Grey Towers is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, first Chief of the US Forest Service and twice Govenor of Pennsylvania.
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A guided tour of the mansion and grounds is an interesting and unique way to learn about how one family shaped and influenced our conservation ideals and values, while experiencing what life might have been like at Grey Towers in the early 20th century.

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SPRING 2014: REGULAR TOUR SEASON RESUMES

Tours run by the U.S. Forest Service

May 25th – November 1st
Everyday: 11AM – 4 PM  (Tours run on the hour)

Guided tours of the mansion and grounds share the story of the Pinchot family and the role Grey Towers played as they advanced their social, political and conservation ideals.

Special, Three-floor Tours on WEEKENDS ONLY, 10am & 4pm.
Regular tour fees apply.

JULY• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

FAMILIES AND FORESTS:
Connecting Kids to Nature — Tree Identification and Woodland Trails

SATURDAY, JULY 12
10 AM – 1PM
FREE

Families of all sizes and age ranges are invited to attend this FREE workshop at the Lemons Brook Farm property in Bethel, NY. Each family will receive a “field pack” and materials to help them explore their family lands or other forest lands. Registration is required, and it is suggested that you bring a picnic lunch. Please call the Conservancy at 570-226-3164, send an email to info@delawarehighlands.org or register online at DelawareHighlands.org.

This FREE workshop is part of the Delaware Highlands Conservancyís Family Tree Series, with the support from the U.S. Forest Service at the Grey Towers National Historic Site, Grey towers Heritage Association, and the Pike-Monroe Woodland Owners Group.

ARTIFACT TOUR

SATURDAY, JULY 12
11:30 AM

Get up close and personal with some of the more popular artifacts in the Grey Towers’ collection, including art work, sculptures, furnishings, books and more! This tour focuses on all those cool things you see in the mansion but don’t have a chance to learn about!
Regular tour fees apply;
pre-register at 570-296-9630.

COME PAINT WITH ME

THURSDAY, JULY 17
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, FREE

This free plein air painting program is open to the public and is non-instructional. You can either join the artists or observe them at work in the fields and forests of Grey Towers for these outdoor painting and sketching sessions. Bring your own materials and a picnic lunch. No reservations needed. Rain or shine. FREE.
570-775-6896 or joanpolishook-art.com.

“HAPPY FEET TWO” — Screen on the Green Family Outdoor Film Screening and Activity

SATURDAY, JULY 19
7 PM, FREE

Happy Feet Two,” a film for the whole family featuring a tap dancing penguin that lives in the Antarctic and illustrates some of the environmental challenges that the species is facing today, including climate change. Kids will pick up on the themes: believing in yourself; climate change; family relationships; being different...and working together. View film trailer.

Craft activity begins at 7 pm; all materials provided.
Film begins at dusk.
Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy on the lawn.
Rain Date - Sunday, July 20, 2014.

AUGUST• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

FAMILIES AND FORESTS:
Connecting Kids to Nature — Goods from the Woods

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2
10 AM – 1PM
FREE

Learn how to find and add value to your forest land. Heather Housekeeper will lead a guided walk in search of edible wild plants. Each family will receive a “field pack” and materials to help them explore their family lands or other forest lands. Registration is required, and it is suggested that you bring a picnic lunch. Please call the Conservancy at 570-226-3164, send an email to info@delawarehighlands.org or register online at DelawareHighlands.org.

This FREE workshop is part of the Delaware Highlands Conservancy's Family Tree Series, with the support from the U.S. Forest Service at the Grey Towers National Historic Site, Grey towers Heritage Association, and the Pike-Monroe Woodland Owners Group.

TENTH ANNUAL Festival of Wood
FESTIVAL OF WOOD

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, AUGUST 2-3

Handmade crafts, music, arts, programs, children's activities, educational exhibits, and more!

 

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Happy Birthday Gifford Pinchot!

MONDAY, AUGUST 11
Begins at 11am, FREE

Help celebrate Gifford Pinchot's 149th birthday with a FEE FREE DAY! Guided tours of all three floors of the mansion, on the hour, beginning at 11 am.

OUTDOOR CLASSICAL MUSIC

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16

Kindred Spirits Arts Program, outdoor classical music concert in our tented pool pavilion terrace. Additional information at www.kindredspiritsarts.org

COME PAINT WITH ME

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, FREE

This free plein air painting program is open to the public and is non-instructional. You can either join the artists or observe them at work in the fields and forests of Grey Towers for these outdoor painting and sketching sessions. Bring your own materials and a picnic lunch. Meet near the mansion (Visitor Pavilion in inclement weather). No reservations needed. Rain or shine. Free. 570-775-6896 or www.joanpolishook-art.com

 

 
Grey Towers Ampitheater in Pike County, Pennsylvania

SEPTEMBER• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

TREE ID WALK

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
11:30 am

Join us for this 1-hour walk to learn about the trees that the Pinchot family planted here. Participants will be given our new “Trees of Grey Towers” pamphlet. Regular tour fees apply and spots are limited; call 570-296-9630 to pre-register.

PINCHOT FAMILY AND MILFORD HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
11 AM

Join us on this guided walking tour and learn how the Pinchot family helped shape the community. Meet on the Community House lawn. Printed guide book included in fee. Call 570–296–9625 to save a spot.

Sponsored by the US Forest Service with support from the Grey Towers Heritage Association.

COME PAINT WITH ME

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, FREE

This free plein air painting program is open to the public and is non-instructional. You can either join the artists or observe them at work in the fields and forests of Grey Towers for these outdoor painting and sketching sessions. Bring your own materials and a picnic lunch. Meet near the mansion (Visitor Pavilion in inclement weather) for this final session of the season. No reservations needed. Rain or shine. Free. 570-775-6896 or www.joanpolishook-art.com

COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY AND NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
10 am – 4 pm

A FEE-FREE Day of self-guided mansion tours, music, children's programs, Smokey Bear and more! The best way we know to thank the community for their support all year-round. Rain or Shine.

Sponsored by the Grey Towers Heritage Association and the US Forest Service with funding from the Orange and Rockland Utilities Community Fund.

OCTOBER• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

EVOLUTION OF THE GREY TOWERS LANDSCAPE: AUTUMN IN CORNELIA'S GARDENS

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
1:30 PM

Brilliant red, yellow, and orange leaves will be ablaze for this landscape tour. Meet Horticulturist Elizabeth Hawke at the Visitor Pavilion to view the fabulous foliage displays of the native shrubs, Japanese maples, historic sugar maple planted by General William T. Sherman, and the historic landscape. Regular tour fees apply.

DRAMATIC READINGPoe Reading

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31
6:00 PM & 8:00 PM

Halloween Dramatic Reading, “A Night With Poe.” Fee. Contact info@greytowers.org or call 570–296–9625. More details to come.

Sponsored by the US Forest Service with support from the Grey Towers Heritage Association.

 

NOVEMBER• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

CEMETERY WALK

SATURDAY NOV 1
1:30 PM

Join us for a walk through the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Milford’s original town graveyard, on the grounds of Grey Towers. Meet at the Visitor Pavilion in the parking lot. Wear sturdy shoes. Regular tour fees apply. Call 570-296-9630 or info@greytowers.org.

Sponsored by the US Forest Service with support from the Grey Towers Heritage Association.

DECEMBER• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Holiday Festivities to be announced.

 

 

Grey Towers Heritage Association • P.O. Box 188 • Milford, PA 18337 • 570-296-9630 • info@greytowers.org