A Mid-Winter Roundup on the Trails of History

Sunset, Pennsbury Manor, February 2014 from Facebook

A full list of February events was posted a few weeks ago, and I’ve updated it as best I could.

In other news…

Tomorrow is Museum Curator Appreciation Day, so you have just enough time to buy a card for that special curator in your life. Seriously, I want to send out a hearty “thank you” to my curator colleagues on the Trails of History. You know who you are.

Old Economy Village has been feeling the media love. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Len Barcousky quoted from an account of the Harmonist community written by Sarah Jane Clarke in 1847 and from the announcement of the death of founder George Rapp shortly thereafter. And Bobby Cherry reported on the Rapp Houses Restoration project for Trib Total Media, including photos of the ongoing work.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, is the deadline to register for the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s “Breakfast with the Conductor and Catcher” (Catcher is the museum’s mascot) on March 8. The breakfast kicks off “Read Across America Day” at the museum. Prepaid reservations are required for breakfast, but not for the rest of the program, which is included in regular admission.

Blog roundup: You may be interested to read recent posts about winter at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, Student Historians at Ephrata Cloister, or the aforementioned Rapp Houses project at Old Economy Village.

The Anthracite Heritage Museum is one of the contributing partners to a new community art exhibit at Scranton’s Everhart Museum. The exhibit, “WWII on the Homefront,” includes collages developed by area historical organizations and others incorporating letters, photos, advertising, etc. documenting life in Scranton during the war.

Drake Well Museum posted photos from the Historic Pithole Sledding Party on Feb. 8, so I’ll leave you with a sample (you can find the rest on their Facebook page.)

Sledding Party at Pithole from Facebook

Enjoy your weekend!


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