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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Wolf View Post
    A. T. MUSEUM PRESIDENT'S YEAR END LETTER ~ 2015 PROGRESS REPORT


    The Appalachian Trail Museum recently completed its sixth successful season in the midst
    of Pennsylvania's beautiful South Mountain. In 2015 we welcomed 8,899 visitors and
    our volunteers served more than 2,500 hours acting as docents, hiking guides, cleanup crew,
    researchers, and construction and grounds keeping crews among many other things.

    Renovation: This season our crew................................

    website:
    <www.atmuseum.org>



    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    As we end 2015, I want to remind all who have not yet made
    a financial contribution to our Appalachian Trail Museum, to please
    do so quickly ~ the DEADLINE for 2015 non-profit donations for
    the 2015 income tax deduction is MIDNIGHT Dec 31, 2015 !
    Our A. T. Museum is a FEDERALLY REGISTERED NON-PROFIT .

    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to <www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support", then click the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    Get your mailed in donation postmarked by midnight Dec. 31, 2015:
    For your convenience, here is the "Form.pdf" attachment in a printable form,
    click on:
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/717c0e9ff86721eeda243940f/files/Form.pdf

    I want to express my gratitude to all in our hiking community who have given us
    all types of donations this past year ~ artifacts, volunteer work, financial contributions.
    You have made and continue to make our Appalachian Trail Museum the success it is, and
    the success it will have in future years to come ! ~ LIKE THE TRAIL....built and maintained
    by VOLUNTEERS through all these years, SO IS ITS MUSEUM, our A. T. Museum, and will be for years to come !
    MANY THANKS. Your support is appreciated . ~
    RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S

    MERRY CHRISTMAS !
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS !
    BEST WISHES FOR 2016 !

    Robert "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S"

    A. T. Museum Membership Secretary
    membership email:
    atmuseumfriends@gmail.com


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    Last edited by Red Wolf; 12-23-2015 at 15:24.

  2. #562

    Cool A. T. Museum to be on TV ~ New Park Manager ~ the IAT/SIA

    MUSEUM TO BE ON TV THIS FRIDAY ! ~ NEW PINE GROVE PARK RANGER ! ~ THE IAT/SIA

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    Here are few informative updates I want to pass along for your review.

    SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
    The Appalachian Trail Museum will appear on the season finale
    of "Mysteries at the Museum,"on the Travel Channel on
    Friday January 1 at 9 p.m. ET. The segment will focus on a story
    based on one of Grandma Gatewood's sneakers.

    MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM
    SEASON FINALE:

    “Revolutionary Suffragette, Tokyo Rose, Billion Dollar Will”
    – Premieres Friday, January 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET

    Host Don Wildman examines a notebook that speaks to
    an activist's controversial death; inspects a microphone linked to a tale of wartime treason;
    and gazes upon an iconic sign (a sneaker) tied to a battle for a billionaire's estate.

    Series Synopsis: Host Don Wildman digs into the world’s greatest institutions to unearth extraordinary relics
    that reveal incredible secrets from the past. Among the many fascinating objects,, Wildman pursues to examine
    some of the world’s most extraordinary tales of intrigue, adventure and wonder. Through compelling interviews,
    rare archival footage and arresting recreations, “Mysteries at the Museum” illuminates the hidden treasures
    at the heart of history’s most incredible triumphs, sensational crimes and bizarre encounters.
    [Hour-long episodes]
    Travel Channel link:http://www.travelchannel.com/
    Mysteries at the Museum link:
    http://www.travelchannel.com/shows/mysteries-at-the-museum

    Recently, I received an attachment regarding the new park ranger
    for Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the Museum's home ! It was emailed to me
    by Mary Soderberg, Vice President, Friends Of Pine Grove Furnace.
    I want to pass it along to you, click on:
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48/files/NEW_PARK_RANGER.pdf

    International Appalachian Trail
    December 2015

    It's that time of year again when ramblers everywhere kick off their boots, put their feet up, and reflect
    on the year's great adventures. For the International Appalachian Trail, 2015 was the year we extended to a new continent,
    participated in the Appalachian Trail Conservancy Biennial and further embraced our geological and cultural heritage.

    Along the way we hosted meetings, attended conventions and developed plans, but most importantly we welcomed, toured,
    constructed and marked a myriad of IAT trails. We also developed new and closer relationships with Global Geoparks,
    including many along the IAT route.
    For more click on :http://iat-sia.org/index.php

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated.

    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are tax deductable, besides funding our daily operations
    and expansion into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !
    For your convenience, here is the "Form.pdf" attachment in a printable form,
    clcik on: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/717c0e9ff86721eeda243940f/files/Form.pdf

    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to <www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support", then click the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    SUBSCRIBE TO RECEIVE THESE MUSEUM UPDATES
    ,
    Begin receiving our important A.T. Museum updates to your email acount !
    click on:
    http://atmuseum.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48&id=2c67a1abe3&e= 9d63d1a039


    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's" Croyle, Membership Secretary
    membership email: <atmuseumfriends@gmail.com>
    website: <www.atmuseum.org>

    ps:
    DEADLINE for 2015 non-profit donations for
    the 2015 income tax deduction is MIDNIGHT Dec 31, 2015 !
    None the less, we appreciate all contributions which may come in.
    They fund our daily operations and allow for our expansion into
    the remainder of the "Old Mill" building.

    Our A. T. Museum is a FEDERALLY REGISTERED NON-PROFIT .

    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to <
    www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support", then click the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    For your convenience, here is the "Form.pdf" attachment in a printable form,
    click on:
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/717c0e9ff86721eeda243940f/files/Form.pdf






    Last edited by Red Wolf; 12-30-2015 at 16:48.

  3. #563

    Thumbs up AT Hall of Fame Nomination Survey ~ ALDHA Fall Newsletter ~ Museum's Volunteer Newsle

    AT HALL OF FAME NOMINATIONS & MORE !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    HAPPY & PROSPEROUS 2016 !

    We begin the new year looking forward to our 7th. A. T. Museum season
    with the expectation of a lot of expansion into the remainder of our
    "Old Mill" building ! It is really an encouragement to see the walls in the
    upper two floors taking shape, since the sheet rock walls were installed
    last October. The lower level will see its dedication on the Saturday after
    this year's AT Hall of Fame Banquet in June ! Thanks to all our volunteers
    and financial supporters for making our Museum the success it is.

    Speaking of the AT Hall of Fame Banquet ~ I want to share with all this
    January 4, 2016 NEWS RELEASE from Jim Foster, AT Hall of Fame Chairman:
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48/files/2016_1_4_FINAL_Nominations_for_2016_Appalachian_Tr ail_Hall_of_Fame_Accepted_through_February_28_4_.p df

    The ALDHA (Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association) Fall 2015 Newsletter
    has come out. To view, click on: http://www.aldha.org/newsletter/2015c_fall.pdf

    Additionally, the December 2015 issue of the Museum's Volunteer Newsletter
    is available for review, click on:http://atmuseum.blogspot.com/2015/12/at-museum-volunteer-newsletter-volume-2.html

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated.

    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductable, besides funding our daily operations and expansion
    into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !
    For your convenience, here is the "Form.pdf" attachment in a printable form,
    clcik on:https://gallery.mailchimp.com/717c0e9ff86721eeda243940f/files/Form.pdf

    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to <www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support", then click the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's"

    <atmuseumfriends@gmail.com>

    If you want to receive these important informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out this short form and you will be added to our email list
    (if you are already on our email list, it will tell you so and you need do nothing more):
    http://atmuseum.us12.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48&id=66631af81 e



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  4. #564

    Thumbs up "Thru-" blog post review ~ AT Hall of Fame direct nomination link

    A GREAT BLOG POST BOOK REVIEW OF "THRU-" & A DIRECT AT HALL OF FAME NOMINATION LINK !



    ~ APPROACH TO SPRINGER MOUNTAIN (the southern terminus of the AT ! )





    The Southern Terminus of the AT plaque at the top of Springer Mountain, Georgia !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    I hope you enjoy these two photos of the AT's southern terminus area in north Georgia.
    I wanted to begin this A. T. Museum Update with them to lead into this email's content.

    Richard Judy, author of "Thru- An Appalachian Trail Love Story (which the A. T. Museum published,
    with all profits going The Museum) recently sent to us a link to a review of hs novel "Thru-" as
    it was posted in a popular hiker blog maintained by Christy ROCKIN' Rosander. He had posted to her:
    " January 7, 2016 @ 6:18 PM
    Christy! Or maybe I should say ROCKIN' ! Loved your coverage of my humble novel ("Thru-") and
    our glorious Hike Inn. The Museum is now selling our Captain Stupid T-shirts !"

    FYI ~THRU: An Appalachian Trail Love Story, is available at AMAZON.COM/THRU-
    and BARNES & NOBLE / THRU-

    REVIEW ~
    To review her post about "Thru-" and the Hike Inn which Richard Judy manages near Springer Mountain,
    the AT's southern terminus, click on:
    http://ladyonarock.com/2016/01/06/thru-an-appalachian-trail-love-story-hike-inn/

    If you want to receive these important informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out this short form and you will be added to our email list
    (if you are already on our email list, it will tell you so and you need do nothing more):
    http://atmuseum.us12.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48&id=66631af81 e

    If you wish to nominate someone for the 2016 APPALACHIAN TRAIL HALL OF FAME, you may do so electronically by
    clicking on this link to our AT Hall of Fame "SURVEY MONKEY" you are allowed only one nomination:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6BHDQWN
    or if you wish to mail in your nomination, you may download a hard-copy form from the "HARD COPY FORM" attachment.

    For the complete AT Hall of Fame press release, click on:
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48/files/2016_1_4_FINAL_Nominations_for_2016_Appalachian_Tr ail_Hall_of_Fame_Accepted_through_February_28_4_.p df

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated.
    If you wish to review more information about the Appalachian Trail Museum,
    go to our website: <www.atmuseum.org>.

