On the Trails of History, April 19-May 2

This post will take you through the end of the month. Look for the complete May program page to be posted by April 30 (fingers crossed). Site closings for Easter on April 21 are listed below; the info is accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Drawing of teapot covered in international flags

Anthracite Heritage Museum
April 21: Museum closed for Easter
May 1: Deadline to RSVP for Spring Tea—this year's spring tea, set for May 4 at 1 pm, is "An Immigration Celebration," exploring the role of immigrants in the Scranton area's past, present, and future. The event is geared for visitors age 12 and older. Suggested donation of $20 per person (more details). This event sold out lasst year, so don't wait!

Brandywine Battlefield Park
April 21: Museum closed for Easter
April 23: Revolutionary Dining Series—author Christian Di Spigna will present "Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Last Hero" at The Gables at Chadds Ford. Cost is $50 per person and includes dinner, dessert, and the program (cash bar available). More info and online ticketing is available on the website. 6 pm.

Bushy Run Battlefield
April 21: Site closed for Easter

Costumed interpreter shows drawing of homestead to child

Conrad Weiser Homestead
April 21: Site closed for Easter
April 28: Making Sense of History—check out the Facebook Event page for more details on this multi-sensory program. Noon-4 pm.

Cornwall Iron Furnace
April 21: Site closed for Easter

Daniel Boone Homestead
April 21: Site closed for Easter
April 27: Sheep and Fiber Day—the Homestead sheep will be sheared and artisans will demonstrate various steps of the textile production process (more info on Facebook event page). Vendors will be on hand with items made from alpaca and sheep's wool. Food will be available for purchase throughout the day. Cost is $7 for ages 13 and up, free for Friends members and kids age 12 and under. 10 am-4 pm.

The Olin engine runs the outdoor oil drilling equipment at Drake Well

Drake Well Museum and Park
April 21: Site closed for Easter
April 27: Something More Saturday—it's Engine Start Up Day, as the Olin engine that runs the Central Powers exhibit gets restarted for the 2018 visitation season. Blacksmith demonstrations will also be on the schedule. Included in regular admission. 10 am-3 pm.

Eckley Miners' Village
April 21: Site closed for Easter

Ephrata Cloister
April 21: Site closed for Easter

Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara
April 19: Easter Egg-stravaganza—this Little Mates Kids Club event will include a visit with the Easter Bunny. Cost is $5 per person, free for members of the Little Mates Kids Club. 10 am-noon.
April 21: Museum closed for Easter

Fort Pitt Museum
Please visit the website for information on hours and programs.

Painting of Hannah Penn by Ellen Cooper

Graeme Park
April 21: Site closed for Easter
April 24: Lunch and Learn—"Hannah Penn" is the topic, and the speaker is Doug Miller, site administrator at Pennsbury Manor. Pre-registration is required (Details on program and link to registration form). 10:30 am-1:30 pm.

Hope Lodge
April 21: Site closed for Easter
April 28: Site open—guided tours are at 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Admission charged. 1-4 pm.

Joseph Priestley House
April 21: Site closed for Easter

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Multiple Dates: Craft and Trade Classes for Adults—visit the Landis Valley website for the full list; times and fees vary.
April 21: Site closed for Easter

Old Economy Village
April 21: Site closed for Easter
April 27: Saturday Spotlight Programs—a variety of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on learning will be presented. Costs and details vary, so check the website for more information.

Pennsbury Manor
April 20: Paths Less Traveled—enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the Manor House, visiting areas not generally open to the public. This is a Members-Only Event, but it's never too late to join. Reservations are required; call 215/946-0400. 10 am-4 pm.
April 21: Site closed for Easter
April 28: Sunday Programming—this week's focus is Beer Brewing and Garden Highlights. Included in regular admission. Programming runs 1-4 pm, site open noon-5 pm.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
April 21: Site closed for Easter
May 2: Potter County Envirothon—local high school students test their knowledge of ecology, conservation, and the care and management of our natural world during this annual event presented in cooperation with the Potter County Conservation District. 9 am.

Reenactor portraying World War I soldier beside trench set-up

Pennsylvania Military Museum
April 21: Museum closed for Easter
April 27-28: The Great War Remembered—this weekend remembers World War I with lectures, film, and a living history encampment that demonstrates life on the Western Front. Saturday lectures at 10:30, 1:30, and 3:30. Sunday film at 1:30 (check the website for details and updates). 10 am-4 pm each day.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
April 21: Museum closed for Easter
April 25: Wine & Paint Night—we'll supply the art materials, light snacks, and the subject (a world-class locomotive). You supply your beverage of choice and the desire to learn to paint. Artist Michelle Verdegem will lead the class, which will take place among the trains (more info on Facebook event). Class is limited to 20 adults (purchase tickets online through Eventbrite). 6:30-8 pm.

Somerset Historical Center
April 21: Museum closed for Easter
April 26-28: Cottage Craft Coopering—learn the traditional skills of the cooper, using hand-tools to make your own maple sugar keeler (bucket). Workshop teachers include people who have been coopering for many years and learned from the best. More info and registration details on the website.

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Planetarium Schedule—visit the website for a complete schedule of planetarium shows.
April 21: Museum closed for Easter

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please visit the website for information on hours and programs.

Trails of History Events, April 5-18

The April program page is now available. It will be updated as new info comes in. This week's post will take you through April 18. A quick sneak peek: most sites will be closed on April 21 for Easter, but many have Easter-related events coming up.

Pysanky egg with diamond pattern in blues and pinks
Learn the art of pysanky egg decorating at Somerset Historical Center (see listing below)
Brandywine Battlefield Park
April 13: 18th Century Day—learn about 18th-century Joseph Gilpin, Jr., and the role the blacksmith played in 18th-century life. The site's working blacksmith shop will be open for demonstrations. Included in regular admission. Noon-4 pm.
April 14: Kid's Day—two popular school field trips programs will be presented for general public today. Learn about soldier life in the Continental Army and about communicating by letter in the 18th century. Regular admission charged for adults, but kids get in free. Noon-4 pm.

