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Theater Group Sets Open Rehearsals January 16, 2018

River Crossing Playback Theatre will offer free open rehearsals on the first Wednesday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Belmont Theatre, 27 W. Belmont Ave., York. The next event will occur on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Attendees will be able to interact with some of the River Crossing Playback Theatre troupe members and learn some of the short and long forms used in playback theater, which is based on deep listening improvisation. The rehearsal will feature physical warm-up games, improvisational skills activities, and more. Participants are asked to arrive 10 minutes before the start of the program. The purpose of the rehearsal is to strengthen community connections, help people build skills for deep listening, and enhance participants' innate capacity to create beauty in each moment.

Reservations are requested by contacting by midnight on the day before the rehearsal. Participants are encouraged to wear loose-fitting clothes, bring a water bottle, and refrain from wearing fragrances out of respect for people with sensitivities to these products. Readers may call 717-382-8292 for details. More information is available at


Bluegrass Bands Post Performance January 16, 2018

Summit Hill Bluegrass and Canaan's Land Bluegrass will perform bluegrass music at the Reinholds Fire Company, 138 W. Main St., Reinholds, on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Summit Hill Bluegrass is a group of multitalented bluegrass musicians, each of whom has an average of more than 20 years working with various bluegrass bands. Roger Eberlin of West Grove sings lead, baritone, and tenor and plays the mandolin and guitar. Ron McVey of Strasburg plays the old-time bluegrass fiddle and sings lead. He is following in the footsteps of his late grandfather. Tim Kilby of Quarryville sings lead, baritone, and bass and plays the guitar, dobro, and bass fiddle. Kilby has performed with High Ridge Mountain Boys and Stone Mountain Bluegrass. Keith Kupp of Adamstown plays the banjo and sings tenor. At the upcoming performance, Jeff Dillard will add upright bass and vocals to Summit Hill Bluegrass.

Canaan's Land Bluegrass performs traditional bluegrass music with a sprinkling of new era sounds. Dave Dulaney has played bluegrass and country music with bands for more than 20 years. He plays the guitar and mandolin and sings lead, tenor, and baritone. Steve Waldon plays the banjo; his banjo style has been influenced by Earl Scruggs, Don Reno, and Eddie Adcock. The newest member of the band is Tim Lyne, who plays the upright bass. Lyne has played with the Roots of Bluegrass.

There are requested donation amounts per person, with discounts for teenagers ages 13 to 17. Children age 12 and under will be admitted for free. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and the music will begin at 6 p.m. Food will be available. For more information, readers may call 610-573-0797 or search for "Farm Country Shindig" on Facebook.


Grain Painting Class Posted January 16, 2018

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, will host a grain painting class on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Jim King, a local fancy painter and the author of "False Graining Techniques," will teach the Pennsylvania German folk art class.

Grain painting is a technique used since the 18th century to make woods such as maple, pine, or poplar look like expensive hardwoods. Patterns are applied to wood using foam brushes, corn cobs, and more.

Separate fees have been set for historical society members and for nonmembers. The cost includes all materials. Registration is due by Friday, Feb. 2, by calling 717-393-9745 or visiting


McCarthy's Artwork On Display January 15, 2018

The art gallery at United Zion Retirement Community (UZRC), 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, is featuring Leslie McCarthy as January's Artist of the Month.

McCarthy has been working for 13 years to establish her own contemporary style of art characterized by strong themes and moving narratives. Her desire is to keep viewers engaged through her display of bold colors and vivid contrasts. McCarthy has created more than 60 commissioned pieces of art. She was recently featured as an "Up and Coming Artist" in a local magazine, and she was the featured artist at a Lancaster art studio and an interior design business.

