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HIKING PENN'S WOODS: A History
Commonwealth Speaker, Silas Chamberlin, will present "Hiking in Penn's Woods: A History. This presentation is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council supported in part by the national endowment for the Humanities. Meet at the John J. Willaman Education Center in the Lecture Room.
This presentation will provide an overview of Pennsylvania's rich history of hiking and trails - from the - from the founding of the earliest clubs in the 1910s through to the present. Learn about hikers' significant contributions to the environmental movement. Discover the unique culture of hiking that emerged out of local clubs and provided an impetus for "getting back to nature" throughout most of the 20th century. Find out about the colorful characters who constructed thousands of miles of hiking trails across Pennsylvania, linking natural areas and communities. The focus on hiking provides a unique opportunity to explore the ways in which Pennsylvanians interact with the natural world. Audiences are encouraged to share their own experiences of hiking.
Free of charge, all are welcome. No pre-registration required.
More About Jenkins Arboretum
Jenkins Arboretum is a privately owned and operated natural arborteum that is open to the public free of charge 365 days per year. H. Lawrence Jenkins established the arboretum on his property as a memorial to his wife, Elisabeth Phillippe Jenkins, who was avid gardener. The Arboretum opened to the public in 1976. Views of the valley all the way to King of Prussia, as well as up-close views of nature can be seen along the 1.2 miles of paved pathways that wind through the 40+ acre site. The property features an education center that was finished in 2010 and five different garden areas, including Rhododendron Collection, Green Ribbon Native Plants®, The Woodland Garden, Wildflower Gardens and a Bog Garden
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