Thursday, August 25, 2016

Gifford Pinchot’s Grey Towers Hosts Milford Walking Tours Sept. 10, Oct. 1

A new history walking tour that will have participants munching their way through Milford, Pike County, is being offered from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on September 10 and October 1, by the Grey Towers Heritage Association.
The Movable Feast: Pinchot Family & Milford Historic Walking Tour will feature some tastings of Milford’s favorite food spots and illustrate the many contributions to the community made by the prominent Pinchot family since the 1800s.
Participants will learn the answers to such questions as what was the Milford Community House before it became a library? Where was the Gifford Pinchot Grange Hall? Who built Forest Hall and what was it used for?
The 2-hour stroll through the borough will illustrate how one family influenced the beginnings of the community. Participants should meet on the porch of Jorgenson’s at the Dimmick Inn, Broad and Harford streets, at 10 a.m., rain or shine.
The Grey Towers Heritage Association added this walking tour to the public programs offered by the U.S. Forest Service at Grey Towers, ancestral home of the Pinchot family, to enhance the community’s understanding of the deep connection between the Pinchots, Grey Towers and the community.
Tour participants have been surprised to learn of some of the community contributions in addition to Grey Towers that were made by the family, who came to Milford in the 1800’s and quickly became active community members, contributing greatly to the growth and development of the region.
Some significant buildings with Pinchot history include Forest Hall, the Community House, Normandy Cottage, the Pike County Courthouse and others. Gifford Pinchot founded and served as first chief of the USDA Forest Service and was twice Governor of Pennsylvania.
Pre-registration/payment is required and limited to the first 30 paid participants or send a check to GTHA, PO Box 188, Milford, PA 18337. Indicate which date you are registering for (September 10 or October 1).
More information is available at the Movable Feast: Pinchot Family & Milford Historic Walking Tour webpage.
For more information on programs, initiatives and other upcoming events, visit the Grey Towers Heritage Association.  Click Here to sign up for updates from the Association, Like them on Facebook, Follow them on Twitter, visit their YouTube Channel, become part of their Google+ Circle and follow them on Instagram.
 Also visit the Grey Towers Historic Site website and the Pinchot Institute for Conservation website for information on its conservation research and policy programs.  Click Here to sign up for the Institute’s regular updates.
(Photo: Pinchot Store circa 1870.)

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