McCarthy is currently busy working on new pieces for her next show, as well as creating hummingbird pieces for her Project Hummingbird series. Project Hummingbird donates 100 percent of all proceeds raised from any hummingbird piece to A21, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to eradicating slavery around the world. For more information on A21 or McCarthy and her work, readers may visit

McCarthy's artwork will be on display and available for purchase at UZRC throughout the month of January. The gallery is free and open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, readers may contact Alyssa Wojcik at


Local Students To Compete In Irish Dance World Championships January 12, 2018

Many youngsters take part in competitive activities because their parents hope they will learn good sportsmanship. Gerald G. Huesken Middle School seventh-grade student Olivia Raff has learned about that concept from competing in Irish dance. "No matter the end result, you have to do your absolute best," said Olivia. "You try to make that one (day that you compete) your best day ever, but in the end you should be proud of your work."

Olivia is one of three young ladies from the Lancaster area who have qualified to take part in the Irish Dance World Championships, which will be held from Saturday, March 24, through Sunday, April 1, in Glasgow, Scotland. Faith Ishler, a sophomore at Lebanon Valley College, and Isabella Carper, a freshman at Conestoga Valley High School, will join Olivia at the contest. To gain a place at the world championships, each had to place in about the top eight percent of competitors at the regional contest held in November 2017 in Philadelphia. This will be the third time the girls have competed in the world championship event.

Olivia's outlook should please Irish dance teacher and certified adjudicator Crystal Glick Carper, director of the Hooley School of Irish Dance. "We work really hard to create well-rounded dancers of character," Crystal said. "Our three world qualifiers have learned the importance of dedication, of perseverance, and of turning disappointment into motivation to keep working."

Isabella and Olivia are both looking forward to returning to Glasgow, where they competed in 2015. The girls said they enjoy the touring, meeting the other competitors, and seeing how they will place against the others. Championship competitors come from around the world, including Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Great Britain, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.

To prepare, each contestant is putting in several hours per week of classes and practice time, along with attending school. "It's hard to balance college and dance at the same time," noted Faith, who will compete in the under 20 category. "In the end, it is always worth it to put in all the time and hard work." The younger girls agreed with Faith. Isabella, who will compete in the under 14 category, noted that dance classes are two hours long and are held three times per week. Olivia, who will compete in the under 12 group, added that she often practices up to two hours per day on the days she does not attend classes.

Each competitor will dance in a hard shoe round and a soft shoe round, and each will also prepare a nontraditional dance set, to showcase such skills as rhythm, foot work, and endurance. The nontraditional dance is carefully tailored to show off the dancer's strengths. Those who place in the top 50 following the hard and soft shoe contests will then compete by performing their nontraditional dance.

Placing in the top 50 among the number of contestants in a division following the hard and soft shoe rounds is an important goal for each of the girls. Faith was pleased to make the cut at the 2016 competition, where she placed 41st in the world overall. "This year, I hope to place even higher," Faith said.

Both the younger girls had similar goals. "My goal is to get in the top 50 or be (number) 51," said Isabella. Olivia nodded, adding, "I would like to move up. Within the 50s will be pretty good."

The girls have already earned high praise from their teacher. "I'm proud to see these traits have led them to the world championships," Crystal said. "They are humble about their success, but it's really quite amazing as less than 1 percent of Irish dancers will ever reach the (world championships). Our next goal is to see them earn a medal."


First National Bank Museum Marks 50 Years January 12, 2018

Nora Motter Stark describes her parents, Lloyd and Jean Motter, as ordinary, hardworking people - and perhaps just a bit "ahead of their time," she says, when it comes to the vision they had in purchasing one of Columbia's oldest historic sites. In 1958, Lloyd and Jean purchased the old First National Bank building at 170 Locust St., Columbia, and set out to turn it into a family-owned museum.

"(My dad) just thought it was beautiful and should be preserved," Stark recalled. "This wasn't considered a desirable neighborhood at that time, so I'm sure my mom thought (my dad) was a little crazy for buying it."

The Federal-style townhouse was built in 1814 as a home for the wealthy merchant James Wright Jr., the grandson of Columbia's founding father, John Wright Sr. In 1852, the property was purchased by Gerhardt Brandt to use as a hotel, and he rented the corner of the property to Solomon and Daniel Detweiler. The Detweilers opened Detweiler Brothers Bank, and in 1860, Solomon purchased the entire property and moved into the residence attached to the bank. In accordance with National Bank Law, the brothers chartered their bank with $100,000 capital in 1864, and the First National Bank of Columbia became the 371st bank chartered in the country.

