What to Do this Weekend

The full June program listings are available, but I've highlighted events scheduled for this weekend below. Full disclosure: Trailheads HQ (that is, me) is on vacay this week, so it would be a good idea to confirm events on the individual websites or Facebook pages. Just to be sure there haven't been last minute changes.

Interior view of Cornwall Iron Furnace
Interior of Cornwall Iron Furnace (via Facebook)
Cornwall Iron Furnace
June 24: Band Concert and Reception—enjoy an outdoor concert by the Keystone Band of Rehrersburg and see the new display of the Cornwall Mines mineral collection. Regular admission applies for tours of the furnace. Please bring your own lawn chairs for the concert. Light refreshments will be served (more info on the Facebook event page). 2-4 pm.

Drake Well Museum
June 23: MEET-U BBQ—help support the museum's energy education outreach programs as you enjoy smoked St. Louis-style pork ribs with Sweet Crude barbecue sauce, coleslaw, baked beans, and a cold drink. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for details. Noon-3 pm.

Extras from The Molly Maguires at Eckley
Local residents worked as extras on The Molly Maguires when it filmed at what is now Eckley Miners' Village. A group is shown here with costume designer Dorothy Jeakins (I think) and cinematographer James Wong Howe (photo from PHMC files)
Eckley Miners’ Village
June 23-24: Patch Town Days—this year's program marks the 50th anniversary of the filming of The Molly Maguires right here in the village. Planned activities include rugby matches, a Sean Connery mustache contest, village scavenger hunt, Fact or Fiction Trivia game, breaker boy challenge, cooking demonstrations, live animals, reenactments and skits throughout the village, movie props and memorabilia on display, music, food and more! The film will be shown at 7 pm on Saturday (with a lecture at 6:30 pm - doors open at 6) and there will also be a “Join the Strike” Parade at 3:30 pm on Sunday. Admission charged. 10 am-5 pm both days.

Graeme Park
June 24: Colonial Beer Brewing Demonstration—learn about and watch traditional brewing practices in the summer kitchen. Admission charged for tours of the Keith House (more info on Facebook event page). 11 am-2 pm.

Antique cars at Old Economy Village
Antique cars will once again be on display at Old Economy Village (photo from prior year event)
Old Economy Village
June 23: An American Celebration—enjoy music, storytelling, artisan demos, antique cars, and food as you explore the Village. All included in regular admission. 10 am-5 pm. (Rain date: June 24, 10 am-5 pm.)

Pennsbury Manor
Special Sunday Programming—June 24: Beer Brewing and Garden Highlights—visit the gardens and the brew house to see what's on offer. Sunday programs included in regular admission. 1-4 pm.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
June 23: Log Birling Clinic—ever wanted to learn how to log roll like the folks at the Bark Peelers' Festival? This is your chance! This clinic is designed for strong swimmers age 12 and up (under 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult). All participants must complete and sign a release of liability. More info about what to bring is on the Facebook event page.

Pennsylvania Military Museum
June 23 and 24: Guided Tours—1 pm guided tour on Saturday and Sunday is included in regular admission (normally an additional charge).

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Please check the website for schedule and descriptions of planetarium shows.
June 22: Summer Fridays and Learn at Lunchtime—starting June 22 and continuing through Aug. 24, Fridays are "Pay as you will." From 10 am to 3 pm, entrance to Curiosity Connection will be by timed tickets (numbers are limited). Regular fees apply for the Planetarium. Learn at Lunchtime programs offered 12:15-12:45 pm: 6/22, World War I. Museum is open 9 am-5 pm.
June 24: Exhibit opening and reception—“Art of the State,” the annual juried exhibition of Pennsylvania artists, opens today and continues through Sept. 9. Museum admission is free on June 24. Museum open noon-5 pm, exhibit awards ceremony begins at 1:30.


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