    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductable, besides funding our daily operations and expansion
    into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !
    For your convenience, here is the "Form.pdf" attachment in a printable form,
    clcik on: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/717c0e9ff86721eeda243940f/files/Form.pdf

    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to our website:
    <www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support", then click the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's"


    MEMBERSHIP EMAIL: <atmuseumfriends@gmail.com>


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  5. #565

    Thumbs up New Film (short) ~ "A Walk......In Bryson's Footsteps on the Appalachian Trail" !

    "A Walk in the Woods - In Bryson's Footsteps on the Appalachian Trail" , a film by Phoebe Smith

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    A short (17 minutes) film to share with you:

    "A Walk in the Woods - In Bryson's Footsteps on the Appalachian Trail" ,
    a film by Phoebe Smith:

    Recently, one of our readers sent me a short film of her 2 weeks "blitzing up the AT" !
    Yet, taking time to interview many varied AT personalities along the way ! I wanted to
    share this short film with you, but thought it considerate to seek her permission.
    So I emailed her:
    "What a WONDERFUL film it is ! It is SO FINE to see so many "trail-community members" having
    the opportunity to speak and have an audience to hear them !
    ~ THANK YOU, PHOEBE SMITH."
    To which she sent this reply email:
    "Hi Robert, Thanks so much for your kind words
    - I loved meeting every single one of them :0)
    By all means do share it...Phoebe"

    She speaks with Wayne Crosby of the Hot Springs, NC Bluff Mountain Outfitters,
    as well as Elmer Hall there at Sunnybank Inn
    ~ at the A.T. Conservancy's Headquarters in Harpers Ferry;
    she speaks with Laurie Potteiger, ATC Communications Director, as well as
    a board member of our A. T. Museum in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA;
    ~ she speaks with Jay "Jaybird" Sexton, A. T. Museum board member, treasurer, &
    volunteer docent at The Museum (Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania);
    ~ she speaks with Jason"Freestyle" Hulsey at Mountain Crossings, NC (just north of
    Blood Mountain) at Neel's Gap;
    ~ she speaks with Josh Hunter at the Nantahala Outdoor Center, NC;
    ~ and with John Semour at Mojoe's in Damascus, VA;
    ~ and with Ranger Shearless at Shenandoah National Park, VA
    ~ with the Esters at Shaw's in Monson, Maine
    ~ and with varoius hikers and AT volunteers along the way !
    The many shots along the AT include McAffee Knob; Fontana Dam; Daicey Pond in Baxter State Park;
    the tower on Clingman's Dome; view from Bear's Mountain; the AT Commuter Train Stop in New York;
    the tower monument on the top of Mount Greylock, Mass; pontoon bridges in Maine along the AT;
    ~ "Woodchuck's" AT Half-Way Marker just south of the A. T. Museum!
    ~ etc, etc.etc & more !

    I hope you enjoy it,
    so, without further ado, please find the AT Video here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AeaHaOxP1Y

    HER CONTACT INFO:
    Phoebe Smith
    Editor (Editor of the Year 2015 - PPA New Talent Awards)
    (PPA Independent Publisher Awards)
    Website: www.phoebe-smith.com
    Wanderlust - CONSUMER MAGAZINE OF THE YEAR 2013"The best travel magazine this side of Nanga Parbat" - Michael Palin
    Website: www.wanderlust.co.uk

    If you want to receive these important informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out this short form and you will be added to our email list
    (if you are already on our email list, it will tell you so and you need do nothing more):http://atmuseum.us12.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48&id=66631af81 e

    If you wish to nominate someone for the 2016 APPALACHIAN TRAIL HALL OF FAME, you may do so electronically by
    clicking on this link to our AT Hall of Fame "SURVEY MONKEY" you are allowed only one nomination:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6BHDQWN
    or if you wish to mail in your nomination, you may download a hard-copy form by clicking on:
    http://tinyurl.com/j2ymjt9
    For the complete AT Hall of Fame press release, click on:
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48/files/2016_1_4_FINAL_Nominations_for_2016_Appalachian_Tr ail_Hall_of_Fame_Accepted_through_February_28_4_.p df

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated.

    If you wish to review more information about the Appalachian Trail Museum,
    go to our website: <www.atmuseum.org>.

    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductable, besides funding our daily operations and expansion
    into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !
    For your convenience, here is the "Form.pdf" attachment in a printable form,
    clcik on:https://gallery.mailchimp.com/717c0e9ff86721eeda243940f/files/Form.pdf

    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to our website: <www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support", then click the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's"

    MEMBERSHIP EMAIL: <atmuseumfriends@gmail.com
    >












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  6. #566

    Smile Nominations Deadline ~ Grant Press Release ~ Museum Info

    NOMINATIONS DEADLINE ~ GRANT MADE TO STATE PARK ~ MUSEUM UPDATES

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    Nominations for the 2016 Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will be
    accepted through FEBRUARY 29 ~ ONLY ABOUT 30 DAYS MORE !
    Everyone is allowed ONE NOMINATION via online or by paper
    form. The easiest way is to click on this online link:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6BHDQWN

    Or for a hard copy form to mail in, click on & print from the first attachment.

    On Thursday, January 28th, Mary Soderberg, Vice-Chair of
    Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park (our Museum's home),
    sent me a press release in which the South Mountain Partnership
    announced that it had awarded a grant of $15,000 to improve
    the 1.7 mile Mountain Creek Trail in the State Park. Among the
    improvements will be a fifty foot bridge ! For the complete
    January 28, 2016 Press release click on the second attachment.

    It should be noted that:
    "Based in Boiling Springs, the South Mountain Partnership is a
    collective of citizens, businesses, county and municipal bodies,
    educational institutions and not-for-profit organizations striving
    to preserve the unique culture and physical landscape of
    South Mountain while enhancing the public's awareness."

    Andre Weltman, Chairman of the Friends group, said "Improving

    the trail and building a foot bridge is the first step in creating
    a system of trails to increase day-hike options in Pine Grove Furnace
    State Park."

    If you want to receive these informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out this short form and you will be added
    to our email list (if you are already on our email list, it will tell you so
    and you need do nothing more):
    http://atmuseum.us12.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48&id=66631af81 e

    HOURS ~ PRESENTLY CLOSED FOR THE SEASON; OPEN IN MARCH.
    2016 HOURS:
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    May 7 - July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day)

    DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM & LODGING:

    click on ~http://www.atmuseum.org/directions-and-lodging.html

    For more informative A. T. Museum news, click on:
    the third attachment.

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated.

    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductable, besides funding our daily operations and expansion
    into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !
    For your convenience, here is the "Form.pdf" attachment in a printable form,
    clcik on:https://gallery.mailchimp.com/717c0e9ff86721eeda243940f/files/Form.pdf

    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to <www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support", then click the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S" Croyle, Membership Secretary

    aka "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's"
    <atmuseumfriends@gmail.com>

    Last edited by Red Wolf; 03-19-2016 at 13:09.

  7. #567

    Red face A Musem musical Flash-Mob ! ~ latest IAT/SIA link !

    A MUSEUM MUSICAL FLASH MOB ! ~ & LATEST IAT/SIA NEWS LINK !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    Here at the beginning of February, post Ground Hog Day at that,
    and going well into "N'ARLEAN"S MARDI GRAS"and "RIO'S CARNIVAL" time,
    I look back in retrospect to the recent past Christmas holiday period,
    and find this performance I want to share with you. Perhaps one day when
    our Appalachian Trail Museum has expanded into the upper floors, we
    can enjoy a similar, albeit smaller, performance of a musical FLASH-MOB:

    ""Starting with a single cellist on the floor of the National Air and Space Museum's
    "Milestones of Flight" gallery, and swelling to 120 musicians, The U.S. Air Force Band
    exhilarated museum visitors with its first-ever flash mob. The four-minute performance
    featured an original arrangement of "Jesu,Joy of Man's Desiring/Joy to the World,"
    led by the band's commander and conductor, Col. Larry H. Lang. Unsuspecting museum visitors
    including tourists and school groups were astonished as instrumentalists streamed into the gallery from
    behind airplanes and space capsules, and vocalists burst into song from the Museum's second floor balcony.”
    click on:
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/-cKE8pyfcZc

    ​MANY THANKS​ to you who support the A. T. Museum's mission to preserve our AT history.
    ​Your financial contribution is well used, as you can see when you visit our Museum and see it's
    continued expansion into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !

    Your SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED .

    Sincerely,


    Robert "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S" Croyle

    A. T. Museum Membership Secretary
    atmuseumfriends@gmail.com

    website: www.atmuseum.org

    March 26, 2016 - AT Museum opens for the 2016 season​ !​

    ​MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION​ ~ ~ ~
    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductable ! For your convenience, here is the "Form.pdf" attachment
    in a printable form, clcik on:
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/717c0e9ff86721eeda243940f/files/Form.pdf

    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to <www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support", then click the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    If you would like to receive these informative A. T. Museum updates, please click on
    and fill out this short form and you will be added to our email list (if you are already on
    our email list, it will tell you so and you need do nothing more):
    http://atmuseum.us12.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48&id=66631af8

    LATEST IAT/SIA NEWS LINK, click on:

    http://www.iat-sia.org/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articl eid=191&cntnt01returnid=15undefined
    Last edited by Red Wolf; 03-19-2016 at 13:09.

  8. #568

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Wolf View Post
    A MUSEUM MUSICAL FLASH MOB ! ~ & LATEST IAT/SIA NEWS LINK !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    Here at the beginning of February, post Ground Hog Day at that,
    and going well into "N'ARLEAN"S MARDI GRAS"and "RIO'S CARNIVAL" time,
    I look back in retrospect to the recent past Christmas holiday period,
    and find this performance I want to share with you. Perhaps one day when
    our Appalachian Trail Museum has expanded into the upper floors, we
    can enjoy a similar, albeit smaller, performance of a musical FLASH-MOB:

    ""Starting with a single cellist on the floor of the National Air and Space Museum's
    "Milestones of Flight" gallery, and swelling to 120 musicians, The U.S. Air Force Band
    exhilarated museum visitors with its first-ever flash mob. The four-minute performance
    featured an original arrangement of "Jesu,Joy of Man's Desiring/Joy to the World,"
    led by the band's commander and conductor, Col. Larry H. Lang. Unsuspecting museum visitors
    including tourists and school groups were astonished as instrumentalists streamed into the gallery from
    behind airplanes and space capsules, and vocalists burst into song from the Museum's second floor balcony.”
    click on:
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/-cKE8pyfcZc

    ​MANY THANKS​ to you who support the A. T. Museum's mission to preserve our AT history.
    ​Your financial contribution is well used, as you can see when you visit our Museum and see it's
    continued expansion into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !

    Your SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED .

    Sincerely,


    Robert "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S" Croyle

    A. T. Museum Membership Secretary
    atmuseumfriends@gmail.com

    website: www.atmuseum.org

    March 26, 2016 - AT Museum opens for the 2016 season​ !​

    ​MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION​ ~ ~ ~
    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductable ! For your convenience, here is the "Form.pdf" attachment
    in a printable form, clcik on:
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/717c0e9ff86721eeda243940f/files/Form.pdf

    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to <www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support", then click the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    If you would like to receive these informative A. T. Museum updates, please click on
    and fill out this short form and you will be added to our email list (if you are already on
    our email list, it will tell you so and you need do nothing more):
    http://atmuseum.us12.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48&id=66631af8

    LATEST IAT/SIA NEWS LINK, click on:

    http://www.iat-sia.org/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articl eid=191&cntnt01returnid=15undefined
    TRAIL DAYS FESTIVAL ~ DAMASCUS, VA ~ MAY 9 - 15, 2016 ~ LINK !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,


    F.Y.I ~ for your review, here is the Trail Days Festival Schedule Page link.
    It begins with Saturday May 9th's "Town-wide Garage Sale" and ends Sunday May 15th !
    Thursday; Friday; and Saturday are the days of the BIG CROWDS ~ earlier days less so.

    Please realize that this website is in an "ON-GOING" building/revision state as
    programs, activities, an announcements are being made and added to it until
    the actual Trail Days Festival ~ SO, CHECK IT OFTEN FOR DATES & FOR CHANGES !
    You may want to click on the other tabs at the top margin of the page for more info.
    Click on:http://traildays.us/index.php?id=2

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S"
    Last edited by Red Wolf; 02-08-2016 at 10:22.

  9. #569

    Smile 2 newsletters ~ Trail Days Festival & the AT Kick-Off Festival ~ 2 short films

    2 NEWSLETTERS ~ TRAIL DAYS FESTIVAL & THE AT KICK-OFF FESTIVAL ~ 2 SHORT FILMS

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    Two emails, containing organizational newsletter, just came across to me !

    One is the two-page THE FRIENDS OF PINE GROVE FURNACE STATE PARK NEWS.
    Not only does it reference the A. T. Museum on page 2, but has some articles of interest
    to Museum supporters since this state park is The Museum's home. Some of the article headlines are:
    "Welcome Joe Basil, Our New Park Manager",and "GRANT AWARDED TO IMPROVE MOUNTAIN CREEK TRAIL".
    Additionally, it has the announcement of "UPCOMING 2016 EVENTS" ~ Earth Day; Woodsy Owl Weekend;
    and the 6th. Annual Iron Race !
    F.Y.I. click on:
    THE FRIENDS OF PINE GROVE FURNACE STATE PARK NEWS

    The other is the winter 2015 - 2016 edition of The Long Distance Hiker,
    The Newsletter of The Long Distance Hikers Association. Page 24 is totally devoted
    to the Museum's AT Hall of Fame, and page 28 contains an article about the $11,500 grant
    to The Museum from the South Mountain Partnership. Additionally, it should be noted that
    this 44-page newsletter tied the record for the largest with the Winter 2014 edition,
    besides being absolutely stock full of a wide variety of articles and information.

    F.Y.I. click on: ALDHA 2016 WINTER NEWS:LETTER

    ​MANY THANKS​ to you who support the A. T. Museum's mission to preserve our AT history. ​
    Your financial contribution is well used, as you can see in the continued expansion
    into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !

    Your SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED .

    ​MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION​ ~ ~ ~
    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductible ! For your convenience, here is the "Form.pdf" attachment
    in a printable form, click on:
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/717c0e9ff86721eeda243940f/files/Form.pdf

    If you prefer to contribute electronically,
    click on: http://www.atmuseum.org/support.html
    then scroll down and click on the yellow "Donate" button for our Pay Pal page.

    F.Y.I ~ for your review, here is the Trail Days Festival Schedule Page link.
    It begins with Saturday May 9th's "Town-wide Garage Sale"and ends Sunday May 15th !
    Note that Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are the BIG CROWD DAYS and most activities;
    however, earlier days have no crowds and there are some pleasant activities then also.
    Please realize that this website is in an "ON-GOING" building/revision state
    as programs,
    activities, an announcements are being made and added to it until the actual Trail Days Festival
    ~ SO, CHECK IT OFTEN FOR DATES & FOR CHANGES !
    You may want to click on the other tabs
    at the top margin of the page for more info.

    F.Y.I click on:
    http://traildays.us/index.php?id=2

    NEXT MONTH will be the A. T. KICK-OFF Festival (March 4 - 6) !
    F.Y.I. click on: http://www.atko.info/
    Since many hikers begin the northbound through-hike in March, I thought
    I'd pass along these two short films for your review ~ I hope you enjoy them:

    FILM #1 ~ The Appalachian Trail, National Geographic
    Published on Jan 20, 2015
    For more than half of the U.S. population, the Appalachian Trail is less than a day's drive away.
    Yet despite its proximity to many major cities, few truly know the splendor of this national treasure.
    National Geographic travels off the beaten track to discover the remote and often unknown corners
    of the 5-million-step journey. ~ Click on this link (note, you can skip the advertisement):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=expjsUj9dZo

    FILM #2 ~ Flow: A Journey Through Culture and History on the Appalachian Trail
    Published on Apr 22, 2015
    As part of an independent study for Wofford College Interim we took to the Appalachian Trail
    (in the dead of winter) seeking to discover the depths of it's history and culture. What we found
    exceeded even that. Somehow the brutality of the winter wilderness was overshadowed
    by numerous counts of serendipitous grace, and we will never be the same because of it.
    In this film, interviews with Jennifer Pharr Davis, Brian King, Kip Redick, Laurie Potteiger
    and others shed light on the complexity of the history and culture of the AT.
    Furthermore, our journey is a true testament to the indescribable power of
    "The Trail".
    ~ Click on this link (note, you can skip the ad):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVpAbIJFHeA


    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S" Croyle

    A. T. Museum Membership Secretary
    atmuseumfriends@gmail.com
    website:www.atmuseum.org

    If you would like to receive these informative A. T. Museum updates,
    click on: SUBSCRIBE and fill out this short form. You will be added to our email list
    (if you are already on our email list, it will tell you so and you need do nothing more).
    Our mailing address is:

    A. T. Museum
    1120 Pine Grove Road
    Gardners, PA 17324
    Last edited by Red Wolf; 03-19-2016 at 13:10.

  10. #570

    Cool Clean Up Day - Volunteer Opportunities (Docent Orientation Sessions) - Vol. Picnic !

    CLEAN UP DAY ~ DOCENT ORIENTATION SESSIONS ~ VOLUNTEER PICNIC !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    Recent snowy pic of The Museum ~ but warmer days are coming !



    DEADLINE SOON FOR NOMINATIONS !
    Nominations for the 2016 Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will be
    accepted through FEBRUARY 29 ~ ONLY ABOUT TWO WEEKS OFF !
    Everyone is permitted ONE NOMINATION online or by paper form.
    The easiest way is to click on this link:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6BHDQWN
    Or for a paper hard copy form, click on FORM.

    Your opportunity to nominate someone for this year's AT Hall of Fame is
    about to expire ! ~ LESS THAN 2 WEEKS REMAIN TO DEADLINE .

    Here is the AT Hall of Fame Jan. 4, 2016 NEWS RELEASE from Jim Foster,
    AT Hall of Fame Chairman: NEWS RELEASE

    2016 MUSEUM'S PUBLIC PROGRAMS ~ FREE & OPEN TO ALL
    Each weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day (usually 2pm Sundays)
    Public Programs are presented at The Museum. Each presentation covers
    a different topic of interest dealing with the Appalachian Trail, the local area,
    nature or something fun !
    ~ Programs are free and open to the public, Donations are appreciated.
    ~Children 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
    ~ Weather permitting and when appropriate, programs will be held outdoors
    on the grounds of The Museum.
    ~ The Public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
    ~ Plan to arrive early and ask at The Museum for program location.
    ~ Programs are subject to change; watch these emails for updates.
    PRESENTERS NEEDED: Joe Harold, Museum Manager, writes that presenters
    are being booked now. We hope to offer great stuff throughout the season !
    If you have something you would like to present, contact him now!
    Your topic can be just about anything, relating to the trail, the outdoors, the park, the area, etc.
    If the program can be held outdoors on our Rampatheater, or down by the picnic tables, all the better.
    CONTACT: manager@atmuseum.org

    2016 MUSEUM CLEAN UP DAY ~ MARCH 19th !
    Joe Harold, Museu Manger, announces that the annual Museum Clean Up Day
    will be held March 19th. To see more info, click on CLEAN UP DAY .


    MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES !
    F.Y.I. ~ Docent Orientation sessions for volunteer docents have been announced,
    as well as the Volunteer's Spring Picnic.
    For more info, click on ORIENTATION SESSIONS.


    UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES:
    March 18th, 2016 - First Orientation Session
    March 19th, 2016 - 9 to Noonish - AT Museum Clean Up Day and
    Second Orientation Session.
    March 20th, 2016 - Third Orientation Session
    March 25th, 2016 - Forth Orientation Session
    March 26, 2016 - AT Museum opens for the 2016 season !
    - and Last Orientation Session .
    April 3rd, 2016 - Annual A.T. Museum Board Meeting
    April 16th, 2016 - Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
    April 25th,, 2016 - Road Scholar Hike

    HOURS ~ CLOSED FOR THE SEASON ~ OPEN IN MARCH !