Conrad Weiser Homestead
April 7: Spring Lecture—Michael Wes Loder will discuss his book, Taken Beyond the Ohio, about the captivity experience of Marie LeRoy and Barbara Leininger, taken near Penn's Creek in 1755 (read more on Facebook event page). Program is free, and donations are welcome. 2 pm.
April 13: Workshop—learn about painted blanket chests and paint your own miniature to take home. Details and registration instructions on the Facebook event page. Deadline to register is April 1.

Cornwall Iron Furnace
April 9: Friends Lecture Series—Doug Powell will present "The Greenhouse at Cornwall Manor," recounting its history from 1881-82 (when it was built) up to its 2018 restoration (more info on Facebook event page). The program is free; donations welcome. Lectures are held in Freeman Hall auditorium at Cornwall Manor. 7 pm.

Ephrata Cloister
April 6: A Festive Occasion—enjoy an evening of delicious food and an auction of high-quality items, all in support of Ephrata Cloister and its programs. The event takes place at Bella Giardino (The Inn at Leola Village), starting at 6 pm. More info about the event and instructions for purchasing tickets available on the website.

Fort Pitt Museum
Please visit the website for information on hours and programs.

Hope Lodge
April 7 & 14: Site open—guided tours are at 1:00 and 2:30 pm. Admission charged. 1-4 pm.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Multiple Dates: Craft and Trade Classes for Adults—visit the Landis Valley website for the full list; times and fees vary.
April 5: Paint Night at the Museum Store—support Landis Valley's programs and create a painting of a Cotswold sheep (one the historic breeds found at the museum). Artist Michelle Verdegem will lead the session (more info and online registration). 6:30-9:30 pm.
April 13: Spring Benefit Auction—silent and live auctions, plus yummy food (see website for more details). Preview and silent auction begin at 4:30 pm, live auction begins at 5:30.

Old Economy Village
April 6-7: Opening Weekend—bring in a donation for The Ladle and the Hearth, Ambridge Soup Kitchen and Pantry to receive free admission (check their website for list of most-needed items). On Sunday, April 7th, Stone Soup will be prepared in the Cauldron at the Community Kitchen and the story of Stone Soup will be read at 1pm and 3pm.
April 6: Saturday Spotlight—today's class is "Introduction to Blacksmithing" - space is limited and registration deadline was March 27, so please check with site to see if there's still room (details and contact info).
April 13: Easter Egg Hunt—hunt for Easter eggs, visit with the Bunny, and enjoy a light snack. Reservations ($5 per person) are preferred by April 9; tickets are $7 per person at the gate. Details are on the website.
11 am-3 pm.

Pennsbury Manor
April 6: Monthly Book Club—this month's book is H. Donald Winkler's Stealing Secrets: How a Few Daring Women Deceived Generals, Impacted Battles, and Altered the Course of the Civil War (details on the website). 10-11 am.
April 7 & 14: Sunday Programming— April 7, Historic Trades Day; April 14, Play the Past! and learn games that 17th-century families would have played. Included in regular admission. Programming runs 1-4 pm, site open noon-5 pm.
April 13: Conversations in History—this month's discussion is "Chartering Pennsylvania, 1681-1682" (more info on the website). Included in regular admission. 10-11:30 am.
April 14: In Sickness and in Health—follow along with Hannah Penn and learn what she knows about taking care of her family's health. Program takes place at 1 pm and 3 pm; regular manor house tours are scheduled for 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30. Included in regular admission. Site is open noon-5 pm.
April 18: Paint and Sip—let the Pennsbury landscape inspire your artistic expression. BYOB. Reservations are required; call the site at 215/946-0400. 6-8 pm.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
April 13-14: Spring Antique and Collectible Show and Sawmill Run—vendors from all over the U.S. will be selling a variety of wares, and there will be a silent auction. The museum's sawmill will be in operation on Saturday, and the birch still will be demonstrated both days. Admission charged, includes access to museum exhibits. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Saturday, 9 am-4 pm; Sunday, 9 am-3 pm.

Pennsylvania Military Museum
April 7: Friends Lecture Series—Dr. Kelly A. Wolgast will present "A View of Current Military Nursing in the United States," drawing on her 26 years of active duty with the U.S. Army, including service in Afghanistan (more info on the website). 2-3 pm.
April 13: Kids Day - Dress Up and Discover!!—kids of all ages can try on field gear and head gear from the museum education collection and explore education stations throughout the galleries. Included in regular admission. 10 am-3 pm.
April 14: American Revolution Round Table Speaker Series—Ed Lengel, former chief historian of the White House Historical Association and 2018 Colonial Williamsburg Revolutionary in Residence historian, will be the speaker for the launch of the 2019 Speaker Series (more info on the website). 2-3 pm.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
April 6: Rails & Ales—this event brings together brewers and food vendors to support the museum's programs. Tickets are available online (VIP tickets are sold out). Must be at least 21 to attend; designated driver tickets are available. 7:30-10 pm.

Somerset Historical Center
April 6: Pysanky Egg Workshop—explore the art, symbolism, and joy of creating traditional Ukrainian pysanky eggs in this workshop taught by local artisan Jennifer Mudery. Cost is $35 per person, $30 for members (includes $5 materials fee). More info and online registration. 10 am-3 pm.
April 13: Common Threads Symposium—this program is offered in conjunction with Laurel Arts and features fiber vendors, artists, and presentations by fiber experts. Admission is free. Presentations scheduled for 11 am and 1 pm; the visitor center is open 9 am-5 pm.

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Planetarium Schedule—visit the website for a complete schedule of planetarium shows.
April 5: StoryTime—this month's story is David Kherdian's Come Back, Moon. The program, geared to children age 3-5 with an adult (more info on the website). Included in general admission. 10:30 am.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please visit the website for information on hours and programs.

Engaging the Public

Last week's post covers events this weekend through next Thursday, and the April program page is now available. Hard to believe that March is almost over.

UPDATED 3/29 1 pm to include a little fan-girling...

Our preservation and stewardship work on the Trails of History is vitally important, but so is the work of sharing our historic sites and their stories with the public. I had a handful of interesting examples in my news feed this week. Is it a coincidence that most of them involved food? You be the judge.


