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 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.
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 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.
December 14, 2019- Santa in the Shay: He must be taking a break from his sleigh, because Santa will be in the Shay locomotive. Take an instant pic with St. Nick, and make a special ornament for your tree. Cookies and hot coco will be served in the museum program room and shop a holiday bazaar of local artisans. This event was developed with children under the age of 10 in mind. Don’t forget to treat your family to simple crafts and tasty treats in the program room after you see Santa!
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.