Opportunities Abound

2012 Photo Contest Winner Tom Andes, left, with
Eckley Miners' Village Associates President Margie Bogash
(photo by Donna Buchanan)

Today marks the beginning of the Eckley Miners’ Village 2013 fall foliage photo contest. The contest runs through October 31, with entries due by November 8. Go here for more details.

New videos: See the promo video for this year’s Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces event at Scranton Iron Furnaces (Oct. 19) here. The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has posted video of the ongoing restoration of the “Lindbergh Engine” (460) here on their Facebook page.

Weekend events:
Friday, 9/20
State Museum of Pennsylvania: 3rd in the Burg and Opening reception for new Civil War homefront exhibit (go here for details)

Saturday, 9/21
Conrad Weiser Homestead: 32nd Annual Conrad Weiser Disc Golf Tournament (here for info)
Cornwall Iron Furnace: Cast Iron Cooking Demo (info)
Drake Well Museum: Fall Engine Start Up (info)
Ephrata Cloister: Artisan Faire (info)

Saturday and Sunday, 9/21-22
Old Economy Village: Erntefest Harvest Festival (info)

Sunday, 9/22
Washington Crossing Historic Park: Market and Muster Day (info)
Sunday afternoon interpretive programming at: Daniel Boone Homestead, Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, Pennsbury Manor

"To Make it Funny"
I leave you with a bit of whimsy from a website devoted mostly to insider humor for historic site and history museum folks. The idea of combining Ask a Curator Day with Talk Like a Pirate Day struck me as funny and made me wish I had thought of it. Enjoy (or not). I hope you have a great weekend, mateys!


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