On the Trails of History, March 22-April 4

Will March go out like a lamb after, indeed, coming in like a lion? Who knows? But winter is officially over and spring programming is on its way. The April program page will be up next week, but there's still some life left in March on the Trails of History.

Garden seminar attendees with horticularist Dean Sylvester at Old Economy
Tomorrow, March 23, is the deadline to register for Old Economy Village's Spring Garden Workshop (see Facebook event for details)

Bushy Run Battlefield
March 23: General Meeting and Lecture—the meeting will begin with a lecture and presentation sponsored by the Lincoln Highway Experience and Heritage Corridor, previewing their upcoming events and activities. Then the Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society will be host an open board meeting to inform everyone about all of the exciting things happening in the 2019 Season in addition to what the board members have been up to throughout the off-season. 1-3 pm.

Conrad Weiser Homestead
April 1: Deadline to register—workshop scheduled for April 13 - learn about painted blanket chests and paint your own miniature to take home. Details and registration instructions on the Facebook event page.

Cornwall Iron Furnace
March 23: DIY Workshop—the museum will host a free community education workshop just in time for spring cleaning. Jason Killian, Repairs Supervisor for Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity, will teach you how to do some simple home maintenance projects. To RSVP, call 717/392-8836 or email family@llhfh.org. 10-11 am.

Drake Well Museum and Park
March 28: Petroleum Program Series—this year's series wraps up with Allison Rohrs and Michael Sell presenting "Wind Energy in Pennsylvania." Admission charged. Doors open at 6 pm, programs start at 6:30.
March 30: Something More Saturday—come celebrate Col. Edwin Drake’s 200th birthday and learn about life in the early oil boom era (and have cake). Included in regular admission. 10 am-3 pm.

Ephrata Cloister
March 28: Winter History Class—this is the last class for 2019 class (details on the website). Fee charged. 9 am-noon.

Fort Pitt Museum
Please visit the Fort Pitt Museum website for information on this month's schedule and programs.

Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum
Multiple dates: Workshops for Adults—Landis Valley offers an array of workshops and classes for adults who want to learn new skills and information. Please visit the website (for class list and registration details).

Old Economy Village
March 23: Introduction to Basket Weaving—learn the basics of basket weaving and make a traditional basket with handle to take home. For details contact David Miller (davmiller@pa.gov or 724/266-4500 x110). 10:30 am-4 pm.
March 29-30: Spring Garden Workshop—Friday night features the workshop's keynote address and a wine-and-cheese reception; Saturday will include a variety of topics plus lunch. See website for details and registration info. Deadline for registration is March 23.
March 30: Silk Reeling Workshop—the production of silk was an important part of the Harmony Society's industrial activities. Participants in this workshop will learn the stages of silk production and have a chance to try their hand under the expert eye of workshop leader Sandy Smailer. Workshop is free, but space is limited, so registration is required by March 20 (see details on the website). 1-4 pm.

Pennsylvania Military Museum
March 30: Exploring the Armor—this behind-the-scenes tour provides a look inside some of the tracked vehicles on the museum grounds. Seating is limited and reservations are required (info on the website). Cost for the approx. two-hour tour is $15, $5 for museum members. 2-4 pm.

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please check the website for information on events and programs.


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