    2016 HOURS:
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.

    May 7 - July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day)

    DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM & LODGING:
    click on ~http://www.atmuseum.org/directions-and-lodging.html

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated.

    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductible, besides funding our daily operations and expansion
    into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !
    For your convenience, here is a printable contribution form,,
    click on: CONTRIBUTION FORM
    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to <www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support",
    then the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    If you want to receive these informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out this short form and you will be added
    to our email list (if you are already on our email list, it will tell you so
    and you need do nothing more):
    http://atmuseum.us12.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48&id=66631af81 e

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S"

    <atmuseumfriends@gmail.com>
    Museum website: www.atmuseum.org
    Last edited by Red Wolf; 03-19-2016 at 13:10.

  11. #571

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Wolf View Post
    CLEAN UP DAY ~ DOCENT ORIENTATION SESSIONS ~ VOLUNTEER PICNIC

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    Recent snowy pic of The Museum ~ but warmer days are coming !



    DEADLINE SOON FOR NOMINATIONS !
    Nominations for the 2016 Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will be
    accepted through FEBRUARY 29 ~ ONLY ABOUT TWO WEEKS OFF !
    Everyone is permitted ONE NOMINATION online or by paper form.
    The easiest way is to click on this link:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6BHDQWN
    Or for a paper hard copy form, click on FORM.

    Your opportunity to nominate someone for this year's AT Hall of Fame is
    about to expire ! ~ LESS THAN 2 WEEKS REMAIN TO DEADLINE .

    Here is the AT Hall of Fame Jan. 4, 2016 NEWS RELEASE from Jim Foster,
    AT Hall of Fame Chairman: NEWS RELEASE

    2016 MUSEUM'S PUBLIC PROGRAMS ~ FREE & OPEN TO ALL
    Each weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day (usually 2pm Sundays)
    Public Programs are presented at The Museum. Each presentation covers
    a different topic of interest dealing with the Appalachian Trail, the local area,
    nature or something fun !
    ~ Programs are free and open to the public, Donations are appreciated.
    ~Children 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
    ~ Weather permitting and when appropriate, programs will be held outdoors
    on the grounds of The Museum.
    ~ The Public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
    ~ Plan to arrive early and ask at The Museum for program location.
    ~ Programs are subject to change; watch these emails for updates.
    PRESENTERS NEEDED: Joe Harold, Museum Manager, writes that presenters
    are being booked now. We hope to offer great stuff throughout the season !
    If you have something you would like to present, contact him now!
    Your topic can be just about anything, relating to the trail, the outdoors, the park, the area, etc.
    If the program can be held outdoors on our Rampatheater, or down by the picnic tables, all the better.
    CONTACT: manager@atmuseum.org

    2016 MUSEUM CLEAN UP DAY ~ MARCH 19th !
    Joe Harold, Museu Manger, announces that the annual Museum Clean Up Day
    will be held March 19th. To see more info, click on CLEAN UP DAY .


    MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES !
    F.Y.I. ~ Docent Orientation sessions for volunteer docents have been announced,
    as well as the Volunteer's Spring Picnic.
    For more info, click on ORIENTATION SESSIONS.


    UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES:
    March 18th, 2016 - First Orientation Session
    March 19th, 2016 - 9 to Noonish - AT Museum Clean Up Day and
    Second Orientation Session.
    March 20th, 2016 - Third Orientation Session
    March 25th, 2016 - Forth Orientation Session
    March 26, 2016 - AT Museum opens for the 2016 season !
    - and Last Orientation Session .
    April 3rd, 2016 - Annual A.T. Museum Board Meeting
    April 16th, 2016 - Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
    April 25th,, 2016 - Road Scholar Hike

    HOURS ~ CLOSED FOR THE SEASON ~ OPEN IN MARCH !

    2016 HOURS:
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.

    May 7 - July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day)

    DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM & LODGING:
    click on ~http://www.atmuseum.org/directions-and-lodging.html

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated.

    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductible, besides funding our daily operations and expansion
    into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !
    For your convenience, here is a printable contribution form,,
    click on: CONTRIBUTION FORM
    If you prefer to contribute electronically, go to <www.atmuseum.org>,
    click on the tab "Support",
    then the "Donate" button to go to our Pay Pal page.

    If you want to receive these informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out this short form and you will be added
    to our email list (if you are already on our email list, it will tell you so
    and you need do nothing more):
    http://atmuseum.us12.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48&id=66631af81 e

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S"
    <atmuseumfriends@gmail.com>
    Museum website: www.atmuseum.org
    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    As the warm weather returns, the ramp construction will continue,
    and then soon, we will have access to both of the two upper floors !
    I will try to keep all posted here with photos of the construction .


    Watch this area transform next season...........

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S" Croyle

    Appalachian Trail Museum Membership Secretary
    atmuseumfriends@gmail.com
    The Museum website:www.atmuseum.org



  12. #572

    Thumbs up 3 Invites - Monday Deadline ! - Women-Walkers Walk of Fame

    3 INVITATIONS ~ DEADLINE MONDAY, FEB 29 ~ WOMEN-WALKERS WALK OF FAME !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friend,

    The Appalachian Trail Museum, is located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, on the AT
    and within 3 miles of the AT's actual mid-point between Springer Mountain, Georgia
    and Katahdin, Baxter Sate Park, Maine !
    The A. T. Museum is a federally registered non-profit.


    DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM & LODGING:
    click on ~http://www.atmuseum.org/directions-and-lodging.html


    ~ 0 ~ 0 ~ THE A. T. MUSEUM OPENS MARCH 26 ! ~ 0 ~ 0 ~

    This email has three invitations to you ~ to make your nomination for the
    2016 AT Hall of Fame; to join our email list to receive more important,
    informational emails about not only The Museum but also other trail-oriented
    subjects (FREE SUBSCRIPTION); and the opportunity to participate in the
    support of our mission by your volunteer efforts and financial contribution .
    To review our "Mission Statement", click on:
    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/28ce041cdaee5373b2068cc48/files/Mission_Statement_President.doc

    FIRST INVITATION ~
    DEADLINE NOMINATIONS IS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 29 !
    Nominations for the 2016 Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame will be
    accepted through FEBRUARY 29 ~ IN ONLY 3 DAYS !
    Everyone is permitted ONE NOMINATION online (only way now to be

    sure your nomination makes the deadline).
    Click on this link:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6BHDQWN

    Everyone in the hiking community has the opportunity to nominate someone
    for this year's AT Hall of Fame .

    Here is the AT Hall of Fame Jan. 4, 2016 NEWS RELEASE from Jim Foster,
    AT Hall of Fame Chairman:NEWS RELEASE


    2nd. INVITATION ~
    Periodically, I email all subscribers important A. T. Museum information,
    not only The Museum, but also about many other activities in the trail
    and hiker community. If you want to receive these A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out this short form and you will be added
    to our email list (if you are already on our email list, it will tell you so
    and you need do nothing more): SUBSCRIBE


    3rd. INVITATION ~
    To volunteer for one of many supportive positions available, click on:
    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
    To volunteer your much-needed financial support, click on: SUPPORT
    Here is a printable contribution form, click on:CONTRIBUTION FORM
    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductible, besides funding our daily operations and expansion
    into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !

    Your support is appreciated.

    HOURS ~ CLOSED FOR THE SEASON ~ OPEN MARCH 26 !
    2016 HOURS:
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    May 7 - July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day)

    WOMEN-WALKERS WALK OF FAME
    :

    Bette Lou Higgins of Eden Valley Enterprises, which produced the

    Grandma Gatewood film "Trail Magic" recently emailed:
    "We are looking for a few good women !
    If you're a woman who was inspired by Emma "Grandma" Gatewood
    to do a thru-hike, section hike or flip/flop AT hike, we're looking for you !
    We'd like to put together a Women-Walkers Walk of Fame.
    Send us your picture on the trail, your hiking dates and a couple of
    sentences about how Grandma Gatewood inspired you or what your
    hike meant to you. We'll be posting them on our website and using them
    in our presentations. Just send us a message with your picture and
    your names / dates / story to ercgatewood@gmail.com
    We'll do the rest. Thanks !"

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's"Croyle
    A. T. Museum Membership Secretary
    membership email: <atmuseumfriends@gmail.com>
    Museum website:www.atmuseum.org



  13. #573

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    MUSEUM TO OPEN SOON (VOLUNTEERS NEEDED) ~ HOURS ~ IRON RUN REGISTRATION
    ~ DAMASCUS, VA BRICK BY BRICK PROJECT !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    March 26, 2016 ~ AT Museum opens for the 2016 season !

    2016 MUSEUM'S PUBLIC PROGRAMS ~ FREE & OPEN TO ALL
    Each weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day (usually 2 pm Sundays)
    Public Programs are presented at The Museum. Each presentation covers
    a different topic of interest dealing with the Appalachian Trail, the local area,
    nature or something fun !
    ~ Programs are free and open to the public, Donations are appreciated.
    ~Children 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
    ~ Weather permitting and when appropriate, programs will be held outdoors
    on the grounds of The Museum.
    ~ The Public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
    ~ Plan to arrive early and ask at The Museum for program location.
    ~ Programs are subject to change; watch these emails for updates.
    PRESENTERS NEEDED: Joe Harold, Museum Manager, writes that presenters
    are being booked now and we hope to offer great stuff throughout the season !
    If you have something you would like to present, contact him now! Your topic can
    be just about anything, relating to the trail, the outdoors, the park, the area, etc.
    If the program can be held outdoors on our Rampatheater, or down by the picnic tables,
    all the better. CONTACT: manager@atmuseum.org
    For current Program Schedule, click on: MUSEUM PROGRAMS

    2016 MUSEUM CLEAN UP DAY ~ MARCH 19th !
    Joe Harold, Museum Manger, announces that the annual Museum Clean Up Day
    will be held March 19th. To see more info, and to help out as a volunteer,
    click on: MUSEUM CLEAN UP DAY

    MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES !
    F.Y.I. ~ Docent Orientation sessions for volunteer docents are announced,
    as well as the Volunteer's Spring Picnic. For more, click on: ORIENTATION SESSIONS

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES:
    March 18th, 2016 - First Orientation Session
    March 19th, 2016 - 9 to Noonish - AT Museum Clean Up Day and Second Orientation Session.
    March 20th, 2016 - Third Orientation Session
    March 25th, 2016 - Forth Orientation Session

    March 26, 2016
    - Last Orientation and AT Museum opens for the 2016 season !
    April 3rd, 2016 - Annual A.T. Museum Board Meeting
    April 16th, 2016 - Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
    April 25th,, 2016 - Road Scholar Hike

    HOURS ~ CLOSED FOR THE SEASON ~ OPEN MARCH 26 !
    2016 HOURS:
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    May 7 - July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day)

    DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM & LODGING:
    click on ~ DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated.

