Updated 07-18-2022

Meetings are held on the third Thursday with exceptions as noted.  

Please consult your physician about Covid-19 vaccinations.  Many elligible people are still unvaccinated.  The Mercersburg Historical Society is dependent upon local meeting locations in area churches and organizations.  The Society cannot meet in facilities that are closed due to concerns about the spread of Covid-19.

2022 Meetings

The annual (September - October 2022) Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial Art Show at Mercersburg Academy.

Call for Art Entries
Mercersburg Academy in conjunction with the Mercersburg Historical Society will resume hosting the 
annual Nancy Horton Heefner Memorial non-juried art exhibition.  The focus of this year's show is 
inspired by the Spirit of Football and their initiative to harmonize our diverse World with respect 
and teamwork bringing much needed attention to the World's Climate Crisis, Gender Equality and the 
war in Ukraine using "The Ball", One Ball, One World.

Drop off your entries Sunday, August 28th or Monday, August 29th, 9am - 6pm Cofrin Gallery in the 
Burgin Center for the Arts at Mercersburg Academy, 100  Academy Drive.

Spirit of Football

Sept 1 -  October 1, 2022
Reception:  Friday, September 9th, 6:30  -  8 p.m.
Questions please contact Director of Galleries, Syd Caretti 717-328-6206

Try this link The Ball 2022/23  or  https://theball.tv/2022/


One Ball, One World at Mercersburg Academy is an opportunity for artists to exhibit their artwork 
inspired by Spirit of Football's initiative to harmonize our diverse World with respect and 
teamwork bringing much needed attention to the World's Climate Crisis, Gender Equality and the war 
in Ukraine all with One Ball, One World. This show is non-juried so please submit artwork that best 
displays your style and interpretation of the show's focus. Work older than 2 years will not be 
accepted. Artwork must be ready to hang on a wall or displayed on a pedestal. One entry per artist. 
Please see exhibition guidelines for full details.

EXHIBIT ENTRY DEADLINE - forms and artwork due no later than 6pm Monday, August 29th, 2022

Artist name:                                                                                                                                                                               
Phone:                                                                  Email:                                                                             
Title of work:                                                                                                                                                                                               
Medium:                                                                                                            Year:                                      

Waiver Release and Agreement - please initial each statement.
                       I, as the  exhibitor, understand that Mercersburg Academy will take every 
reasonable step to ensure safe handling and exhibition of my art.
                        I understand that Mercersburg Academy does not carry insurance for exhibited 
works of art.
                       I release Mercersburg Academy, its staff, members, employees, volunteers, and 
agents free and harmless from any loss, or damage that may happen to my art, or resulting cost or 
liability during the time that my art is at Mercersburg Academy.
                       I also agree that this waiver, release, and agreement is to be binding on my 
heirs and assigns.
                       I also agree to allow Mercersburg Academy and Spirit of Football use of 
artwork images taken in conjunction with the exhibition, preparation and take down, for the 
purposes of promoting the exhibition during the exhibition and in the future.
                              I have carefully read this waiver, release, and agreement.  I fully 
understand its contents.  I am  aware that this is a release of liabilities and a contract between 
Mercersburg Academy, its staff,  students, faculty, and myself and agents and I sign it of my own  
free will.
                             I understand that my work is to arrive at Mercersburg Academy Burgin 
Center for the Art, Cofrin Gallery by 6 pm, August 29, 2022 and will remain on exhibit through 
October 2, 2022.  If I do not pick my work up  by 4 PM October, 2022  I will not hold Mercersburg Academy accountable 
for the safekeeping of my work.

Artist Signature                                                                                                                       Date                                                               

Staff use only: Work received by                                                                                            Date                                                                        

EXHIBIT ENTRY DEADLINE - forms and artwork are due not later than Sunday, August 30th, 2022

For your reference:
Exhibition Application Guidelinesand Information

• Artwork must have been completed in the  last 2 years and fits the theme of the exhibit: Spirit 
of Football- One Ball, One World. Climate Action, Gender Equality, United with Ukraine.
• Artwork should be labeled on the back with the artist name and title of work.
• Artwork size is limited to 36 inches for the horizontaldimension.
• Framed artwork hanging systems should consist of eye  hooks with wire.  No easel backs, please.
• All types of visual media are accepted, but please see specific show guidelines for details. No 
printed copies of original artwork will be accepted.
• Mercersburg Academy reserves the  right to final curatorial and installation decisions.
All works to  be hung must be securely wired and ready for display. No picture frames with easel 
back stands will be  accepted. We encourage simple, quality frames that reflect a level of 
professional presentation and not home decor. All entries must remain on exhibit until the  show 
closes. Artists who desire to insure their work must make their own arrangements. Mercersburg 
Academy will not be responsible in case of loss or damage. All reasonable care will be taken with 
Entry Checklist
          Completed Entry form
          Signed Waiver form
          Labeled artwork matches entry form information.
          Please review and adhere to exhibition guidelines
Any questions, please contact Director of Galleries, Syd Caretti, 717-328-6206  
PICK UP  Artwork:
Sunday October 2nd, 1 - 6pm and Monday October 3rd, 9am  - 6pm and 7 - 9pm.

