August 2015 NewsFlash

Public Programs Planned For Pinchot Birthday Week

Milford, PA - A Week-Long Commemoration Of Gifford Pinchot's 150th Birthday Is Planned For August 8-15 2015, At Pinchot's Ancestral Home, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford PA.

The Events Are Designed To Highlight Different Aspects Of The Life Of The Former Pennsylvania Governor, Who Also Helped Found And Served As First Chief Of The US Forest Service.

- Saturday, Aug. 8, 10am: Tree Walk:"By George i'd Like To Come Back A Hundred Years From Now And See My Trees." Pinchot Planted Many Of The Majestic Trees That Now Exist On The Estate. Participation Limited To First 25 Persons; Regular Tour Fees Apply.
-Tuesday, Aug 11, 11am-4pm: Happy Birthday mansion Open House: Fee Free Opportunity To Visit All Three Floors Of The Mansion And The Landscaped Grounds.
- Wednesday, Aug. 12, 8:30 am - 12 pm: Grey Towers 101, A Half-Day Session For Regional Educators To See First Hand How They Are Utilize Grey Towers For Their Educational Programs And Student Opportunities. Registration Required. Free
-Saturday, Aug. 15 5:30 p : Lecture And Film: Gifford Pinchot, Forester And Politician. Third In A Series Of Lectures That Highlight Different Parts Of Pinchot's Life, This Program Will Focus On His years As Governor. A Brand New Documentary About Pinchot Produced By WITF in Harrisburg Will Be Screened As Part Of The Program. Free, But Registration Is Encouraged.

Following The Birthday Week Of The US Forest Service And Its Partners Will continue To provide Programs About Pinchot And His Interest Throughout The Season, Including:

Sat. Aug. 22: Outdoor Concert
Sun. Sept6: Milford Walking Tour
Sat Sept12: Forest History Hike
Sat. Sept26: Ice Cream Social And Community Appreciation Day
Sat. Oct17: Autumn Landscape Walk
Sat. Oct 24: Cemetery Walks

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