Public Programs @ Appalachian Trail Museum
Each weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day (usually 2:00pm on Saturdays or Sundays) the A.T. Museum will present Public Programs. Each presentation will cover a different topic of interest dealing with hiking, the A.T., the local area or something fun.
//Programs are free and open to the public...Donations are appreciated.
//Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.
//Weather permitting and when appropriate, programs will be held outdoors on the grounds of the museum.
//Public is encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
//Plan to arrive early and ask at the museum for program location.
//Programs are subject to change. Visit this blog or www.atmuseum.org for current information.
1 - Presentation by Tom Johnson
"Creating the Appalachian Trail in the South"
Pine Gorve Furnace State Park - Iron Masters Mansion
South of the Potomac River in the 1920s, the mountains invited hikers to explore. Led by the dynamic Myron Avery of Washington, D.C., a small group of enthusiasts created the Appalachian Trail in just a few years. Meet this remarkable group and follow them as they lay out a new trail in the South.
Photo to attach: left to right – Carlos Campbell, Dutch Roth, Guy Frizzell, Myron Avery
FYI: the three on the left were the leaders of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club of Knoxville, Tennessee. The photo was taken somewhere near Knoxville, probably in the new Smoky Mountains National Park, in 1930