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Happenings from the Heisey

By JO ANN BOWES

We have lots going on this month!

Today from 10 to 2 p.m. Heisey House is open. Come see us. Tours are at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. We will be open every Saturday until Labor Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

UPCOMING EVENTS

– June 9: Second Sunday 2 p.m., “Pickin ‘n’ Singin'” under the trees at the Heisey. Bring your non-acoustical instruments and join the spoons, harmonica and fiddles for old-time music. This is a free event. We’ll move into the Poorman Gallery in case of rain.

– June 15: “Redeeming Uncle Tom” at the Roxy Theater. Doors open at 4:30, screening at 5 p.m. Harriet Beecher Stowe based her book “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” on the life and plight of Josiah Henson, a slave in Maryland. This is a story of courage, determination, faith and strength. This is a free event but donations are accepted.

– June 21: 7:30 p.m., “The George and Timmy Show” is a night of variety, music and comedy at the Elks and is a fundraiser for the Jaycees and CCHS. Tickets are $20 and are available at the Heisey and online at www.clintonpahistory.org. Moderated by “Ed Sullivan,” come laugh and sing along with The Big Bopper, Blues Brothers, Mick Jagger,and “George Does Buddy Holly .”

Thank you Herb Guild for restoring the herb garden according to its original 1984 plan!

Thank you to LHU wrestlers Dalton, Collin, Imren, Isaac and Austin for spreading mulch at the Heisey House. It looks great!

We appreciate the May donations from Ann Kling, Clinton County Fair Association and the Barb Theil estate, as well as everyone who purchased merchandise using Amazon Smile!

FROM THE COLLECTION

There are many items in the Heisey’s collection that are just waiting to be found.

One of the most recent “found” items was a 1914 postcard requesting a gentleman in Avis to support Gifford Pinchot in his bid for the U.S. Senate. The postcard was signed by Pinchot’s former boss when he was the first chief of the U.S. Forest Service: Teddy Roosevelt.

Another find was The Fallon House guest register from the 1800s. Some of the excitement of making the find was diminished when it was discovered that the register’s previous owner had turned most of it into a scrapbook full of news articles.

Can’t wait to see what else is in the next drawer or closet that we at the Heisey will share with our visitors.

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