Mary Jemison

Adams County teenager abducted by Indians in 1758

Remembering her on the 250th Anniversary after her capture. 

Sponsored by the Biglerville Historical and Preservation Society

 
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Calendar Of Events
Date Time Event Location More Information
Mar 11 7:00pm Story Telling Harbaugh~ Thomas Library, 59 W. York St, Biglerville Marian Benchoff tells the story of Mary Jemison in A Girl Named Mary.  Interesting to audiences aged 10 through 100. 677-6257
Mar 11 7:00pm Mary Jemison Lecture Waynesboro Historical Society, Quincy Village Deb McCauslin tells Mary's story. For more information, call Helen Skelly 765-0191.
Mar 13 5:30pm Mary Jemison Lecture YWCA, Gettysburg Marya Tipton will speak on the history of Mary Jemison.
Mar 14 7:00pm Mary Jemison Lecture St. Vincent's, Emmitsburg, MD Deb McCauslin tells Mary's story.  For more information, call 301-447-3121.
Mar 30 1:00pm Field Trip St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Go to the site that marks the place where Mary’s family was murdered. Carpool to above Chambersburg (near Edenville) to see the plaque that marks the place where the Jameson family was murdered. Afterwards, we’ll visit a French and Indian War Fort. Led by John Bechtel and Roger Swartz with assistance from other F& I experts. For more information, contact John at 717-334-0734.
Mar 27 12:45pm Mary Jemison Lecture Franklin County (Kittochtinny) Historical Society, Grove Family Library Deb McCauslin tells Mary's story.  For more information, call 264-4706.
Mar 31 6:30pm Story Telling Arendtsville Library, 1 Chestnut St, Arendtsville Marian Benchoff tells the story of Mary Jemison in A Girl Named Mary.  Interesting to audiences aged 10 through 100. 677-0444
When avail-able 11:00am to 9:00pm T- Shirt Fund Raiser Dobbin House Tavern Country Curiosity Store Steinwehr Ave., Gettysburg Specially designed T-Shirts for the Remembering Mary Jemison 250th Anniversary for sale for $10. Every dollar goes to the Mary Jemison Committee for the costs of events.
April 5 10:00am Opening Ceremony Monument of Mary Jemison at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Directions Highland Bagpipers will perform Meeting of the Waters, Welcoming Remarks by Allan Jamieson Sr., Allan Jamieson, Jr., Ted Bartlett  Directions
April 5 all day (10to3) Performers Vendors Exhibitors Buchanan Valley Fire Company Community Hall Artisans familiar with Colonial America and Native American Culture from all over the Mid- Atlantic states will meet for this event  Directions
April 5 all day (10to3) Performers ? Allan Jamieson and Native American Dancers from the Seneca Nation  Directions
April 5 all day (10to3) Food Buchanan Valley Fire Co. Community Hall

Barbeque Chicken Dinners, Three Sisters Soup, Fried Bread  Directions

April 5 all day (10to3) Remem-bering Wall Buchanan Valley Fire Company Community Hall

A Remembering Wall - where your thoughts can be placed on note cards and placed on the wall in honor of Mary and her family. The cards, paper and writing instruments will be furnished by the Pennsylvania Indian Cultural Society  Directions

April 5 all day (10to3) Children's Library Nook St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Room B Books available on Mary Jemison, Native American Culture, Colonial History, etc. Directions
April 5 all day (10to3) Children's Art Display St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Artwork of Adams County children on display. Directions
April 5 all day (10to3) Children's Drawing Room St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Room C Area for children to express themselves through art.
April 5 10:20am to 11:00am For children: Story St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Room B Marian Benchoff will conduct a program called "A Girl Named Mary"  Directions
April 5 10:30am to 11:00am Speaker: Allen Jamieson St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Native American Traditions during Mary Jemison's Life  Directions
April 5 11:00am to 11:30am Speaker: John Thomas St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Mary Jemison in New York  Directions
April 5 11:05am to 12:00pm For children: Actor St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church - Meet in the Lobby Ann Griffith, portraying Mary Jemison, will lead "A Walk in the Woods with Mary Jemison".
April 5 11:30am to 12:15am Speaker: Roger Swartz St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Rights and Rituals of Native American Warfare during the French and Indian War  Directions
April 5 12:00pm to 1:00pm For children: Music St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Room A Tom Jolin and Slim Harrison- The Barnstormers featuring the Rock Candy Cloggers.  Directions
April 5 12:15am to 1:00pm Speaker: Deborah Swartz St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Native American Women’s Roles and Regalia During the French and Indian War  Directions
April 5 1:00pm to 1:30pm Speaker: Timothy Smith St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Early Scots-Irish Colonists Caught in the Firestorm  Directions
April 5 1:00pm to 1:30pm For children: Speaker St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Room C "The Jemison Family's Odyssey to America" presented by Florence McDannell
April 5 1:30pm to 2:00pm For children: Speaker St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Room C "Drawing the Odyssey to America" with Florence McDannell
April 5 1:30pm to 2:00pm Speaker: John Bechtel,III St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Mary Jemison and Other Captives Taken from Adams County  Directions
April 5 1:30pm to 2:00pm For children: Music St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church, Room A The Barnstormers with the Rock Candy Cloggers.  Native American Stories   Directions
April 5 2:00pm to 2:30pm Ted Bartlett St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Mary Jemison and Her Legacy at Gardeau Flats   Directions
April 5 2:30pm to 3:00pm Brian Schriven, Roland Beck St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Mary Jemison and her Significance to Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY  Directions
April 5 10:30am to 2:30pm For children: Music St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church Patrice Smith will lead a sing-along of songs from long ago.  Directions
Richard Cole, a Remembering Mary Jemison Committee member, is creating a Research Library which will be housed at St. Ignatius Loyola Catholic Church. Books will be donated so that other researchers can come to learn more details of Mary's interesting life. For more information, contact Richard at 717-677-4106.