Car show, arms show scheduled at museum

Shawn Hardy

Allison-Antrim Museum Inc., 365 S. Ridge Ave., will host back-to-back fundraisers — each with a different historic focus — the last two weekends in September.

The Allison-Antrim Classic Car Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, and the Allison-Antrim Antique and Vintage Arms Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.

Both the vehicles and the guns are appropriate for fundraisers because "they are a part of history," said Jason Green, the museum's executive director.

Proceeds from the two events will be used for ongoing operations at the museum and the buildings the museum cares for at the The Archaeology Conservancy's Ebbert Spring Archaeological Preserve and Heritage Park.

Car show 

The car show is actually open to cars, trucks and motorcycles, Green said.

He is hoping the weather will be good on Sept. 22 and noted it's the only weekend there is not another car show in the area.

"It ties in with the museum ... a lot of the cars will be a piece of history," Green said. "Even a 1985 Corvette is a piece of history because it is over 30 years old."

The museum has received permission from the Borough of Greencastle for South Ridge Avenue to be closed from Leitersburg Street to Addison Avenue for the vehicles to be displayed.

People's Choice trophies will be awarded to the top car, truck and motorcycle.

A disc jockey will provide music from the 1950s and 1960s.

Early registration is $15 and registration the day of the show will be $20. The show will be held rain or shine.

Arms show 

Sixteen tables have already been reserved and the museum is continuing to accept displays and vendors for the arms show, which will be held in the barn.

The longest shoulder arm on record — 8 1/2 feet documented by Ripley's Believe It or Not — is one of the highlights of the show, Green said.

There also will be a very rare collection of long rifles made in Franklin and surrounding counties and a collection of rare Punt gunshells on display, along with exotic pieces like a Bible gun, antique gambler's belt and a knife pistol, as well as Native American items, he said.

Tindall Forge will also be giving blacksmithing demonstrations.

Admission to the arms show is $6.

Tables are $25 each for vendors and free for display-only participants. No modern guns are allowed.


For more information or to register for either show, call the museum at 717-597-9010 or email Green at: