What's going on in arts, leisure and community May 20 to 26

PCHS to host annual Civil War encampment and more

Posted 5/19/21

What's going on in arts, leisure and community May 20 to 26

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What's going on in arts, leisure and community May 20 to 26

PCHS to host annual Civil War encampment and more


PCHS to host annual Civil War encampment

MILFORD, PA — The Pike County Historical Society and Museum will host its annual Civil War Encampment at the Columns Museum, located at 608 Broad St., on Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The troops from the 142nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Company G will present an educational day of demonstrations and drills. From  11 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be live period music provided by The Bard of the Hills, and there will be food and beverages for purchase in the Cannonball Café and Beer Garden.

There will be a debut of a living history docudrama “What Is for You Shall Not Go Past You.” It tells the story of Jeannie Gourlay Struthers, the woman who brought the famed Lincoln Flag to Milford in 1888. Showtimes are at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Seating is limited to 15 people at each showing, masks are required.

Admission cost $10 and includes all demonstrations, the film and access to the museum.

For more information, visit www.pikehistorical.org.

Kindred Spirits Arts Programs opens 20th season with Tesla String Quartet

ONLINE — Kindred Spirits Arts Programs (KSAP), known for its live concerts in northeast Pennsylvania, will celebrate its 20th season this spring through December. Moreover, KSAP vows to do so in ways that are both safe and consistent with its high standards of musicianship and entertainment.

On Friday, May 21, at 7:30 pm, the Tesla String Quartet will present “Viaggio in Italia.” The classical ensemble will perform music created by composers while they were traveling through Italy.

KSAP has also arranged for the musicians to offer a daytime workshop for members of the Delaware Valley High School orchestra. This event is open only to students.

The event will be streamed for free at www.kindredspiritsarts.org and
www.facebook.com/kindredspir. All performances are offered free of charge.

For more information, visit www.kindredspiritsarts.org, email kindredspir@yahoo.com, or call 570/409-1269.  

Wayne County Historical Society’s main museum to reopen

HONESDALE, PA — The Wayne County Historical Society (WCHS) has announced that the main museum and research library, located at 810 Main St., will reopen to the public beginning 11 a.m., Saturday, May 22. All COVID-19 guidelines will be in place. Face masks and social distancing will be enforced.

The museum and library will be open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also, appointments to do research in the research library can be scheduled by phoning 570/253-3240 ext. 4.

Museum visitors will find two new exhibits. “Threads of Our Lives” is a major gathering of local pieces created using quilting, weaving, candle-wicking and other art forms in which threads and fabrics are used by the makers. The second new exhibit is “History of Wayne County’s Independent Pharmacies.” The original research on this topic has never been compiled before, and volunteer Sally Talaga, who is a trained pharmacist herself, is documenting this important industry and curating this exhibit.

For more information, visit www.waynehistorypa.org.

DVAA hosts two new art exhibits, ‘Wad You Say’ and ‘Tactile’

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) has announced two new exhibitions. “Wad You Say?” chewing gum sculptures by Nathaniel Lieb, and “Tactile,” a group show curated by John Back, will be on display at the DVAA, located at 37 Main St., through Sunday, June 20. They are free and open to the public.

In the past 5 years, artist and video-maker Nathaniel Lieb created over 150 chewing gum sculptures while recovering his dexterity after breaking both of his wrists. The gum sculptures were made using only his mouth, teeth, palate and tongue.

“Tactile” is an exhibition featuring 26 works by 12 artists working in a variety of media, including Anthony Bioncoviso, John Back, Monte Coleman, Marilyn Fiala, Gary Jo Gardenhire, Glenn Goldberg, Carol Hepper, Nancy Manter, Mary McDonnell, Sally Rowe, Bonnie Rychlak and Melissa Zexter.

For more information, visit www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org or call 845/252-7576.

‘Go to the Mountains!’

NARROWSBURG, NY — On Saturday, May 22, the Narrowsburg Union will host Sullivan County Historian John Conway for his presentation, “Doctors Say, ‘Go to the Mountains.’”

In his presentation, Conway will discuss how the region’s reputation as a healing environment built the economy in Sullivan County.

This event will take place in person at the Narrowsburg Union (50 person max) or zoom for viewing. The event is free but registration is required.

For more information and to register, visit www.narrowsburgunion.com/new-products/sullivancountyhistorian.

Pike County Historical Society and Museum, Kindred Spirits Arts Programs, Tesla String Quartet, Wayne County Historical Society, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Sullivan County Historian John Conway


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