November 2 11:00 – 12:00 pm
Stop by the Museum desk to register.
National Watch & Clock Museum
514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512
717-684-8261, ext. 237
The first weekend of November marks the end of Daylight Saving Time, making a museum dedicated to clocks and watches the perfect destination.
To mark this event, the NAWCC Watch and Clock Museum in Columbia, PA, is really going Old School with a presentation by North American Sundial Society member Ken Clark from 11 AM to noon on Saturday, November 2. His presentation will take place in the theater of the Museum. The event, part of the educational bi-monthly TimeTalks Program, is free and open to people of all ages.
Clark is a dialist. That is, he designs and makes sundials as a hobby. During his one-hour presentation and Q&A session, he will speak about this fascinating pastime. He will also be sharing his knowledge about another dialist, Richard L. Schmoyer of Landisville, PA, who was one of the pioneers in the United States regarding the interest in sundials. Schmoyer is pretty famous in the sundial world. He designed a very accurate sundial called the Sunquest, which was featured in Scientific American and mentioned in many other publications as well.
“The attraction of sundials has grown over the years, with many sundial societies all over the world,”
“The attraction of sundials has grown over the years, with many sundial societies all over the world,” said Corinne DeAlmeida, NAWCC Education Programs Coordinator. “Richard Schmoyer contributed to this global interest from his home here in Lancaster County. Ken Clark will share information about Schmoyer and also about the design and mathematics of a sundial.”
Attendees at the TimeTalk will receive hand-outs that will assist them in making their own sundials at home. They are also encouraged to stay and tour the Museum after the program.
There is no cost for the sundial TimeTalk.
While you’re here:
- On Saturday, November 2, the Museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.
- Museum admission is $9 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children 5 to 16, and free for children under 5.
- The library, which is always free, will be open from noon to 4.
Day Light Saving Time & A Local Sundial Celebrity
Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 11:00 – 12:00 pm
We hope to see you there! 🙂