Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Appalachian Trail Museum Finds a Home

Earlier this month, the Appalachian Trail Museum Society sent out a press release announcing the renovation of a 200-year-old grist mill to become the new site of the Appalachian Trail Museum. Located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Pennsylvania, at approximately the halfway point of the 2,175-mile trail, the museum "will be a tribute to the thousands of men, women, and families who have hiked and maintained the Appalachian Trail, making it arguably the most famous hiking trail in the world," according to president of the non-profit organization Larry Luxenberg.

The grand opening of the museum will take place at 11 AM on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 5th. The Appalachian Trail Museum Society is seeking volunteers to assist with the renovation of the grist mill, as well as to lead educational programs for visitors. For more information, please visit the Appalachian Trail Museum website.

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