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Heaps of thanks this holiday season from the Pasto Agricultural Museum

Posted: November 24, 2015

Hello and thank you Friends! As we draw to a close our museum season and prepare to spend time with family and friends I want to extend our appreciation for your support of the Pasto Agricultural Museum through the year.
This first image shows three piles of potatoes. Signs posted atop each heap indicate the yield from planting “parings, only eyes, and cut tubers”. Who knew you could get potatoes from just parings!?! That’s something to think when you’re mashing potatoes

This first image shows three piles of potatoes. Signs posted atop each heap indicate the yield from planting “parings, only eyes, and cut tubers”. Who knew you could get potatoes from just parings!?! That’s something to think when you’re mashing potatoes

This weekend’s Open House and Ice Cream Social drew in a wonderful crowd. Everyone enjoyed Penn State Berkey Creamery Dixie cup “appetizers” while they waited for the “fresh churned main course” provided by our colleagues in the College of Agricultural Sciences Food Science Department. We hosted two Dairy Princesses and a Dairy Cow to help with dishing out ice cream!. The Stone Valley Pickers played tunes that filled the museum, while friends young and old made crafts and learned a little bit more about the “science” in agricultural sciences. Thank you to everyone who made the event a success – especially those of you who helped spread the word and those who joined us!

Mark your calendar for public events in 2016:

  • Blue & White Weekend, Sunday afternoon April 17
  • Annual Member Meeting & Luncheon, Sunday April 17
  • Spring Festival & Centre County Master Gardener Plant Sale, Saturday May 21
  • Ag Progress Days, mid-week August 16-17-18
  • Ice Cream Social, Fall 2016, date to be determined
  • Every Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 2pm from mid-March to mid-December,
    and by appointment.

As you prepare to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast, check out our Facebook page. There you can find a new photo album that we’ve called “the Forgotten Drawer Photos”. It contains images from the early 1900s of agricultural research on the early institution’s farm fields. Be sure to like our page and follow us on Facebook to see more of these remarkable images as we upload throughout the winter! https://www.facebook.com/PastoAgMuseum/

I want you to know how especially grateful we are to have extraordinary supporters like you. Thank you from your agricultural science & history museum. I look forward to the year ahead, and I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and joyous holiday season.

Sincerely,
Rita Graef
Curator, Pasto Agricultural Museum