The Harris-Cameron Mansion will be one of eighteen stops on the Art Association of Harrisburg's annual Gallery Walk on Sunday, September 11. The mansion will be open free of charge from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. Featured will be exhibits for the 250th Anniversary of the Harris-Cameron Mansion, tracing local history and the mansion site from the first Native Americans through 1941. Also on exhibit is historic clothing on loan from the Shippensburg University Fashion Archives and Museum. For a 2016 Gallery Walk brochure, please click here.
There will be a presentation on the Underground Railroad, slavery and Harrisburg's African American community by local historian George Nagle at 2:30 pm in the mansion parlor. Admission to the presentation is $5 and free for HSDC members. George Nagle is a lifelong resident of the City of Harrisburg. From 1997 to 2012 he maintained and edited the Afrolumens Project website, an internet-based resource for educators, researchers, and students of Pennsylvania African American history. His research on local African American and Underground Railroad history has been used and credited by the authors of numerous published books and he has been regularly invited to speak about local history and African American history by various state and local historical and cultural groups. A 1992 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, majoring in American Studies, he continues to live in the greater Harrisburg area and is employed with Harrisburg Academy.Visit Event Website for More Info