Celebrate 5th Fridays with HeritagePA

Five Fridays in one month?! This only happens a few times a year. Celebrate this rare occurrence and take in the history & heritage of your region. For ideas, check out things happening in these five unique areas below.

National Road Heritage Corridor:

Washington Libations Locations Poker Stroll 

Check in at the Bradford House at 6 p.m.  Visit the 5 designated locations in the city of Washington, which include Red Pump Spirits Craft Distillers, Washington Winery, Liberty Pole Spirits distillery, and ending at Washington Brewery,  to collect all 5 playing cards.  Throughout the evening, as participants walk throughout the lighted city, they will enjoy live music, local art and museums, and be able to make purchases at all locations.  All must report to the brewery at 8:30 p.m. to present the collected hand. The 3 best hands will receive baskets of rewards and deals from the Washington Business District.

Pot Still Pub

  • Time: 4 – 11 pm
  • Location: 1186 National Pike, Hopwood, PA 15445
  • More info here.

Located in the National Register listed Hopwood/Miller Tavern circa 1790 as a private home and circa 1832 as an Inn and tavern on the National Road.  Among the distinguished guests were: John Quincy Adams, James Polk, James Buchanan and Abraham Lincoln.   The pub is now operated by Christian Klay owner and founder of Ridge Runner Distillery.

The pub sells Ridge Runner’s moonshine, vodka, and whiskey cocktails as well as by the bottle. Pennsylvania wine and beer are sold by the glass. Stop by on Friday, September 29th anytime between 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. – shoot pool, throw darts or challenge your friends to a game of corn hole or enjoy a cigar on the patio in our spectacular backyard.

Christian and his team will be offering a tasting of Ridge Runners fine spirits and cocktail specials.  Check out the simple pot still used for distilling. Around 7:00 p.m., catch Christian talking about the history of distilling and how the process has changed through the decades.  A local food truck will be there if you get hungry and there will be live music!


Lumber Heritage Region & PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor:

5th Friday at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum 

  • Time: 9 am – 5 pm
  • Location(s): Pennsylvania Lumber Museum
  • Tickets: Receive a complimentary admission with the purchase of a regular admission of equal value (BOGO).  Adult (12-64 years old) – $8; Reduced (65+ years old) – $7; Youth (3-11 years old) – $5; Active Military and Immediate Family – FREE

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, located on Route 6 in Potter County, PA, is eager to welcome visitors to the Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania in honor of the September 29th, 2017, Heritage PA 5th Friday program. Any visitors to the museum on that day that mention the Heritage PA 5th Friday program will be eligible to receive a complimentary admission with the purchase of a regular admission of equal value (BOGO).

The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania will also present a special screening of their documentary “The Civilian Conservation Corps: A Peaceful Revolution” at 1 Pm in the museum program room. This documentary, produced by Michael J. Schultz & Son, chronicles the contributions made by the CCC to the natural landscape and recreational infrastructure of the Region. In partnership with PA Route 6 Heritage Corridor, they will also be premiering a short PA Route 6 video. Please join us for this special event; the fall foliage will be near peak condition at this time of the year, providing a gorgeous backdrop for your visit to the wilds of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, a key gateway destination within the Lumber Heritage Region, strives to educate the public about Pennsylvania’s rich lumbering history and the ongoing care, management and recreational use of its forests. For more information about the museum, please visit our web site (lumbermuseum.org) and Facebook page, or call 814-435-2652.

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor:

Visit the National Canal Museum 

  • Time: 11:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Tickets: Adults: $12; Seniors: $11; Children (3-15): $9; Children under 3: Free; Family Pack (2 adults & up to 3 children): $39
  • Location: National Canal Museum

Come spend a day with us. Take a canal boat ride. Listen to stories of the old canal days inside the National Canal Museum. Visit one of the few remaining locktender’s houses on the Lehigh Canal. Have a chat with Hank and George, our canal boat mules. Bike the lovely D&L Trail along the canal and Lehigh River. Take a paddleboat or canoe ride on the canal. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a quiet meal in a lovely setting. Bring your binoculars and take a bird walk on a shaded trail. There’s plenty to do in Easton’s Hugh Moore Park.

Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story

The high energy musical, “Rock and Roll Man” uncovers the true story of Alan Freed – the Father of Rock and Roll. It is the 1950s and a cocky young DJ discovers the music that all America wants to hear – except no radio station will play it. Through guts, grit, and ingenuity, Alan preservers and unearths music for a new generation. Featuring original songs and classic tunes by legends like Little Richard, Frankie Lymon, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, this world premiere will have you rocking around the clock!

Oil Region National Heritage Area:

Live Musical – “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka”

  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Barrow-Civic Theatre
  • Tickets: Adult – $20; Senior/Military – $18; Student/Child – $14
  • Click here for ticket Purchases & Seating Reservations

This fantastical, scrumdiddlyumptious musical is performed by the talented actors, singers, dangers of the Franklin Civic Operetta Association, which owns and operates this restored 500-seat theatre in beautiful downtown Franklin, PA in the heart of the Oil Region National Heritage Area. Local resident Nicholas Hess will portray Willy Wonka, while Ben Hoover depicts the Candy Man. Besides the memorable individual characters, there are a bevy of Oompa Loompas, a Chorus of Cooks, and yes a clutch of squirrels on stage!

Susquehanna Heritage Area:

Zimmerman Center for Heritage

The John & Kathryn Zimmerman Center for Heritage will extend its regular weekend programming to include HeritagePA’s 5th Friday, September 29. Three programs explore the Susquehanna River’s natural and cultural heritage. 11:30 am & 2:30 pm – Native Lands. Discover the history and lifeways of the People who once called the Susquehanna their home, with a guided walk to the site of the Susquehannock Indians’ last community.  1:00 pm – Inspiring Susquehanna. We explore the Zimmerman Center’s Visions of the Susquehanna River Art Collection to see how the river has and continues to inspire artists, authors, poets, and the people who encounter its beauty and power. 1:30 pm – Natural Susquehanna. Venture to the Zimmerman Center’s waterside pavilion, dock, and a rain garden to encounter the river’s plants and animals while learning about its ecology, history, and physical features. The Zimmerman Center is an Official National Park Service Visitor Contact and Passport Stamping Station for the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

Columbia Crossing River Trails Center

Current Color: A Year on the River is a special exhibit presenting the work of local artist Diana Thomas. This unique show is the result of Diana’s year long journey on the Lower Susquehanna River creating one acrylic painting a week. In addition to 52 paintings, the show includes her weekly introspective journal and chronicles lessons learned from the river, creating art, and living through tragedy. View this exhibit September 1st through September 30th. Hosted by Susquehanna Heritage.

September 29, 2017, isn’t the only 5th Friday we will be celebrating. Here are the upcoming 5th Fridays happening through 2018: December 29, 2017; March 30, 2018; June 29, 2018; August 31, 2018; November 30, 2018. Look out for more information and events on these dates in the future.