The bank remained open at that location until 1917, when it merged with Columbia National Bank and became First-Columbia National Bank at 229 Locust St. The original location became the site of the Columbia Free Public Library until the Motters purchased the property in 1958. Lloyd and Jean restored the bank and reopened its doors as the First National Bank Museum in 1967.

The building is the only known bank preserved in its original setting in the United States. "Everything is original, and it's been maintained as a bank," Stark said. "And it was one of the first museums in Columbia."

The Motter family lived in the attached residence. Stark, the youngest of three children, said that while she did not think twice about the uniqueness of her home at that time, her friends were always enthralled. "We would have dances in the hallway and slumber parties in the bank, and everyone who came over just thought it was so neat," said Stark with a smile.

Over the years, Lloyd and Jean chipped away at the restoration process and collected the original banking books and other items original to the bank to display in the museum. When her parents died in 1997, Stark and her husband, Michael, purchased the property and became the co-owners, managers, and tour guides for the museum.

"We're like my parents," Stark commented. "Just regular people working full-time and trying to maintain the history of this property for others to enjoy."

The interior details range from walnut paying and receiving teller cages to a massive walk-in vault and a board of directors' room, which is now available to rent for small parties and events. Tours are available by appointment only, and there is a suggested donation for adults, seniors, and students. Admission is free for children age 8 and under.

In April, the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce (SVCC) recognized the First National Bank Museum's 50-year anniversary. "I'm just happy to carry on the legacy of my parents," Stark said. "We encourage people to come whether they're a neighbor or wherever they may be from."

To learn more, readers may visit To schedule a tour, interested individuals may call 717-684-8864.


Chorus Seeks New Members January 12, 2018

The Hershey Community Chorus is seeking new members and will offer two free, no-obligation test drives to anyone interested in joining. Individuals may stop by, meet the members, and ask questions.

The events will be on Mondays, Jan. 22 and 29, at 7 p.m. at the Hershey Free Church, 330 Hilltop Road, Hummelstown. The sessions will be rehearsals for the chorus's 2018 spring concert, titled "The Road Less Traveled." New members can register for the upcoming season right after the rehearsal. The registration fee helps cover the cost of music and other expenses.

Dress rehearsal for the spring concert will be on Tuesday, May 15, at the First United Methodist Church of Hershey, 64 W. Chocolate Ave., Hershey. Concerts will take place on Friday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Hershey and Sunday, May 20, at 3 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, 433 E. Main St., Hummelstown.

The chorus is a nonauditioned group and welcomes all voice parts. Rehearsals take place on Mondays from 7 to 9:15 p.m. at the Hershey Free Church. For more information, readers may call 717-508-4400 or email


Chorus To Provide Singing Valentines January 11, 2018

The Keystone Capital Chorus will deliver singing valentines all day on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from early morning until evening. Deliveries will be available anywhere in the greater Harrisburg area, including places of employment, restaurants, homes, hospitals, schools, senior centers, and more.

A quartet from the chorus will provide a love song, a red rose, chocolates, and a voucher for the chorus' spring show.

There is a fee. Time slots fill quickly, and reservations are required by calling 717-766-8127 or visiting


"The CASA Project" Will Dramatize The Importance Of Advocates January 11, 2018

The voices of court-appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers, case workers, foster parents, and lawyers will be presented during a dramatic reading of "The CASA Project: Stand Up for a Child." The performance will take place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Congregation Shaarai Shomayim, 75 E. James St., Lancaster. The event will be open to the public free of charge, but donations will be accepted. Reservations are not required to attend.

"The CASA Project" was written by Lancaster author and playwright Sandy Asher more than a decade ago when she and her husband lived in Springfield, Mo. David Harrison, a fellow children's author who was involved with CASA of Southwest Missouri, invited Asher to write a play to promote CASA. To proceed, Asher connected with a feature writing professor at Drury University, where her husband taught. The professor assigned his students to interview stakeholders in the foster care system.

