Our celebration will begin at 11:30 am with a picnic lunch. At 1 pm, several guest speakers will be featured. Presenters will include Larry Luxenberg, Museum President; Sandra Marra, Chair of the Board of Appalachian Trail Conservancy; Ron Tipton, former CEO of ATC; David Donaldson and Maurice Forrester, Co-Authors of the Earl Shaffer biography, "A Grip on the Mane of Life"; and Kimberly Shaffer, grandniece of the Earl Shaffer, the A.T.'s first thru-hiker, who is currently thru-hiking the A.T. to commemorate her great uncle's 1948 hike and his 100th birthday.
At 3 pm, Andre Weltman will lead a guided tour of the historic Ironmasters Mansion, now a hiker hoster managed by the Central Pennsylvania Conservancy and other partners.
Additional speakers and details will be announced on the Museum's website and social media accounts. This event is also sponsored by the Earl Shaffer Foundation, www.atmuseum.org/earl-shaffer-foundation.html