7 Trails of History Photos You Might Have Missed

The May programs page has info on events this weekend and beyond.

Landis Valley Museum greenhouse
Greenhouse at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum in advance of this weekend's Herb and Garden Faire (via Facebook)

Sue Bowman's April 28 article on LancasterFarming.com, "Iron Stoves Were Hot Items: Historian Traces Stove Plate Style," provided a recap of Richard Martin's April 11 lecture, "Warm Your Hands Here," part of Cornwall Iron Furnace's monthly lecture series. It's an interesting read on the evolution of iron stoves and an overview of southeastern PA iron furnaces, of which Cornwall is a notable example. Visit Cornwall's website for a schedule of upcoming lectures and programs.

Curiosity corner at Anthracite spring garden tea
One of the activities at the Anthracite Heritage Museum's recent spring tea was a table of historical objects attendees were asked to identify (more photos of the tea on Facebook).

Earth Day tree planting at Eckley Miners' Village
For Earth Day 2017, as they have done for several years, Eckley Miners' Village teamed with Keystone Job Corps Center to plant a tree outside the visitor center. Construction students prepared the site, planted the tree, and toured the village to learn about the lives of coal miners (via Facebook).

Reenactors at Conrad Weiser Homestead
Reenactors at last weekend's Military Timeline at Conrad Weiser Homestead pose with the newly conserved statue honoring men of the Tulpehocken Valley who fought in World War I (via Facebook).

Sheep-shaped cookies at Pennsbury Manor
As a tasty complement to their annual sheep-shearing event, Pennsbury Manor featured sheep-shaped cookies from Cramer's Bakery in their museum store (via Facebook).

Community Day at PA Lumber Museum
Visitors to last weekend's Community Day event at the PA Lumber Museum talked with representatives of numerous local organizations and agencies and braved rainy weather to tour the outdoor portions of the site (via Facebook).

Old Economy Village unveiled its newly expanded blacksmith shop last weekend with an unusual ribbon cutting ceremony...


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