Saturday, March 15, 2014

Grey Towers Heritage Association 8K

The Grey Towers Heritage Association 8K is scheduled for the morning of April 26, 2014.

Grey Towers is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot. Pinchot is credited with being the founder of conservation in the United States; was the first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service; and was twice Governor of Pennsylvania. Grey Towers is a Gilded Age mansion built in Milford, PA by the Pinchot family in 1874. It, and the grounds surrounding it, were donated to the people of the United States in 1963; the U.S. Forest Service maintains the site for conservation work and as a museum meant to reinforce the conservation message as well as the prominent role Gifford Pinchot played in U.S. and Pennsylvania history.
The Grey Towers Heritage Association is a 501(c) whose purpose is to support the Forest Service's mission at Grey Towers. It does this in many ways; chief among them is hosting a number of public programs in the mansion and on its grounds. The annual 8K is one of those.

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