A Busy Week

It’s been a busy week here at Trailheads HQ, and I’ve barely had time to think about this week’s post. But the folks out on the Trails of History have been way busier than I have, so I’m just going to point you in their direction and let you see for yourself.

Mid-August usually means that the summer interns are wrapping up their projects and heading back to school. We had quite a few excellent interns, who have worked with the public, learned about taking care of museum collections, developed exhibits, and much more. Interns at Ephrata Cloister, Pennsbury Manor, Pennsylvania State Archives, and the State Historic Preservation Office all took to the blogosphere to share their experiences. We hope to have some follow-up on the interns’ exhibit project at Old Economy Village in the weeks ahead. Thank you to all of our summer interns and to the staff who served as mentors these past few months.

Eagles fans enjoying a day at Daniel Boone Homestead (photo by Janice Mullin)
Daniel Boone Homestead has been sharing photos on Facebook from their “Battles at Boone” event last weekend. You can read about the event here or watch a short video here, courtesy of the Reading Eagle.

The folks at the Anthracite Heritage Museumrecently shared a link to information on the launch of a postage stamp honoring coal miners, part of the US Postal Service’s new “Made in America: Building a Nation” series. The Museum’s exhibits, tours, and programs, as well as those at Eckley Miners’ Village, also honor and preserve the legacy of coal miners, their families, and the communities they built.

Want to see Flagship Niagara docked in Chicago for a tall ships event? Go here (Niagara is photo #2). You can also read about some of the crew here.

Pennsylvania Military Museum has posted video of their recent "Boot Camp for Kids" program. I'm exhausted just looking at it.

Interior view of new visitor center space (photo by Jeff Bliemeister)
Work continues on the expanded visitor center at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, and we are beginning to think ahead to the opening of the new building. We’re hard at work on the details for a long-term exhibit in the new gallery space that will look at the history of the lumber industry, changing perspectives on the forest, the conservation movement, and contemporary forest management practices.


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