History of the Appalachian Trail & Experience of a Thru Hiker - November 15

Presented by New Oxford Area Historical Society

Appalachian Trail Guidepost

Presented by the New Oxford Area Historical Society
Featuring Edward Riggs, Gettysburg, PA
Thursday, Nov. 15th, 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: United Hook and Ladder Co. 33, New Oxford, Pa (W. Golden Lane Entrance)

On Thursday, Nov. 15th, beginning at 7:30 pm, the New Oxford Area Historical Society is excited to present "History of the Appalachian Trail & Experience of a Thru Hiker," featuring Gettysburg long-time resident and passionate hiker, Mr. Edward Riggs. Ed will present the story of America's greatest hiking trail and his own accounts as a hiker of the trail. The event is free and open to the public. The event will take place at the United Hook and Ladder Co. 33, New Oxford, Pa (W. Golden Lane Entrance). Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Ed is a retired educator, having taught and coached at Gettysburg College and in the Gettysburg Area School District. He is President of the board at Gettysburg Community Theatre and he spends many hours in Pine Grove Furnace working at the Appalachian Trail Museum. Ed has hiked all over the country, including parts of the Pacific Crest Trail in California, the Colorado Rockies, the Canadian Rockies and the Cascades in Washington and Oregon. In 2014, Ed completed the 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail and the trail has become his passion.