Warming Up

It looks like the weather this weekend will be warmer than usual—providing some variation from the proverbial “Farm Show weather.” Speaking of which, there’s still time (until tomorrow) to visit the PHMC exhibits in the Main Hall (go east at the butter sculpture).

Last week’s post about January programs missed a couple of items:

Tomorrow, January 12, at 2 pm the Pennsylvania Military Museum will show a German documentary, You Enter Germany – Bloody Huertgen and the Siegfried Line. This 104-minute film made in 2007 tells the story of the 5-month World War II battle for control of a 50-square-mile area along the German border. The showing is free; donations are requested. (The Museum is otherwise open by appointment until March.)

The Weathervane Museum Store at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum will host a class on Saturday afternoon, January 26, for folks wanting to learn how to work with tin. Participants will make several Valentines-themed projects. Cost is $10; go here for details.

Photo contest winner by Tom Andes via Facebook
Eckley Miners’ Village has announced the winner of their fall foliage photo contest. Tom Andes, of Weatherly, submitted the winning photo (above) showing village houses framed by beautiful autumn colors. The photo will be displayed in the lobby of the visitor center and currently serves as the cover photo on Eckley’s Facebook page. Congratulations to Tom, and thank you to all who participated in the contest.

Walter Rybka, Site Administrator at the Erie Maritime Museum and Senior Captain of the Flagship Niagara, can be seen Sunday, January 13, at 9 pm on PCN’s “PA Books” program. He will be talking about the role of the Lake Erie campaign in the War of 1812, the subject of his new book (pictured above).

Rapp House (Old Economy Village) in winter via Facebook
At Old Economy Village the Rapp House is closed to the public while an interior restoration project gets underway. The work will implement a furnishing study completed by Gail Winkler in 2006. (You can read more about the project here.) We expect the restoration will be completed this summer and will keep you posted. The rest of the site is open (check the website for operating hours). From January 25 until April, the Visitor Center will feature “A Plane Old Exhibit,” the product of Young Harmonist Michael Falcone’s research into woodworking tools in the OEV collection.


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