More Pictures than Words

More Pictures than Words Please be sure to check the PHMC Events Calendar for information on upcoming programs (in-person and virtual). I've included highlights below. The Trailheads Rec Room pages to the right of your screen offer an array of online content generated by Trails of History sites.

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A rough wooden picket fence surrounds a garden with raised beds, two log buildings are in the background. A plant with purple flowers grows next to the fence at the front of the image.
Garden at Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum in late July (photo via LVM Facebook)

It's been one of those weeks. I hope you're all staying safe and healthy and enjoy these glimpses of life on the Trails of History.

The Erie Maritime Museum has kicked off a new webseries highlighting the museum building, which started life generating electricity for the good people of Erie.

This past weekend at Hope Lodge, the grounds were filled with over 200 British cars and motorcycles of varied vintage.

For #InternationalCatDay earlier this week, Ephrata Cloister shared a photo of local cat Foben, named for community member Sister Foben, one of the first documented female composers in America

I know I share a lot of Pennsbury garden photos, but I can't help myself. This most recent is of a monarch caterpillar snacking on butterfly weed.

Upcoming Events (virtual and in-person)

Today, August 13
  • Adventures in Nature Lab (virtual & in-person) - learn about different kinds of turtles in PA, The State Museum of PA, 12:15-12:45 pm, in-person program included in regular admission, Zoom program is free (Turtle program info and Zoom registration)
Saturday, August 14
  • Spy Pilot (in-person) - lecture by Francis Gary Powers, Jr. based on his book about the 1960 downing of American U-2 pilot Francis Gary Powers, Sr., Pennsylvania Military Museum, 1:30-2:30 pm (additional info)
Sunday, August 15
  • Ice Cream Social (in-person) - stroll the grounds, visit the historic buildings, meet the K-PETS therapy dogs, and eat ice cream, Ephrata Cloister, 1-4 pm, $10 ($5 for members) covers it all (event info)
Wednesday, August 18
  • Explore! (in-person) - herbivores, omnivores, and carnivores, oh my, The State Museum of PA, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, included in regular admission (Explore! info)
Thursday, August 19
  • Curiosity Kids (in-person) - observe nature in Mammal Hall using binoculars to look at the dioramas, The State Museum of PA, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, included in regular admission (Curiosity Kids info)
  • PA History: Read It, See It (virtual) - hosted by the State Library of PA, today's virtual visit is to Drake Well Museum & Park, noon-1 pm (Read It, See It info and Zoom registration)


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