MPHS presents a variety of events throughout the year, including Sunday afternoon Lyceum presentations, concerts, theater events, and sparkling party evenings on the lawn. We’re especially proud of our Lyceums, free to the public, which over the years have covered a broad array of topics pertinent to our local history. We’ve learned about regional language patterns, saving our prairies and grasslands, Mineral Point’s brewing history, beef farming, 19th century architecture, Mineral Point’s railroad history, native American rock art in our county, even the recent Mifflin Meteorite and so many other topics. One of the most popular annual Lyceums is the “Mineral Pointers Remember” presentations where a panel of local citizens offer their reminiscences of earlier events, businesses, people and experiences in our community.
Jammin’ on the Porch
Another enjoyable and free event is our series of “Jammin’ on the Porch” concerts held in the summer at Orchard Lawn. These Friday evening outdoor concerts are a great way to “shake off” the workweek and ease into the weekend. Bring family and friends, a blanket or lawn chairs, maybe a picnic dinner and beverages and enjoy a rich and diverse presentation of music performed by talented local performers and relish good cheer surrounded by the beauty of our formal gardens.
In order to honor our eleven Founders, as well as others who since 1939 have supported the Society and the preservation of our local history, we host a fun and elegant evening event known as “Founders’ Day” at Orchard Lawn. Usually a particular year or decade is chosen as the theme for the evening and attendees are encouraged (but not required) to dress accordingly. Dinner is catered and served at tables set up on the formal lawn, surrounded by the formal gardens and the newest inductees are honored and added to the Gundry Legacy Society. It’s great fun to “play dress-up” and enjoy good food and fellowship in a lovely setting.