Pitchers and Catchers Report Next Month

My museum selfie – me working on this post.
Note the jacket and wool scarf. I’m also wearing Cratchitesque fingerless gloves,
but you can’t seem them in the photo.
With apologies to those of you who loooove cold and snow or who are obsessed with the outcome of the National Football League’s annual showdown, I’ve decided to start thinking about baseball and spring training. Makes my toes just a little bit warmer. Yes, I care who wins the Super Bowl, but not as much as I care about seeing this cold and snow in my metaphorical rear-view mirror (on my metaphorical Bentley). So there (metaphorically).

Looking ahead to some things other than baseball

Applications for the PHMC’s 2014 Keystone Summer Internship Program are now available; submission deadline is February 14.

Reservations are still available (or were, earlier this week) for Valentine Dinner on Feb. 8 at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. And in honor of their “I Thee Wed” wedding attire exhibit (closing Feb. 16), LVM has announced a March 22 bus trip to see the Downton Abbey costume exhibit at Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Delaware.

Ephrata Cloister’s Winter History Class starts Thursday, Jan. 30, and continues through March — you can find the line-up of sessions and info on how to register here.

Graeme Park and Hope Lodge are both nominees for “Most Happening Historic Spot” on the Montgomery County Happening List. Graeme Park is also nominated for best wedding venue. Vote early and vote often. That’s the Trailheads way.

Okay, and we can look back a bit, too.

The Scranton Times-Tribune published a nice article about the Anthracite Heritage Museum’s recent program on the 55th anniversary of the Knox Mine Disaster, including a short video of musician Lex Romane performing original music about the event.

Railroad Museum booth at World's Greatest Hobby on Tour
Staff and volunteers from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania were on hand to promote the museum at a massive model railroading show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center last weekend.

I’ve posted a couple of links to the new blog at Old Economy Village in past weeks, but missed some other Trails of History blogs that may be of interest. So, here are links to Life in Landis Valley, Chronicle Ephrata, and the Graeme Park Commonplace Book.


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