Learn about the tools and the skills that lumbermen needed in the woods with a demonstration by PPLO members.
Dig deep into the history of the lumber town of Laquin with a photo presentation by Matt Carl, President of LeRoy Heritage Museum, and learn what life was like for those living there.
In the southern Appalachian mountains, fiddle and banjo players have been reveling in the complimentary textural relationship of the two instruments for hundreds of years. The rhythmic momentum, undeniable warmth & endless potential of this down-home duet is celebrated in it’s full spirit by Brendan Cooney and Nikolai Fox. Cooney and Fox established Noggin Hill in collaboration with the visceral, adept and fluent bassist, Chris Coyle in 2009. This undeniably danceable and fantastically listenable band are up to their funny hats in mountain sounds.
EXHIBITS & DEMONSTRATIONS
LeRoy Heritage Museum features an extensive collection of items from town of Laquin. Other exhibits feature a coal mining and lumbering exhibit, scale model of a Laquin house, a Civilian Conservation Corps exhibit, a Sunfish Pond exhibit, and much more. Admission to the museum is just a donation at the door to benefit the museum building project.
The Barclay Mountain Visitor Center, located inside the LeRoy Heritage Museum features a wide selection of history books pertaining to Barclay Mountain history, Civilian Conservation Corps history, lumbering, coal mining, forestry and more. We also feature t-shirts, USGS maps, and other souvenirs pertaining to the mountain.
In less than two months, LeRoy Heritage Museum will host Barclay Mountain Heritage Day on August 11, 2018, from 10 am to 4 pm. The event will be held at the community grounds next to the museum located at 257 Mill Street in LeRoy, Bradford County, PA. Plans are coming together for a great event that will highlight the mountain and educate visitors about its history.
The featured programs for the day include the Pennsylvania Professional Lumberjack Organization demonstrating the tools and work of the old time lumbermen on the field at 10 am; “Noggin Hill,” Philadelphia’s popular band specializing in old-time, bluegrass, and Americana will wander the grounds playing music from 11 am to 12:30 pm; Matt Carl, President of LeRoy Heritage Museum, will present a program on the history of Laquin at 12:30 pm; and award-winning teacher and musician, Van Wagner will delight the audience with the program, “Soft Coal, Hard Times” at 1:45 pm followed by a concert of heritage music presented by Wagner at 2:50 pm.
Throughout the day, exhibitors will be sharing and demonstrating from their own tents or tables throughout the grounds, both inside and out. Some of these include the Pennsylvania Game Commission; Bradford County Conservation District; Civilian Conservation Corps Historian, John Eastlake; Pennsylvania Lumber Museum; Bradford County Historical Society; Tioga Point Museum; Abandoned Pennsylvania Coal Mines Facebook page administrator, David Kyle Fowler; Brian Kingsley Logging; Chief Oil & Gas; Energy Transfer Partners; and others including private collectors. Additional exhibitors are still being accepting.
A “Kid’s Area” will be available including a Petting Zoo offered by the LeRoy Community 4-H club. Food will be available throughout the day and raffles and other fundraising activities will be going on during the event to raise funds for the LeRoy Heritage Museum expansion project as it works to convert a historic 1896 hotel in LeRoy into a larger museum where the history of southwestern Bradford County, including the mountain, can be more effectively told. Local lumbermen, the Lewis Brothers, built the hotel with trees harvested from the mountain.
The current museum on Mill Street, as part of its collection, houses the largest number of Laquin artifacts available for public display anywhere. The museum and its gift shop, where local history books and souvenirs can be found, will be open during the event.
“We’ve had an amazing response to the event during the planning stages,” said Matt Carl. “Our patrons have been asking us to do something like this for years and now they’re excited to see it develop.”
Additional parking area was added for the event due to the large crowd that is expected throughout the day.
The event will have free admission and free parking with handicapped parking available. This is made possible by 22 sponsors including Premier Co-Sponsors, Chief Oil & Gas and Energy Transfer Partners; Oak Sponsors, the Bradford County Room Tax Fund and the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency; Walnut Sponsor, O-SO-KO-ZE camp members in memory of Frank Browning; and 18 Hemlock & Pine Sponsors that will be acknowledged on the day of the event. Sponsorships are still being accepted until July 4.
Those interested in making the event a success by volunteering on August 11 should contact the museum through its website or phone number and the museum will provide opportunities where help is needed.
More information about Barclay Mountain Heritage Day, including sponsorship opportunities, or for those interested in exhibiting their Barclay Mountain related collection, visit www.leroyheritage.org or call 570-364-5003. LeRoy Heritage Museum is sponsored in part by the United Way of Bradford County.
LeRoy Heritage Museum is now accepting applications from craft vendors for Barclay Mountain Heritage Day, to be held on August 11, 2018, 10 am to 4 pm at 257 Mill Street in LeRoy, Bradford County, PA. Although event coordinators did not originally intend to accept craft vendors due to space considerations, there has been enough interest from potential vendors to reconsider. The museum will now accept applications until August 4, 2018. No applications will be considered after the deadline. A large crowd is expected for this event so this is a great opportunity.
Craft vendors whose products relate to the Barclay Mountain Heritage Day theme are most likely to be accepted for the event. For example, products made from wood would be accepted because lumbering is an important part of the Barclay Mountain story. Other crafts or handmade goods might relate to coal mining, natural gas, forests, conservation, wildlife, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, or the history of the mountain. The museum will not accept flea market vendors or commercially made products – all products must be made by the vendor who is selling them.
The vendor application, rules, and a link to pay the vendor fee online can be found at www.leroyheritage.org/craft-vendor-application. The application may be mailed or emailed to LeRoy Heritage Museum to arrive by August 4. The fee may also be mailed. All spaces are outdoors and will be 10’x10’. If more room is needed, additional spaces will need to be reserved. There will be designated areas for craft vendors and all vendors should plan to bring their own tables, chairs, and tents as needed. Electric is not available.
LeRoy Heritage Museum continues to also accept educational exhibits or demonstration tents pertaining to the event theme. There is no cost for setup although these participants are expected to follow the same rules as craft vendors.
The Premier Co-Sponsors of Barclay Mountain Heritage Day are Chief Oil & Gas and Energy Transfer. Oak sponsors are the Bradford County Room Tax Fund and the Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency. The Walnut Sponsor is O-SO-KO-ZE camp members in memory of Frank Browning. Over 18 other sponsors in the Hemlock and Pine categories will be acknowledged on the day of the event. The final sponsorship deadline for those interested in participating is July 4, 2018. Families, hunting camps, organizations, and businesses can sponsor in memory of someone who was associated with Barclay Mountain. Visit the website for sponsorship information.
For more information about Barclay Mountain Heritage Day, visit www.leroyheritage.org and click on the event name, or call the museum office at 570-364-5003 and leave a message.