Monday, August 21, 2017

Milford Walking Tour Sept. 9 Features Pinchot Family History In Pike County

A walking tour of Milford in Pike County, that illustrates the many contributions to the community made by the prominent Pinchot family since the 1800s is planned for September 9, beginning at 10 am.
Offered by the Grey Towers Heritage Association and the U.S. Forest Service at Grey Towers, ancestral home of the Pinchot family, the tour is free and open to the public.
Unique to this walking tour is guest lecturer Edgar Brannon, who will blend his 50+ years knowledge of history, architecture, landscape design and community background to deliver a dynamic program.
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?
Pre-registration is required by calling 570-296-9625 or sending an email to:  Participation is limited to the first 25 registrants.
The interesting stroll through the borough will illustrate how one family influenced the beginnings of the community. Participants should meet at Broad and Harford streets, at 10 am, rain or shine.
This walking tour is intended to enhance the understanding of the deep connection between the Pinchots, Grey Towers and the community.
Tour participants will learn of some of the  family contributions, including 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.
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: Before the Pinchot family completed construction of Forest Hall at the corner of Broad and Harford, the Pinchot Dry Goods store served the community during the 1800s.)

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