Hager House Opens for the Season with a Month of Family Fun!

Hager House Opens for the Season with a Month of Family Fun!

(March 25, 2009): Spring has finally returned to the City of Hagerstown, which means the Hager House comes out of winter hibernation with a month full of family fun tours and activities.
The Hager House and Museum will first welcome back crowds with their annual German Easter Tour. "The German Easter Tour was developed to give the visitor some of the historical background behind a wide variety of Easter customs and to help better explain why we in America celebrate Easter the way we do," says John Bryan, Historic Sites Facilitator. "If you've ever questioned where the Easter Bunny and Easter Eggs came from then this tour is for you!" "German Easter" will be offered Tuesday, April 7th to Saturday, April 11th from 10am to 4pm. Admission for the tour is $2.00 per person for everyone ages 6 and up with kids under 6 free.
The next Spring happening at the Hager House will be the return of the Museum's regular historical tours. Indulge in the rich history of Hagerstown by discovering the life of town founder Jonathan Hager and his family as well as details of the day to day survival of living on the American frontier in the French and Indian era. The home, built as a private fort 270 years ago, is situated over two flowing springs and contains Maryland's best collection of authentic18th century furnishings. Historic tours begin April 14, 2009 and are offered Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 4pm and Sundays 2pm to 5pm. The Hager House is closed Mondays and major holidays. There is a nominal admission fee.
With beginning of spring, comes the warm weather and the beginning of baseball season! On Saturday April 18, 2009 the Hager House staff invites kids of all ages to come out and "Play Ball!" by learning about Rounders, the 18th century forerunner of baseball- the great American pastime. Staff will demonstrate the rules and "how-to's" of the game before organizing an informal game on the Hager House lawn. This event is free and the game will take place from 1pm to 2pm.
The Jonathan Hager House and Museum is located at 110 Key Street, in Hagerstown's City Park. For more information about the season opening events or any of our other exciting historical programs please visit www.hagerhouse.org, e-mail hagerhouse@hagerstownmd.org or call 301-739-8393.