Cool stuff at which to look

Psst!! Over here. You look like someone who appreciates the finer things in life. Check out this list of programs on the PHMC's Trails of History.

LancasterOnline put together a nice visual to go along with their article on the weathervane exhibit at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum. I had a chance to see the exhibit a couple of weeks ago and highly recommend it.

In a recent article in Somerset's Daily American, Mark Ware shares his memories of maple sugaring and talks about current programs keeping the public informed about the county's maple industry. Ware is director of the Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County, PHMC's partner organization in the management and operation of the Somerset Historical Center. The article features photos of the recreated maple sugar camp at the center.

"You know you're getting old when a locomotive that has hauled passenger trains on which you've ridden as an adult winds up in a museum." So states William C. Vantuono, editor-in-chief of Railway Age, in a May 27 post about the Amtrak AEM-7 locomotive now in the collection of and on exhibit at the Railroad Museum of PA. I hear you, dude. As a commuter between Lancaster County and Harrisburg the past 6 years, I have ridden behind "toasters" before they were replaced with the sleek new "Cities Sprinter." You can see the AEM-7 and many other locomotives and railroad cars at the museum, along with this year's special exhibit, "Safety First: The Evolution of Railroading Safety Practices."

Eckley Miners' Village shared some charming student artwork on their Facebook page recently, the result of school group visits to the site. They also shared some aerial footage of the site, taken by Dave Edwards in accordance with PHMC's unmanned aerial vehicle policy.

And one final item. What does Winnie the Pooh, that silly old bear, have to do with World War I? Find out at a lecture and film showing at the PA Military Museum this Saturday, June 11, at 1:30 pm.

Winnipeg the bear with unnamed Canadian soldier, 1915 (via Wikimedia Commons)


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