"They were scared to death, but they did it," Asher recalled, noting that conducting interviews with individuals outside the school community was a first for many of the students.

Additionally, Asher went through a training program for CASA volunteers so she could gain a better understanding of the organization and the significant role CASAs play in the lives of children who have experienced abuse and are in foster care. Although no interviews were conducted with biological parents or children in order to protect their privacy, Asher was able to incorporate the voices of abused children through the incorporation of poems by Casey Adams Smith, an abuse survivor who spent time in foster care.

"The CASA Project" was performed several times around Springfield, and a film version was produced before Asher and her husband moved to Lancaster in 2003. The script is available to CASA organizations free of charge. The Feb. 11 performance will be the first time it has been presented in Lancaster County.

"When I read the script, I cried," said CASA of Lancaster County director of community outreach Melissa Leibig. "When you know those poems are from someone who survived abuse, it really hits home."

Asher and Leibig share a hope that "The CASA Project" will raise awareness of CASA and the need for volunteers.

"Child abuse and neglect are here in Lancaster," Leibig remarked, noting that raising awareness of the issues and the need for volunteers is a big challenge.

CASA is central in fighting for and protecting the rights of children to be safe, to be treated with dignity and respect, and to flourish in a loving and permanent home. CASA of Lancaster County was assigned its first case in 2010. Currently, there are 148 active CASA volunteers who are serving 244 children.

"We are serving about 40 percent of the kids in need in foster care," reported CASA of Lancaster County director Jessica Laspino.

Asher noted that two of the actors in the original production became CASA volunteers as a result of "The CASA Project."

There are a number of ways individuals can support CASA of Lancaster County, including through volunteering or making financial contributions. CASA of Lancaster County operates on donations, sponsorships, and fundraisers. A community awareness breakfast will be held in April, and a gala will take place in September.

"The CASA Project" will be produced by Creative Works of Lancaster and is directed by Lydia Brubaker. Asher estimated that the performance will run between 45 and 60 minutes, and a question-and-answer period will be held immediately afterward.

For more information about CASA of Lancaster County, readers may call 717-208-3280, email, or visit


Museum Will Offer Discount January 11, 2018

To celebrate its 15th anniversary, every Tuesday throughout 2018 the AACA Museum, Inc. will provide admission for two guests for a set price.

This special rate will be available for all guests age 4 and up. Children age 3 and under will be admitted for free. No additional discounts or coupons will apply. For more details, readers may visit


PRiMA Sets Musical Comedy January 11, 2018

PRiMA Theatre, a boutique theater organization in Lancaster, has released the director and cast lineup for "First Date," a modern musical comedy to be performed on Fridays, Feb. 9, 16, and 23; Saturdays, Feb. 10, 17, and 24; and Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Triode Media Group Cinema Stage , 631 S. Water St., Lancaster

The PG-13 musical focuses on the story of when Aaron meets Casey for a first date, which turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. The script is by Austin Winsberg, with music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner.

Director J. Scott Lapp and lead performers Joshua David Cavanaugh and Courtney Daniels are from California. Two other performers - Mikey LoBalsamo and Rori Nogee - are joining the cast from New York City. Duane Hespell, a familiar comedic talent to the PRiMA stage, will round out the cast as the local cast member.

Lapp worked on the directing team for Broadway's "Bonnie and Clyde," as well as the premieres of "The Prince of Egypt," "Rain," and Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame."

Cavanaugh, who will play Aaron, was recently seen in the San Diego premiere of "First Date." He has played leading roles at regional theaters on both coasts. Joshua holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Chapman University and a Master of Music in vocal performance from New York University.

Daniels, who will play Casey, recently finished playing Sherrie in "Rock of Ages" with the original Broadway creative team. She has performed on cruise lines, has appeared on shows for Netflix and the Lifetime Network, and often sings the national anthem for NFL and NHL games.

Nogee, portraying Woman 1, has appeared in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Showgirls, The Musical!" She also has national tour and regional credits, and she wrote the book, music, and lyrics for "Siren's Den: A New Rock Musical."

