"Lumber History Is Our Business"

PALMA NOW ACCEPTING RESUMES FOR A PART-TIME MUSEUM EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR POSITION

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Up Coming  Events:

Our 3rd Sunday educational program series continues on April 15, 2018, with two back-to-back programs: Trout Grow on Trees & International Dark Skies Week at Cherry Springs State Park.

The museum’s Spring Antique Show and Sawmill Run will take place on April 21 & 22, 2018. See historic demonstrations and shop dozens of antiques vendors.

The museum will once again host a FREE ADMISSION Community Day on Saturday May 5th, 2018. Get to know your “local” museum and learn about what else is happening in your community.

Check out our 2018 Schedule of Events!

NEW Videos of the Saw Mill in Operation!

Webber Cabin Slated to Become a New Exhibit at the PA Lumber Museum

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In the NEWS:

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum will host the next installment of the B&S Railroad Symposium this summer- August 11 & 12, 2018

    Rail-fans will want to mark their calendars for this event! Mark Metz, Chairman of the Rail Committee with the US Army Transportation Museum Foundation, and David Castano, Director of the Potter County Historical Society, and many others have been hard at work organizing a second “Buffalo & Susquehanna Railroad Symposium;” this time concentrating on the Wellsville Line. The first B&S Symposium was held in DuBois last August, and was well-received and attended. This year’s symposium will be held at the Lumber Museum, and will feature more presenters, topics, and displays. Pre-registration is required, and will be limited to 100 participants. Don’t wait- please contact the Potter County Historical Society to register for this event TODAY!

 

 

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   The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum educates the public about the Commonwealth’s rich lumbering history and the ongoing care, management, and recreational use of its forests. Visitors are encouraged to explore the museum’s working historic saw mill, recreated lumber camp, exhibits, public programs and collections to discover the relevance of history in their lives. The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates which is a non-profit community-based organization.

   The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is open to the public year-round, Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The museum is closed all Federal holidays except Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. Located in scenic Potter County along U.S. Route 6 at mile marker 188, between Galeton and Coudersport, the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum is well-positioned relative to the history of the densely forested Allegheny high plateau. The museum is home to thousands of objects ranging from prehistoric stone tools, to a variety of twentieth century chain saws. Interactive exhibits allow visitors to practice activities such as swinging an ax, sawing a tree, piloting a log raft, and racing locomotives. Large outdoor exhibits are located throughout the 30-acre museum campus and include a re-created early 20th century logging camp, the museum’s popular 70-ton Shay geared-locomotive, and a 1910 Barnhart log loader. A rustic log cabin build by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 showcases the talents and craftsmanship of these dedicated citizens. Other exhibits include a steam-powered sawmill and log pond, a 1945 Brookville switch engine once used in a tannery, and a Sustainable Forestry Trail that loops through forty acres of forest surrounding Commissioner Run.

PA Lumber Museum_ Bark Peelers' 2016

   The museum’s Bark Peelers’ Festival, held annually over the July 4th holiday weekend, treats thousands of visitors to lively special events, contests, and demonstrations; all celebrating “woodhick” skills. Unique food and craft vendors provide guests with ample shopping and culinary opportunities. There is live music throughout the weekend, crafts and games at the Kids Korner, an operating steam-powered circular sawmill and birch still, blacksmithing, chainsaw carving, and door prizes. Visitors are encouraged to compete in the greased pole, log rolling, cross cut saw, and birling competitions to earn the title “Grand Champion Barkpeeler” and the associated cash prizes.

BARK PEELERS’ FESTIVAL

The Bark Peelers’ Festival is a historical celebration of wood hick culture and the traditional lumbering activities of Pennsylvania, held annually over the July 4th weekend. This signature event dates back to 1975.

2018 Event is July 7 & 8!

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PALMA INFORMATION

palma_logoThe Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates (PALMA) are the official membership and support organization for the PA Lumber Museum, funding numerous projects and activities, including the Bark Peelers’ Festival. You are invited to join us!

COLLECTIONS & EXHIBITIONS

Our collections focus on the history of the lumber industry in Pennsylvania. We also touch on the use of the Commonwealth’s forests and the environmental impact of lumbering activities. Collections range from locomotives to commemorative pins and everything in-between, including photographs and research materials.


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Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Tom Wolf, Governor
Nancy Moses, Chairman
Andrea Lowery, Executive Director
With generous support from the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates
Lumber Museum Staff
Joshua Roth, Administrator
Patricia Berberich, Records Officer
Michael Berberich, Maintenance Foreman
Robert F. Miller, President - PA Lumber Museum Associates