PALMA Annual Meeting




The annual Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates (PALMA) Members Meeting will be held in the museum program room on Sunday October 16th, 2016 at 1 Pm. Light refreshments will be provided. In addition to the business of the meeting, there will also be a screening of the documentary film America’s First Forest: Carl Schenck and the Asheville Experiment. Carl Schenck was a professionally-trained German forester who came to America in 1895 to manage the forests at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. He not only helped restore the land there, but also established the country’s first forestry school and helped launch the American conservation movement. The documentary film is produced for the Forest History Society by Bonesteel Films. Schenck influenced other early conservationists, and is featured in the PA Lumber Museum exhibits alongside prominent Pennsylvanians like Gifford Pinchot and Joseph Rothrock. We hope you can join us for this important aspect of the administration of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates organization.