. ~ In 1745 (at the age of 13) George moved back to Ferry Farm (which he inherited). Ferry Farm was across the Rappahannock River from Fredericksburg. ~ Here, George studied under Rev. James Marye (Marie), native of Rouen, France and rector St George's (Anglican) Church, who taught Latin, deportment, and mathematics. ~ It was under Marye's guidance that young Washington wrote what has become known as George Washington's "The Rules of Civility." ~ Apropos even in 2017 is Rule #18: Read no letters, books or papers (& in 2017 do not answer cell phones, check or send text messages, check email, Facebook, or Twitter) in company (of others); except when there is a necessity for doing so, you must ask leave. Come not near the books or writings of another, so as to read them; nor give your opinion of the unasked. Also look not when another is writing a letter (email, text, Tweet, etc). ~ For all 110 "Rules of Civility," visit, ~ The image is from the Library of Congress. There are no known restrictions on publication.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: April 22, 2017 - 2 months from tomorrow ~ A NEW FUNdraiser for A-A Museum: Mystery Dinner ~ "The Inauguration Ball of James Buchanan" ~ There will be an introductory Act just prior to sitting down for dinner. The actors (in period dress) portraying the characters will stay in-character for the remainder of the evening. The characters will be split up among the tables. After dinner, there will be time to socialize to gather more info. ~ GOAL: Dinner guests try to gather clues from each of the characters to solve the mystery. ~ ONE will not to able to solve the mystery by "googling" Buchanan's inauguration ball. The story is based on a historical event – but not truth, therefore most of the characters are fictional. ~ WHERE: Blue Heron Events Center ~ TICKETS are $45/person and will soon be available to purchase. More information is forthcoming.

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55 YEARS AGO TOMORROW, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1962.. ~ GREENCASTLE entered "modern day" when Untied Telephone Company changed from Operator dialed phone calls to customer-direct, distant-dialed phone calls. ~ TWO weeks before Christmas in 2016, Mark Gaines, NC, a collector and aficionado of telecommunication devices, contacted A-A Museum regarding the c. 1962 phone (which had come into his possession) and its number - 717.597.8543. ~ MARK, a week later, very kindly mailed the phone "back home" to Greencastle. It arrived at the museum on Friday, Dec 17, 2016. ~ IN 1962, telephone companies owned the phones, like the black set, that were used in homes and businesses. ~ The United Telephone Company went into every home and business to install the new rotary phone sets. ~ VIOLA CUMP, Greencastle, an employee of the United Telephone Co for 45 years from about 1917, was honored with making Greencastle's first self-dialed, long-distance phone call at 2:01 a.m., Feb 18, 1962. She called her brother, Guy Cump, in Nazareth, PA. ~ 2:01 a.m. is when UTC changed from switchboard to dial service. ~ IF you're from Antrim or Greencastle, do you remember when the rotary phones were installed in your home?

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"TIS THE SEASON ~ For coughs, colds, soar throats, bronchitis, acute inflammation of lungs &/or throat, consumption, croup, consumption, whooping-cough (before a vaccine). ~ What were one's options in the 1800s and early 1900s? Medicines made by the local pharmacist or doctor. ~ Dr. "David" Jayne's Expectorant was a popular commercial medicine which claimed to relieve symptoms. ~ Dr. Jayne (educated at the University of Pennsylvania & graduated in 1837) also had a liniment for aches and pains. ~ In Greencastle, Dr. Jayne's medicines were sold by W. H. Brosiur. ~ I have not yet been able to find W. H. Brosiur in the Greencastle U.S. Census records, most likely because of the unusual spelling of Brosiur. ~ You'll notice many of the medicine bottles (Dr. Bixler's and Dr. Jayne's) of the day, looked very similar. ~ Link to a Dr. Jayne expectorant bottle: ~ Samuel H C Bixler enlisted twice in the Civil War. While in PA 130th he fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville, where he was wounded. During his second enlistment, Bixler was at Petersburg and fought in the Battle of the Crater (Mine Explosion), July 30, 1864. From August 18 to 21, he fought in the Second Battle of Weldon Railroad. After the Civil War he received his M.D. in 1870 and settled in Greencastle.

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MORE ON CARL'S DRUG STORE ~ The oldest, continuously operated drug store in America! Yes! right here in Greencastle, PA. And it's still operating today. ~ Three generations of the Carl family owned the drug store for 149 years from 1825 to 1974. ~ Dr. Adam Carl (medical doctor & pharmacist) established the drug store in 1825 on S Carlisle St and "then" he went to Baltimore to study for his medical degree. Charles B. Carl, Adam's grandson, was the second owner, and Charles B Carl's son, Edward, was the third and last Carl to own the drug store. ~ The Carl family of Carl's Drug Store, was among a handfull of families in Greencastle & Antrim that saved and preserved the artifacts & archives our community's history. Other families included the Zieglers, Davisons, McLanahans, & the Fleming-Welch family. ~ LINK to the Timeline of the History of Carl's Drug Store, Greencastle, PA: