CCC Bronze Statue In Place At Lumber Museum

From Potter County Today

sept24cccstatue1An impressive addition to the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum will be dedicated at 11 am Sunday. It is a life-size bronze statue of a Civilian Conservation Corps member, part of a national program to commemorate a program that has left a legacy in area state parks, forests and other locations.

The statue is also a tribute to modern forest management practices that can be traced to the mid-20th century. Funding came from the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Associates, Galeton Rotary, Pennsylvania Lumber Heritage Region and private donors, including the Dominion Foundation.

Also scheduled for dedication Sunday is a replica of a still built to distill birch oil from birch bark. These were used to make birch beer and other products, The program will conclude at 1 pm with an update on the Lumber Museum expansion.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.

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