A.T. MUSEUM WISH LIST ~~DONATIONS NEEDED
From Larry's recent email for the A.T. Museum board to pass along :
" As the museum prepares for its Grand Opening on National Trails Day, June 5, 2010, we have compiled a wish list for people who may have items to donate . We are generally looking for items in new or good condition .
Folding or stacking chairs, metal cabinets for storing the collections, flat electronic screen to display the 13,000 ATC hiker photos and a land line telephone .
For the hiker lounge ~ a couch and comfortable chairs, small soaps and shampoos for hikers at Pine Grove Furnace showers, a bookshelf and paperback books for hikers to exchange, games, an outside table and chairs and a hiker box .
Children's area ~ walking sticks, backpacks, pots and pans, hiking and camping equipment, hiker games, other activities and a wooden board with pegs to hang items on .
Table lamps and end tables; coffee table; bulletin board; waste receptacles; partial rolls of toilet paper (for hikers to carry); prepaid calling cards .
Please contact the A. T. Museum at email@example.com "
See you at ATDays and at the GRAND OPENING ~~ Robert "RW"
EXCERPTS FROM A. T. Museum TREASURER's RECENT LETTER
"Our fundraising efforts continue because much yet needs to be done . We need to increase our numbers [ museum supporters ] so that the finacial burden is spread over a larger group. We do not wish to ask for more than any trail lover can support . Do you know any friends of the trail who might want to join with us in supporting the history of the glorious AT ? " [ go to www.atmuseum.org to join us as a member or mail to Rich's address below ~annual membership = $20 & any donation welcome ]
"Did you know we now accept PayPal ? If you haven't paid your 2010 membership dues of $20 yet, you can visit our website and pay by credit card . If you would rather use the mail, send your check made out to the AT Museum Society to : Rich Evans / 2125 Church Road / Mountain Top,PA 18707 "
"We hope you will join us at the Grand Opening Celebration on June 5, 2010 . I hope to see you ." ~~Rich Evans, A. T. Museum Treasurer
See attachment added to the first post.
AT Troll (2010)
Time does not wait for you, it keeps on rolling.
HIKE TO HISTORY ! ~~ Saturday, June 5, 2010 ~~
"History is our destiny. The Appalachian Trail is our legacy."
APPALACHIAN TRAIL MUSEUM ~ Pine Grove Furnace State Park, PA
Celebrate the Dedication of the Appalachian Trail Museum with us. This hike-in is just one of the many celibratory activities planned for this day ! Join us for a hike-in to the A.T. Museum's Dedication. Our journey to witness this history-making event begins at King's Gap Environmental Education Center on South Mountain (elev. 1,200 ft.) - at the Buck Ridge Trail. The 6 mile route to Pine Grove Furnace State Park tops off at 1,525 ft. at the 1.75 mile mark before descending to reach the gentle, rolling terrain of the 3 mile homestrech. ~~THERE IS A LIMIT OF 150 HIKERS~~ Registration will close once the limit is reached or on May 28, 2010, whichever occurs first. Proceeds will benefit the Appalachian Trail Museum ~THE FIRST MUSEUM DEDICATED TO HIKERS AND HIKING. The registration fee will include: ~A light, cold breakfast and drinks at the Check-in; ~Prefered seating for the A.T. Museum's Dedication Ceremony; ~A special edition A.T. Museum commemorative patch . Staggered start from the trailhead (Buck Ridge Trail at King's Gap) starting at 7:45 to 8:30 ~you choose based upon your pace needed to cover 6 miles.
TOP 10 REASONS WHY HIKE TO HISTORY :
Probably will not find parking closer than a mile away
Think of the calories you'll burn so you can eat 2 pieces of cake
You don't want to be the only person who doesn't stink at the dedication
Hiking to the first museum focused on hiking is way COOL (& "GREEN")
If you get lost, you'll be in good company (Don't worry,you won't get lost)
Won't have to worry about running into Governor Sanford
Log trail miles during Pennsylvania's Hiking Week
Be part of a memorable National Trails Day celebration
The spirit of Earl Shaffer will be with you
Since the old Grist Mill has lasted 200 years, can't you hike 2 or 3 hours ?
More details will be provided after your registration is received by the AT Museum Treasurer, Rich Evans at 2123 Church Road / Mountain Top, PA 18707-9030 ~~hopefully, registration forms will be available at the Museum's website SOON ~~go to www.atmuseum.org and check for it.
Otherwise, I'll be happy to forward you a registration form via an online attachment from my email : firstname.lastname@example.org ~~your e-mail address will be used only in connection with "Hike to History"
$25 ~ EARLY registration postmarked no later than May 15th.
$35 ~ Registration postmarked no later than May 28th.
PLEASE make check payable to "A.T. Museum Society"
*additional donation optional and will be received with appreciation.
"History is our destiny. The Appalachian Trail is our legacy."
~~This info pased along to you by Robert"Red Wolf o'da Smoky's" Croyle
Appalachian Trail Museum Society, Membership Secretary
602 Pennsylvania Avenue / Savannah,GA 31404
REGISTRATION FORM ADDED WHILE POSTING LAST MESSAGE !
THANKS ATTROLL ~~for REGISTRATION FORM for HIKE TO HISTORY go
to the 1st. post in this thread on PAGE 1 and click on link at bottom of that 1st, post.
