Continuing the year-long celebration in honor of its 150th Anniversary, in conjunction with the PA Historical and Museum Commission, the Fish and Boat Commission is hosting a special dedication ceremony on October 12 for a historical marker at its Harrisburg headquarters building, located at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, Pa. 17110.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and is free and open to the public. In the event of rain, the ceremony will then move indoors at the headquarters building.
This new historical marker cites the beginning of the agency with its establishment in 1866 and its national leadership in environmental protection and enforcement.
Before and after the ceremony, the new PFBC history book – “To Protect, Conserve and Enhance: The History of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission” – will also be available for purchase at the front desk of the headquarters building.
This 400-page history book not only chronicles the PFBC’s path and accomplishments and is a great complement to the day’s historic ceremony, it also serves as a history of the emergence of Pennsylvania fishing and boating as we know it today.The book can also be purchased online through the Fish and Boat Commission Outdoor Shop under the Merchandise category.
Visit the Fish and Boat Commission’s 150th Anniversary webpage for more information.