Friday, again?

And Friday the 13th, at that. No reason to feel unlucky when you can enjoy some old-fashioned entertainment.

4th grade students and teachers from Asbury Elementary sang a sea chantey during a recent visit at the Erie Maritime Museum and shared it on Facebook.

If you've been following the 2016 Museum Dance Off, the winner will be announced today (5/13) (along with a couple of special prize winners). Visit "When You Work at a Museum" on Tumblr.

Looking for something to do this weekend or next week? Look no further. (That is, unless you want to see what's happening the rest of the month or find out which Trails of History sites are open on Memorial Day.)

Bushy Run Battlefield
May 14: Spring Nature Walk—this annual event takes participants on an exploration of the woods and fields around the site; free for members of Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society, $5 fee for non-members. No registration required; wear sturdy, water-resistant walking or hiking shoes and dress for the weather. 10 am.

Drake Well Museum
May 14: MEET-U in 5 & 1/2—enjoy a 5-mile or 13-mile (half marathon) run through the grounds of Drake Well Museum and Oil Creek State Park and help the museum’s MEET-U educational outreach program. Registration is required; visit the Oil Valley Race Series Facebook page.
May 19: Petroleum Program Series—retired General Electric design engineer Rich Hall will present a program on coal-fired generators. Rich has been instrumental in the restoration of two steam-turbine generators (read about it in a past Trailheads post) left in place when Erie's Front Street Generating Station (Penelec) became the Erie Maritime Museum. Admission charged. Doors open at 6 pm, program starts at 6:30.

Hope Lodge
May 15: Site open—Hope Lodge is open the 3rd Sunday of each month through October. Tours of the mansion are offered at 1 and 2:30 pm; cost is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students age 6-17 (free for age 5 and under as well as members of the Friends of Hope Lodge). 12:30-4 pm.

Old Economy Village
May 14: Saturday Interpretation—interpreters will provide extra info on a range of topics as you explore the village--The Fabric of Their Lives: Textiles. Included in regular admission, so please start at the Visitor Center. Site is open 10 am to 5 pm; special focus programs available 11 am-4 pm.

Pennsbury Manor
May 15: Sundays in May—"Open Hearth Cooking" (the cooks will prepare a full seasonal dinner suitable for the Penn family and their guests). Included in regular admission. 1-4 pm.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
May 15: 3rd Sunday Series—this month's program is "Spring Wildflower Lecture and Trail Walk," led by current and retired forestry staff with Susquehannock State Forest (DCNR). Starts at the visitor center and included in regular admission (free for members). Museum is open 9 am-5 pm, program starts at 1.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
May 14: National Train Day—activities for all ages will be offered to celebrate the role of railroads in American life. Lots of family-friendly activities, tours of train cars and locomotives, and a random drawing for prizes. Included in museum admission. 9 am-5 pm.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
May 15: Bookbinding Workshop—Ramon Townsend will teach participants how to assemble a book by hand and create a cover with decorative paper. Suitable for ages 14 and older; limit 6 people. Cost is $75 including all materials and equipment. Payment due before May 15. Call 215/493-4076 for details and to register.


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