Today, March 29, marks the 200th birthday of Col. Edwin Drake, who drilled the first successful oil well in northwestern PA. Last week, as part of the Petroleum Program Series, staff and volunteers at Drake Well Museum and Park presented an educational talk about Col. Drake, his wife Laura, and the birth of the petroleum and gas industry (see article from the Titusville Herald for an indepth look). Tomorrow, March 30, visit Drake Well for a meet and greet with the Colonel at 12:30 pm - there will be cake.

Curator and reenactors in front of historic photo of Edwin Drake
From left: Drake Well Curator Susan Beates, Volunteer Bob Archer as Col. Drake, and Museum Educator Sarah Goodman as Laura Dowd Drake (via Facebook)

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum introduced a new program earlier this month called "Lunch with the Landis Brothers," which included behind-the-scenes tours of the museum collection initiated by George and Henry Landis and the museum they founded on their family's property. On May 4, you can take tea with George and Henry's younger sister, Nettie May, and learn about her life and times (more info on the website).

Henry and George Landis, portrayed by Tim Essig and Rick Brouse
From left: Museum Educator Timothy Essig as Henry Landis and Landis Valley Associates Board Member Rick Brouse as his brother George (via Facebook)


Earlier this week, members of the Friends of Old Economy Village were treated to "Coffee with the Curator" and enjoyed a close-up look at some of the original Harmonist artifacts in the collection. Membership in the various Associate groups on the Trails of History supports the programs and projects at their respective sites. Benefits generally include general admission and museum store discounts, but also access to members-only programs and behind-the-scenes tours.

Curator Sarah Buffington shows artifacts to members-only audience
The historic Granary building at Old Economy Village was the setting for curator Sarah Buffington's presentation (via Facebook)

BREAKING NEWS: 1 PM 3/29/19
And this just in...

On the Trails of History, March 22-April 4

Will March go out like a lamb after, indeed, coming in like a lion? Who knows? But winter is officially over and spring programming is on its way. The April program page will be up next week, but there's still some life left in March on the Trails of History.

Garden seminar attendees with horticularist Dean Sylvester at Old Economy
Tomorrow, March 23, is the deadline to register for Old Economy Village's Spring Garden Workshop (see Facebook event for details)

Bushy Run Battlefield
March 23: General Meeting and Lecture—the meeting will begin with a lecture and presentation sponsored by the Lincoln Highway Experience and Heritage Corridor, previewing their upcoming events and activities. Then the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society will be host an open board meeting to inform everyone about all of the exciting things happening in the 2019 Season in addition to what the board members have been up to throughout the off-season. 1-3 pm.

Conrad Weiser Homestead
April 1: Deadline to register—workshop scheduled for April 13 - learn about painted blanket chests and paint your own miniature to take home. Details and registration instructions on the Facebook event page.

Cornwall Iron Furnace
March 23: DIY Workshop—the museum will host a free community education workshop just in time for spring cleaning. Jason Killian, Repairs Supervisor for Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity, will teach you how to do some simple home maintenance projects. To RSVP, call 717/392-8836 or email family@llhfh.org. 10-11 am.

Drake Well Museum and Park
March 28: Petroleum Program Series—this year's series wraps up with Allison Rohrs and Michael Sell presenting "Wind Energy in Pennsylvania." Admission charged. Doors open at 6 pm, programs start at 6:30.
March 30: Something More Saturday—come celebrate Col. Edwin Drake’s 200th birthday and learn about life in the early oil boom era (and have cake). Included in regular admission. 10 am-3 pm.

Ephrata Cloister
March 28: Winter History Class—this is the last class for 2019 class (details on the website). Fee charged. 9 am-noon.

Fort Pitt Museum
Please visit the Fort Pitt Museum website for information on this month's schedule and programs.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Multiple dates: Workshops for Adults—Landis Valley offers an array of workshops and classes for adults who want to learn new skills and information. Please visit the website (for class list and registration details).

Old Economy Village
March 23: Introduction to Basket Weaving—learn the basics of basket weaving and make a traditional basket with handle to take home. For details contact David Miller (davmiller@pa.gov or 724/266-4500 x110). 10:30 am-4 pm.
March 29-30: Spring Garden Workshop—Friday night features the workshop's keynote address and a wine-and-cheese reception; Saturday will include a variety of topics plus lunch. See website for details and registration info. Deadline for registration is March 23.
March 30: Silk Reeling Workshop—the production of silk was an important part of the Harmony Society's industrial activities. Participants in this workshop will learn the stages of silk production and have a chance to try their hand under the expert eye of workshop leader Sandy Smailer. Workshop is free, but space is limited, so registration is required by March 20 (see details on the website). 1-4 pm.

Pennsylvania Military Museum
March 30: Exploring the Armor—this behind-the-scenes tour provides a look inside some of the tracked vehicles on the museum grounds. Seating is limited and reservations are required (info on the website). Cost for the approx. two-hour tour is $15, $5 for museum members. 2-4 pm.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please check the website for information on events and programs.

How Was Your Charter Day?

Last week's post features Trails of History events through March 21, and the March program page gets you the rest of the way.

Pennsbury Manor house made from Philly soft pretzel dough
Philly Pretzel Factory in Langhorne made this pretzel version of the Manor House for Pennsbury's Charter Day celebration (via Facebook)

On Sunday, March 10, we celebrated the 338th anniversary of King Charles II of England granting William Penn the land that became Pennsylvania. As is the tradition, the original Charter went on display at The State Museum of Pennsylvania (still there through noon today, March 15). This year it was accompanied by documents related to passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, in honor of the centennial of women's suffrage. The Charter will now return to the vault of the Pennsylvania State Archives and the other documents to their appropriate housing. The State Museum displays a photographic reproduction of the Charter throughout the year.

