Summer Program Friday Nights
Friday, June 14
7:00 pm    “Feathered Hunters: Hawks & Owls.”  Many of you have already seen the species of birds of prey that naturalist Jack Hubley will be bringing to the Hall of Philosophy. Chances are however, you haven’t been this close.  After all, they have eyes like a hawk!  HP/CHP
Friday, June 21
7:00 pm    “History of the American Intelligence Community,” presented by David Hatch. Learn how the Intelligence Community began, how it grew, interesting persons associated with Intelligence, and some real-life spy stories.  Dr. Hatch is the senior historian at a major component of the Intelligence Community. HP/CHP
Friday, June 28
7:00 pm    “Living in Space,” presented by Jim O’Leary. Learn about early NASA and Soviet space programs, human challenges and tragedies, once-secret Soviet disasters, effects on humans of living in space. See a video tour showing life in the International Space Station. Mr. O’Leary is Senior Scientist at the Maryland Science Center.  HP/CHP
Friday, July 5
7:00 pm    “Our Pennsylvania Dutch U.S. Presidents,” How many U.S. presidents had a Pennsylvania Dutch background? As we celebrate American Independence weekend, Jean-Paul Benowitz will share how Pennsylvania Dutch culture, traditions and philosophy informed the domestic and foreign policies of U.S. presidents. We will explore how Pennsylvania Dutch heritage influenced the leadership of several American presidents.  HP/HIS/CHP
Saturday, July 6
11:00 am    History Walk: “Abraham Kauffman’s Mount Gretna.” Meet at firehouse parking lot.  Led by Ron Hontz.  HIS/CHP
Friday, July 12
7:00 pm    “The View Below: Amazing Sights in the Loyalsock Creek.”  The underwater world of our rivers and streams is unexpected, largely unnoticed and amazing! Underwater “snorklehead” and naturalist Keith Williams shares his adventures of exploring and discovering the underwater world of the 2018 Pennsylvania River of the Year, the Loyalsock Creek, in this engaging presentation.  HP/CHP

Friday, July 26
7:00 pm    “Engagement and Innovation in Genomic Medicine with Old Order Amish and Mennonite throughout North America.” Karlla Brigatti, Clinic for Special Children’s genetic counselor and Research Operations Director, will give a brief history of the Plain communities’ engagement with genetic medicine, review some of the discoveries and innovations developed at the Clinic utilized worldwide, and discuss the outreach of the Clinic staff.  HP/CHP
Friday, August 2
7:00 pm    “When Cowboys Wore a Derby,” presented by Bob Baer. Explore the many myths around the Old West. How accurate is Hollywood’s portrayal of cowboys, gunslingers, Indians and Western characters? How wild was the Old West? Why are we fascinated today? Bob Baer teaches at the Community College of Baltimore County. HP/CHP  
Friday, August 9
7:00 pm    “150 Years of Harper’s Bazaar.”  Join Elizabeth Hummer, Design Director at Harper’s Bazaar and Creative Director of the recently published book of the same title, as she takes us through the greatest moments of America’s first fashion magazine and its noted editors, photographers, models and writers.  HP/CHP
Friday, August 23
7:00 pm    “The Life of a Collier,” presented by Rick Brouse. Hard work in the hills defined the life of colliers, men who made the charcoal that fueled the iron furnaces (such as Robert Coleman’s in nearby Cornwall) of the 18th and 19th centuries.  Iron was formed into farming tools and household goods, but it was the ammunition and cannon balls that made the iron furnaces critical during the Revolutionary War.  HP/HIS/CHP
Friday, August 30
7:00 pm    Play reading with Kevin Pry.  HP/CHP