On the PA Trails of History, Feb. 22-March 7

If you like to plan ahead, the full March program page is available. This week's post will get you through the next couple of weeks.

Historian William Woys Weaver with greenery and flowers in background
Dr. William Woys Weaver will present two programs at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum on Feb. 23 - see details below (photo via Facebook)

Brandywine Battlefield Park
March 3: Casimir Pulaski Day—learn about the role of the cavalry during the American Revolution and honor the founder of American Cavalry (be sure to check out the state historical marker while you're there). Admission cost is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $8 for kids. Noon-4 pm.

Drake Well Museum
Feb. 23: Something More Saturday—enjoy a Family Game Day, in addition to the museum's indoor exhibits. Included in regular admission. 10 am-3 pm.
March 7: Petroleum Program Series—Chris Dubbs, military historian and retired administrator at Gannon University, will present "Women Journalists in WWI." Admission charged. Doors open at 6 pm, programs start at 6:30.

Ephrata Cloister
Feb. 28, March 7: Winter History Class—each Thursday morning participants in the Winter History Class learn about the history of the celibate brothers and sisters, the world they lived in, and the work of preserving the collections and buildings. Visit the website for details and registration info. Sign up for the series or for individual dates. Contact the site at 717/733-6600 for details and/or to register. Class continues through March.

Fort Pitt Museum
Please visit the Fort Pitt Museum website for info on events and programs happening this month.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Winter Learning for Adults—the full list of classes through April is on the website, along with a registration form. Costs and schedules vary.
Homeschool Classes—on Wednesdays through March 13, Landis Valley offers a series of classes designed for homeschool groups. Each week has a different focus and activities. Sign up for one or more, depending on your schedule and interest (full details are on the website). 9 am-12:30 pm.
Feb. 23: Foodways Lectures—noted foodways historian Dr. William Woys Weaver will present two programs today, "Traditional Seeds: Our Past, Present and Future" (9 am-noon) and "Seeds to Table: Pennsylvania Dutch Foods and Foodways 1700-2019" (1-4 pm). Register online for either or both (link to register for "Traditional Seeds" and link for "Seeds to Table"). Folks who register for both will receive a box lunch during the break between programs.

Pennsylvania Military Museum
March 3: Friends' Lecture Series—Michael Carper will present "Was It Hot Over There?" and discuss his experiences serving in Iraq. 2-3 pm.

State Museum of Pennsylvania
Planetarium Shows—check the State Museum website for schedule and program descriptions.
March 1: Storytime—enjoy a reading of Charlotte Guillain's The Street Beneath My Feet and play a guessing game using objects found in the story. Designed for ages 3-5 with an adult. Included in general admission. 10-11 am.
March 7: Nature Lab—learn about ROCKS! through images and hands-on objects. Geared for a general audience, ages 7 and up. Included in general admission. 11:30 am.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please visit the Washington Crossing website for info on any events and programs happening this month.


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