Events For 2018 Saturday & Sunday July 7th & 8th

Bark Peelers’ Festival

Saturday, July 7, 2018
9:00 am Grounds Open
10:00 am Log Cake on Display (Main Building)

11:00am to 3:00pm   Kids Korner
11:00 am-1:00 pm Music by Simple Gifts
Noon               History Alive!SM by Richard Pawling (Main Building)
Noon               Dedication Of  Webber Cabin
                         Apple Pie Baking Entry Deadline (Main Building)
                         (Entries must be here by noon for judging)
12:30 pm       Woodhick Skills by Bill Simcox and Family (Arena)
1:00 pm         Apple Pie Winners Announced (Main Building)
                        Guided Trail Walks (DCNR Bureau of Forestry Trailer)
1:00 pm         Log Skidding
2:00 pm-4:00 pm Music by Simple Gifts
2:00 pm        Greased Pole Competition (Arena)

2:00pm         Kids Sawdust Teasure Hunt ( Kids Korner Area)
3:30 pm        Log Rolling Contest (Arena)
3:30 pm        Door Prize awarded (Arena)

3:30 pm       Spoons Work shop

Sunday, July 8, 2018
9:00 am Grounds Open


10:00 am       Music by Simple Gifts–Jam Session @12:30

10:00am            History Alive!SM Rich Pawling (Main Building)

11:00am to 3:00pm Kids Korner (Pavilion)
 11:00 am       Frog Jumping Contest (Kids Korner Pavilion)
Noon             Log Cake Cutting and Serving (Main Building)
12:30 pm      Log Skidding (Arena)

12:30 pm        Simple Gifts–Jam Session
1:00 pm        Cross Cut Saw Competition (Arena)

2:00 pm       Kids Sawdust Teasure Hunt ( Kids Korner Area)
2:30 pm       Birling Contest (Sawmill Log Holding Pond)
                      Door Prize Awarded
                      Awarding of Grand Champion Barkpeeler for 2017

Both Days:
*Activity area for children.
*Operational demonstrations of the
museum’s steam-powered circular sawmill,
representative of the hundreds of mills
which existed in 1900 throughout
Pennsylvania. The mill is capable of
producing up to 5,000 board feet per
10-hour shift, with a seven-man crew,
including a pondman, decker, sawyer,
edgerman, tail edgerman/cut-off sawyer
and enginemen and boiler operator.
*Tractor/Hayrides from Denton Hill
to Museum.
* Master Chainsaw carver
*Commemorative T-shirts for sale.

*Bessie the Cow
*Food Venders
*Saw Display
Birch Still (Running)

Sawmill (Running)

Music by Nelson Waffle

Lumber Heritage

Board of Directors:

Robert F. Miller: President
Pete Folk: Vice President
Nancy Hetrick: Secretary
Robert Pickup Sr.:Treasurer
Rodger Hetrick
Sam Cooke
Curt Weinhold
Mike Wennin
Ken Wingo
Cliff Wood
Jean Folk
Paul Lilja
Chris Nicholas
Ed Szymanik
Steve Manginell

Associate Staff:

Lynn Thornley: Bookkeeper
Barb Peters: Shop Attendant

Collene Flory: Shop Attendant


PHMC Staff:

Josh Roth: Site Administrator
Mike Berberich: Maintenance
Trisha Berberich: Records Manager
Charlie Fox: Division Chief
Brenda Reigle: Bureau Director

Tom Wolf, Governor