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Happenings from the Heisey

We received a Pennsylvania Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts grant to support our programing and events. We will be able to bring presentations and collection displays virtually! We plan Zoom meetings highlighting speakers. We are so excited and grateful as we rise to this COVID-19 challenge!

We are presenting “Night at the Heisey House Museum,” guided candlelight tour for adults, sharing historical spooktacular stories of Clinton County on three nights in October: Oct. 16, from 8-9:30 p.m., Oct. 21 from 8-9 p.m. and Oct. 30 from 8-9:30 p.m.

Tours begin at the Poorman Gallery, 352 E. Water St. and are limited to six people. The cost is $5. Masks are required and social distancing is in effect.

Purchase online tickets at www.clintonpahistory.org and on the evening of the tour if available. Funding has been provided by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowmentfor the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020.

Wine in The Wilds, April 24, 2021 tickets are now on sale on our website www.clintonpahistory.org. Click “events” in the menu bar. Save on the pre-event price of $20 before Dec. 31 when the price goes up to $25. See the full description of our most fun fundraiser on the website.

Thanks to Jim Berkebile and Pete and Deb Smeltz for volunteering. Our grounds look great, we have new lights at the Heisey House and keyless entry for the Poorman Gallery. The Castanea Rail/Trail grounds were beautiful for our Sept. 20 dedication.

The final phase of renovating the exterior of the Castanea Train Station, restoration of the Water Tank Information Kiosk funded by the Clinton County Community Foundation and dedication of the vintage signal lights as well as recognizing The Clinton Central Model Railroad Club’s 40 years was celebrated on Sept. 20 with a ribbon cutting, photos, presentation check and photo by the Clinton County Community Foundation, with short speeches by JoAnn Bowes and John Gummo.

The Economic Partnership and Friends of the Bald Eagle Valley Trail provided tables of information. The three year project of station restoration including new foundation drainage, rotted wood removal, priming, and repainting was funded by Tourism grants, donations by the Sons of Italy, City of Lock Haven, Castanea Fire Company, Jeffery Rice, John Gummo, Jim and Carol Hanna and Ron and JoAnn Bowes.

Acquiring, storing, refurbishing, painting and installing the vintage train signal, formerly at the Henderson Street crossing, was made possible by the time, money and materials from John and Joyce Gummo, Todd Gummo, John Powell, Tom Rossman, Jim Hanna.

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