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Lincoln Caverns will celebrate Discover Days

HUNTINGDON — Lincoln Caverns will celebrate Discover Days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The annual event is held on the weekend in June closest to the opening of Hi-Way-May Caverns as a show cave on June 25, 1931.

For the past 15 years, Patricia Ann Dunlavy, granddaughter of Myron C. Dunlavy Sr. and daughter of Myron C. Dunlavy Jr., the first two generations to operate Lincoln Caverns, has portrayed her paternal grandmother, Helen Dunlavy, and to tell her side of the Lincoln Caverns’ story.

Interpreters will offer a special historic tour of both Lincoln Caverns and Whisper Rocks for the event.

Tickets for adults and children will be $9 in celebration of 90 years. Panning for gems is available for an additional charge. The one-hour historical tours leave from the visitors center about every half hour. No reservations are necessary, but tour size is limited. Masks are required in the visitors center and on the tour.

Echo the Bat, Lincoln Caverns’ mascot, will be on hand from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with photo opportunities and gifts for young visitors.

A series of 45-minute workshops featuring hands-on activities, games and crafts will be available to visitors of all ages.

A presentation of he History and Development of Lincoln Caverns will be offered at 2 p.m. each day. For a complete schedule of activities, call 643-0268 or visit www.lincolncaverns.com.

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