November 2014 NewsFlash

Volunteers Sought for Grey Towers’ Organization

MILFORD, PA – Do you love history? Have a passion for protecting the environment? Enjoy being involved with community activities? The Grey Towers Heritage Association, the non-profit organization that supports public and community programs at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA, is seeking new members for its volunteer Board of Directors.
An energetic board with a diversity of skills, experience and interests is the key to the success of this growing organization. The Board seeks volunteers who have a background or interest in conservation and the environment; history and architecture; landscape preservation; community outreach and visitor services; marketing and public relations, fundraising or an interest in making our community a bit better.
“The importance of Grey Towers, and the Pinchot family who built it, stretches from almost the Republic’s founding through to today. It is a legacy of conservation, citizenship and the difference a small group of people can make on our town, Commonwealth and Nation. Helping to tell this story through programs and publications is the purpose of the Grey Towers Heritage Association,” said board member Fred Guendel.
The volunteer board meets monthly at the historic estate and plans its support for such popular programs at the ice cream social, Screen on the Green free family films, Festival of Wood, Community Appreciation Day, Edgar Allan Poe and Christmas Carol dramatic readings and much, much more. The organization, formed in 2007, also supports activities on the adjoining Milford Experimental Forest, education programs with area schools, forest landowner programs with regional organizations and the Grey Towers internship and Scholar in Residence programs.
“The GTHA provides so much support for our public programs at Grey Towers and the volunteers and board members provide a direct link to the community,” said Lori McKean, spokesperson for Grey Towers. “The economic value of the tourism, the educational value to our schools and the environmental value to our natural resources is a huge contribution. Community members who join the board or volunteer can help the GTHA grow and meet the increasing visitor use of Grey Towers.”
In addition to volunteer board members, the GTHA is seeking persons from the community who might want to serve on a committee or as a volunteer. Committee members and volunteers enjoy participating in the organization without the monthly commitment of board membership. All are critical members of the GTHA organization.
Grey Towers National Historic Site, ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, forester, eminent conservationist and two-term Governor of Pennsylvania, is managed by the US Forest Service as a conservation education and leadership center. Its iconic position as a national organization brings conservation leaders from around the world to its conference center; its museum and visitor programs welcomes 16,000 guests annually.
For more information about the GTHA and to request an application for any of the Board positions, please send an email to or call 570-296-9625.

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