Historic plaque/trail marker presented to the Appalachian Trail Museum

Historic plaque/trail marker presented to the Appalachian Trail Museum

Gardners, PA: Karen Lutz, regional director of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, presents Larry Luxenberg, president of the Appalachian Trail Museum Society, with the Center Point Knob Plaque from the Mountain Club of Maryland. Once a marker of the midway point on the 2,179 mile Appalachian Trail, the plaque will be displayed in the Appalachian Trail Museum as part of a new permanent exhibit that will open in the spring when the museum begins its second season. The Mountain Club of Maryland affixed the plaque to a bolder in Piney Knob, Pennsylvania in 1935.
It disappeared in the 1940s and was found in the mid-1960s by Wilmer Harris, a farmer digging postholes.
The Appalachian Trail Museum opened on June 5, 2010, and is projected to have more than 8,000 visitors during its first season.
About the Appalachian Trail Museum Society
The Appalachian Trail Museum Society, a 501-C-3 not-for-profit organization formed in 2002, organizes programs, exhibits, volunteers and fundraising nationwide for the Appalachian Trail Museum. The museum opened on June 5, 2010, as a tribute to the thousands of men, women and families who have hiked and maintained the 2,179-mile long hiking trail that passes through 14 states from Maine to Georgia. Located in the Pine Grove Furnace State Park in Gardners, Pennsylvania, the museum is conveniently near Carlisle, Gettysburg and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Additional information is available at www.atmuseum.org.