Indigenous PA Dutch people thrived on homemade Pennsylvania German cuisine for well over 300 years, and notably, this was a beer and pretzel culture celebrated by taverns and wayside inns in the historic Valleys of Southeastern PA.
Source: A Look Back in History: Those other baked goods of the Dutch Country
→ PHOTOS 65th annual Kutztown Folk Festival Huge gallery of superb images from this year's festival by photographer Roxanne Richardson.
The old stone house near the park office is known as the Landis House, named for the last owner before it was acquired by the Commonwealth as part of Susquehannock ...
* I'm still in the process of formatting the Deitsch version. Scroll down for English version. Die Nacht for de Chrischdaag 'S waar die Nacht for de Chrischdaag und dorch es gans Haus ...
→ Camping blast from the past planned for Sept. 5-7 Carlisle Sports and Outdoor Show - PennLive.com
There's a marvel to early engineering situated 80 feet below a ridge just west of Lebanon. According to Jim Schucker, of the Friends of the Union Canal Tunnel Park, a ...
→ Officials still working to determine cause of fire that damaged historic Dellville Covered Bridge - PennLive.com The future of the 174 foot long bridge built in 1889 is up in ...
Some were "buckwheat Dutch," so poor they rarely ate meat and got by on "hairy" dumplings, made with shredded potatoes that stuck out when the dumplings were boiled.
→ A Rare Look Into Historic Hershey Buildings - abc27 WHTM Tour will include five buildings designed by Lancaster architect C. Emlen Urban. Ticket Info: $10 in advance; $12 tour day. Call The Hershey ...
→ Secrets of the Pennsylvania Capitol: 17 views that aren't on any tour - PennLive.com
→ Hamburg area calendar of events Feb. 11 edition Ice Harvesting Demo: At 2:30 p.m. on February 15,2015 The Dreibelbis Farm Historical Society will host a presentation of 18th century Pennsylvania German ...
→ Soldiers' pensions: Family records included in applications from Revolutionary War veterans | Slate
→ Burning of Chambersburg to be commemorated - Waynesboro Record Herald
The museum, which is at 427 North New St., will now be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays for free, officials from the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites announced ...
See Pennsylvania Dutch folk art and learn how the culture spread across the nation at Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum's new exhibit, "Pennsylvania Dutch Impact Across America." It debuts at 1 ...
In celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the Harris-Cameron Mansion, the Historical Society of Dauphin County presents Founders’ Day, an outdoor festival commemorating the frontier era in which John Harris, ...
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→ Berks County art collection fetches $4.3 million - mcall.com You can view the entire George D Horst collection here and learn more details about the Horst collection here. The auctions most expensive piece ...
→ Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer - LancasterOnline Cushing, 22, died during Pickett's Charge.
→ Old-fashioned Christmas in Lehigh County offers look at Pennsylvania German life in 1842 - lehighvalleylive.com Saturday, December 6: 1:00 pm– 6:00 pm, last tour 5:15: A Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas Travel back ...
The 2015 Renaissance Faire began its 13-week season under sunny skies at its Mount Hope estate. The Mount Hope site near Manheim, Pa. features over 90 shows daily on open-air stages ...
→ Gettysburg museum closing after more than 50 years - York Dispatch The museums contents will be auctioned at the 1863 Inn of Gettysburg at 516 Baltimore St. at 9 a.m. on Friday, ...
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→ The Historian: Black Walnuts: History and Lore - Macomb Daily According to Pennsylvania Deitsch folk lore, if you've got a black walnut tree that refuses to start bearing it's green, ball-like ...
→ Escapes: Living the cloistered life in Ephrata, Pa. - The Washington Post.
→ PICTURES: Canal Boat Dinner Cruise in Easton - themorningcall.com Follow the link above to see some photos from the August 26th cruise at the National Canal Museum which focused on the ...
About 70 people gathered Sunday at the Lower Macungie Community Center and Schantz Barn for the Lower Macungie Barn Expo hosted by the township Histo Source: Barn event in Lower Macungie ...
Patrick Donmoyer, a member of the Historical Barn and Farm Foundation of Pennsylvania, will make a presentation to the Pinegrove Historical Society on March 13 about barn stars, commonly known ...
→ The home of Pennsylvania's only U. S. president: Not far by car | PennLive.com James Buchanan was the 15th President of the U.S.A. and the only one to hail from the ...
→ Prices set for Colebrookdale Railroad rides - Reading Eagle
An Allentown native has purchased the mansion that once belonged to retail magnate Max Hess Jr. for $1.2 million. Source: 8 reasons why the Hess's mansion fits the lifestyle of the ...
→ Inaugural Gettysburg Brew Fest a hit with beer aficionados - WGAL Home Follow the link above for photos from the event. A second Brewfest is being planned for the spring. ...
→ Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market opens in Ephrata - LancasterOnline Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market, a cow-to-cone creamery, has opened west of Ephrata. You can't get anymore locavore ...
