Walking tour illustrates Pinchot history

| 29 Sep 2011 | 08:54

MILFORD - A new walking tour of downtown Milford that illustrates the many contributions to the community made by the prominent Pinchot family since the 1800’s is planned for Saturday, June 24, beginning at 10 am. The tour, organized and offered by the USDA Forest Service at Grey Towers, is free and open to the public. Participants should meet at the Ann Street Park at 10 a.m., rain or shine. Pre-registration is suggested by calling 570-296-9630 or by email at greytowers@fs.fed.us. The Pinchot family 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 and Grey Towers National Historic Site, the ancestral home of the most well-known Pinchot, Gifford. Gifford Pinchot founded and served as first chief of the USDA Forest Service and was twice Governor of Pennsylvania. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. The tour takes about one hour.