A Patchwork Quilt to Keep You Warm

Looking for something to do on the Trails of History? Check out the January program page. Please note that all Trails of History sites except one will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The Railroad Museum of PA will be open 9 am to 5 pm that day. And take note that #MuseumSelfieDay is Wed., Jan. 20 - so please share yours with us via social media (and look back at last year's fun).

Last week's post focused on the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show and PHMC's participation, sharing all kinds of history with the public. Since the show continues today (1/15) until 9 pm and tomorrow from 9 am to 5 pm, you still have time to stop by. If you go, please be sure to check out the PHMC exhibits, all conveniently located near the Maclay St. entrance--including the (State Museum's archaeology section, the State Historic Preservation Office displays and historical marker scavenger hunt, the walls of history with images from PA State Archives, and an entire room of exhibits on agricultural history and rural life organized by Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum and including displays by Somerset Historical Center and Pennsbury Manor (photos in last week's post and via Landis Valley's Facebook page).

2016 PA Farm Show visitors learning about Pennsylvania Barns and more

If you're like me and this week brought the first real winter weather to your neighborhood (I know some parts of the state had their first snow weeks ago), maybe you'd rather just hunker down inside and get your history fix online. If so, consider these recent links:

And I'll leave you with these two Facebook photos of rainbows from Sunday, Jan. 10, to brighten your day. I hope you have a great weekend.

Top: Hope Lodge, Montgomery County, PA
Bottom: Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum, Lancaster County, PA


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