We last talked about all things Pennsylvania Dutch back in July, when I shared some reader memories of a Pa. Dutch nursery rhyme. Today, I have a few more memories and ...
→ Paradise Farmers Market opens May 17 with 25 vendors The market will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 27 on the grounds of the former ...
→ Easter Bunny, like the Belsnickle, owes American roots to the Pa. Dutch - LancasterOnline The tradition of the "Oschter Haws" - the Easter Bunny - began in Germany as early as the ...
→ The Historian: Himmelsbriefen were in most homes - Berks Mont News
The intent is to restore the Wheatfield Township bridge to its pre-fire state, she said. The structure was built in 1889. Before the November 2014 fire, it was the longest ...
→ Thousands attend Pumpkin Festival at Renfrew Park - Herald Mail Media Seeing the medieval pumpkin launcher is reason enough to attend this yearly festival in Waynesboro.
When the Second Continental Congress met in York in 1777, they helped to define an American tradition. Source: York, Pennsylvania: home of the first official Thanksgiving of the United States | ...
→ Plans shaping up for new Haunted Mill - The York Daily Record
→ Virginville historic farm offers tour of ‘good, bad & ugly of wetland plant life’
→ Crowd learns to make 'honey wine' during Burnside Plantation demo, tasting | lehighvalleylive.com
An intimate portrait of Amish family life and faith, following Old Order Amish couple Miriam and David and their family, and capturing the reason why this family decided to open ...
→ Franklin Hill Vineyards to be Bethlehem distillery operator, report says | lehighvalleylive.com
In the enchanted village: Spending a week in the historic Pennsylvania Dutch wine country of Mount Gretna
I recently spent a week's vacation in the enchanted and historical village of Mount Gretna set in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. In town there is a lovely shop called ...
→ Old inn was showcase for German folk art - Reading Eagle
→ Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum digging into shoofly pie folklore - lehighvalleylive.com. William Woys Weaver, author of "As American as Shoofly Pie: The Foodlore and Fakelore of Pennsylvania Dutch Cuisine" will be ...
→ Auction of Civil War soldier's skull found at Gettysburg canceled | Fox News
UPDATE: You can see pictures from Aug. 23, 2014 canal cruise here. → Easton's canal boat dinner cruises offer a taste of history - Morning Call The dinner cruises on the Lehigh ...
→ Bygone Days: ‘A People and a Land’: A preview of a series Attention local history buffs: Jeff Wood will be presenting a seven week series of presentations pertaining to the ...
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Signs at the Trifecta building in Allentown indicate there's "a better burger coming this summer." Owner Jeff Brown says he's hoping for an August launch for Bell Hall, a restaurant focused ...
The Lehigh Valley Cider and Wine Festival – an on-field event featuring hard cider and wine tastings from local and regional cideries and wineries – makes its debut on Sat., ...
After George Washington's army was defeated at the Battle of Brandywine on September 11, 1777, 500 of the wounded soldiers were sent to Lancaster County Pennsylvania to convalesce at the ...
→ Three new vineyards have vines in the ground in Berks | Reading Eagle Stony Run Valley Vineyards Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery
→ When The Cause Was Glorious: The Fields Of Gettysburg And The Nature Of Philanthropy Thoughtful piece on the continuing effect the Battle of Gettysburg has on American society and the ...
→ Fine crafts and original artwork featured at the Mennonite Heritage Center Folk Art Sale — December 6-31, 2014 The Folk Art Sale is held annually during the month of December. It’s ...
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→ Longing for fasnachts? Tell us where you like to get these tasty, doughy treats! - LancasterOnline Reading all of these news items about fastnachts is making my mouth water! And of course ...
Move aside, ‘Amish Mafia’ — Amish horror movie ‘Infernal’ will be filmed this month in Lancaster County
UPDATE: It appears that the movie was completed and the name was changed to 'The Harvesting'. I could not find any information about the film actually being released. Perhaps it's ...
Sell iss en Video iwwer der 76th Barricks Kaunty Versommling vun dem 5. Abrill, 2015 in Leesport, Pennsylvaania. This entire video is in Pennsylvania Dutch.
→ Attendees take a ‘Step Back in Time’ at Berks Heritage Center The Heritage Center is open from May 1 through the last Sunday in October. The hours are Tuesday-Saturday, ...
Description of the Flag The flag of the Pennsylvania Germans, "Die Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch Faahne" created by "Die Grossdaadi Grundsow Lodge" (The Grandfather Groundhog Lodge) and co-sponsored by other affiliated Pennsylvania German ...
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A fraktur by Daniel Peterman sold recently at Wehrly's Auction in Codorus Township for $9,680, according to Scott Wehrly. Source: York County fraktur fetches nearly $10,000 at auction - The York ...
