Milford, PA – The Pike County Historical Society would like to invite one and all to attend a “Meet and Greet” at the Society on Friday evening August 11, 2012 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Stop in and meet our newly elected President Kelle Hankins and the rest of our officers, including Vice President Miriam Siegel, Treasurer Sandy Short Marchese and Secretary Christine Cohen.
It is at this time a newly acquired item, a section of a beam from the World Trade Centers’ Twin Towers, will be dedicated. The piece was donated by Museum supporter Fred Merusi as a somber reminder of a day that all Americans will never forget. It is strangely appropriate that this piece of steel now stands in the Columns Museum, which is home to the famous blood stained Lincoln Flag; as it was on Lincoln’s birthday last year that a small strand of the Lincoln Flag was incorporated into the National 9/11 Flag. The 9/11 Flag has become a modern day version of the “Star Spangled Banner”; a tattered flag rescued from a building across from the Twin Towers, its journey allowing service heroes in all 50 states the privilege of stitching the flag back to its original 13-stripe format and to inspire 300 million Americans with the flag’s rich visual history in order to deepen our sense of citizenship and national pride.
Please join the Pike County Historical Society as we unveil our newest acquisition. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Spend some time with your friends in history at the “official historical society of Pike County.”
The Columns Museum is open Wed. Sat and Sun., from 1-4 and will be open Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4 in July and August. Call us at 570-296-8126, or visit our website at www.pikecountyhistoricalsociety.org.