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Penn’s Woods Over Time: People and the Forest Lecture #1 of 2

March 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Claire Jantz, Chair of the Friends of Michaux State Forest

Each spring, The Institute presents a pair or series of related programs. For 2022, the lectures will be on March 3 and March 10. Our unifying theme is Penn’s Woods…

Spring Lectures 2022—The First in a Duo of Programs

Native Americans to the Civilian Conservation Corps: Cultural and Historical Resources in Michaux State Forest

Presented by Claire Jantz, Chair of the Friends of Michaux State Forest; Professor, Department of Geography/Earth Science, Shippensburg University

This talk will give a broad history of Michaux State Forest with a focus on how humans have used the resources there—from the mining of rhyolite by Native Americans, to the era of the iron and timber industries, to the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps. There will be an emphasis on how the cultural history of Michaux State Forest can be seen and understood in the contemporary landscape. Participants will also learn how and why Michaux State Forest was established and its importance as Pennsylvania’s “cradle of forestry.”

The program is FREE but registration is required. Email us at [email protected]

Current pandemic guidelines will be followed.

NEW! VIRTUAL OPTION—Can’t join us in person? Enjoy the program via Zoom! Email us at [email protected] to get the link and attend the lecture virtually!

Check out the March 10 program here!

Underwriting support provided in part by Robert and Grace Brown.

Additional support by Today’s Horizon Fund Contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; The John R. Hershey Jr. and Anna L. Hershey Family Foundation; Alma W. Oyer; APX Enclosures, Inc.; and The Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin.


March 3, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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