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2012 Program Schedule

Where: Museum Sundays --- 2 PM

Programs are free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated.
Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Weather permitting and when appropriate, programs will be held outdoors on the grounds of the museum.
Public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
Programs are subject to change. Visit www.atmuseum.org for current information.

May 6: Georgia on My Mind
First of a series of programs showcasing the 14 trail states, focusing on the AT experience through Georgia.

May 13: The A.T.'s Famous Women
Celebrate Mother's Day with this program honoring the women of the Trail.

May 20: Meet the A.T. - America's Long Footpath
(In partnership with Cumberland Valley Historical Society Public "Picnic")
An overview of this great footpath including its location, history, famous hikers and much more.

May 27: Meet Two of the A.T.'s World War Veterans - Myron Avery & Earl Shaffer
Learn about these two great men, Myron Avery (AT "founding father") and Earl Shaffer (1st thru-hiker), and how their World War II service impacted their AT experiences.

June 3: CHILDREN'S PROGRAM - A Reading of the Dr. Seuss Classic, The Lorax
Young & young-at-heart, enjoy a reading of The Lorax & a march around the museum grounds lead by "Cat-in-the-Hat."

June 9 (Saturday): Behind the Scenes of the AT Museum New Exhibits (Details to follow)
June 10: Mountains, Metal, and Men - A Story of Pine Grove Furnace, 1764-1895
A tribute to the overseers and workers of the 18th and 19th Centuries who worked in the area's iron industry.

June 17: The Fall and Rise of the American Chestnut Tree
Learn of the economic & wildlife impact of the demise of the American Chestnut & the strategies for its return.

June 24: Mid-Point Picnic & Story Time with A.T. Thru-Hikers
A picnic lunch for AT thru-hikers, as they reach the half-way point, in exchange for a telling of their Trail stories. Enjoy a nice social time with our thru-hikers!
(Donations of picnic food appreciated. Contact Gwen Loose at gloose@yorkcountytrails.org or Howard Davis at atmuseumgreeters@gmail.com by June 18.)

July 1: World-wide Trail Trekking
Rick Revegno, former Cumberland County Commissioner, shares experiences as a world traveler of exotic trails.

July 8: The Magic of the A.T
A talk on the history and basic information of the A.T. and stories about how volunteers started the A.T. Museum.

July 15: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting
Museum will host a special display on Girl Scouting, as the Scout's participate in a "Halfway There" Camporee.

July 22: A Woman's Story of Super-Hiking
Join Elizabeth 'Liz' Thomas, a triple crowner (hiked the A.T., Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail) who currently holds the woman's record for an A.T. unassisted thru-hike (80 ½ days) for stories about her amazing hiking experiences.

July 29: Family Concert of Traditional "Mountain Music"
Randy Heisley-Cato returns for a concert featuring southern Appalachian music, early Gospel, and novelty tunes.

August 5: Appalachian Trail Safety
Meet an AT ridgerunner. Learn about this unique job assisting hikers, and how you can stay safe on the Trail.

August 12: The Art of Hiking Stick Carving
Learn from local carvers how the common wooden stick is transformed into a work of art. Demonstrations & samples.

August 19: Iron-making and the Iron-makers at Pine Grove Furnace
Learn how to make pig iron, the iron-making community at Pine Grove Furnace, and its prominent figures.

August 26: Geology of the A.T.
Mountains, gaps, rivers, balds, etc. all present an exciting variety of geology along the Trail.

September 2: Heroes of the A.T. - Volunteer Trail Maintainers
Information tables will offer literature on area maintaining clubs. Trail maintainers will discuss their equipment & work.



Contact Information:


Program Committee Chair: Gwen Loose
Tel. 717-891-9967

Email: events@atmuseum.org

RE: 2012 Programs

1120 Pine Grove Road
Gardners, PA 17324
Phone: 717 486-8126

Electronic mail
General Information: info@atmuseum.org

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2012 Program