The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Association (PALMA) is a volunteer based, not-for-profit organization. Becoming a member of PALMA helps to support the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum’s mission by providing funding for publicity, staff, and special projects.

Benefits of membership include:

  • Free admission to the museum and PALMA-sponsored events for one calendar year (January 1-December 31)
  • Reduced admissions to educational workshops, seminars, camps, and evening programs
  • 10% discount on purchases made in the museum store
  • Subscription to the quarterly Woodchips newsletter
  • Invitation to annual fall PALMA membership meeting

Memberships can be purchased on this page through the PayPal Buy Now button or by printing and returning this form along with a check payable PALMA to PO Box 239, Galeton, PA 16922.

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As an added benefit, Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates are eligible for a discounted membership to the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation. To claim that benefit today, purchase your PALMA membership through the PayPal Buy now button below.

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As the Lumber Museum’s fundraising arm, the associates have supported a  wide range of projects, including:

  • Construction of two log cars for the camp
  • Restoration of the Barnhart Log Loader
  • Implementation and financing of numerous sawmill demonstrations
  • Educational programming
  • Relocation and preservation of the 1936 CCC chestnut cabin
  • Acquisition and restoration of the 1945 Brookville Switch Engine
  • Purchase of a 1917 Ford Model T Runabout
  • Operation and management of the Gift Shop
  • Construction of the Birch Still
  • A supporting gift of $50,000 for the 2015 Visitor’s Center expansion/renovation project
  • Restoration of the 1917 Ford Model T for inclusion in the Challenges & Choices exhibition
  • Repair/stabilization of the Shay Locomotive

The PALMA Board is…

Board of Directors: Roger Hetrick – President, Michael Callahan – Vice President, John Halter – Treasurer, Patricia Berberich – Secretary

Duane Herr, Curt Weinhold, Steve Perrine, Ken Wingo, Cliff Wood, Holly Komonczi, Paul Lilja, Janifer Halter, Edward Szymanik, Lisa Weimer

Associate Staff: Lynn Thornley – Bookkeeper, Barbara Peters – Gift Shop Attendant

Associate Committees: Events – Janifer Halter; Antique & Collectible Shows – Lisa Weimer; Museum Shop – Barb Peters; Personnel – Roger Hetrick; Finance – John Halter/ Lynn Thornley; Woodchips – Newsletter Barb Peters;

PALMA is a Federally-recognized 501-c(3) non-profit organization, and is registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations (Cert.# 2317). A copy of PALMA’s most recent Federal non-profit tax filing return (Form 990 EZ) is available here: