Museum Sundays --- 2 PM
Programs are free and open to the public. Donations
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
Programs are subject to change. Visit www.atmuseum.org
for current information.
6: Georgia on My Mind
First of a series of programs showcasing the 14 trail
states, focusing on the AT experience through Georgia.
13: The A.T.'s Famous Women
Celebrate Mother's Day with this program honoring the
women of the Trail.
20: Meet the A.T. - America's Long Footpath
(In partnership with Cumberland Valley Historical Society
An overview of this great footpath including its location,
history, famous hikers and much more.
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.
3: CHILDREN'S PROGRAM - A Reading of the Dr. Seuss Classic,
Young & young-at-heart, enjoy a reading of The Lorax
& a march around the museum grounds lead by "Cat-in-the-Hat."
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Howard Davis
at email@example.com by June 18.)
1: World-wide Trail Trekking
Rick Revegno, former Cumberland County Commissioner,
shares experiences as a world traveler of exotic trails.
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.
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"
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.
29: Family Concert of Traditional "Mountain Music"
Randy Heisley-Cato returns for a concert featuring southern
Appalachian music, early Gospel, and novelty tunes.
5: Appalachian Trail Safety
Meet an AT ridgerunner. Learn about this unique job
assisting hikers, and how you can stay safe on the Trail.
12: The Art of Hiking Stick Carving
Learn from local carvers how the common wooden stick
is transformed into a work of art. Demonstrations &
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.
26: Geology of the A.T.
Mountains, gaps, rivers, balds, etc. all present an
exciting variety of geology along the Trail.
2: Heroes of the A.T. - Volunteer Trail Maintainers
Information tables will offer literature on area maintaining
clubs. Trail maintainers will discuss their equipment
Committee Chair: Gwen Loose
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