MANY THANKS, attroll
We've had several responces to our wish list ~THANKYOU~
We still can use a lot of item donations to help outfit the new museum.
HIKE TO HISTORY REGISTRATION FORMS
The registration forms for the "Hike To History" special AT Museum Grand Opening event, June 5, are now ~~AVAILABLE~~ go to the museum's website home page and hit "click here" , then "click here" again on the page that comes up. The site will then go to the PDF 2-page registration form ! (just recently added to the website!) NOTE: the total number of hikers ARE LIMITED ~ REGISTER EARLY *****
~Red Wolf o'da Smoky's
A. T. MUSEUM ~~ BOARD MEETING MARCH 21
The annual board meeting of the A.T. Museum Society was held at Ironmaster's Mansion Hostel Sunday, 3/21/2010 . Maurice Forreter retired from the board and Joe Patterson was elected to fill the vacanct chair .
Watch this forum for the recent Museum news whcih will be posted soon.
CONSTRUCTION SET TO BEGIN
The renovation of the Old Grist Mill building at Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania is set to begin with the beginning of April ! This is an exciting time for all involved with our A.T. Museum ~~that excitement is shared by many of the people who live in that local area. A new Museum board member, Joe Patterson, has been instrumental in spreading the news of the Museum among many newspapers ~~we at the museum are very lucky to have his years of experience in the newpaper field helping promote and establish our A.T. Museum . I hope to be able to relay the different articles that will be forthcoming and passed to me online by Joe, and, with Alligator's help, post them here in this Whiteblaze Forum.
GOOD & HAPPY HOLIDAY Y'ALL !
Robert Croyle "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's"
A.T. Museum, Membership Secretary
Last edited by Alligator; 03-30-2010 at 12:00. Reason: Added pdfs
RENOVATION OF OLD MILL WORK BEGINS THIS SATURDAY ! ! !
The actual construction work to turn the vacant Old Mill into our Appalachian Trail Museum building begins this Saturday ! Here is another newspaper article ( a little more involved than the other Carlisle one ) which I hope you find of interest . This is a MAJOR MILESTONE for our AT Museum !
NOTE: TIME REMAINS YET (!) to have your name added to the Grand Opening Fund Donor's List plaque which WILL HANG in our Appalachian Trail Museum . Send donations to Rich Evans marked "Donor's Fund" see his address info at www.atmuseum.org There are different levels of giving : $50, $100, $250, $500, & the A2-Society level ($1000 ~ eight are listed at this level presently ! ) .
Cheers, ~~Robert"Red Wolf o'da Smoky's" Croyle, AT Museum,Memebrship Secretary
RENOVATION WORK ON A.T. MUSEUM'S BUILDING BEGINS ~~ ! ! !
~ Robert Croyle "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's"
A.T. Museum,membership secretary / ALDHA board member
Tomorrow, Saturday April 3, the actual renovation work turning the Old Grist Mill ( Pine Grove Furnace State Park ) into our Appalachian Trail Museum begins . This MAJOR MILESTONE in the CREATION of the A.T. Museum will be reached ! ~~very exciting news to the hundreds involved through their volunteer work, monetary & artifact donations to this 12-year project ! Volunteer efforts that will continue for the years to come to maintain, operate, and expand our A.T. Museum .
~ 3 REMINDERS ABOUT UP-COMING DEADLINES & DATES
here are 3 attachments; 2 have important application forms which may be printed :
CHILE'S RESTAURANT HELPS MUSEUM'S FUNDRAISER
This just came in today ! see the offer in this attachment ~~Robert"Red Wolf" Croyle ~~ BE SURE TO PRINT IT & BRING IT TO CHILE'S~~
FIRST HIKING MUSEUM IN THE U. S. ! * * * * *
As a matter of fact ! This attached article just recently published.
~Robert"RW" Croyle / A.T. Museum, membership secretary
Here's a chance to get involved with the day-to-day activities at the Appalachian Trail Museum after it opens this June 5 th. ! All are welcome to apply to the Museum Co-ordinator ~~she has just recently been charged by the A. T. Museum board to this duty. For complete info go to this attachment just published in a local daily newspaper.
HAPPY TRAILS !
TIME'S RUNNING OUT ~~ DEADLINE'S DRAW STEADILY NEAR
GRAND OPENING FUND DONOR'S PLAQUE ~~ this plaque will hang permanently in the Appalachian Trail Museumm ! ~~
HIKE TO HISTORY (appilication)
*****more on both topics go to these attachments:
YOUR INVITATION TO THE A. T. MUSEUM'S GRAND OPENING JUNE 5 * * * * *
Here is the latest news article I have received to pass along to you (see attachment ) . Your INVITATION to the Grand Opening of our Appalachian Trail Museum from the Museum President, Larry Luxenberg is also included here (see attachment) . Plus, your opportunity to join us as an Appalachian Trail Museum Member ~~ ALL 2010 MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A MEMBERSHIP CARD ( first time I've had them available to place in the hands of our MEMBERS ) ! ! ! ~~~see membership form attachment; print out; and mail to our treasurer Rich Evans . : )
~ Robert "Red Wolf o'da Smoky's" Croyle
Appalachian Trail Museum, membership secretary
BUILDING FUND DRIVE FORM
NOTICE ~~ ALL THRU-HIKERS ~~
Here is the latest news release AND "THRU-HIKERS" are the FOCUS ~O O~ ! ! !
A. T. Museum, membership secretary / ALDHA board member