Did you know on June 6, 1879, Peter “Peachy” Swingler of Chambersburg, convicted of the murder of a man named John Anderson, is hanged in the courtyard of the Old Jail?
If you want to know more about the Old Jail and Franklin County, come take a tour of the Old Jail and Museum, or do some research in our Genealogy Library and Archives. Museum and Library hours are: Nov. through April (Thurs.-Sat. 10am-4pm) and May through October (Tues.-Sat. 10am-4pm). #history#oldjail#chambersburg#franklincounty#gallows#prison
“It was when we said goodbye that was the hardest. We smiled from behind the glass, but the feelings of departure are too difficult to explain. Ahed is well, and so is Nariman. They send their love and remind to support the entire prisoner movement not just them.” Bassem Tamimi was able to visit his daughter Ahed and wife Nariman in Prison. These photos were taken inside the Israeli prison and given to Bassem during his visit. The next court hearing is this Wednesday, March 21st. The military court has closed the hearing to all outsiders and journalists. .