Most sites on the Pennsylvania Trails of History were open free of charge in honor of Charter Day. Pennsbury Manor honored founder William Penn and his family with living history demonstrations and a unique pretzel from Philly Pretzel Factory in Langhorne (see photo above). Conrad Weiser Homestead is closed to the public during the winter, and hosts its largest living history event of the year on Charter Day to mark the start of their season (see news coverage of their day). Eckley Miners' Village featured local artists reading poetry and displaying paintings as part of their Charter Day event (more info).

Ephrata Cloister chose Charter Day to debut their new iPads, which allow guides to share historic photographs of the site with visitors and show upper floors of the 18th-century buildings not generally open to the public and not accessible at all to people with mobility issues. They also allow for closer examination of Ephrata's well-known fraktur alphabet, as in the photo below. You can read more in this article from The Ephrata Review.

Ephrata volunteer uses iPad to show graphics
Ephrata Cloister now has iPads for use on tours and in programs to provide visitors with additional visual info (via Facebook)

Charter Day was also the official opening of Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum's new visitor center exhibit, "Thrown, Fired, and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond." This exhibit will run through December of 2020, with a change of objects happening over the winter 2019-20. Hundreds of objects will be on display over the course of the exhibit's run, many that come from private collections and have not been exhibited in public. The exhibit also includes information on individual potters and various techniques of forming and decorating redware and other ceramics. I had a chance to attend the exhibit preview and can highly recommend a visit. I'll need to go back to spend some time really soaking it in. Kathy Daminger from LancasterOnline visited, and you can read her article to learn more.

Gingerbread cookies decorated to look like redware
The exhibit opening featured gingerbread cookies decorated to look like redware, and they were delicious! (photo AKF)

Trails of History Events, March 8-21

The full March program page is available and will take you all the way to the end of the month. Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour for the start of Daylight Saving Time, March 10 at 2 am.

March 10 is also Charter Day - site schedules and activities are listed below. In honor of Charter Day (celebrating Pennsylvania's founding in 1681), Pennsylvania Mercantile Store (the official source of PA tourism merch) is offering a variety of t-shirts at the low, low price of $16.81 (shop here).


Historic brewing methods demonstrated at Pennsbury Manor
Learn about historic brewing methods, and much more, at William and Hannah Penn's home on the Delaware (see Pennsbury Manor listing for details)
Anthracite Heritage Museum
March 8: Parade Day Eve—enjoy food, games, and bagpipe music, Irish Step Dancing, and more as Scranton kicks off its St. Patrick's Parade Day weekend (more info on Facebook event page). Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased by calling the museum at 570/963-4804. 6-9 pm.
March 10: Charter Day —the museum will be open, free of charge, noon-5 pm. Mike Buryk will present a new exhibit on the art of Ukrainian social realist artist Nicholas Bervinchak at 2 pm (the exhibit continues through July 10).

Brandywine Battlefield Park
March 10: Charter Day—the site will be open, free of charge, noon-4 pm.
March 19: Revolutionary Dining Series—author Nancy K. Loane will present "Beneath the Snow: Myths and Realities of the Valley Forge Encampment" at The Gables at Chadds Ford. Cost is $50 per person and includes dinner, lecture, and Q&A session; cash bar available. Visit the website for details on this and upcoming events in the series. 6 pm.

Bushy Run Battlefield
March 10: Charter Day —the site will be open, free of charge, noon-4 pm. Guides will available for tours of the battlefield from noon to 3 pm, and the visitor center and park will be open until 5.

Conrad Weiser Homestead
March 10: Charter Day—the site’s largest living history event of the year, with Pennsylvania Provincial and French military units, Native American interpretation, artisans, and loads of books (details on Facebook). Noon-4:30 pm.

Cornwall Iron Furnace
March 10: Charter Day—the site will be open, free of charge, noon-4 pm. Guides will be stationed throughout the site to provide info and answer questions (more info).
March 12: Friends Lecture Series—Susan Boardman, a licensed Gettysburg Battlefield Guide and Leadership Program Director for the Gettysburg Foundation, will present “History and Restoration of America’s Largest Oil Painting, the Gettysburg Cyclorama.” Lectures are held in Freeman Hall auditorium at Cornwall Manor. 7 pm.

Daniel Boone Homestead
March 10: Charter Day and Fireside Tales—the site will be open, free of charge, noon-4 pm in honor of Charter Day. In addition, there will be a Fireside Tales program in the Wayside Lodge starting at 2 pm ($2 per person donation is suggested for Fireside Tales).

Drake Well Museum and Park
March 10: Charter Day—the site will be open, free of charge, noon-5 pm.
March 14 and 21: Petroleum Program Series—explore a wide variety of topics: (3/14) "Kinzua Dam from Construction to Function," Douglas Helman; (3/21) "Colonel Edwin Drake," Bob Archer. Admission charged. Doors open at 6 pm, programs start at 6:30.

Eckley Miners’ Village
March 10: Charter Day—the site will be open, free of charge, noon-5 pm. Docents will be stationed in the museum buildings to add life to your self-guided tour. Poets Erin Delaney, Susan Jaffer, Nancy Dymond, Amanda Bradley, and Laurel Radzieski will read from their book, Down the Dog Hole - 11 Poets on Northeastern Pennsylvania (edited by Thomas Kielty Blomain and Brian Fanelli), starting at 2:45 pm. Tom Hartz will display his artwork on site as well (read more about Hartz's work).

Ephrata Cloister
March 10: Charter Day—the site will be open, free of charge, noon-5 pm. The Ephrata Cloister Chorus will perform in the Saal (meetinghouse) at 2, 3, and 4 pm.
March 14 and 21: Winter History Class—class began in January, but you can still sign up for one or more of the remaining sessions.

Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara
March 10: Charter Day—the museum will be open, free of charge, noon-5 pm.

Fort Pitt Museum
Please visit the Fort Pitt Museum website for information on this month's schedule and programs.

Graeme Park
March 10: Charter Day—the site will be open, free of charge, noon-3 pm. Tours of the Keith House will be offered.

Hope Lodge
March 10: Charter Day—the site will be open, free of charge, noon-3 pm.

Joseph Priestley House
March 10: Charter Day and Dr. Priestley’s Birthday—visit with costumed docents in each room (including the laboratory) and wish Dr. Priestley a happy birthday while he demonstrates the wonders of chemistry in the Pond Building. 1-4 pm (chem demos at 1:30 and 2:30).

