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Cancelled: WissaHistory: Rittenhouse Town from the Late 1600s with Betsy Wallace

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 risks. For more information, please visit

Meet at Historic Rittenhouse Town

Learn about the rich history of Rittenhouse Town, the site of North america’s first paper mill. Why did William Rittenhouse and his family come to America in the late 1600s? How did they survive during the Revolutionary War? How did Rittenhouse Town grow into a self-sufficient village with its own school, church, and fire station, yet almost become destroyed in the late 1890s? At the end, we will hike along mountain bike trails in Saylor’s Grove to find the McKinney Quarry. This hike is kid friendly. Hiking poles suggested for ailing knees!

Level: Easy.

Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over six are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information contact Maeve Pollack at Visit for updates.


May 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Valley Green Road at Forbidden Drive
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