LoBalsamo, portraying Man 1, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater at Pace University. Some of his past roles include Charlie Brown in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown"; Gomez in "The Addams Family"; and Max Bialystock in "The Producers."

Hespell, who will play Man 2, has appeared in PRiMA productions such as "Big Fish," "Oz in Concert," "Guilty Pleasures," and "Snow Queen's Party."

Free on-site parking is available. Tickets may be purchased by calling 717-327-5124 or visiting


Women's Chorus Plans Open House Events January 11, 2018

Vocal Harmonix, an a cappella women's chorus that practices weekly in Lititz, is seeking new members. The group consists of women from Lancaster, Lebanon, York, Dauphin, and Berks counties. Women of all ages and voice parts are welcome to attend one or all of several open house sessions that will take place on Mondays, Jan. 22 and 29 and Feb. 5, at 7 p.m., at Lititz United Methodist Church, 201 Market St., Lititz. Attendees should use the lower entrance.

Each free session will start with a 30-minute group lesson on a cappella singing and vocal production, taught by master director Lori Jo Whitehaus. Afterwards, attendees may stay to participate in a Vocal Harmonix rehearsal.

To make reservations or for more information, readers may call Cheryl at 717-627-1787. Walk-ins are welcome.


Cultural Alliance Receives Funds January 10, 2018


Church Plans "Cinderella" Auditions January 10, 2018

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 700 E. Market St., York, will hold auditions for "Cinderella" on Monday, Jan. 29, and Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. The show is an original music adaptation of the Brothers Grimm version of the tale. "Cinderella" requires a cast of 18 females and 17 males of all ages 7 and up. Crews, staff, and designers are also needed.

No advance preparation is needed, as all audition materials will be provided. Participants may park in back of the church and enter through the double glass doors.

For more information, readers may call 717-884-8233 or email


Art Museum To Exhibit Weymouth's Work January 10, 2018

On Saturday, Jan. 27, the Brandywine River Museum of Art, located on Route 1 in Chadds Ford, will unveil the first comprehensive exhibition of George A. "Frolic" Weymouth's artistic career, examining his contribution to American painting. Weymouth (1936-2016) was also known for his philanthropic endeavors, in particular as one of the founders and the longtime chairman of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art.

On view through Sunday, June 3, "The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth" will feature 65 of Weymouth's works chosen by guest curator Joseph J. Rishel. The selection will demonstrate the breadth of the artist's visual investigations across many mediums - from the loose, energetic style and monochromatic palette of his early oils in the 1950s to the luminous, highly detailed temperas of his later career. Mentored by his friend Andrew Wyeth, Weymouth worked in both watercolor and egg tempera for the rest of his career to create portraits and landscapes. The exhibition will also include a number of rarely seen pencil and watercolor studies Weymouth did in preparation for his tempera paintings.

Encouraged by his mother, Dulcinea "Deo" du Pont, Weymouth expressed an early interest in art. Formal training came when he took art classes while at St. Mark's School and later at Yale University. His subjects tended to be friends and family and the scenery that surrounded him daily, such as the landscape of his estate in Chadds Ford.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog highlighting the artist. An essay by Annette Blaugrund, noted art historian and former director of the National Academy of Design, considers Weymouth's work in the context of the American realist canon and provides insight into his personal artistic vision and his connection to the Brandywine tradition. An introduction by Joseph Rishel, curator emeritus of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and a friend of the artist, provides a personal account of Weymouth's personality and achievements as an artist, philanthropist, and leader in conservation.

The Brandywine River Museum of Art features a collection of American art housed in a 19th-century mill building with a steel and glass addition overlooking the banks of the Brandywine. The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. There is an admission fee. For more information, readers may call 610-388-2700 or visit


"Wild Onions" Seeks Entries January 9, 2018

The Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and the Department of Humanities will accept entries for "Wild Onions," a publication for the literary and visual arts. The 2018 theme is "Identity."

Faculty and staff, both clinical and non-clinical, as well as patients, families, students, and volunteers are invited to submit original literary, artistic, or photographic work, not previously published, on all topics. The deadline for submissions is Monday, Jan. 15.