    We are a federally registered non-profit, so your contributions are
    tax deductible, besides funding our daily operations and expansion
    into the remainder of the "Old Mill" building !
    For your convenience, here is a printable form, click on: FORM
    If you prefer to donate electronically, click on SUPPORT, then the " Donate " button.
    OR, just make out a check to the A. T. Museum and mail it to:

    Appalachian Trail Museum
    ~ H. Jay Sexton
    1120 Pine Grove Road
    Gardners, PA 17324

    ATTENTION TRAIL RUNNERS:
    Hosted by Friends of Pine Grove Furnace State Park, on Saturday, June 11, 2016,
    at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA, the Sixth Annual Iron Run Half-Marathon and
    the Charcoal Challenge 5K have been announced !
    By your participation in these 6th. annual fundraiser races, you are helping this groups efforts
    with one of their major projects this year: installing a foot bridge and doing other repairs along
    Mountain Creek Trail between the park's two lakes !
    For more information, click on:IRON RUN TRIFOLD BROCHURE
    ONLINE REGISTRATION (preferred) and mail-in form registration are available,
    click on: REGISTRATION FORM

    DAMASCUS ~ COMMUNITY PATHWAY PROJECT "brick by brick" ! :
    Help build a stronger A. T. Community in the iconic Trail town of Damascus, VA - brick by brick !
    The Community Pathway Project is an opportunity for AT enthusiasts to pay tribute to the A. T. and the
    trail community of Damascus, Virginia. The funds raised through the purchase of individual bricks will
    benefit the organizations who dedicate time and resources to promote, protect, and improve the Trail,
    including community and economic development projects in the Town of Damascus, the Appalachian
    Trail conservancy's Appalachian Trail Community program and the Mount Rogers A. T. Club.
    F.Y.I. ~ I want to pass along to you this letter, click on:BRICK-BY-BRICK - DAMASCUS PROJECT
    Everyone is invited to buy a brick, for yourself, or someone else, to commemorate special occasions,
    or to honor and remember someone. Help build a stronger A. T. Community brick by brick !
    F.Y.I. & to order ~ click on :BUY A BRICK FOR DAMASCUS

    If you want to receive these important, informative A. T. Museum updates , please click on and
    fill out this short form and you will be added to our email list ( if you are already on our email list,
    it will tell you so and you need to nothing more:
    SUBSCRIBE

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert "
    RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S" Croyle

    A. T. Museum Membership Secretary
    membership email:
    atmuseumfriends@gmail.com
    Museum website:
    www.atmuseum.org


  14. #574

    Thumbs up Museum Clean Up - A Special Program - State Park Programs - A Mountain Music Treat !

    CLEAN UP DAY ~ 2016 MUSEUM SEASON ! ~ SPECIAL PROGRAM ! ~ AND A MOUNTAIN MUSIC TREAT !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    March 26, 2016 ~ AT Museum opens for the 2016 season !




    ~ our new Serviceberry tree !

    THIS SATURDAY
    , March 19th. is Clean Up Day !
    Joe Harold, Museum Manager, says "Bring your rakes, clippers, and gloves
    and help us spruce up the joint for next week's opening."
    Just show up at 9 am to 12 noon ~ any amount of your time is appreciated.
    For more details, click on: MUSEUM CLEAN UP DAY

    SPECIAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
    Joe Harold, Museum Manager, recently sent me this
    to pass along to you.
    F.Y.I. ~ SPECIAL PROGRAM
    WHEN:
    SUNDAY, 4/3/2016 - 2:00 pm
    WHAT:
    Following in the Footsteps of Emma 'Grandma' Gatewood
    Stories of today's Female long-distance hikers

    " The Appalachian Trail Museum will host a special program on Sunday, April 3, at 2 PM kicking off
    its 2016 Sunday Program Series. The program is part of the Longwood Garden’s Community Read Program,
    an educational program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and then start a conversation.
    The 2016 Community Read Program features Ben Montgomery’s book Grandma Gatewood’s Walk,
    the story of the first woman credited with completing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail- that is completing
    the trail in one continuous hike within one year. The April 3rd program features two local women who followed
    in Grandma Gatewood’s footstep by completing thru-hikes of their own. Nancy Robinson of Seven Valleys, PA,
    who Section-hiked from 1988-1998, then thru-hiked in 2008, and Jess Culton of York, PA completed a thru-hike
    of the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and went on to complete a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2015.
    Introducing these women and adding an historical perspective to the subject of women hikers will be
    museum board member Gwen Loose. Copies of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk will be available for sale,
    with all proceeds supporting the Appalachian Trail Museum. Programs are free and open to the public."
    To review 2016 Schedule of Programs, as well as to see vacant time slots still available,
    click on: MUSEUM PROGRAMS
    Note: Presenters are being booked now and we hope to offer great stuff throughout the season !
    If you have something you would like to present, contact Joe Harold, Museum Manager now!
    Your topic can be just about anything, relating to the trail, the outdoors, the park, the area, etc.
    If the program can be held outdoors on our Rampatheater, or down by the picnic tables,
    all the better. CONTACT: manager@atmuseum.org

    MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES !
    F.Y.I. ~ Docent Orientation sessions for volunteer docents are announced,
    as well as the Volunteer's Spring Picnic. For more, click on: ORIENTATION SESSIONS

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES:
    March 18th, 2016 - First Orientation Session
    March 19th, 2016 - 9 to Noonish - AT Museum Clean Up Day and Second Orientation Session.
    March 20th, 2016 - Third Orientation Session
    March 25th, 2016 - Forth Orientation Session
    March 26, 2016 - Last Orientation and AT Museum opens for the 2016 season !
    April 3rd, 2016 - Annual A.T. Museum Board Meeting
    April 16th, 2016 - Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
    April 25th,, 2016 - Road Scholar Hike

    HOURS ~ CLOSED FOR THE SEASON ~ OPEN MARCH 26 !
    2016 HOURS:
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    May 7 - July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day)

    DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM & LODGING:
    click on ~ DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated and your gives
    you the opportunity to be listed on a PERMANENT PLAQUE, which will be hung
    in The Museum in June 2017 (see form for listing level details).
    We are a federally registered non-profit, and contributions are tax deductible.
    For your convenience, here is a printable contribution form, click on: FORM
    If you prefer to donate electronically, click on SUPPORT , then the " Donate " button.
    OR, just make out a check to the A. T. Museum and mail it to:

    Appalachian Trail Museum
    ~ H. Jay Sexton
    1120 Pine Grove Road
    Gardners, PA 17324

    A MOUNTAIN MUSIC TREAT !

    I hope you enjoy these two links to some most excellent mountain bluegrass music ?

    This is the music one can find being played each week back in the southern Appalachian
    towns and even at the general stores in crossroad hamlets all along the AT !
    ~ wherever the local musicians can gather with those that enjoy hearing them and their special music.
    Many times I've gone up to the community center in Shady Valley (up in the mountains outside
    Damascus, VA where the Trail Days Festival is held) to enjoy this type of music. Ditto that for the hamlets
    of Konarock and Whitetop (both in the shadow of Mt. Rogers, Virginia's highest mountain. And so it is for
    many, in the Southern Appalachians along the AT where one hears this music still being played.

    The following two links will take you to the first part and then the second part of a two-hour
    show highlighting the Earls of Leicester's performance at the Trustees Theater during the
    2015 Savannah Music Festival.
    This is the music of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs as interpreted by the Earls of Leicester.
    Click on: EARLS ~ PART 1~ the click on the "RED" arrow

    And then for "Part 2", click on: EARLS ~ PART 2

    PINE GROVE FURNACE STATE PARK:
    Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the Museum's home, has announced
    the 2016 State Park Programs, as well as a recent March 11 Press Release
    about special "hikes-with-your-dog" programs. To review both, click on:
    PARK PROGRAMS~ and click on: HOUND WALK

    If you want to receive these important, informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out this short form and you will be added
    to our email list (if you are already on our email list, it will tell you so
    and you need do nothing more): SUBSCRIBE

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's"

    <atmuseumfriends@gmail.com>
    Museum website: www.atmuseum.org

    Here is where the upper-ramp will join the existing porch landing:





    Ginger and the new upper-ramp (near the porch landing):


    Last edited by Red Wolf; 03-19-2016 at 13:11.

  15. #575

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Wolf View Post
    CLEAN UP DAY ~ 2016 MUSEUM SEASON ! ~ SPECIAL PROGRAM ! ~ AND A MOUNTAIN MUSIC TREAT !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    March 26, 2016 ~ AT Museum opens for the 2016 season !




    ~ our new Serviceberry tree !

