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Fort Loudoun’s “Across the Centuries”

Fort Loudoun Historic Site in Franklin County, PA is proud to announce that Across the Centuries, a 2,000
year world history timeline, will take place over May 18-19, 2024.

Visit Fort Loudoun Historic Site in Franklin County on May 18-19 and witness 2,000 years of world history in one location. Over 50 living history groups will be representing eras from Ancient Greeks, Romans, Vikings, to the Civil War, and all the way to World War II and the Vietnam eras. Experience history hands-on while trying on ancient armor, see ancient and modern weapons, and participate in demonstrations. This year the event features WWII Tanks from the collection of Wheels of Liberation. Food Vendors on site. Fun for the whole family!

The event hours are: 9-4 Saturday and 9-2 Sunday

Admission is $5 per vehicle.

Estimated attendance is 2,000 – 2,500.

Proceeds benefit the Fort Loudoun Historical Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization (83-1525118), who
manage Fort Loudoun Historic Site located in Franklin County, PA. The historical society operates solely on donations. Fort Loudoun is dedicated to preserve and interpret the fort’s role as a supply depot during the French & Indian War and pre-Revolutionary War uprising known as the Allegheny Uprising.


Patricia M Campbell 1932-2024

Pat graduated from Fannett Township High School in 1950 and received her BA in Education from, known then as, Shippensburg State Teachers College. .

James Patrick McNally III 1947-2024

James was known for his dedication and excellence in his professional career, where he made lasting contributions and built strong relationships with his colleagues.

Brenda Jackson Liu 1945-2024

Upon retirement, Brenda worked as a part-time nurse at the Migrant Health in Gettysburg. During this time she traveled to migrant camps all over Pennsylvania.

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On January 1, 2022, the torch was passed to Nathan Neil and his firm, Neil Publishing, LLC. Neil, a local entrepreneur with multiple thriving businesses in Chambersburg, shares Vicky's fervent commitment to both the community and the world of local journalism.

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