Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Appalachian Trail Museum prepares for Phase 2 posted an article on their website last week stating that the Appalachian Trail Museum is already preparing for Phase 2 of their opening.

Located in Pine Grove Furnace State Park at the midway point of the Appalachian Trail, the museum opened its doors to the public on June 5.

The museum's first exhibits tell the stories of the founding, construction, preservation, maintenance, protection and enjoyment of the trail since its inception in the 1920s. Among the trail pioneers honored with exhibits are Benton MacKaye, who is credited with conceptualizing the Appalachian Trail, and Myron Avery, who is credited with spearheading construction of the trail that was completed in 1937.

Second-phase exhibits will continue to portray not only the history of the Appalachian Trail, but also the essence of the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual human experience of the Appalachian environment and the culture of hiking, said Larry Luxenberg, president of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society.

Among the exhibits in the second phase will be hiking and trail maintenance artifacts, he added.

You can read the full article by clicking here.

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