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Celebrating 40 Years

Join the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation Board of Directors on

Sunday, April 23, 2023  

from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

at Armstrong Valley Winery in Halifax, PA 

for a fundraiser to support Pennsylvania History

through the work of the Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation

** Must be 21 to attend **

Come and celebrate Pennsylvania's history, wines, and local cheeses and meats. All attendees will savor an assortment of local charcuterie and sample wines from Armstrong Valley Winery. The rich history of the property and descriptive narration of the dry and sweet wines will be shared with each of the five tastings. Complete the event in this beautiful historic setting with an additional glass of wine, chocolate sweets from Pennsylvania chocolatiers and enjoy our silent auction of items that illustrate the charms of the Commonwealth.

Additional beverages will be available in the tasting room for purchase, including hard cider, local craft beer and non-alcoholic options. 

The Pennsylvania Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit partner of the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), the commonwealth’s history agency. The Foundation is dedicated to supporting PHMC in their mission to discover, protect and share Pennsylvania’s past, inspiring others to value and use our history in meaningful ways. 

Come partner with us as we continue to share the stories of the Commonwealth's heritage to today's generation and beyond.

Armstrong Valley Winery

Purchase Individual Tickets or choose a

Trails of History Sponsorship

Each event ticket to this sit-down, wine-pairing fundraiser includes:

  • Selection of five wines (your choice of dry or sweet) produced by Armstrong Valley Winery
  • Grazing table by Slice of Divine Charcuterie with suggested wine pairings
  • Ticket for an additional glass of Armstrong Valley wine of your choice
  • Sweets by Pennsylvania chocolatiers 
  • The opportunity to participate in our Silent Auction of items celebrating Pennsylvania

Individual Event Tickets 

Commonwealth Heritage Traveler - $55/person 
PHF Membership - $5 discount per ticket purchased by member

Includes choice of dry or sweet wine. A non-alcoholic option is available. Seating is limited.

Sponsorship Levels
The Pennsylvania Trails of History is comprised of four different trails enabling you to find the one that best satisfies your interests. To draw attention to and honor these unique trails, we have named our sponsorship levels after them, allowing you to find the one that best suits you as you travel alongside in support of Pennsylvania History.  Click here for more information about the Pennsylvania Trails of History.

     Choose Your Trail:

Rural Farm & Village Trail Travelers - $250
Includes TWO EVENT TICKETS to the event, plus recognition in print and digital materials and related to the event. 

Industrial Heritage Trail Travelers - $500
Includes FOUR EVENT TICKETS to the event, plus recognition in print and digital materials and related to the event. 

Historic Homes Trail Travelers - $1,000
Includes SIX EVENT TICKETS to the event (a full table), plus recognition in print and digital materials and related to the event. 

Military Trail Travelers - Donations Only
Individuals who are unable to join us on April 23 but wish to support the Foundation and help preserve the rich   
history of the Commonwealth.  Click the box below to donate.
All donors will be recognized in print and digital materials related to the event. 

Brief History of Armstrong Valley Vineyard and Winery

In 1769, Robert Armstrong established Gobatsburg Farm with 200 acres of land granted to him by the William Penn Family.  Armstrong was the first to settle in this area, just outside of Halifax, PA. Though this particular farm would be run by the Gobat family, a nearby creek and the valley itself continues to bear Armstrong’s name. The property was later transferred to Armstrong's daughter.

Today, approximately 100 acres of farmland remain which hold the 20 acres of vineyards and the historic buildings. The original stone farmhouse, barn, summer kitchen, icehouse, tack house and granary remain today, and are a part of the beautifully restored property, and can be toured when visiting.

Purchase Your Tickets
(see grey tab below)
Ticket Sales End Wednesday, April 18
Seating is limited

Sip & Savor

Sunday, April 23, 2023
2:00 pm4:00 pm
This form stopped accepting submissions on April 23, 2023 2:00 pm EDT.

Event Location:
212 Rutter Road
Halifax, PA 17032

Thank you to our Sponsors and Donors

Glenn and Barbara Holliman Fund - 
a charitable fund of the Perry County Community Foundation, 
a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) 

Fred and Becky Powell 
Donna Fisher and Thomas Schmidt 
Anne Yellott and Bill Murphey  
Carrie and George Lyter 
Demielo C. Luckette 
C. James and Karen Holliman 
Ed Hauck and Stefanie Valar 
Ruth Granfors 
Lawrence and Tammi Knorr 

Thank you to all that provided items and baskets for our auction.

Donna Fisher • Mark Markosky • Anne Yellott  
Samantha Freise • Glenn Holliman • Tucker Hull

Nancy Lennington • Bill Lewis • Demielo Luckette • George Lyter
Jim Newman • Cynthia Pritchard • Laura Ricketts 
PHMC & The State Museum of PA

Thank you for your support!

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