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The Craighead House is located in the Township of South Middleton.


Jason Malmont, The Sentinel


Craighead House will host a Charm City Junction bluegrass concert in the historic Yellow Breeches Creek home from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on September 12.

The ‘Bluegrass on the Breeches’ event is a boon to Craighead House, a museum and education center built around the legacy of the Craigheads, a famous family of naturalists.

The concert is produced by Davis Tracy, founder and coordinator of Dickinson College’s Bluegrass on the Grass festival. Charm City Junction is a Baltimore-based string group known for their mix of Irish and Appalachian tunes.

Tickets for the concert are available for a requested donation of $ 20 per ticket, and are available by emailing [email protected] or by visiting the Whistletop bookstore in Carlisle.

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Craighead House supporters celebrate milestone in project

Since 2012, Craighead House has been owned by a non-profit company dedicated to restoring the property and implementing environmental programs.

The renovation of the 1886 house is in its final stages, according to the organization, and the gardens of the house are also being revitalized to return to the layout of the Craigheads gardens of the early to mid-20th century.

Jean Craighead George was the younger sister of twins Frank Jr. and John Craighead. The brothers became naturalists known for saving the grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park and penning the language that became the law of wild and scenic rivers. Their father Frank Craighead Sr. became the chief forest entomologist for the United States Department of Agriculture and author of “Insect Enemies of the Eastern Forest”, which remains the definitive book on the subject.


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