Ongoing art and history exhibits for Oct. 4

October 03, 2012
  • Waynesboro Industrial Museum in Waynesboro, Pa., wraps up Furnaces and Forges: The Legacy of Our Areas Iron Industry -- how iron furnaces shaped the history of Franklin County, Pa., and other parts of America.
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Mont Alto Iron Works
“Furnaces and Forges: The Legacy of Our Area’s Iron Industry” explores how iron furnaces shaped the history of Franklin County, Pa., as well as other parts of America. Final scheduled day of exhibit, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Waynesboro Industrial Museum, 235 Philadelphia Ave., Waynesboro, Pa. Call the museum at 717-762-4460 or Ed Ingles at 717-765-6765. Go to

Artwork by artists and teachers from the Baltimore community college system. Exhibit continues through Monday, Oct. 8. Ice House, 138 Independence St., Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Call 304-258-2300 or go to

‘Simple Pleasures’
Franklin County Historical Society — Kittochtinny will present an exhibition in conjunctin with the Death by Chocolate event in October. Exhibit continues through Saturday, Oct. 20. Minehart Lecture Hall at the Old Jail, 175 E. King St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-1667 or email

Three painters
“New Wave: Paintings” by Sam Dalious, Luke Jones and Kelly Neibert will be on display. Exhibit continues through Friday, Oct. 26. The Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883.

Civil War Backstories
Valley Art Association members’ exhibit on how citizens and properties were affected over the past 150 years. Continues through Sunday, Oct. 28. Mansion House Art Center, 501 Highland Way, City Park, Hagerstown. Call 301-797-6813 or go to

‘Metal-Phorically Speaking’
Aluminum and copper repoussé works by Jamaal Sheats. Display continues through Sunday, Oct. 28. Just Lookin’ Gallery, 40 Summit Ave., Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-714-2278.

Oil paintings
Artist and poet Eliane Ambrose’s original, contemporary impressionism, abstracts and still lifes in oil. Are on display through October. Local Exposure, 70 W. Main St., Waynesboro, Pa. Call 717-749-7700.

Wood-fired pottery by artist Jack Troy on display. Display continues through Tuesday, Oct. 30. Hood College, Whitaker Gallery, 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, Md. Contact Ryan Browning at

Art in the Hallway
Artwork by June Savannah is on display and for sale through the gift shop. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the hallway near the information desk at Meritus Medical Center, 11116 Medical Campus Road, east of Hagerstown. Call 301-790-8144 or email

Pastels and paintings by Marti Yeager are on display. Exhibit continues through October. On What Grounds coffee shop, 162 Lincoln Way East, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-4443.

Return of Special Orders 191
Original lost orders and items belonging to soldiers of the 27th Indiana Volunteers who found it, including unpublished correspondence about the finding by Union soldiers of Gen. Lee’s orders to confederate commanders. Exhibit continues through Wednesday, Oct. 31. Monocacy National Battlefield Visitor Center, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, Md. Free. Call 301-662-3515 or go to

The Newcomer House
The historic structure at Antietam National Battlefield has interpretive displays including On The Home Front and In The Heat of Battle. Open through October. Antietam National Battlefield, Md. 34 one-half east of Sharpsburg. Go to

‘From Suffragists to Officeholders: Politics at Wilson College’
Exhibit examines the role of Wilson College women during the suffrage movement. Includes correspondence from several U.S. presidents. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Exhibit continues through Friday, Dec. 21. Wilson College’s Hankey Center for the Education and Advancemenet of Women, 1015 Philadelphia Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. Call Amy Lucadamo at 717-262-2049.

Fabulous Fashions 1790 to 1930
Clothing worn by Washington County women over the period of 1790 to 1930, dress military uniforms from 1812 to 1898 and some children’s clothing. Continues through the holiday season. Miller House, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for ages 14 and younger. Call 301-797-8782 or go to

Civil War trains
An authentic scale model Civil War railroad display in 3-D terrain demonstrating rail travel during the Civil War. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 30. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Admission, $5 to $7. Go to

Jean Strike will display her oil paintings of local landscapes, flowers and unique subjects. Exhibit continues through Friday, Jan. 11. Franklin County Area Development Corporation, 1900 Wayne Road, Chambersburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883 or go to

Paintings, prints and mixed media
Laura Lewis Shindle will display her artwork. Exhibit continues through Sunday, Jan. 13. The Blue Parrot Bistro, 35 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, Pa. Call 717-264-6883 or go to

Star-Spangled War of 1812
Five 200-year-old artifacts, parts of the permanent collection of the Washington County Historical Society, will be displayed until 2014. Miller House Museum, 135 W. Washington St., downtown Hagerstown. Call 301-797-8782. $5; $3, seniors and students; free for children 14 and younger. Go to

Valley of the Shadow
Original works of art, artifacts and archival materials, detailing the story of Washington County and the Battle of Antietam. Exhibit continues through Saturday, July 27. Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Free. Call 301-739-5727 or email

Children’s museum
Museum features an exhibition on Japanese culture, a dinosaur exhibit, a NASA exhibit and a 12-foot-long model of the Titanic. Discovery Station, 101 W. Washington St., Hagerstown. Admission costs $5 to $7; free for ages 3 and younger. Call 301-790-0076.

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