Events

2019 Calendar of Events

January 26, 2019- Winter in the Lumber Camp:  Let’s have fun in the snow: sledding, snow men, and artistic activities in the snow for all ages. Try cross-country skis, snowshoes and ice skates (conditions permitting). The equipment provided by PA DCNR. Food and drink available in the program room.

February 15—17, 2019- Snow-mobility Weekend: Ride your snowmobile to the Lumber Museum from any of the local trails. Ride, Cross-country ski, or hike to the Lumber Museum on Saturday for a Pancake Breakfast.

March 10, 2019- Charter Day: Most PA Trails of History sites are free to the public on Charter Day, including us! We offer guided tours of the Lumber Museum from 10 AM to 3 PM.

April 13-14, 2019- Spring Antique and Collectible ShowAntique vendors offer a wide variety of items for sale in the program room. In the Lumber Camp we have a sawmill demonstration on Saturday. The birch still and blacksmith demonstrations are offered on both Saturday and Sunday.

May 2, 2019– Potter County Envirothon: High school student’s knowledge of ecology, conservation, and the care and management of our natural world are tested during this annual event at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum.

May 18, 2019 Bring the whole family to the Museum at 1 Pm for a presentation on fire prevention and safety with Smokey Bear. Dan Smith, a Fire Forester with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) will discuss the history of Smokey Bear, his role in raising public awareness relative to fire prevention, and the practices and principles that the Bureau of Forestry employees to manage, control and utilize fire within the state forest. Smokey Bear will make an appearance to greet attendees of all ages (bring your camera) and “Smokey Swag” will be available to take along; helping to spread the message that “only YOU can prevent wildfire.”

May 25, 2019- Community Yard Sale: PALMA hosts this annual event at the Route 6 entrance to the Lumber Museum. Call Bob to register for a space for your sale today. (814)435-2652

June 8, 2019- Youth & Family Field Day: This event was developed with families with youth from 10 to 16 years of age in mind.  Qualified instructors demonstrate skills such as fly casting, pellet gun target practice, archery target practice, tree identification, trapping, and astronomy.

June 15, 2019 Wildlife enthusiasts gather at 1 Pm Linda Ordiway, a wildlife biologist with the Ruffed Grouse Society, will present an educational program on the ruffed grouse (designated the official state bird of Pennsylvania in 1931) . The Susquehanna River Valley Chapter of the RGS, covering Williamsport and Northcentral PA, is co-sponsoring the event. The society focuses on the conservation of the ruffed grouse and other wildlife through active forest management, leading to the creation of healthy forest wildlife ecology and habitat. Please join us to learn about the relationship between wildlife and our forests and how you can get involved in the conservation efforts of the RGS.

July 6—7, 2019- Bark Peeler’s Festival: This is the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates’ signature event!

August 3—4, 2019- Cork-Camp:  Participants learn about the history of PA’s forests and attain woodhick skills. On the second day of camp, campers will demonstrate at the 2019 Cherry Springs State Park Woodsmen Show. Call the Museum today to register.

August 17, 2019 – All about Bats! Program at 1 PM.

August 31, 2019- Community Yard Sale: PALMA hosts this annual event at the Route 6 entrance to the Lumber Museum. Call Bob to register for a space for your sale today. (814)435-2652

October 12—13, 2019- Fall Antique and Collectible Show: Antique vendors offer a wide variety of items for sale in the program room. In the Lumber Camp we have a sawmill demonstration on Saturday. The birch still and blacksmith demonstrations are offered on both Saturday and Sunday.

November 16, 2019- Please join us on Saturday November 16th at 1 Pm for a special presentation highlighting the progress made with the exhibits in the Webber cabin. There will be a showing of the new “orientation” video about the Webbers that future guest to the museum will be able to watch in the cabin. The video will be followed by a short walk along our Webber Cabin Trail, and a discussion with Jim Hyland of Tioga State Forest who was a long-time friend of the Webbers. Jim will share his stories and experiences, and discuss volunteer opportunities for trail maintenance and other activities that will help to carry on the Webber’s legacy of service to Pennsylvania’s forests.

October 26 : Haunted Lantern Tours 6 to 9 PM A not-too spooky halloween event with something for everyone in the family. We will give away candy, pumpkins, and bird feeders while supplies last. And we will take you on a crreeeepppyy tour of the museum!

December 14, 2019- Santa in the Shay: 

He must be taking a break from his sleigh, because Santa is going to be in the Shay locomotive at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum on December 14 from 12 to 3 PM.

Take an portrait with St. Nicholas. Make a super simple family-crafted ornament. Enjoy cookies. Browse a holiday bazaar of local artisans. Admission to the Santa in the Shay event includes admission to the Lumber Museum’s Challenges and Choices exhibit, so take the opportunity to see the exhibits with your family!

Third Weekend Series: The PALMA Events Committee arranges monthly programs at the Lumber Museum. These programs cover a wide-range of topics presented through documentary films, lectures, and hands-on learning activities. And the events usually, but not always, land on the third weekend of the month. Third Weekend Series events are free to all Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates. Otherwise, regular admission rates apply.