Parker Dam Tea And Talk At Historical Society

February 02, 2004 at 2:38 PM

       It may be the middle of winter, but the DuBois Area Historical Society will have a summer feel about it for its Feb. 12 meeting. Eric Rensel, Parker Dam State Park naturalist, will present “Parker Dam Tea & Talk” at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum, 28 West Long Ave., DuBois. The program is free and open to the public.

       Rensel presents a similar program during the summer at Parker Dam. Part of it is the serving of mountain fern tea. The tea will be available and Rensel will explain its making and uses during his presentation.

       In addition, Rensel will talk about the history of Parker Dam State Park, which dates to the Great Depression, when the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania purchased land belonging to the Central Pennsylvania Lumber Company. The park was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It was designated a recreation reserve in 1936.

       This is the DuBois Area Historical Society’s first meeting of 2004. Officers, board members, and area representatives will be voted on at this meeting by all members attending.

       The last meeting in November 2003, featured a presentation by Society President Evo Facchine, “Charles and Donald McDonald, World War II Heroes.” Facchine talked about the McDonald brothers, Charles who served in the U.S. Navy and became one of the most decorated sailors of World War II, and Donald, who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps.

        Upcoming speakers include:  March 16, Sue Raspatello, “The History of the Red Hat Society; April 21, Tom Schott,  “The Washington, D.C., World War II Memorial, A Personnel Connection; and May 26, Galen Kilmer, “DuBois Area High School Local History Projects.”  All of these programs begin at 7:30 p.m. in the E.D. Reitz Museum and are free and open to the public.

        2004 DuBois Area Historical Society individual and business memberships are now due. Individual memberships are:  life, $100; family, $15; single adult, $10; student 18 and over, $5; student up to 18, $2; senior citizen, $5. Members may gain the designation of member/donor by including a special contribution of $6 or more along with their membership fee. Checks should be made payable to the DuBois Area Historical Society and mailed to P.O. Box 401, DuBois, Pa. 15801. Include name, address, and phone number with all memberships.

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