Taking a Little Break

Taking a Little Break Please be sure to check the PHMC Events Calendar for information on upcoming programs (in-person and virtual). I've included highlights for the coming week below. The Trailheads Rec Room pages to the right of your screen offer an array of online content generated by Trails of History sites. Also, if you're looking for a Covid vaccine provider, check out Vaccines.gov and enter your zip code.

Please note that staff and volunteers at Commonwealth of PA worksites, including the PA Trails of History, are wearing masks while indoors. Visitors are encouraged, though not required, to do so as well.

A big splash of purple flowers in the front with the rear porch of a brick house and a bright blue sky behind them.
The garden at the George Rapp House continues to offer color even in the fall (photo via Old Economy Village Facebook page)

Trailheads HQ is taking a little break next week, so I won't be here to update changes in program schedules. I'd hate for people to be disappointed, and it's always a good idea to check specific site info to be sure. See you in a bit.

Upcoming Events (virtual and in-person)

Today, October 15
  • Learn at Lunchtime (in-person and virtual): learn about new findings in archaeology and what they tell us about the arrival of Paleoindians in the Americas, The State Museum of PA, 12:15-12:45 pm, included in regular admission or watch via Zoom (L@L info and Zoom registration)
Saturday, October 16
  • Civil War Living History Event (in-person): meet interpreters from the Detachment, US Engineers, Cornwal Iron Furnace, 9 am-4 pm, event is outdoors and free, regular admission applies for guided tours of the furnace (Living History event info)
  • StoryTime (in-person): today's book is Bones, Bones Dinosaur Bones by Byron Barton, The State Museum of PA, 10:30-11:30 am, geared for kids age 2 to Pre-K and included in regular admission (StoryTime info)
  • Iron Pour (in-person): artist Brian Glaze and volunteers will use a cupola furnace to melt iron and cast molds, Scranton Iron Furnaces, 11 am-4 pm (Iron Pour info)
  • Halloween Lantern Tours (in-person): an outdoor immersive tour, Hope Lodge, as of 10/13 there were only a few tickets left for the 8:30 and 9 pm tours (Lantern Tour info)
Sunday, October 17
  • Open-Hearth Cooking Demonstration (in-person): chat with the cooks while they prepare recipes from William Penn's time, Pennsbury Manor, 1-4 pm, included in regular admission (Pennsbury info)
Tuesday, October 19
  • STEAM on the Rails (virtual): sessions take place today and Thursday featuring a range of topics in science, tech, engineering, arts and math presented by staff from multiple museums, Railroad Museum of PA, 10 am-3 pm each day (four 30-minute sessions), designed for students in grades K-6, tickets are by donation (STEAM info and ticket link)
Wednesday, October 20
  • Explore! (in-person): learn about the sciences of digging in the ground, The State Museum of PA, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, for kids in grades 3-5 and included in regular admission (Explore! info)
Thursday, October 21
  • Curiosity Kids (in-person): learn about memory and logic and how we use them every day, The State Museum of PA, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, for kids in grades K-2 and included in regular admission, space is limited to so sign up at the Ground Floor Information Desk when you arrive (Curiosity Kids info)
  • PA History: Read It, See It (virtual): make a virtual visit to Pennsbury Manor and hear about relevant books at your library in this collaborative program from PHMC and the State Library of Pennsylvania, noon-1 pm (email ra-edmakerspace@pa.gov with your name and topic to receive link)

On Sale Now (tickets still available as of 10/13, but supplies may be limited)

  • Graeme Park Haunted Lantern Tours, Oct. 22 and 29 (Oct. 22 tickets and Oct. 29 tickets)
  • Workshops in Archaeology (virtual): this year's theme is "Hidden Stories: Uncovering African American History Through Archaeology and Community Engagement," The State Museum of PA, 9 am-5 pm (Workshop details and registration)
  • Old Economy Village After Dark, Oct. 30 (Oct. 30 tickets)
  • Joseph Priestley House Riverview Cemetery Tour, Oct. 30, tickets available at the site weekends 1-4 pm or by calling 570/473-9474 (JPH event info)


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