LeRoy Heritage Museum to host Barclay Mountain Heritage Day

LeROY — The LeRoy Heritage Museum will host Barclay Mountain Heritage Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the community grounds next to the museum, 257 Mill St.

The event will feature the Pennsylvania Lumberjack Organization demonstrating the tools and work of the old time lumbermen on the ball field diamond at 10 a.m. Noggin Hill, Philadelphia’s popular band specializing in Old-time, Bluegrass and Americana to will perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. under the main program tent. Van Wagner, award-winning teacher and musician, will present “Soft Coal, Hard Times” at 1:45 p.m. A concert of heritage music presented by Wagner will follow at 2:50 p.m. under the main program tent. Those interested should bring their own camping chair for seating.

Exhibitors will be sharing and demonstrating throughout the grounds, both inside the community building and out. Some of these will include: the Pennsylvania Game Commission; Bradford County Conservation District (bark peeling and the tanning process); John Eastlake, Civilian Conservation Corps Historian; Pennsylvania Lumber Museum (log sawing and other activities); Bradford County Historical Society (exhibit of Barclay Mountain photographs); Tioga Point Museum (exhibit of historical maps), David Kyle Fowler, Abandoned Pennsylvania Coal Mines Facebook page administrator (coal mining tools and photo display); Brian Kingsley Logging (modern logging equipment); Chief Oil & Gas; Energy Transfer Partners; LeRoy 4-H club; and other private collectors including Charles Wittig, Mike Hauk and the Kobbe family.

Exhibitors also will be selling their work, including local reproduction railroad station signs, town signs, woodcrafts, photography, books and hunting blinds.

A kid’s ara will be available at the rear of the community building. The events will include a petting zoo by the LeRoy Community 4-H Club and activities by the LeRoy Kidz Jam Club.

Ice cream, funnel cakes, kettle corn, drinks, Italian sausage, hot dogs, cheese steaks, hamburgers, french fries, deep fried Oreos, snow cones and drinks will be available.

The event also will include a Chinese auction and 50/50. Anyone interested in donating a basket of items or a single item for the Chinese auction may drop them off from 7 to 9 a.m. Aug. 11 at the community building.

Parking will be available on the lower ball field and the Tomlinson field, across from the bridge on Mill Street (entrance near the intersection with Southside Road.) There is additional parking available on Mill Street. Handicapped parking will be available at the entrance of the event.

For more information, call 570-364-5003 or visit www.leroyhertigage.org.