One More September Weekend

I've been updating the September program listings post, but I still missed a couple of events. The October preview isn't fully baked yet, so I'm also noting items below that you might want to consider before the next Trailheads.

Garden at Eckley Miners' Village last week. Info on how to enter Eckley's fall foliage photo contest is on the website
 (photo by AKF)
In addition to other activities going on at Pennsbury Manor this coming Sunday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation will host a reception for members. Meet Kyle Weaver, the new editor of Pennsylvania Heritage magazine, and take a tour with site administrator Doug Miller. Free to PHF members or included in site admission. Pennsbury is open noon to 5 pm on Sunday, with living history and beer brewing activities scheduled from 1 to 4 pm. The PHF reception will take place from 2 to 4 pm, with the director's tour at 3 pm.

UPDATED INFO (another item I missed): The Hardtackers, a folk music group known for their renditions of old and new sea shanties, will perform a free, family-friendly concert Saturday, Sept. 27, while they film a concert DVD. The concert will take place at 7:30 pm in Hirt Auditorium at the Erie Maritime Museum. Monday, Sept. 29, (and the last Monday of each month) is Story Time at the Maritime. Erie Maritime Museum will present the program at 10 am; this month's featured book is The Littlest Lighthouse Keeper. Attendees will have a chance to meet and greet guest reader Lance the Lighthouse Keeper and take a tour of the museum. More info is available on the museum's Facebook page.

Graeme Park's Lunch & Learn Lecture Series kicks off on Wednesday, October 1, and continues on Oct. 8 and 15. The program for October 1 is "Your Appointment with Dr. Benjamin Rush," featuring Dr. Jim Miller as Dr. Rush, discussing the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. The program fee is $20 per lecture or $50 for the series; each program includes continental breakfast, lecture, lunch, and a tour of the Keith House. More details are available on the program flyer.

Tickets for the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's annual Garden Railways Tour (Sunday, Oct. 5) are on sale now at the museum and at Stauffer's of Kissel Hill locations throughout central PA. Private homes, including retirement communities, will showcase their G-scale model train layouts. It's a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon touring the countryside around Lancaster County. And there's more. Each ticket holder can enter a drawing for one of two G-scale starter kits provided by Bachmann Trains, to use if you feel inspired to start your own garden railway. Details are on the program flyer.

Please check back here next week for the October program listings. In the meantime, I hope you have a lovely weekend.


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