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Multiple dates: Winter-Spring Workshops for Adults—Landis Valley offers an array of workshops and classes for adults who want to learn new skills and information. Please visit the website (for class list and registration details).
March 10: Charter Day—the site will be open, free of charge, noon-5 pm. Craft demonstrations and horse-drawn wagon rides are planned. Rides on a two-wheeled horse cart will be available for a $5 charge. LVM's new exhibit, "Thrown, Fired, and Glazed: The Redware Tradition from Pennsylvania and Beyond," will open to the public (runs through Dec. 2020). Event is rain or shine, but wagon and cart rides are weather-dependent.
March 13: Homeschool Class—this is the last class of the spring season; visit website for details and registration. 9 am-12:30 pm.
March 16: Lunch with the Landis Brothers—this new interactive experience includes lunch at the Landis Valley Hotel with George and Henry Landis, founders of the museum, and a behind-the-scenes look at some of their prized collections pieces. Advance reservations are required by March 8 and can be made online or by phone (details and link on website). 11 am-3 pm.

Pennsbury Manor
March 10: Charter Day—the site will be open, free of charge, 1-4 pm. Living history theater presenters and colonial craft demonstrators (including the cooks and brewers) will be on hand. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Penndel Food Pantry and receive a 10% discount in the Museum Store today (more info on the website or in this article from Bucks Local News).

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
March 10: Charter Day—the site will be open, free of charge, 9 am-5 pm. Guided tours of the site will be offered between 10 am and 3 pm.
March 16-17: Potter-Tioga Maple Producers Assn Maple Weekend—be sure to stop by the Lumber Museum as you explore all things maple along U.S. Route 6.

Pennsylvania Military Museum
March 9-10: Charter Day Weekend Celebration—the museum will show Frank Capra's WWII film series, Why We Fight, in the museum auditorium on Sat., 3/9, beginning at 10:30 am. CORRECTED TO ADD SATURDAY AND CORRECT TIMES: In honor of Charter Day, the museum will be open free of charge on Saturday (10 am-4 pm) and on Sunday (noon-4 pm).
March 17: Documentary FilmYou Enter Germany: Bloody Huertgen and the Siegfried Line, a German documentary released in 2007, includes archival footage and interviews with veterans. Donation requested for admission. 1:30 pm (film runs 104 minutes).

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
March 9: Reading on the Rails—enjoy stories about trains, railroads, and amazing people, places, and things, read by a host of local notables (info on readers and storytimes on website). Children will receive stickers at each story-reading to decorate a cardboard suitcase and will get to spend time with teams from KPETS (Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services). Morning storytimes will also include an American Sign Language interpreter. All activities are included in regular admission. 9 am-5 pm.
March 10: Charter Day—the museum is open, free of charge, noon-5 pm.

Somerset Historical Center
March 9-10: Maple Taste and Tour—Somerset Historical Center is a must-see stop on the Somerset County Maple Producers annual tour (more info on SHC's Facebook event page).

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Visit the website for a complete schedule of Planetarium shows.
March 8: Learn at Lunchtime—archivist Joshua Stahlman will talk about Pennsylvania's 1681 Charter; the original charter, along with several documents related to the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, will be on display during regular hours through noon on March 15 (then it's back to the vault until next year). Included in general admission. 12:15-12:45 pm.
March 10: Charter Day—the museum will be open, free of charge, noon-5 pm (schedule of activities).
March 21: Curiosity Kids series—this month's program is "Feed the Birds!" and participants will make a feeder to take home (program details, including a nut allergy warning). Included in general admission, but space is limited so be sure to sign up at the front desk. 11:30 am.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please check the website for information on events and programs.

Cheer Up, It's March

Well, it's March. February was, at least where I live, a roller coaster of snow, ice, rain, and tantalizing but fleeting hints of spring. I expect March to be more of the same, but three days longer. Ugh. Get that woman some sunshine and/or chocolate. On the upside, life on the PA Trails of History will continue to rev up with the end of winter schedules at a number of sites (some will wait for April) and an increase in programming. Not to mention the always-popular Charter Day (March 10 this year), when admission to PHMC sites is free. The March program page is up and running (subject to updates as the month wears on) and includes activities planned for Charter Day and the rest of the month. Listings below will get you through the coming week.

But first, a couple of previews.

Sign and new exhibit space at Drake Well Museum

Visitors to Drake Well Museum and Park on Charter Day will be among the first to see some changes to the core exhibit in the visitor center (and no, there's not enough chocolate in the world to get me to spill the beans (heh), because I don't know). The core exhibit is wide-ranging, with artifacts and info on the history of the oil industry locally and globally, so these updates should be interesting. We'll try to keep you posted as all is revealed (or follow Drake Well Museum on Facebook).

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum staff and volunteers are putting the final touches on a major exhibit of redware pottery, which opens on Charter Day and will run through December 2020 (with some changes before the 2020 season). This exhibit brings together many pieces not seen in public before.

The week ahead

Brandywine Battlefield Park
March 3: Casimir Pulaski Day—learn about the role of the cavalry during the American Revolution and honor the founder of American Cavalry (be sure to check out the state historical marker while you're there). Admission cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for kids. Noon-4 pm.

Drake Well Museum
March 7: Petroleum Program Series—Chris Dubbs, military historian and retired administrator at Gannon University, will present "Women Journalists in WWI." Admission charged. Doors open at 6 pm, programs start at 6:30.

Ephrata Cloister
March 7: Winter History Class—each Thursday morning participants in the Winter History Class learn about the history of the celibate brothers and sisters, the world they lived in, and the work of preserving the collections and buildings. Visit the website for details and registration info. You can still sign up for the remaining March classes. Contact the site at 717/733-6600 for details and/or to register.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Winter Learning for Adults—the full list of classes through April is on the website, along with a registration form. Costs and schedules vary.
Homeschool Classes—on Wednesdays through March 13, Landis Valley offers a series of classes designed for homeschool groups. Each week has a different focus and activities. Sign up for one or more, depending on your schedule and interest (full details are on the website). 9 am-12:30 pm.

