Does it feel like spring yet?

Look for the April program page coming late next week with lots of stuff to do on the Trails of History.

Gardens at Old Economy March 13 2017
Gardens at Old Economy are ready for spring (via Facebook)
Old Economy Village is known for its beautiful gardens, among other things. They have begun posting photos on their Facebook page as the gardens transition out of winter into spring (see above). You can follow them to track their progress as we move into summer. In-person visits will be possible again as of April 1, when the site reopens for the season.

Coming up...
Anthracite Heritage Museum/Eckley Miners' Village
March 28: Panel discussion at Bucknell University—Dr. Bode Morin, site administrator at the Anthracite Museum and acting administrator at Eckley will be part of a panel discussion, "Immigrant Experiences of the Anthracite Coal Region." The program is part of a lunchtime series sponsored by the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment that takes place in the atrium lobby of the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The program is free (bring a lunch if you like), and small tastes of regional foods will be provided. Noon.

Drake Well Museum and Park
March 25: Something More Saturday—come celebrate Col. Edwin Drake’s 198th birthday and learn about life in the early oil boom era (and have cake). Included in regular admission; special rate - purchase 2 adult tickets and get 3 youth tickets free. 10 am-3 pm.
March 30: Petroleum Program Series—this spring's series wraps up with "The United States Enters the Great War," Maj. Gen. John Stevens (ret.). Admission charged. Doors open at 6 pm, programs start at 6:30.

Ephrata Cloister
March 30: Winter History Class—this is the last class of the season. Even if you didn't enroll for the whole series, you can pay $8 to attend. Weather caused some changes to the original schedule; Dr. Jeff Bach will be on hand to talk about the Moravian Church. Call the site at 717/733-6600 if you have questions. 9 am-noon.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
March 25: Winter Learning for Adults—the final class for March is "Tole Painting" with Pat Oxenford; cost is $55 (register online or call 717/569-0401). 1-4 pm.

Pennsylvania Military Museum
Mondays and Fridays: Military PT on Grounds—Mondays and Fridays at 1600 hours (4 pm), the museum will present info on physical training in the military as well as the history of the museum and military equipment on the grounds. Take part in some calisthenics and a 1-2 mile run - a great way to liven up your workout. No registration necessary, just show up and join in. Meet at the flagpoles. 4 pm. Be sure to check the museum's Twitter account for weather-related or other updates on the PT schedule.

State Museum of Pennsylvania
March 24 & 31: Special Lunchtime Planetarium Shows—March 24 is "We Are Stars," exploring the secrets of cosmic chemistry. March 31 is "We Are Astronomers," which focuses on the challenges of studying our vast universe. Museum admission and planetarium fees apply. 12:15-12:45 pm.
March 31: PA State Geography Bee—the museum will be hosting the state contest that determines who heads on to the National Bee in Washington. Galleries will experience "rolling closures" as the preliminary rounds of judging take place between 10 am and 3 pm. The final round will be in the auditorium at 3 pm.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
March 25: Berry Basket Workshop—learn to weave a reed basket over a wooden form, finish the rim, and attach handles. Participants will complete two baskets. All tools and materials will provided by the instructor. Fee is $50 per person; there is a limit of 12 for the class. Call 215/493-4076 to register.


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