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Tour of Historic Ledgedale

May 1, 2021, 9:00am to 1:15pm - Peggy Bancroft Hall

This event was postponed from May 2, 2020, to May 1, 2021:

For the second year, a tour of historic Ledgedale will feature new sites as well as a history of the small settlement that sprang up around the Morss tannery and gristmill in the mid-1800s. One of the stops on the tour will be Lacawac Santuary, a 500-acre nature preserve and environmental education center founded in 1966. Its 52-acre glacial lake, Lake Lacawac, is a National Natural Landmark. Another stop will be the Goose Pond Scout Reservation, which will feature a log cabin built by Dan Beard, a founder of the Boy Scouts of America. The cabin was built on nearby Lake Teedyuskung in the early 1900s and served as the headquarters of  Beard’s Outdoor School for Boys, a precursor of the Boy Scouts. The cabin was dismantled and reconstructed at Goose Pond about five years ago.

Bus transportation will be provided to all sites on the tour at a cost of $10. Please arrive at Peggy Bancroft Hall at 9:00 to board the bus. We will return to the Hall at approximately 1:15. All attendees are invited to a “Dutch treat” lunch at The Hotel following the tour.

Reservations are required. Call 570-313-0149 for more information.  Send payment to GDHS History Tour, PO Box 176, Greentown, 18426 before April 30 to secure your seats.

Business Partner Edwards Sand & Stone is the sponsor of this tour.