Pennsylvania Military Museum
March 3: Friends' Lecture Series—Michael Carper will present "Was It Hot Over There?" and discuss his experiences serving in Iraq. 2-3 pm.

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Planetarium Shows—check the State Museum website for schedule and program descriptions.
March 1: Storytime—enjoy a reading of Charlotte Guillain's The Street Beneath My Feet and play a guessing game using objects found in the story. Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult. Included in general admission. 10-11 am.
March 7: Nature Lab—learn about ROCKS! through images and hands-on objects. Geared for a general audience, ages 7 and up. Included in general admission. 11:30 am.

On the PA Trails of History, Feb. 22-March 7

If you like to plan ahead, the full March program page is available. This week's post will get you through the next couple of weeks.

Historian William Woys Weaver with greenery and flowers in background
Dr. William Woys Weaver will present two programs at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum on Feb. 23 - see details below (photo via Facebook)

Brandywine Battlefield Park
March 3: Casimir Pulaski Day—learn about the role of the cavalry during the American Revolution and honor the founder of American Cavalry (be sure to check out the state historical marker while you're there). Admission cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for kids. Noon-4 pm.

Drake Well Museum
Feb. 23: Something More Saturday—enjoy a Family Game Day, in addition to the museum's indoor exhibits. Included in regular admission. 10 am-3 pm.
March 7: Petroleum Program Series—Chris Dubbs, military historian and retired administrator at Gannon University, will present "Women Journalists in WWI." Admission charged. Doors open at 6 pm, programs start at 6:30.

Ephrata Cloister
Feb. 28, March 7: Winter History Class—each Thursday morning participants in the Winter History Class learn about the history of the celibate brothers and sisters, the world they lived in, and the work of preserving the collections and buildings. Visit the website for details and registration info. Sign up for the series or for individual dates. Contact the site at 717/733-6600 for details and/or to register. Class continues through March.

Fort Pitt Museum
Please visit the Fort Pitt Museum website for info on events and programs happening this month.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Winter Learning for Adults—the full list of classes through April is on the website, along with a registration form. Costs and schedules vary.
Homeschool Classes—on Wednesdays through March 13, Landis Valley offers a series of classes designed for homeschool groups. Each week has a different focus and activities. Sign up for one or more, depending on your schedule and interest (full details are on the website). 9 am-12:30 pm.
Feb. 23: Foodways Lectures—noted foodways historian Dr. William Woys Weaver will present two programs today, "Traditional Seeds: Our Past, Present and Future" (9 am-noon) and "Seeds to Table: Pennsylvania Dutch Foods and Foodways 1700-2019" (1-4 pm). Register online for either or both (link to register for "Traditional Seeds" and link for "Seeds to Table"). Folks who register for both will receive a box lunch during the break between programs.

Pennsylvania Military Museum
March 3: Friends' Lecture Series—Michael Carper will present "Was It Hot Over There?" and discuss his experiences serving in Iraq. 2-3 pm.

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Planetarium Shows—check the State Museum website for schedule and program descriptions.
March 1: Storytime—enjoy a reading of Charlotte Guillain's The Street Beneath My Feet and play a guessing game using objects found in the story. Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult. Included in general admission. 10-11 am.
March 7: Nature Lab—learn about ROCKS! through images and hands-on objects. Geared for a general audience, ages 7 and up. Included in general admission. 11:30 am.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please visit the Washington Crossing website for info on any events and programs happening this month.

Beware the Ides of February (is that a thing?)

The February program page has info on events through the end of the month. Activities coming up in the week ahead (including Presidents Day) are listed below.

White snowdrops bloom against a background of dead leaves
Footprints in the snow at Pennsbury Manor
Premature hopes of an early spring on February 5 (top) dashed by snow and ice on February 11 (bottom) at Pennsbury Manor. Such is life. 

I'm never sure whether February is the longest short month or the shortest long month of the year. I know we're only halfway through, but with the back-and-forth weather (see photos above), I feel like February has already lasted a month. Ah well. Here's a couple of highlights to keep us going.

Taking care of the pieces of the past entrusted to us is part of what museum and historic site people do. Sometimes that means saying goodbye to them and sending them off into the hands of others. This past week, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (RMP) transferred ownership of its historic Nickel Plate Road steam locomotive No. 757, the Berkshire, to the Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum in Bellevue, Ohio. In its new home, the Berkshire will benefit from much-needed restoration work and will be much closer to its original areas of operation (read much more here on RMP's Facebook page). And RMP will continue to focus on its massive collection of rolling stock that operated in Pennsylvania from the 19th century into the recent past.

Moving a 75-year-old steam locomotive that has been sitting at a museum for 50 years is, it will come as no surprise, a fairly big deal that involves a lot of logistical coordination. RMP staff and staff from the Berkshire's destination in Ohio, along with folks from the Strasburg Rail Road and Norfolk Southern, cooperated to make sure No. 757 will make it to Ohio no worse the wear for its journey. See a video clip below and visit RMP's Facebook page and Norfolk Southern's for progress photos of the move.


Sometimes taking care of history includes giving it new life and form in the present. This weekend, (Feb. 17-18), a capella quartet New York Polyphony will be performing in concert at the Trust Performing Arts Center in downtown Lancaster. On the program is the world premiere of Greg Spears' "The Bitter Good," commissioned by the quartet in 2016. It is based on baritone Christopher Herbert's research into the music of the Ephrata Cloister (more info here). (Dr. Herbert, who is also a faculty member at William Paterson University, will offer a 45-minute pre-show lecture on Feb. 18 at 6:15 pm and is slated to speak at Ephrata Cloister as part of the Winter History Class on Thursday, March 14.) Concerts are at 7:30 pm (ticket information online).

Also ahead...

Brandywine Battlefield
Feb. 19: Revolutionary Dining Series—Glenn Williams Ph.D. will present "The Siege of Yorktown: The Decisive Engagement of the American War for Independence." Cost is $50 per person (includes salad, entree, dessert, and coffee); cash bar available (details and link to purchase tickets via Paypal). 6 pm at The Gables at Chadds Ford.

