Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Gov. Pinchot's Grey Towers Opens Free For Veterans, Active Military Nov. 11 In Pike County

Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, Pike County, will offer a fee-free Open House for veterans, active military personnel and their families on November 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The event is in keeping with the Pinchot family tradition of welcoming the community, including veterans, to their home at Grey Towers, when Gov. Gifford Pinchot and his wife Cornelia lived here.
On September 13, 1919, the Pinchots hosted a Welcome Home Reception at Grey Towers that included baseball, games, music and speeches.
The 1886 mansion was active with guests and visitors during its heyday when Pinchot, who also was founder and first chief of the U.S. Forest Service, was Governor of Pennsylvania.
In addition to welcoming veterans to his private home in 1919, Pinchot rode the fire truck during a parade in Milford at the conclusion of World War II and authored numerous articles making a case for conservation as the foundation for global peace.
Grey Towers will be closed in observance of the Federal holiday on November 10, but will re-open for the special Veteran’s Day Open House on November 11.
For information about the fee-free Veterans Day event contact Grey Towers by sending email to: greytowers@fs.fed.us or call 570-296-9630.
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: Cornelia and Gifford Pinchot camping.)

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