To submit work, readers may visit Entries may also be dropped off at the Humanities Department, Room C1747, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, 500 University Drive, Hershey, with the "Wild Onions" entry form attached.

For more information, readers may contact Christina Li at or Melissa Haslam at


Area Historical Society To Meet January 9, 2018

The Historical Society of Salisbury Township will meet on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Salisbury Township Building, 5581 Old Philadelphia Pike, White Horse. This will be a show-and-tell meeting. Attendees are asked to bring antique artifacts to show and discuss.

Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 717-442-4071.


Annual Show And Tell Slated January 9, 2018

The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley will hold its annual Show and Tell at the Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24. Attendees are encouraged to bring along "mystery" items with a historical connection, especially items that have been waiting to have their stories told.

Weather cancellations are based on those of the Ephrata Area School District; if the district cancels classes, the program will be canceled as well.


SSC To Present "True West" January 9, 2018

"True West" was the first Sam Shepard play that director Asher Johnson had ever read, and Shepard's passing in 2017 brought it back to the front of his mind as a potential show for the Susquehanna Stage Company's (SSC) 2018 lineup. "It's about two brothers, and Sam Shepard deals with the identity behind the word 'truth,'" Johnson relayed. "It's kind of a strange mixture of absurd realism, and it's very much a character piece. You get to learn a lot about the brothers."

Austin, who will be portrayed by Kevin Ditzler, is a hardworking screenwriter with a wife and family, whereas his older brother, Lee, played by Tim Riggs, is a drifter.

Riggs said that his character spends much of his life in survival mode. "Lee comes to his mother's homestead in search of something for his survival, and his brother, Austin, is there taking care of the home and working at his movie career," explained Riggs, adding that Lee strongly identifies with his father, who is referred to as "the old man" and is not an onstage character.

Ditzler described the brothers as complete opposites in the way they approach the world, having each taken a different approach to an embattled past. "This is a roller coaster that starts running out of control as the characters fray," stated Ditzler. "People will identify with the family dysfunction, especially since we're just coming off the holidays."

In addition to showcasing sibling rivalry and family dysfunction, Ditzler and Riggs said the show is an embodiment of the creative brain: Austin representing the scientific side of things with his bent toward careful research, and Lee the more artistic and abstract side, as he is naturally inclined to better storytelling. "Some people say ('True West') is Sam Shepard's own inner battle articulated," said Ditzler.

According to Riggs, "True West" is filled with plenty of dark humor that will keep audience members laughing amidst the brothers' battles and breakthroughs. "It moves really quickly, and it has a twisted edge to it that's very fun," Ditzler noted.

Georgie Reardon will play the boys' mother, and Ken Seigh will portray Saul, a producer working with Austin.

"There are four total cast members, which is an awesome thing," remarked Johnson. "I was a little worried about doing this show, because it requires really good actors. But all four of these (cast members) are some of the most talented people in the area."

"True West" will be performed at SSC, located at the rear of 264 W. Market St., Marietta, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18; Friday, Jan. 19; and Saturday, Jan. 20, as well as at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21. Interested individuals may purchase tickets at or at the box office prior to each performance. To learn more, readers may call 717-426-1277.


Museum Will Auction Off Watch January 9, 2018

On Nov. 29, 2017, the National Watch and Clock Museum celebrated 40 years since its opening to the public in 1977. The public timepiece museum houses a collection of more than 13,000 clocks, watches, and timepiece-related items. It has held countless exhibit openings, parties, and educational programs and has welcomed visitors from all over the world.

Upon the occasion of the museum's anniversary, RGM Watch Company of Mount Joy offered to make a one-of-a-kind watch to mark the milestone. The watch has the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors' logo on the dial and the museum's 40th anniversary logo etched on the exhibition case on the back of the watch. The watch was presented during the museum's anniversary celebration and has been displayed in the museum's lobby since the event.

It is now up for auction online, and bids may be placed at The proceeds will go toward the museum's mission to preserve the art, science, history, and technology of time and timekeeping.

For more information, readers may call 717-684-8261 or visit

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