A Mid-August Roundup

Looking for something to do this weekend? A link to the August program listings is in the right hand navigation, under "About Us" (or you can click on "August program listings" in this sentence).

Log Farm and Garden, Aug. 7, 2014, via Landis Valley's Facebook page
Thank you to Caroline Briselli for last Friday's post about her internship in Collections Management and to Jake Coen for his Wednesday post about interning in the Pennsylvania State Archives. For more info on summer internships on the Trails of History, check out Chronicle Ephrata or the Pennsylvania Historic Preservation blog.

While pulling together some links for coverage of the Pennsylvania Military Museum's Boot Camp for Kids earlier this month (photos are on Facebook), I noticed that one young man, 12-year-old Jake Tanner, was quoted in both a Centre Daily Times article and on the "We Are Central PA" website. He is apparently a repeat participant and provides a great (unrehearsed, we swear) testimonial for the program. He's quoted on the website as saying, "It's really fun because you get to interact with real veterans, too." The CDT article includes this: "You support the museum. That's probably most important because it does a lot for the community and lets us be in this event. I think it's a way to give back to teach us stuff like this." Jake, you warm my heart.

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is mentioned in a PennLive article about scenic views throughout Pennsylvania. The article includes the museum as an attraction nearby the ruins of Austin Dam, in Potter County.

Today (Aug. 15) is the last day to register for discounted admission and model railroading clinics planned for the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania's Model Railroading Day on Sept. 6. Space is limited. National Model Railroad Association, Susquehanna Division, is handling registrations.

The organizers of the Drake Well Marathon are hoping to provide a larger crowd this year to cheer on the runners and encourage them on their 26-mile trek from Drake Well Museum through Titusville to the finish line. If you can head out this Sunday, you can help make Titusville a bigger event for the marathoners and encourage more to participate next year. And speaking of Drake Well, this item reaches way back into June (I finally waded through my Google Alerts). Congratulations are due to Melissa Mann, site administrator, who was recognized with the Samuel T. Pees Keeper of the Flame award by the Petroleum History Institute for her work at Drake Well and, previously, with Oil 150 and the Oil Region Alliance.

Congratulations to the Erie Maritime Museum and US Brig Niagara! The Flagship Niagara League's participation in Erie Gives Day on Tuesday garnered more than $12,500 to support the ship and its programs (and that's before their share of the matching funds). Voting for Erie's Choice Museum is open until August 31, and Erie Maritime Museum is one of the nominees. Vote early, vote often!


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