Grey Towers Heritage Association Plans Trip to Historic Simsbury, CT Pinchot Birthplace
Join the Grey Towers Heritage Association for a step back in time as we travel by bus on May 15, 2013 to Simsbury Connecticut, the birthplace of Gifford Pinchot. The trip is just one of a number of great activities planned by GTHA to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Pinchot family’s donation of Grey Towers and its surrounding 102 acres to the US Forest. Learn how Simsbury embraces the same family that gave us the first Chief of the US Forest Service, pragmatic conservationist and two-time Governor of Pennsylvania and enriched the community of Milford, PA.
Points of interest in Simsbury include the Pinchot Sycamore Tree, Simsbury Free Library, Simsbury 1820 House, Eno Memorial Hall - Abigail Phelps Chapter, DAR Room, Simsbury Historical Society museum and the town cemetery where Gifford's ancestors are buried. There will also be a buffet lunch at the Maple Tree Café and time to shop and explore the town on your own.
Tickets for the day-long trip are $50.00 per person, which includes transportation, lunch and light refreshments and snacks on the return trip. The bus leaves at 8AM sharp from the lower visitor parking lot at Grey Towers National Historic Site and returns to Milford at approximately 8 PM. To register, mail a check to the Grey Towers Heritage Association, PO Box 188, Milford PA 18337 or purchase tickets online at http://www.greytowers.org/shop.html. Registration is open. Reserve your spot today! Seating is limited.