Ephrata Cloister
Feb. 21: Winter History Class—each Thursday morning participants in the Winter History Class learn about the history of the celibate brothers and sisters, the world they lived in, and the work of preserving the collections and buildings. Sign up for the series or for individual dates. Contact the site at 717/733-6600 for details and/or to register. Class continues through March.

Fort Pitt Museum
Please visit the Fort Pitt Museum website for info on any events and programs happening this month. Fort Pitt Museum is open on Presidents Day, Feb. 18.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Winter Learning for Adults—weekends bring learning opportunities, including craft and trade classes, lectures, and classes offered by the Heirloom Seed Project. Schedules and costs vary. The full list of classes through April is on the website, along with a registration form.
Homeschool Classes—on Wednesdays in February through mid-March, Landis Valley offers a series of classes designed for homeschool groups. Each week has a different focus and activities. Sign up for all or some, depending on your schedule and interest (full details are on the website) 9 am-12:30 pm.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Feb. 15-17: Snow-mobility Weekend—ride your snowmobile (or not) to the museum all weekend-long. Cross-country ski (not) or hike to the museum on Saturday (Feb. 16) for a Pancake Breakfast (9 am-2 pm). Documentaries will be shown in the program room. UPDATE 2/15: conditions won't support cross-country skiing, but it's always the right weather for pancakes!

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Feb. 18: Presidents Day—the museum is open today, 9 am-5 pm (otherwise closed on Mondays through March).

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Planetarium Shows—check the State Museum website for schedule and program descriptions.
Feb. 15: Learn at Lunchtime—join curator Katie McGowan for a tour of the exhibit "Dressed for Service" to learn about the role of the American Red Cross in World War I. Included in regular admission. 12:15-12:45 pm.
Feb. 21: Curiosity Kids—this month's program takes place in Nature Lab and will focus on Magnets. Geared for young visitors, ages 3-6. Included in regular admission, but space is limited so be sure to sign up at the front desk when you arrive at the museum. 11:30 am.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please visit the Washington Crossing website for info on any events and programs happening this month.

Trails of History Events, Feb. 8-21

This time of year especially, it's a good idea to double check site schedules before visiting. Some sites are on reduced hours or closed, and snow storms can interfere with schedules as well. Most Trails of History sites will be closed on February 18 for Presidents Day; exceptions (that I know of) are noted below.

The PHMC's 2017-18 Annual Report is now available online.


Snow mobiles parked in front of Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Snowmobiles parked in front of the Visitor Center at PA Lumber Museum in 2018 (via Facebook)
Brandywine Battlefield
Feb. 19: Revolutionary Dining Series—Glenn Williams Ph.D. will present "The Siege of Yorktown: The Decisive Engagement of the American War for Independence." Cost is $50 per person (includes salad, entree, dessert, and coffee); cash bar available (details and link to purchase tickets via Paypal). 6 pm at The Gables at Chadds Ford.

Daniel Boone Homestead
UPDATE, this event has been cancelled. Sorry I didn't catch that. There is a Fireside Tales program scheduled for Charter Day, March 10. Feb. 10: Fireside Tales—come to the Wayside Lodge storytelling by the fire (dress for the weather and bring a blanket if it's really cold). $2 per person suggested donation. 2 pm.

Ephrata Cloister
Feb. 14, 21: Winter History Class—each Thursday morning participants in the Winter History Class learn about the history of the celibate brothers and sisters, the world they lived in, and the work of preserving the collections and buildings. Sign up for the series or for individual dates. Contact the site at 717/733-6600 for details and/or to register. Class continues through March.
Feb. 17-18: Performance of Ephrata-inspired Musica capella quartet New York Polyphony will be performing in concert at the Trust Performing Arts Center in downtown Lancaster. On the program is the world premiere of Greg Spears' "The Bitter Good," commissioned by the quartet in 2016. It is based on baritone Christopher Herbert's research into the music of the Ephrata Cloister (more info here). (Dr. Herbert, who is also a faculty member at William Paterson University, will offer a 45-minute pre-show lecture on Feb. 18 at 6:15 pm and is slated to speak at Ephrata Cloister as part of the Winter History Class on Thursday, March 14.) Concerts are at 7:30 pm (ticket information online).

Fort Pitt Museum
Please visit the Fort Pitt Museum website for info on any events and programs happening this month. Fort Pitt Museum is open on Presidents Day, Feb. 18.
UPDATE 2/11 on Facebook: The Fort Pitt Museum will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 12 because of unexpected maintenance. It will reopen as scheduled on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Thank you!

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Winter Learning for Adults—weekends bring learning opportunities, including craft and trade classes, lectures, and classes offered by the Heirloom Seed Project. Schedules and costs vary. The full list of classes through April is on the website, along with a registration form.
Homeschool Classes—on Wednesdays in February through mid-March, Landis Valley offers a series of classes designed for homeschool groups. Each week has a different focus and activities. Sign up for all or some, depending on your schedule and interest (full details are on the website). 9 am-12:30 pm.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Feb. 15-17: Snow-mobility Weekend—ride your snowmobile (or not) to the museum all weekend-long. Cross-country ski (maybe not) or hike to the museum on Saturday (Feb. 16) for a Pancake Breakfast (9 am-2 pm). Documentaries will be shown in the program room. Here's a weather-related update as of Feb. 14.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Feb. 18: Presidents Day—the museum is open today, 9 am-5 pm (otherwise closed on Mondays through March).

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Planetarium Shows—check the State Museum website for schedule and program descriptions.
Feb. 14: Nature Lablearn about ducks; program is geared to a general audience, ages 7 and up. Included in regular admission. 11:30 am-12:30 pm.
Feb. 15: Learn at Lunchtime—join curator Katie McGowan for a tour of the exhibit "Dressed for Service" to learn about the role of the American Red Cross in World War I. Included in regular admission. 12:15-12:45 pm.
Feb. 21: Curiosity Kids—this month's program takes place in Nature Lab and will focus on Magnets. Geared for young visitors, ages 3-6. Included in regular admission, but space is limited so be sure to sign up at the front desk when you arrive at the museum. 11:30 am.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please visit the Washington Crossing website for info on any events and programs happening this month.