Attach this  label to the back of the artwork you enter.
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Artist   name:                                                                                                                                                   

Phone:                                                                               Email:                                                                                                            
Title of work:                                                                                                                                                                       
Medium:                                                                                           Year:                                                                                     

The Ball: One Ball, One World
Football for Climate Action


Since  2002,  Spirit  of  Football  (SoF)  has  kicked  The  Ball  - football's equivalent  to  the 
 Olympic Torch  - to  5   FIFA World  Cups visiting  50+ countries. SoF intends to tackle the  most 
pertinent challenges facing societies  and  the   planet  using  the   unifying   power  of  
football   in education  and  as an  advocacy tool.  In  2022  and  2023,  the project is supported 
by, among  others, the  Swedish  Postcode  Foundation and our Fair Play Ambassador Liverpool FC coach Jurgen Klopp.

SoF will co­ - create (with partners) and 
open-source interactive education resources that   encourage   workshop   participants   to   
identify   environmental problems in their local setting, demonstrate their global relevance and 
showcase possible solutions to climate change. Climate actions will be taken  by the   participants 
and  the  communities  they are  part  of.  In addition, governing bodies, clubs, players, 
influential personalities and fans will be  asked to sign The Ball en route and by doing so, commit 
to carry out an action with a positive impact on the environment.

Since  2002,   SoF,  an  award-winning, non-profit   organisation   focusing   on education   and   
advocacy, has been running programmes using football as  a  tool  to  tackle  the   most  
pertinent challenges  facing  societies  and  the planet.   Operating   under   the   three 
principle  pillars of diversity,  respect, and teamwork, SoF's The Ball project has taken one 
special    ball    from Battersea Park, London (where the world's first official match of football took place in 1864) 
around the  world to 50+  countries and five FIFA World Cups. For the  first time, The Ball will 
travel to the FIFA Women's World Cup taking place in New Zealand and Australia in 2023. The journey 
of The Ball is similar to  the  Olympic Torch, except that anyone can  kick,  head, and sign The 
- and by doing so make a commitment to protect the  Earth and its inhabitants. Previous   The   
 journeys  focused   on  the   integration   of   refugees  and   inclusion  of intellectually 
disabled  people  resulting  in 50,000  people signing The Ball. In  2010   and  2014 ourpartner 
Special Olympics was able to  use The Ball to connect  with local communities in an  unprecedented  
way  and  kick-start  their  unified  football  initiatives  in  Africa  and  the Americas. In 2022 
and 2023,  SoF will deliver climate action workshops all over the world.

Tackling climate change is a team effort, which is why we are grateful for the  many partners, who 
are already supporting us on the realisation of this project.
This list is ever growing and 
includes: Alive  and  Kicking,  Common  Goal, Enable,  Equal  Playing  Field,  FIFA Foundation,    Fly    
Green    Alliance, Football  Beyond  Borders,  Football for   Future,    Football    Supporters 
Association,       Football       United, Football  Ecologie  France,  Friedrich Ebert Foundation, 
GIZ, London FA, Pledgeball,        Rapid        Transition Alliance, Renn Mitte, Sport Positive, 
Street     Child     United,     teilAuto, UNFCCC,    Worldmark    Films   and Yuvam Dunya.

Collaboration Possibilities
With people across the world being impacted by climate change in the most different ways, SoF 
focuses on a collaborative and participatory approach right from the start. We invite everyone   
interested  in  joining   us  on  this  journey  towards  more  environmental sustainability to 
reach out
, especially when you are interested in:
Receiving detailed information about The Ball journey that begins on July 10   in London. Hosting  
The  Ball  to  show  how  climate  change  is  impacting  your  local  community, highlight  the  
actions  that  you  are  already  taking,  and/or  raise  awareness  on  the challenges you face 
and successes you have had, when trying to take climate action.
Collaborate  on  module  development  to  help us  ensure  that  the  created  and  open­ sourced 
material is relevant in as many geographical and cultural contexts as possible. Receive a training 
to support the implementation of the developed resources.
Please contact jenny@spiritoffootball.de for more information.

Further resources

•     The Ball Website
•     Presentation at the UN Climate Conference COP-26 in Glasgow
•     5-min video of The Ball 2014 (London to  Sao Paulo)
•     The role of our Fair Play Ambassador Jurgen Klopp

MONTHLY MEETING information will be updated soon:

Mondays, July 11, 18, 25, 2022, 6:30 PM - Historical Tours of Center of MercersburgSince the content and itinerary of each tour are the same, those wishing to participate may choose which evening they wish to attend.  However, participants are asked to call 717-328-2248 in order to register for a tour, which each evening will begin at 6:30 PM at the Fendrick Library.

Thursday,  August 18, 2022, 7 PM - Tour of Unger Distillery site at Cove Gap, host Cory Buterbaugh.

RECENTLY ADDED!  Friday, September 9, 2022, 10 AM - Historical Tour of Mercersburg.  The content and itinerary of this tour is the same as the July tours.  Participants are asked to call 717-328-2248 in order to register for the tour, which begins at the Fendrick Library.

Thursday, September 15, 2022, 7 PM - Politics in Colonial PennsylvaniaLocation to be determined.


Thursday, October 20, 2022, 7 PM -  Quilts. Location to be determined.


Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7 PM - Mercersburg during World War ILocation to be determined.


Thursday, December 8, 2022, 7 PM - Christmas Memories. Annual Holiday Light Supper - Location to Be Determined.