Upcoming Events

DATE

EVENT DESCRIPTION

May 12, 9:30 am

Walking Tour: Pinchot Family and Milford Historic Walking Tour 

Visit some significant locations where the Pinchot family had an influence in Milford. Rain or shine. Meet at Broad and Harford Streets. Register at www.greytowers.org. Info 570–296–9625 or info@greytowers.org. Limited to first 25 registrants. FREE.

May 19, 9 am

Native Plants Walk: Milford Experimental Forest

See firsthand various forest types, demonstration chestnut planting, native and invasive plants and the impacts of deer as part of our private forest landowner outreach. Register and learn more at www.delawarehighlands.org or call 570-226-3164.

May 26

Regular Tour Season Resumes, Thursday through Monday (Closed Tuesday & Wednesday) 11 AM – 4 PM on the hour

Guided tours of the FIRST FLOOR of the mansion and the ADJACENT GROUNDS share the story of the Pinchot family and the role Grey Towers played as they advanced their social, political, and conservation ideals. SPECIAL: See the upper floors of the mansion on weekends only at 4 PM.

June 9, 1 pm-4 pm

DEMO: Art of Lacemaking

Watch as the Lost Art Lacers of North New Jersey practice the art of lacemaking.
Learn about Mary Pinchot who was a collector of handmade lace. Some of her collection is at the Smithsonian and a portion of the collection will be exhibited at Grey Towers during the program.  Free, open to the public.

June 14, 10 am-3 pm

Come Paint en Plein Air: Outdoor Inspirational Painting Program

Geared toward adults and serious students who will gain inspiration from the grounds at Grey Towers, this 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. Visit www.joanpolishook-art.com or call 570–775–6896 for information on where to meet and other details.

June 30, 5:30 pm

Lecture: American Canopy: Trees, Forests and the Making of a Nation

Yale University professor of history, lawyer and writer Eric Rutkow will share commentary from his fascinating and groundbreaking book to tell the remarkable story of the relationship between Americans and their trees across the entire span of our nation’s history. Register at www.greytowers.org. Info 570–296–9625 or info@greytowers.org. Light refreshments to follow. FREE

July 12, 10 am-3 pm

Come Paint en Plein Air: Outdoor Inspirational Painting Program

Geared toward adults and serious students who will gain inspiration from the grounds at Grey Towers, this 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. Visit www.joanpolishook-art.com or call 570–775–6896 for information on where to meet and other details.

July 21, 5:30 pm

Lecture: Gifford Pinchot and Spirituality

Was Gifford Pinchot moved by his spirituality as he made groundbreaking progress in the American conservation movement? Explore how his decision making as first chief of the US Forest Service, and as Pennsylvania Governor, may have been influenced by a personal sanctity. Register at www.greytowers.org. Info 570–296–9625 or info@greytowers.org. Light refreshments to follow. FREE.

Aug. 2, 10 am-3pm

Come Paint en Plein Air: Outdoor Inspirational Painting Program

Geared toward adults and serious students who will gain inspiration from the grounds at Grey Towers, this 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. Visit www.joanpolishook-art.com or call 570–775–6896 for information on where to meet and other details.

August 4-5

 

14th Annual Festival of Wood

Handmade crafts, music, arts, programs, children’s activities, educational exhibits, and more! Visit www.fs.usda.gov/greytowers for a full schedule of events. Free parking, free shuttle. Self-guided tours of all three floors of the mansion ($5 per person). Rain or shine.

Festival of Wood information

August 11, 11 am-4 pm

Happy Birthday Gifford Pinchot! 

What better way to celebrate Gifford Pinchot’s 153rd birthday than by taking a tour of his home and enjoying a birthday treat? Regular tour schedule and regular tour fees apply.

August 18, 5:30 pm

Kindred Spirits Outdoor Music 

Enjoy an Appalachian Ballade: Simple Gifts Duo, performing Appalachian, Cajun, Indian, and other American music and song on original instruments. Tickets: Kindred Spirits Arts Program at 570–296– 7429 or www.kindredspiritsarts.org.

August 25, 5:30 pm

 

Lecture: Climate Change and Conservation: Is It Getting Hot In Here?

Hear Anthony Serino, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, Misericordia University, explain in plain language the science of climate change. Sponsored by Gifford Pinchot Audubon Society and Grey Towers Heritage Association. Register at www.greytowers.org. Info 570–296–9625 or info@greytowers.org. Light refreshments will follow. FREE.

Sept. 8, 11 am

Walking Tour: Pinchot Family and Milford Historic Walking Tour 

Visit some significant locations where the Pinchot family had an influence in Milford. Register at www.greytowers.org. Info 570–296–9625 or info@greytowers.org. Limited to first 25 registrants. Rain or shine. Meet at Broad and Harford Streets. FREE.

Sept 15, 5:30 pm

Lecture: Outspoken!: The Public Speeches of Cornelia Bryce Pinchot

Historian and author Kenneth Wolensky has delved into the speeches written and given by first lady of Pennsylvania Cornelia Pinchot as she campaigned for human rights and social justice. Register at www.greytowers.org. Info 570–296–9625 or info@greytowers.org. Light refreshments will follow. FREE.

Sept. 29, 11 am- 4pm

National Public Lands Day and Ice Cream Social (2 - 4 pm) 

A FEE-FREE day of self-guided mansion tours, children’s activities, Smokey Bear, and more! Enjoy free ice cream during a re-creation of Gov. Gifford Pinchot’s ice cream social—the best way the U.S. Forest Service and the Grey Towers Heritage Association know how to thank the community for their support all year round. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to a local food pantry.

Oct. 6, 10 am

Special Lecture: The Lady in Red and Me: Cornelia Pinchot’s Relevance Today

Attend the annual Membership Meeting of the Grey Towers Heritage Association and you’ll be treated to an intimate program about Cornelia Pinchot and how the work she started more than 50 years ago still has relevance today.  Guest speaker and author Mary Beth Kennedy Voda will share how “meeting” Mrs. Pinchot influenced her career. Call 570-296-9625 or email info@greytowers.org to register or learn more.

Oct. 20, 11 am and 2 pm

Historical Theatre: Laurel Hill Cemetery 

This unique public program introduces you to some of the inhabitants of one of Milford’s first graveyards, located on the grounds of Grey Towers. Dramatic, first-person readings illustrate how those buried there helped shape the community. Meet at the Visitor Pavilion in the parking lot. Wear sturdy shoes. $10 per person at www.greytowers.org. Info 570–296–9625 or info@greytowers.org. Rain or shine.

Oct. 27, 6 PM & 8 PM

Dramatic Reading: An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe 

We found books by Poe in the historic library, so what better way to mark Halloween than with this annual dramatic reading by the American Readers Theatre? Appropriate for ages 13 and up. $20 per person at www.greytowers.org. Info 570–296–9625 or info@greytowers.org.

Nov 30, Dec. 1-2

 

Dramatic Production: Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol 

Join us for our 38th year of a reading of this holiday classic! Friday 7 pm; Saturday 11 AM and 2 PM; Sunday at 2 PM. $20 per person at www.greytowers.org.   Info 570–296–9625.