The Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) will conduct a meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 focused on the needs of heritage-, recreational- and agriculture-based organizations from 10 am to noon in the Community Room of the Main Branch of the Susquehanna County Library at 458 High School Road in Montrose.
EMHR executive director Cain Chamberlin will introduce participants to the mission and programs of the EMHR, which includes grants for heritage organizations. Since 1998, EMHR has invested over a million dollars in heritage projects in Susquehanna County alone. Several recipients of EMHR grants will give short presentations about work funded by EMHR, and explain how the organization has helped them to maintain and enhance the unique rural character and culture of the Endless Mountains.
After the presentations, Brian Lione and David Palmer, members of the EMHR Board who represent Susquehanna County, will lead a discussion on how the EMHR might support the needs of heritage organizations in 2020 and beyond.
Participants are welcome to join EMHR staff and board members starting at 9:30 am in the Community Room, when coffee and donuts will be served. Brochures and information about membership with the EMHR will also be available.
Confirmed speakers include Lynn Conrad (above) of the PA Rail-Trail Council, Betty Smith from the Susquehanna County Historical Society, Sandy Wilmot (below) of the Clifford Township Historical Society, and representatives from the Dennis Farm Charitable Trust and the Montrose High School Historic Preservation Club.
Participation in the meeting is free, but interested parties are asked to RSVP to the meeting no later than Monday, Jan. 20 by calling the EMHR at 570-265-1528 or visiting the EMHR Facebook page and clicking on Events: https://www.facebook.com/events/2554301584846140/
The Endless Mountains Heritage Region was created in 1998 as a non-profit membership organization within the PA Heritage Areas Program. It is one of 12 current heritage areas in Pennsylvania, which are designated by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
The EMHR proudly serves a 2,850-square mile area encompassing Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. The organization also serves as water trail manager for the Susquehanna North Branch Water Trail, a national recreation trail and official gateway to the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
For more information, interested readers may call 570-265-1528 or log on to www.emheritage.org.
EMHR and DCNR representatives at the Dennis Farm in 2019