Campmeeting & PA Chautauqua Are Turning 125!

Schedule of Events

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May 20
125th Anniversary Sweet Treat 1:30-3:30 Hall of Philosophy -Limited seating. Reservations required. RSVP to
June 16
History of the Pennsylvania National Guard Encampment; 7:30 p.m., Hall of Philosophy
July 8
Gretna Music: Pittsburgh's River City Brass Band, 7:30 p.m., Playhouse.
Gretna Days (7/23-7/29)
July 23
1890s Hymn Sing/Church Service Tabernacle @ 7:00 p.m.
July 24
Mt. Gretna Supper Club, A Time Gone By: 1890s Music presented by Jennifer Anderson Myers, soprano, Tom Walker, tenor, and Don Horneff, pianist. Hall of Philosophy 5:30p.m. RSVP to 964-1830 after May 31.
July 25
First Annual Mount Gretna Scavenger Hunt Call 964-1830 after May 31st for details and to register
July 26
Hershey Symphony, 7:30 p.m., Playhouse
July 27
Double Feature Film, "Before the Nickelodeon: Early Cinema of Edwin S. Porter" and "She Done Him Wrong" with Mae West. 7:30 p.m. Hall of Philosophy
July 28
"Perspectives on Yellow Wallpaper." Overview and discussion of this early feminist piece of literature penned in 1892. 10:00 a.m., Hall of Philosophy
Colemans, Kauffmans, and Chautauquans: 125 Years of the Pennsylvania Chautauqua, Presenter: Jean-Paul Benowitz 7:30 p.m., Hall of Philosophy
July 29
Baseball 1890s Style, 11 a.m., Soldiers Field Players in vintage uniforms will play two games. Free admission. Bring a lawn chair. Food available
August 27
Gretna Music: Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss Piano four-hands performing pieces from the very first Mt. Gretna recital 7:30 p.m., Playhouse.
September 2
Gretna Music: Girl Shy, 1924 silent film, with theatre organ; 7:30 p.m., Playhouse
Sept. 10
Gretna Music: Verona String Quartet with world premiere of new composition based on Chautauquan hymn, 7:30 p.m., Playhouse
October 14
125th Anniversary Oktoberfest, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m., Mount Gretna Fire Hall. Sponsored by Mount Gretna Craft Brewery. Special 125th brew!
December 2
Cookie Exchange, Mount Gretna Fire Hall followed by Tree Lighting at the home of Walter McAnney and Peter Hewitt