What Does the Whistle Pig Say?

I don't know why I always fall for the hype of Groundhog Day (the annual vigil for the end of winter, not the movie, which I liked). Punxsutawney Phil, Octorara Orphie, and others whose names escape me at the moment. No matter what they see tomorrow (Feb. 2) there will be at least six more weeks of winter. It's Pennsylvania after all. Anyway, winter activities will get us through; the ongoing programs and events in the coming week are listed below. The usual winter caveats apply here: some sites are on reduced hours this time of year, and weather may interfere with operating schedules and special events, so please check ahead if you're not sure. The complete (as far as I know it) February program page is available if you want to plan ahead.

UPDATE on the whistle pigs, 2/4/19: so Phil did not see his shadow, which means an early spring (video courtesy of VisitPA). But Octoraro Orphie and Mount Joy Minnie, in Lancaster County, saw their shadows, which means 6 more weeks of winter. My comment above stands.


Bonfire to warm things up at Historic Pithole City
Check out the Cabin Fever Party at Historic Pithole on Feb. 2!
Drake Well Museum
Feb. 2: Pithole Cabin Fever Party—shake off your winter blues with music, food, crafts, games, and fun. If there is snow, grab your sled and cruise down the legendary boomtown’s slopes or build a snowman! Donations welcome. Takes place at Historic Pithole City, 14118 Pithole Road, Pleasantville, PA 16341 (check out the Facebook event for details and updates). 10 am-2 pm.

Ephrata Cloister
Thursdays through March 28: Winter History Class—learn about the history of the community at Ephrata and the world that surrounded it (more info on Facebook page). Speakers include site staff as well as outside scholars (list of session topics and speakers). Sessions are held from 9 am to noon each Thursday through March 28, and there is a field trip (extra charge) on April 4. Cost for the entire class is $55, $45 for members; you can attend individual classes for $10 each. Call the site at 717/733-6600 for more information or to register.

Fort Pitt Museum
Feb. 2: Museum reopens—Fort Pitt Museum is back to regular hours, after being closed for exhibit upgrades and maintenance.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Ongoing: Winter Learning for Adults—winter weekends mean learning opportunities, including craft and trade classes, lectures, and classes offered by the Heirloom Seed Project. Schedules and costs vary. The full list of classes through April is on the website, along with a registration form.
Starting Feb. 6: Homeschool Classes—on six Wednesdays in February through mid-March, Landis Valley offers a series of classes designed for homeschool groups. Each week has a different focus and activities. Sign up for all or some, depending on your schedule and interest (full details are on the website) 9 am-12:30 pm.

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Planetarium Shows—check the State Museum website for schedule and program descriptions.
Feb. 1: Storytime—this month's book is The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires. Participants will use their imaginations to create their own "magnificent thing." Geared for ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Included in regular admission. 10-11 am.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please visit the Washington Crossing website for info on any events and programs happening this month.

On the Trails of History, Jan. 25-Feb. 7

The usual winter caveats apply here: some sites are on reduced hours this time of year, and weather may interfere with operating schedules and special events, so please check ahead if you're not sure. That said, there's stuff to do on the Trails of History. The complete (as far as I know it) February program page is available if you want to plan ahead.

Sledders and cross country skiers at PA Lumber Museum in 2018
Sledders and cross country skiers at PA Lumber Museum in 2018 (via Facebook)
Drake Well Museum
Jan. 26: Something More Saturday—enjoy family-friendly activities in addition to the museum's permanent exhibits (click "interested" on the Facebook event to receive updates). Included in regular admission. 10 am-3 pm.
Feb. 2: Pithole Cabin Fever Party—shake off your winter blues with music, food, crafts, games, and fun. If there is snow, grab your sled and cruise down the legendary boomtown’s slopes or build a snowman! Donations welcome. Takes place at Historic Pithole City, 14118 Pithole Road, Pleasantville, PA 16341 (check out the Facebook event for details and updates). 10 am-2 pm.

Ephrata Cloister
Beginning Jan. 31: Winter History Class—learn about the history of the community at Ephrata and the world that surrounded it (more info on Facebook page). Speakers include site staff as well as outside scholars. Sessions are held from 9 am to noon each Thursday through March 28, and there is a field trip (extra charge) on April 4. Cost for the entire class is $55, $45 for members; you can attend individual classes for $10 each. Call the site at 717/733-6600 for more information or to register.

Fort Pitt Museum
Through Feb. 1: Museum closed—Fort Pitt Museum is closed during the month of January for exhibit upgrades and maintenance. It will reopen on Feb. 2.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Starting Jan. 26: Winter Learning for Adults—winter weekends mean learning opportunities, including craft and trade classes, lectures, and classes offered by the Heirloom Seed Project. Schedules and costs vary. The full list of classes through April is on the website, along with a registration form.
Starting Feb. 6: Homeschool Classes—on six Wednesdays in February through mid-March, Landis Valley offers a series of classes designed for homeschool groups. Each week has a different focus and activities. Sign up for all or some, depending on your schedule and interest (full details are on the website) 9 am-12:30 pm.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Jan. 26: Winter in the Lumber Camp—dress warmly to explore outdoor activities on the museum grounds. Bring your own sled, if you like, or try cross-country skis, snowshoes, or ice skates (conditions permitting) provided by DCNR State Parks program. Outdoor activities, including guided snowshoe hike on the Sustainable Forestry Trail, are free. There will be a nominal charge for museum admission and snacks if you want to venture indoors. Visit the website for details. 10 am-3 pm (trail hike is at 1 pm).

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Planetarium Shows—check the State Museum website for schedule and program descriptions.
Feb. 1 [corrected]: Storytime—this month's book is The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires. Participants will use their imaginations to create their own "magnificent thing." Geared for ages 3-5 with accompanying adult. Included in regular admission. 10-11 am.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please visit the Washington Crossing website for info on any events and programs happening this month.