August 2013 NewsFlash

Free Ice Cream Social, Mansion Tours at Grey Towers to Mark Gifford Pinchotís Birthday

Food Pantry Donations Accepted in Lieu of Fees

MILFORD, PA Ė Free admission and a re-creation of Gov. Gifford Pinchotís community ice cream social at his Milford, PA, home, Grey Towers, will be held at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA, on Sunday, August 11, 2013.

To mark Pinchotís 148th birthday, the US Forest Service will offer free admission to the 19th century French chateauesque mansion, from 10 am to 4 pm. Free visitor films will be shown throughout the day, including the film showing President John F. Kennedyís Sept. 24, 1963, dedication of Grey Towers.

From 2 pm to 4 pm, a free Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the Grey Towers Heritage Association, will be held on the grounds to re-recreate the ice cream socials that the Pinchot family offered when Pinchot was Governor of Pennsylvania.

In lieu of a fee, the GTHA requests the donation of a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to a local food pantry.

The US Forest Service will open all three floors of the mansion to visitors from 10 am to 4 pm at no charge.

For more information, contact Grey Towers at 570-296-9630 or on the web at or

1. Gov. Gifford Pinchot treats a young visitor to ice cream at one of his popular ice cream socials at Grey Towers in the 1930s.

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