Catching Up

No real theme here today, folks. Just a few items that you may have missed that I thought you might be interested in. Info on this weekend's events is in last week's post (with a few updates thrown in as I received more details). Enjoy!

Eckley Fall Foliage Photo Contest 2013 winner by Joann Stewart (info on this year's contest is on the web)

Bode Morin (site administrator at Eckley Miners' Village), Margie Bogash (President of the Eckley Miners' Village Associates), Kristen Bogash (EMVA Event Coordinator), and Kim Barton (Eckley's VISTA Volunteer) recently wrote a letter to the editor of the Hazleton Standard Speaker. They used the opportunity to acknowledge the many organizations and individuals who helped make this summer's program offerings successful and vibrant. You can read the full text on the Standard Speaker website. Not a big deal, I guess, but it struck me as a great way to thank supporters outside of our own institutional boundaries. In other news, Wayne Anderson detailed his recent visit to Eckley for readers of the Columbia [Missouri] Daily Tribune, describing the village as an "excellent piece of America’s history that is being well-preserved for future generations to see how their ancestors lived."

If you haven't yet seen the Harmonist clothing exhibit, "A Style of their Own," at Old Economy Village, there is still time. Originally slated to close in August, the exhibit's run has been extended to September 21. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has run at least two articles about it (spotlighting curator Sarah Buffington and announcing the new end date), and the Beaver County Times ran some lovely photos.

This week's "Pennsylvania Treasure" is a circa 1980 decanter promoting Michter's Distillery in Schaefferstown (Lebanon County) and highlighting various places and icons around the state (read more from the curators). What it lacks in geographical accuracy it makes up for in enthusiasm and quirkiness - although I should note that Titusville, home to Drake Well, is in the correct location (moreso than Gettysburg, for example, which appears to have moved considerably west of correct, taking Harrisburg, York, and the Susquehanna River along for the ride). "Pennsylvania Treasures" are being highlighted as part of PHMC's Collections Advancement Project. You can subscribe to the weekly emails to learn more about artifacts in the PHMC collections.

I hope you have a happy and safe weekend!


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