The exhibit opening will be held on the grounds of the museum and will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and several talks about Benton MacKaye and the special collection of furniture, artifacts, and books that comprised his study, Sky Parlor. Many of these items will be on display to the public for the first time.
The exhibit, designed and fabricated by Graphik Masters of York, PA, and curated by museum board Vice President Gwenyth Loose, is made possible through generous donations from members of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society. The event is open to the public and is held in conjunction with Pine Grove Furnace State Park’s Fall Festival.
The Museum’s third floor Research Library will also have an open house on October 16. The Library will feature a MacKaye exhibit of books and photos and a reading list for visitors of books on the history of the A.T.