SLATE BELT HERITAGE CENTER GRAND OPENING MAY 19, 1-4 PM
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The SBHC has undergone a complete facelift and will be presenting brand new exhibits, room displays and several new surprises. The history, traditions and artifacts of the Slate Belt have not changed, but the presentation is new and exciting.
A furnace accident forced the Heritage Center to close its season early in 2012. Volunteers from the community helped dismantle every display, clean every artifact, and reinstall each exhibit. “No one wanted the puff-back to happen,” said Cathy Heard, SBHC volunteer, “but it gives the Center an opportunity to refresh exhibits and tell more Slate Belt stories.”
Monthly Lecture Series
Summer lectures are the 2nd Thursday of the month from April to November at 7:00 pm.
Check the schedule often as lectures may change.
Upcoming lectures feature:
Thursday, Sept. 12, @ 7 pm
“Italian Winemaking” Frank Communale and friends.
Local winemakers Frank Communale, Andrew Polo and Nick Rosato tell about the traditional family activity of making wine at home.
Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 pm
“A Halloween Surprise” Ghosts from the Slate Belt’s past.
The Heritage Center becomes a lantern-lit haunted house where historic Slate Belt spirits appear and tell their true tales to celebrate Halloween.
Thursday, Nov.14, 7 pm
“Timber Rafting on the Delaware River” Henry Skirbst.
Henry Skirbst gives a power point presentation about the often exciting and dangerous history of the Delaware River through the centuries.
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2 pm
“Columcile” William H. Cohea, Jr.
Discover the inspiration for Columcile Megalith Park, the spiritual space on the Blue Mountain and its roots in the ancient monuments and ruins at St. Columba’s community on the Celtic Isle of Iona.
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 2 pm
"Lenape Culture in Stone and Wood" Anna Maria Caldara.
Local author and activist Anna Maria Caldara has documented trees with Native American connections for the last decade. She'll discuss her newest book about Lenape culture in our natural world.
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 2 pm
“Welsh Songs and Stories” Jodee James
Singer-songwriter Jodee James celebrates Welsh Heritage with guitar and vocals.
Our collections are constantly changing. The next collections include:
See Photo Gallery of Past Exhibits