    THIS SATURDAY
    , March 19th. is Clean Up Day !
    Joe Harold, Museum Manager, says "Bring your rakes, clippers, and gloves
    and help us spruce up the joint for next week's opening."
    Just show up at 9 am to 12 noon ~ any amount of your time is appreciated.
    For more details, click on: MUSEUM CLEAN UP DAY

    SPECIAL PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT
    Joe Harold, Museum Manager, recently sent me this
    to pass along to you.
    F.Y.I. ~ SPECIAL PROGRAM
    WHEN:
    SUNDAY, 4/3/2016 - 2:00 pm
    WHAT:
    Following in the Footsteps of Emma 'Grandma' Gatewood
    Stories of today's Female long-distance hikers

    " The Appalachian Trail Museum will host a special program on Sunday, April 3, at 2 PM kicking off
    its 2016 Sunday Program Series. The program is part of the Longwood Garden’s Community Read Program,
    an educational program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and then start a conversation.
    The 2016 Community Read Program features Ben Montgomery’s book Grandma Gatewood’s Walk,
    the story of the first woman credited with completing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail- that is completing
    the trail in one continuous hike within one year. The April 3rd program features two local women who followed
    in Grandma Gatewood’s footstep by completing thru-hikes of their own. Nancy Robinson of Seven Valleys, PA,
    who Section-hiked from 1988-1998, then thru-hiked in 2008, and Jess Culton of York, PA completed a thru-hike
    of the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and went on to complete a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2015.
    Introducing these women and adding an historical perspective to the subject of women hikers will be
    museum board member Gwen Loose. Copies of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk will be available for sale,
    with all proceeds supporting the Appalachian Trail Museum. Programs are free and open to the public."
    To review 2016 Schedule of Programs, as well as to see vacant time slots still available,
    click on: MUSEUM PROGRAMS
    Note: Presenters are being booked now and we hope to offer great stuff throughout the season !
    If you have something you would like to present, contact Joe Harold, Museum Manager now!
    Your topic can be just about anything, relating to the trail, the outdoors, the park, the area, etc.
    If the program can be held outdoors on our Rampatheater, or down by the picnic tables,
    all the better. CONTACT: manager@atmuseum.org

    MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES !
    F.Y.I. ~ Docent Orientation sessions for volunteer docents are announced,
    as well as the Volunteer's Spring Picnic. For more, click on: ORIENTATION SESSIONS

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES:
    March 18th, 2016 - First Orientation Session
    March 19th, 2016 - 9 to Noonish - AT Museum Clean Up Day and Second Orientation Session.
    March 20th, 2016 - Third Orientation Session
    March 25th, 2016 - Forth Orientation Session
    March 26, 2016 - Last Orientation and AT Museum opens for the 2016 season !
    April 3rd, 2016 - Annual A.T. Museum Board Meeting
    April 16th, 2016 - Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
    April 25th,, 2016 - Road Scholar Hike

    HOURS ~ CLOSED FOR THE SEASON ~ OPEN MARCH 26 !
    2016 HOURS:
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    May 7 - July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day)

    DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM & LODGING:
    click on ~ DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated and your gives
    you the opportunity to be listed on a PERMANENT PLAQUE, which will be hung
    in The Museum in June 2017 (see form for listing level details).
    We are a federally registered non-profit, and contributions are tax deductible.
    For your convenience, here is a printable contribution form, click on: FORM
    If you prefer to donate electronically, click on SUPPORT , then the " Donate " button.
    OR, just make out a check to the A. T. Museum and mail it to:

    Appalachian Trail Museum
    ~ H. Jay Sexton
    1120 Pine Grove Road
    Gardners, PA 17324

    A MOUNTAIN MUSIC TREAT !

    I hope you enjoy these two links to some most excellent mountain bluegrass music ?

    This is the music one can find being played each week back in the southern Appalachian
    towns and even at the general stores in crossroad hamlets all along the AT !
    ~ wherever the local musicians can gather with those that enjoy hearing them and their special music.
    Many times I've gone up to the community center in Shady Valley (up in the mountains outside
    Damascus, VA where the Trail Days Festival is held) to enjoy this type of music. Ditto that for the hamlets
    of Konarock and Whitetop (both in the shadow of Mt. Rogers, Virginia's highest mountain. And so it is for
    many, in the Southern Appalachians along the AT where one hears this music still being played.

    The following two links will take you to the first part and then the second part of a two-hour
    show highlighting the Earls of Leicester's performance at the Trustees Theater during the
    2015 Savannah Music Festival.
    This is the music of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs as interpreted by the Earls of Leicester.
    Click on: EARLS ~ PART 1~ the click on the "RED" arrow

    And then for "Part 2", click on: EARLS ~ PART 2

    PINE GROVE FURNACE STATE PARK:
    Pine Grove Furnace State Park, the Museum's home, has announced
    the 2016 State Park Programs, as well as a recent March 11 Press Release
    about special "hikes-with-your-dog" programs. To review both, click on:
    PARK PROGRAMS~ and click on: HOUND WALK

    If you want to receive these important, informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out this short form and you will be added
    to our email list (if you are already on our email list, it will tell you so
    and you need do nothing more): SUBSCRIBE

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's"
    <atmuseumfriends@gmail.com>
    Museum website: www.atmuseum.org
    Here is where the upper-ramp will join the existing porch landing:





    Ginger and the new upper-ramp (near the porch landing):


    PS: F.Y.I. ~

    LETTER from Paul Wylezol, Chairperson of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT / SIA)
    Among the many international subjects treated in the body of his letter, is a photo taken of the A. T. Museum
    on opening day in June 2010; it is found on page 21 of the Spring 2016 Issue of Earth Heritage Magazine.
    His letter has the link to this magazine, AND several other interesting links !
    To view Paul Wylezol's letter, click on: IAT / SIA - LETTER

    ~ Robert "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S"




  16. #576

    Default Report: Clean Up Day - Special Sunday Program - Hound Hikes ~ & More !

    REPORT: CLEAN UP DAY ~ SPECIAL SUNDAY PROGRAM ~ VOLUNTEER
    OPPORTUNITIES ~ IMPORTANT DATES ~ MUSEUM HOURS ~ HOUND HIKES
    ~ THE IAT / SIA LETTER !


    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    THIS SATURDAY , March 26, 2016 ~ NOON to 4 pm
    --> AT MUSEUM OPENS FOR SEASON ! <--

    CLEAN UP DAY REPORT :
    "On Saturday, March 19th., under a cloudy sky, that threatened both rain and snow,
    a group of hardy volunteers gathered on the rampatheater and made ready to prepare
    the A. T. Museum and its grounds for The Museum's 2016 SEASON GRAND OPENING !


    What started out as a crew of about 17 volunteers, both new faces and old Museum veterans, was DOUBLED
    in strength when Boy Scout Troop 105 from Saints Philip and James Church, Exton, Penn. came by to help !
    They were spending the weekend in the State Park .


    Every floor of the building received some tender loving care; the transformation in every space was quite evident.
    One of the grounds crew's accomplishments was to plant several pine trees near the new ramp,
    as we start to blend the ramp into its surroundings.


    A nice, refreshing spread was set up for the volunteers inside the main floor, and provided work fuel
    in the form of fruit, cheeses and meats, deviled eggs, desserts and hot soup !
    Many thanks to the suppliers of this delicious nourishment .


    The rain held off and by Noon, The Museum and grounds were both ready to go.
    Everyone seemed to have enjoyed a great time ~ PLUS - now The Museum is clean,
    stocked, and awaiting its first official visitors of this 2016 season!
    Thank you all.

    ~ submitted by, Joe Harold, Museum Manager "


    I believe I speak for all Museum Members, as well as the A. T. Museum board,
    " MANY THANKS,
    Appalachian Trail Museum Volunteers
    ~ MANY THANKS,
    Joe
    !
    Your efforts are appreciated ."


    F.Y.I. ~ to see a photo of the volunteer crew on the rampatheater,
    click on :MUSEUM CLEAN UP CREW PHOTO

    SPECIAL 1st. SUNDAY PROGRAM TO BEGIN PROGRAM SEASON
    F.Y.I. ~
    WHEN:
    SUNDAY, APRIL 3 - 2:00 pm
    WHAT PROGRAM:
    Following in the Footsteps of Emma 'Grandma' Gatewood
    Stories of today's Female long-distance hikers

    The Appalachian Trail Museum will host a special program
    onSunday, April 3, at2 PMkicking off its 2016SundayProgram Series.

    The program is part of the Longwood Garden’s Community Read Program,
    an educational program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and
    then start a conversation.

    The 2016 Community Read Program features Ben Montgomery’s book Grandma Gatewood’s Walk,
    the story of the first woman credited with completing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail- that is
    completing
    the trail in one continuous hikewithin one year.

    The
    April 3rdprogram features two local women who followed in Grandma Gatewood’s footstep
    by completing
    thru-hikes of their own. Nancy Robinson of Seven Valleys, PA, who Section-hiked from 1988-1998,
    then thru-hiked in 2008, and Jess Culton of York, PA completed
    a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and
    went on to complete a thru-hike
    of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2015.


    Introducing these women and adding an historical perspective to the subject of women hikers
    will be
    museum board member Gwen Loose.


    Copies of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk will be available for sale,
    with all proceeds supporting the Appalachian Trail Museum.

    This and ALL Sunday Programs are free and open to the public.
    For the 2016 Schedule of Programs Schedule,
    as well as to see vacant time slots still available,
    click on: MUSEUM PROGRAMS

    Note: Presenters are being booked now and we hope to offer great stuff throughout the season !
    If you have something you would like to present, contact Joe now! Your topic can be just about anything,
    relating to the trail, the outdoors, the park, the area, etc.

    If the program can be held outdoors on our Rampatheater, or down by the picnic tables, all the better.
    CONTACT:manager@atmuseum.org

    MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES !
    F.Y.I. ~ Docent Orientation sessions for volunteer docents are announced,
    as well as the Volunteer's Spring Picnic.
    For more
    , click on: ORIENTATION SESSIONS


    UPCOMING IMPORTANT EVENTS & DATES:
    March 25th, 2016 - Forth Orientation Session
    March 26, 2016 - Last Orientation & Museum opens for the 2016 Season

    April 3rd, 2016 - Annual A.T. Museum Board Meeting
    April 16th, 2016 - Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
    April 25th,, 2016 - Road Scholar Hike

    --> MUSEUM OPENS THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 25 FOR 2016 SEASON !
    HOURS OF OPERATION :
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    May 7 -- July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day ).

