Walking tour illustrates Pinchot family history

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:31

    MILFORD - A walking tour of downtown Milford illustrating the many contributions to the community made by the prominent Pinchot family over the past two centuries is planned for Saturday, Sept. 23, beginning at 1 p.m. The Pinchots came to Milford in the 1800’s and quickly became active community members, contributing greatly to the growth and development of the region. Some significant buildings with Pinchot history include Forest Hall, the Community House, Normandy Cottage and others. Gifford Pinchot founded and served as first chief of the USDA Forest Service and was twice Governor of Pennsylvania. The tour is free and open to the public. Participants should meet at the Ann Street Park at 1 p.m., rain or shine. Pre-registration is suggested. Call 570-296-9630 or e-mail greytowers@fs.fed.us. For more about Grey Towers, visit www.fs.fed.us/gt.