Rare signature exhibit gets special showing Saturday at Allison-Antrim Museum

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Saturday will provide an extra opportunity for visitors to view the rare and special exhibit going on this month at the Allison-Antrim Museum, Inc., 365 S. Ridge Ave., Greencastle.

The museum will hold a special open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, featuring the Brumbaugh Collection of Pennsylvania Governors’ Signatures. The exhibit, displayed in the South Exhibit Bay in the German bank barn, will close Jan. 26 and the signatures will go back in the vault for another four years.

The Signature Collection is very significant as it is most likely the largest collection outside that of the State Museum of Pennsylvania. The oldest document is dated 1715, with James Logan’s signature, and the signatures of two signers (Benjamin Franklin and Thomas McKean) of the Declaration of Independence are also among the exhibited signatures.

The PA Governors’ Signature Collection will not be shown again until January 2019.

Admission is free.

For more information, call 717-597-9010 or visit the museum's website at www.greencastlemuseum.org, Facebook or on Twitter @greencastlemuzm