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The Mechanicsburg Museum Association was founded in 1975 in a community effort to preserve the Stationmaster’s House, a historic Mechanicsburg landmark, from destruction. Since its founding, the Association has preserved and promoted Mechanicsburg’s unique history with educational programs, gallery exhibits, and by acquiring four more historic buildings in the area.
The MMA owns and preserves four
Mechanicsburg buildings from the Cumberland Valley Railroad:
The 1866 Stationmaster's
House, The 1886 Freight Station,
The 1867 Passenger
Station and the 1899 Washington Street
Station. The buildings are open to
the public during regular museum hours and at special
events, such as Jubilee Day, and other community
celebrations. The 1801 Frankenberger
Tavern, Mechanicsburg's oldest known building,
is open seasonally and for special events. Admission is free to all
Our main office is located in the Passenger Station at 2 West Strawberry Alley, with exhibits on Mechanicsburg's history and Cumberland Valley Railroad history. The Freight Station houses changing exhibits, the Museum Store, and museum archives. The Stationmaster's House is furnished as it might have been when new, as a glimpse of life in the 1860s. The Washington Street Station is a small building with exhibits viewed through the windows. The Frankenberger Tavern is furnished as it might have been in the early 1800s.
The Association is active within the community, sponsoring annual events such as the Heritage Golf Tournament, a Holiday Wreath sale, and dinner at the historic Frankenberger Tavern. The Sunflower Garden Tour and Flower Show and the Quilt Show are held on alternating years.
The mission of the Mechanicsburg Museum Association is:
The Mechanicsburg Museum Association was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 1976.
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