PA Trails of History Events, August 23-September 5

This week's post wraps up the month of August and gives you a taste of September, including sites scheduled to open on Sept. 2 for Labor Day. The full September program page will be is now available next week.

Wooden ship painted yellow and black, shows masts, ropes and sails
Erie Maritime Museum, U.S. Brig Niagara, and Lettie G. Howard host Tall Ships Erie 2019 through Sunday, Aug. 25 - see listing below for details (photo AKF)
Anthracite Heritage Museum
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Brandywine Battlefield
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Bushy Run Battlefield
Aug. 24: Bushy Run Market—it's the 4th Saturday of the month, so that means a variety of vendors will be on site for your shopping enjoyment (more info on the website). Free for visitors and vendors. 8 am-noon.

Conrad Weiser Homestead
Sept. 1: Ringgold Band Concert—bring your lawn chairs and find your spot for a rousing end-of-summer performance (learn more about the Ringgold Band). 5 pm.

Cornwall Iron Furnace
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Daniel Boone Homestead
Aug. 28: Sawmill Operation Days—subject to staff availability, there will be demonstrations of the site’s water-powered sawmill at 11 am and 2 pm.

Drake Well derrick house with people watching large dinosaur puppet
Carnegie Museum of Natural History's "Spinosaurus Encounter" shown here at 2017 Drake Day event
Drake Well Museum
Aug. 24: Drake Day—this year's theme, "Let's Rock," explores the origins of oil with a rock climbing wall and the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's "Spinosaurus Encounter!" (more info on Facebook event page). Admission charged. Noon-4 pm.
Aug. 24-25, 31: Historic Pithole Open—the visitor center will be open, so enjoy the orientation film and the excellent diorama that shows the town in its heyday. Admission charged. 10 am-4 pm.
Aug. 31: Something More Saturday—the last Saturday of each month, Drake Well offers something extra with regular admission. Today, it's guided tours. 10 am-3 pm.
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Eckley Miners’ Village
Aug. 24: Back to School at Eckley—explore the village, visit the buildings, and take part in hands-on activities and a scavenger hunt as you go. Admission charged. 10 am-4 pm.
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Ephrata Cloister
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Erie Maritime Museum and U.S. Brig Niagara
Thursday-Saturday through Aug. 31: Experience History – Rolling Cart Series—the new rolling cart program presents maritime-themed activities for visitors or all ages. Find out what’s in a sailor’s seabag, learn about the busy life of a lighthouse keeper, build your own warship and more! Included with Museum admission. Stay tuned to Erie Maritime Museum’s social media accounts (such as Facebook) for more information and weekly schedules.
Through Aug. 25: Tall Ships® Erie—this is a huge event with 14 ships, sailing excursions, entertainment, and more. Find details (on the website or the Facebook event page. You may also want to check out some advice before visiting. Schedule varies by day.
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.
UPDATE Sept. 4: Site closed 9 am-1 pm—due to a scheduled power outage, the museum and ship will be closed to the public Wednesday morning, Sept. 4. Check the Erie Maritime Museum Facebook page for updates and changes.

Fort Pitt Museum
Please visit the Fort Pitt Museum website for information on this month's programs and events. The museum will be open on Labor Day.

Hope Lodge
Aug. 25, Sept. 1: Site open—enjoy the grounds and take a guided tour of the mansion. Admission charged. 1-4 pm (tours at 1:00 and 2:30 pm). UPDATE: Site will be closed on Sept. 1.

Wooden box and wooden picture frame painted orange with yellow graining
Painted wood graining is one of two workshops coming up this weekend at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum (photo via Facebook)
Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum
Aug. 24: Workshop—Landis Valley offers a variety of craft workshops for adults throughout the year. See the list and find out how to register on the website. Costs and times vary.
Sept. 1: Plein Air Sunday: A Celebration of Traditional Craft—visit the Yellow Barn and the Millstone Grove to see and buy the work of artists and craftspeople; featured will be artwork created en plein air (in the outdoors) at Landis Valley (see Facebook event for details and updates). Tour the museum grounds and enjoy lively music and children's art activities. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is in partnership with the PA Guild of Craftsmen. Noon-5 pm.
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Pennsbury Manor
Aug. 25, Sept. 1: Sunday programming—8/25, Beer Brewing and Garden Highlights. Included in regular admission. 1-4 pm.
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
Aug. 30: Entry deadline—today is the last day to enter the "Hooked on Science Art Contest," part of northcentral PA's Hometown Science Series and Festival. Learn more on the Facebook event page.
Aug. 31: Community Yard Sale—this takes place at the Route 6 entrance to the museum. If you're interested in reserving a space, call Bob at 814/435-2652.
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Pennsylvania Military Museum
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Sept. 2: Site opencheck website for hours.

Exhibit gallery with blue and white walls, paintings on walls, sculpture and furniture on pedestals
Art of the State 2019 runs through Sept. 8 at The State Museum of Pennsylvania (photo via Facebook)
State Museum of Pennsylvania
Please visit the Planetarium webpage for a full schedule of shows.
Aug. 23: Summer Fridays (last one of the year)—general admission is "pay as you wish" on Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm. Curiosity Connection will have free timed tickets available. Art docents will be on hand in the Art of the State exhibit from 11 am to 1 pm. Regular fees apply for planetarium shows. From 12:15 to 12:45 pm, a Learn at Lunchtime program will be offered (check website for specifics).
Aug. 23: Stroller Tour—parents and caregivers of very young children (age 0-18 months or so) are invited to join curator Amy Hammond for a half-hour tour of the Art of the State exhibit. Strollers and front carriers are welcome, and no one will flinch if babies cry or get fussy while the adults talk about art. Included in general admission. 10:30-11 am.
UPDATE Aug. 31-Sept. 2: Archaeology at Kipona Fest—staff and volunteers from the museum's Section of Archaeology will be on Harrisburg's City Island during the annual Labor Day weekend festival (details on the museum website).

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Please visit the Washington Crossing website for information on programs and events. The site will be open on Labor Day.


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