Hosted by: Historical Society of Dauphin County
This Mother's Day weekend you are cordially invited to afternoon tea and an open house at the Harris-Cameron Mansion. The tea will be hosted by Margaretta "Maggie" Cameron, daughter of Simon Cameron, portrayed by re-enactor Elizabeth Dillon. Ms. Dillon will be sharing stories of the Cameron family's travels across Europe, as recorded in Margaretta's diary.
The Mansion passed to Margaretta after Simon Cameron died in 1889 at the age of 90. She was the widow of Richard Haldeman, a local newspaper publisher and Congressman. With her passing in 1915, the house was inherited by her son, Richard. He was the last of the Cameron family to live at the Mansion. His sister Elizabeth Wright donated the house and other family items to the Historical Society in 1941.
Tickets for the event are $20, ($15 for HSDC members). Seating is limited. Free parking is available in lots behind the mansion.
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