    DIRECTION TO MUSEUM & LODGING :
    click on: DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM


    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated and gives you
    the opportunity to be listed on a PERMANENT PLAQUE, which will
    be hung in The Museum in June 2017 (see "FORM" for listing level details).
    We are a Federally registered non-profit, and contributions are deductible
    from your taxes. For a printable contribution form,

    click on: FORM
    If you prefer to donate electronically, click on SUPPORT,
    then the "
    Donate" button.

    OR, just make out a check to the A. T. Museum and mail it to:
    Appalachian Trail Museum
    ~ H. Jay Sexton
    1120 Pine Grove Road
    Gardners, PA 17324


    Pine Grove Furnace Stae Park Offers Free Hound Hikes

    March 18, 2016 from Lea Smith - Environmental Education Specialist
    Contact Park Office 717-486-7174
    Gardners, PA ~
    Dogs are man's best friend and love to get some exercise too.
    Pine Grove Furnace State Park is offering free Hound Hikes every Monday
    from March 21 to April 25.

    The hike, led by the park educator, will start at the Fuller Bath House at 5:15 pm.
    Along the way, hikers will find out how to keep pets safe when hiking and learn about nature as well.
    During the program, dogs will be able to socialize and get quality exercise outdoors.


    Only one dog per hiker. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.
    Dogs must be leashed and friendly with other dogs.

    No registration is needed for these free programs.
    For further information, contact the park office at 717-486-7174.
    Click on: HOUND WALK


    LETTER from Paul Wylezol,
    Chairperson of the International Appalachian Trail (IAT / SIA)
    Among the many international subjects treated in the body of his letter,
    is a photo taken of the A. T. Museum on opening day in June 2010; it is found
    on page 21 of the Spring 2016 Issue of Earth Heritage Magazine.
    His letter has this link magazine's link, AND several other interesting links !
    To view Paul Wylezol's letter, click on: IAT / SIA - LETTER


    If you want to receive these important, informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out the short from and you will be subscribed
    to our email list (FREE !). If you are already subscribed to our email list,
    it will tell you so and you need do nothing more. Click on: SUBSCRIBE


    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S"

    membership:atmuseumfriends@gmail.com
    website: www.atmuseum.org





    Last edited by Red Wolf; 03-29-2016 at 15:02.

  17. #577

    Cool 2016 A. T. Museum Season Began Today !





    APPALACHIAN TRAIL MUSEUM BEGAN ITS 7th. SEASON TODAY !

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    The Appalachian Trail Museum completed its sixth successful season last November, 2015
    in the midst of Pennsylvania's beautiful South Mountain. In 2015 we welcomed 8,899 visitors
    and our volunteers served more than 2,500 hours acting as docents, hiking guides, cleanup crew,
    researchers, and construction and grounds keeping crews among many other things.

    FREE ADMISSION to all ! ~ Contributions maintain our operation and the expansion
    into the remainder (the upper two floors) of our "Old Mill" building.

    After the extensive volunteer Clean Up Day last Saturday, our A. T. Museum had its
    2016 Season's Grand Opening TODAY ! ~ ~ it has begun our SEVENTH SEASON serving
    the AT hiking community, and we expect another successful season !
    "Thank you for your support . It is appreciated".

    HOURS OF OPERATION
    :
    March 26- May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    May 7 -- July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day ).

    DIRECTION TO MUSEUM & LODGING :
    click on:DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM

    UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES :
    April 3rd ~ Annual A. T. Museum Board Meeting
    April 13th-14th ~ Volunteer Backpacking Overnight
    April 16th ~ Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
    April 16th-17th ~ ATC Flip Flop Kick Off - Harpers Ferry, WV
    April 25th ~ Road Scholar Hike
    May 9th ~ Road Scholar Hike
    May 13-15th ~ Trail Days - Damascus, VA (~ many arrive earlier !)
    June 3rd ~ Sixth Annual Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame Banquet
    June 4th ~ A. T. Museum Children's Festival - National Trails Day

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated and gives you
    the opportunity to be listed on a PERMANENT PLAQUE, which will
    be hung in The Museum in June 2017 (see "FORM" for listing level details).
    We are a Federally registered non-profit, and contributions are deductible
    from your taxes.
    For a printable contribution form, click on:FORM
    If you prefer to donate electronically, click on SUPPORT,
    then the " Donate " button.

    OR, just make out a check to the A. T. Museum and mail it to:
    Appalachian Trail Museum
    ~ H. Jay Sexton
    1120 Pine Grove Road
    Gardners, PA 17324

    If you want to receive these important, informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out the short from and you will be subscribed
    to our email list (FREE !). If you are already subscribed to our email list,
    it will tell you so and you need do nothing more: SUBSCRIBE

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka"RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S"
    membership:atmuseumfriends@gmail.com
    website: www.atmuseum.org




  18. #578

    Default This Sunday, a Special Program ~ Hound Hikes ~ An Invitation ~ IAT/SIA Website Link !

    SPECIAL PROGRAM THIS SUNDAY (2 pm) ! ~ HOUND HIKES
    ~ Maine Chapter, IAT Annual Meeting Invitation - IAT/SIA WEBSITE LINK


    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,
    The A. T. Museum is now open for the 2016 season !
    PRESENT HOURS OF OPERATION :
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.

    THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 3 :


    SPECIAL FIRST SUNDAY PROGRAM TO BEGIN PROGRAM SEASON
    F.Y.I. ~
    WHEN:
    SUNDAY, APRIL 3 - 2:00 pm

    WHAT PROGRAM:
    Following in the Footsteps of Emma 'Grandma' Gatewood
    Stories of today's Female long-distance hikers
    The Appalachian Trail Museum will host a special program
    on Sunday, April 3, at 2 PM kicking off its 2016 Sunday Program Series.

    The program is part of the Longwood Garden’s Community Read Program,
    an educational program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and
    then start a conversation.

    The 2016 Community Read Program features Ben Montgomery’s book
    Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, the story of the first woman credited with completing
    a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail- that is completing the trail in one continuous hike
    within one year.

    ThisApril 3rdprogram features a local woman who followed in Grandma Gatewood’s
    footsteps by completing a thru-hike of her own. Jess Culton of York, PA
    completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and went on to complete a thru-hike
    of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2015.

    Introducing her and adding an historical perspective to the subject
    of women hikers will be museum board member Gwen Loose.

    Copies of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk will be available for sale,
    with all proceeds supporting the Appalachian Trail Museum.

    NOTE:since the Museum Board holds it annual business meeting Sunday morning,
    many board members will be attending the 2 pm SPECIAL PROGRAM; they will be
    available at The Museum for conversation !

    This and ALL Sunday Programs are free and open to the public.
    For the 2016 Schedule of Programs Schedule,
    as well as to see vacant time slots still available to program presentors,
    click on: MUSEUM PROGRAMS

    Note: Presenters are being booked now and we hope to offer great stuff throughout the season !
    If you have something you would like to present, contact him now! Your topic can
    be just about anything, relating to the trail, the outdoors, the park, the area, etc.
    If the program can be held outdoors on our Rampatheater, or down by the picnic tables,
    all the better.
    CONTACT: manager@atmuseum.org

    HOURS OF OPERATION FOR 2016 MUSEUM SEASON :
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    May 7 -- July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day ).

    DIRECTION TO MUSEUM & LODGING :
    click on: DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated and gives you
    the opportunity to be listed on a PERMANENT PLAQUE, which will
    be hung in The Museum in June 2017 (see "FORM" for listing level details).
    We are a Federally registered non-profit, and contributions are deductible
    from your taxes. For a printable contribution form,
    click on: FORM
    If you prefer to donate electronically, click on SUPPORT,
    then the " Donate " button.

    OR, just make out a check to the A. T. Museum and mail it to:
    Appalachian Trail Museum

    ~ H. Jay Sexton
    1120 Pine Grove Road
    Gardners, PA 17324


    Pine Grove Furnace State Park Offers Free Hound Hikes

    March 18, 2016 from Lea Smith - Environmental Education Specialist
    Contact Park Office 717-486-7174
    Gardners, PA ~
    Dogs are man's best friend and love to get some exercise too.
    Pine Grove Furnace State Park is offering free Hound Hikes every Monday
    from March 21 to April 25. The hike, led by the park educator, will start
    at the Fuller Bath House at 5:15 pm. Along the way, hikers will find out how
    to keep pets safe when hiking and learn about nature as well. During
    the program, dogs will be able to socialize and get quality exercise outdoors.
    Only one dog per hiker. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.
    Dogs must be leashed and friendly with other dogs.
    No registration is needed for these free programs.
    For further information, contact the park office at 717-486-7174.
    Click on: HOUND WALK

    If you want to receive these important, informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out the short from and you will be subscribed
    to our email list (FREE !). If you are already subscribed to our email list,
    it will tell you so and you need do nothing more: SUBSCRIBE

    INTERNATIONAL APPALACHIAN TRAIL :
    The Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail recently sent me
    the an invitation to pass along to all readers.
    FYI ~ click on:IAT, MAINE CHAPTER - ANNUAL MEETING INVITATION

    Additionally, FYI ~ click on: http://www.iat-sia.org./


    HAPPY TRAILS ! ~ MAYBE SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND AT THE MUSEUM !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S"
    membership:atmuseumfriends@gmail.com

    Museum website: www.atmuseum.org


    Last edited by Red Wolf; 03-30-2016 at 11:24.

  19. #579

    Default

    SPECIAL PROGRAM THIS SUNDAY (2 pm) ! ~ HOUND HIKES
    ~ Maine Chapter, IAT Annual Meeting Invitation - IAT/SIA WEBSITE LINK


    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,
    The A. T. Museum is now open for the 2016 season !
    PRESENT HOURS OF OPERATION :
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.

    THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 3 :


    SPECIAL FIRST SUNDAY PROGRAM TO BEGIN PROGRAM SEASON
    F.Y.I. ~
    WHEN:
    SUNDAY, APRIL 3 - 2:00 pm

    WHAT PROGRAM:
    Following in the Footsteps of Emma 'Grandma' Gatewood
    Stories of today's Female long-distance hikers
    The Appalachian Trail Museum will host a special program
    on Sunday, April 3, at 2 PM kicking off its 2016 Sunday Program Series.

    The program is part of the Longwood Garden’s Community Read Program,
    an educational program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and
    then start a conversation.

    The 2016 Community Read Program features Ben Montgomery’s book
    Grandma Gatewood’s Walk, the story of the first woman credited with completing
    a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail- that is completing the trail in one continuous hike
    within one year. ~ see "postscript" below for her photo and more !

    ThisApril 3rdprogram features a local woman who followed in Grandma Gatewood’s
    footsteps by completing a thru-hike of her own. Jess Culton of York, PA
    completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2013 and went on to complete a thru-hike
    of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2015.

    Introducing her and adding an historical perspective to the subject
    of women hikers will be museum board member Gwen Loose.

    Copies of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk will be available for sale,
    with all proceeds supporting the Appalachian Trail Museum.

    NOTE:since the Museum Board holds it annual business meeting Sunday morning,
    many board members will be attending the 2 pm SPECIAL PROGRAM; they will be
    available at The Museum for conversation !

    This and ALL Sunday Programs are free and open to the public.
    For the 2016 Schedule of Programs Schedule,
    as well as to see vacant time slots still available to program presentors,
    click on: MUSEUM PROGRAMS

    Note: Presenters are being booked now and we hope to offer great stuff throughout the season !
    If you have something you would like to present, contact him now! Your topic can
    be just about anything, relating to the trail, the outdoors, the park, the area, etc.
    If the program can be held outdoors on our Rampatheater, or down by the picnic tables,
    all the better.
    CONTACT: manager@atmuseum.org

    HOURS OF OPERATION FOR 2016 MUSEUM SEASON :
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    May 7 -- July 17, Every day ~ 9 am to 4 pm.
    July 18 - Aug 21, Every day ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    Aug 24 - Oct 30, Wed - Sun ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.
    (open Labor Day and Columbus Day ).

    DIRECTION TO MUSEUM & LODGING :
    click on: DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated and gives you
    the opportunity to be listed on a PERMANENT PLAQUE, which will
    be hung in The Museum in June 2017 (see "FORM" for listing level details).
    We are a Federally registered non-profit, and contributions are deductible
    from your taxes. For a printable contribution form,
    click on: FORM
    If you prefer to donate electronically, click on SUPPORT,
    then the " Donate " button.

    OR, just make out a check to the A. T. Museum and mail it to:
    Appalachian Trail Museum

    ~ H. Jay Sexton
    1120 Pine Grove Road
    Gardners, PA 17324


    Pine Grove Furnace State Park Offers Free Hound Hikes

    March 18, 2016 from Lea Smith - Environmental Education Specialist
    Contact Park Office 717-486-7174
    Gardners, PA ~
    Dogs are man's best friend and love to get some exercise too.
    Pine Grove Furnace State Park is offering free Hound Hikes every Monday
    from March 21 to April 25. The hike, led by the park educator, will start
    at the Fuller Bath House at 5:15 pm. Along the way, hikers will find out how
    to keep pets safe when hiking and learn about nature as well. During
    the program, dogs will be able to socialize and get quality exercise outdoors.
    Only one dog per hiker. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.
    Dogs must be leashed and friendly with other dogs.
    No registration is needed for these free programs.
    For further information, contact the park office at 717-486-7174.
    Click on: HOUND WALK

    If you want to receive these important, informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out the short from and you will be subscribed
    to our email list (FREE !). If you are already subscribed to our email list,
    it will tell you so and you need do nothing more: SUBSCRIBE

    INTERNATIONAL APPALACHIAN TRAIL :
    The Maine Chapter of the International Appalachian Trail recently sent me
    the an invitation to pass along to all readers.
    FYI ~ click on:IAT, MAINE CHAPTER - ANNUAL MEETING INVITATION

    Additionally, FYI ~ click on: http://www.iat-sia.org./


    HAPPY TRAILS ! ~ MAYBE SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND AT THE MUSEUM !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S"
    membership:atmuseumfriends@gmail.com

    Museum website: www.atmuseum.org


    postscript: ~ RE. THIS SUNDAY'S PROGRAM ~ 2 PM
    Community Read Update
    On January 8th, Larry Luxenberg, Museum President, and Jim Foster,Chair AT Hall of Fame,
    attended the Community Read Kickoff at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.



    Community Read Kick Off
    This is the third year that Longwood Gardens has teamed up
    with local libraries and community partners for the Community Read.
    This program is designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation.
    This year's theme is "one person to inspire many" .



    Grandma Gatewood's Walk, by Ben Montgomery
    Grandma Gatewood's Walk by Ben Montgomery.
    The story of Emma "Grandma" Gatewood, first solo, female thru hiker.
    Emma is in the Class of 2012 of the Appalachian Trail Hall of Fame inductee and one of our main exhibits at the Museum.

    HAPPY TRAILS ! ~ HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS SUNDAY !

    ~
    RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S






    Last edited by Red Wolf; 03-30-2016 at 11:23.

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    Cool 2016 Board Meeting - Membership Report - Iron Run Trifold !

    Last Sunday's Museum Board Meeting ~ Membership Report ~
    ~ Iron Run Half Marathon & Charcoal Challenge (June 11) !




    South to North ......... 1101.7 m.
    North to South ......... 1087.4 m.
    ~ the mileage markers for the Appalachian Trail Museum from Springer & from Katahdin.

    These mileages added together = AT's TOTAL LENGTH = 2189.1 miles
    So, this year's actual mid-point is at 1094.55 m. or 7.15 miles south of The Museum.
    (these mileages are from Museum Manager Joe Harold's reading of this year's A. T. C. publication).

    Dear Appalachian Trail Museum Friends,

    Last Sunday, April 3rd, the Museum board held its first annual meeting in the "Old Mill" !
    With heat and air conditioning, the building is now usable year round.
    We're making progress on renovating the rest of the building.

    We'll be opening the ground floor children's exhibits, and with a fun Children's Festival,
    on Saturday, June 4, the day after the AT Hall of Fame Banquet (June 3).
    Watch for SPECIAL upcoming AT Hall of Fame press release here soon and in the ALDHA Newsletter.

    Work continues on the upper floors and outside ramp.

    On Sunday afternoon, after the Board Meeting, we had the first program of the season:
    "In the Footsteps of Grandma Gatewood". Gwen Loose, Museum Vice President, gave
    an historical talk on women hikers. Afterward, Jess Culton, a local hiker who has thru-hiked
    the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail, showed slides and told stories about her
    fascinating journeys.

    For 2016 Program Schedule, click on:
    MUSEUM PROGRAMS SCHEDULE

    Notable highlights of the A. T. Museum Society Membership Report :
    The total memberships in the Appalachian Trail Museum Society presently 454 individuals !

    The 2016 contributions are ahead of last year's by $11,090.26 and still continue !
    Building Fund (2013 -2016) - $189,043.06
    ~ is over original goal of $150,000 by $39,043.06 and contributions continue !

    To be listed on this fund's permanent plaque, you must contribute
    before this year's December 31 DEADLINE expires !

    Thank you for your support .

    Now we are using Mail Chimp services, and have sent through them over 34,805
    individual emails to a list of 2,837 subscribers !

    The past year, this our A. T. Museum Whiteblaze thread had 17,410 visits increase over same 2015 period !

    To review the entire report, click on:
    2016 MEMBERSHIP REPORT

    PRESENT HOURS OF OPERATION :
    March 26 - May 1, Weekends only ~ 12 pm to 4 pm.

    DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM :
    For directions and lodging info, click on: DIRECTIONS TO MUSEUM

    Your support of our A. T. Museum is appreciated and gives you
    the opportunity to be listed on a PERMANENT PLAQUE, which will
    be hung in The Museum in June 2017 (see "FORM" for listing level details).
    We are a Federally registered non-profit, and contributions are deductible
    from your taxes. For a printable contribution form,
    click on: FORM
    If you prefer to donate electronically, click on SUPPORT ,
    then the "Donate" button.

    OR, just make out a check to the A. T. Museum and mail it to:
    Appalachian Trail Museum
    ~ H. Jay Sexton
    1120 Pine Grove Road
    Gardners, PA 17324

    Pine Grove Furnace State Park Offers Free Hound Hikes
    March 18, 2016 from Lea Smith - Environmental Education Specialist
    Contact Park Office 717-486-7174
    Gardners, PA ~

    Dogs are man's best friend and love to get some exercise too.
    Pine Grove Furnace State Park is offering free Hound Hikes every Monday
    from March 21 to April 25. The hike, led by the park educator, will start
    at the Fuller Bath House at 5:15 pm. Along the way, hikers will find out how
    to keep pets safe when hiking and learn about nature as well. During
    the program, dogs will be able to socialize and get quality exercise outdoors.
    Only one dog per hiker. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water.
    Dogs must be leashed and friendly with other dogs.
    No registration is needed for these free programs.
    For further information, contact the park office at 717-486-7174.
    Click on: HOUND WALK

    If you want to receive these important, informative A. T. Museum updates,
    please click on and fill out the short from and you will be subscribed
    to our email list (FREE !). If you are already subscribed to our email list,
    it will tell you so and you need do nothing more: SUBSCRIBE

    For you runners,
    Iron Run Half Marathon and Charcoal Challenge 5K Walk / Run
    ~ here is the Iron Run Trifold brochure,
    click on: 2016 Brochure for Iron Run Trifold
    AND
    ~ here is the registration form, click on:
    Iron Run Half Maarathon and Charcoal Challenge 5K Walk / Run

    HAPPY TRAILS !

    Robert Charles Croyle, Membership Secretary
    aka "RED WOLF o'da SMOKY'S"
    membership: atmuseumfriends@gmail.com

    Museum website: www.atmuseum.org

















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