→ Thistle Finch Distillery adds Market Alley Gin - LancasterOnline
→ Learn more about the Historic Hellam Preserve All photos © visitpadutchcountry.com
Follow the link below for two more hot bacon dressing recipes as well as one for peanut roll eggs and peanut butter eggs. BACON DRESSING 1/4 lb. bacon 1 egg 7 Tbsps. sugar 1 Tbsp. ...
→ Germans in Colonial Pennsylvania - YouTube
→ Fort Hunter Park to host annual Fort Hunter Day celebration of historical activities, entertainment - PennLive.com
Source: PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
You can take a free tour of the Harley Davidson factory that lasts one hour. These pictures are of the visitor center where the tours depart. There is a large exhibition ...
→ Against the clock: Restoration work on Harris mansion continues with 250th anniversary in sight | PennLive.com
→ Organic dairy in Paradise is a breed apart - LancasterOnline The 40 strong purebred Dutch Belted herd that produces the milk for Amish-owned Dutch Meadows Organic Dairy thrive on the 100% grass-based ...
→ Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow - Reading Eagle
In the Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch dialect this popular dish is known as hinkelbottboi. Susan Donecker of York, Pa., got this recipe from her grandmother Effie Meyers, of German descent, who got it from her ...
Thousands of locals come together every summer for the Hanover Dutch Festival to relish in the town's history and Pennsylvania Dutch tradition. Source: Hanover Dutch Festival offers new attractions - FlipSidePA.com
Members of the Rehmeyer and Blymire families said the "Hex Hollow" film showed an accurate portrayal of the Hex Murder. Source: 'Hex Hollow' film: Reactions from the families
Both Schweitzer and standard barns in the region are frequently found with a practical large earthen bank at its rear, which allowed wagons carrying sheaves of grain or loads of ...
Santa Claus, the pleasant bearded elf dressed in red (in case you thought I was referring to some other Santa Claus), was not predestined to be a worldwide Christmas icon ...
Upstaging Punxsutawney Phil by almost a week, Berks County's furry weather prognosticator, Oscar the Groundhog, says winter's far from over. As told to his confidant, Lester Miller of Greenwich Township, Oscar ...
→ Mike Argento: Hex murder victim's granddaughter carries on powwow legacy - The York Daily Record Although the blame for Rehmeyer's death ultimate rests on the souls of the three men ...
→ Capital for a day - LancasterOnline Lancaster was the capital of the fledgling United States of America for exactly one day on Sept. 27, 1777 as the Second Continental Congress fled ...
→ Indian motorcycle exhibit to open - Lebanon Daily News. The exhibit will run through Oct. 24. The museum is located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive in ...
→ Mountain Folklore: Finding Mountain Mary's grave | Reading Eagle → Or try first link of search results to read the article.
→ At Weiser and Boone homesteads, they're remaking history | WEEKEND The French and Indian War will be returning this Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at the Conrad Weiser and Daniel Boone ...
→ The river side of Lancaster County - Bucks County Courier Times Follow the link above for a general overview of places to see along the Susquehanna River's 40 mile frontage in western Lancaster County.
The Artist-in-Residence is a new program at the battlefield. McGraw said that artists have always gone to the battlefield to render their work, but that this is the first year ...
It's time to dive again into the realm of Yorkisms, those fun Pennsylvania Dutch or Pennsylvania German sayings that, while certainly not found ONLY in York County, are prominent here. Source: ...
→ Metal Casting Demonstrations and Plant Sale at Joanna Furnace on May 16 - Berks Mont News Third Saturday Morning At Joanna Furnace Events are designed to have visitors learn about ...
Lower Makefield Supervisors agree to create long-range preservation plan for sprawling Patterson Farm
→ Lower Makefield Board of Supervisors agree to come up with long-range preservation plan for sprawling Patterson Farm - BucksLocalNews.com Visit pattersonfarmpreservation.com for more information about the Patterson Farm in Bucks ...
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Twas The Night Before Christmas – Translated into Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch by Thomas C. Zimmerman
Vintage campers planned for Sept. 5-7 Carlisle Sports and Outdoor Show
Take at trip through Lebanon County’s Union Canal Tunnel
Officials still working to determine cause of fire that damaged historic Dellville Covered Bridge
Buckwheat Dutch – definition
Historic Hershey buildings open for tours on Sunday, October 5th
Secrets of the Pennsylvania Capitol: 17 views that aren’t on any tour
18th Century Pennsylvania Dutch Ice Harvesting Demo at the Dreibelbis Farm
Soldiers’ pensions: Family records included in applications from Revolutionary War veterans
Burning of Chambersburg to be commemorated
VIDEO | Haunted Lancaster 2013
Looking for free family fun? Head to Bethlehem’s Kemerer Museum on Sundays
Celebrate Pennsylvania Dutch impact across country at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum
Harris-Cameron Mansion Founder’s Day festival includes re-enactments, tours
PHOTOS | Harris-Cameron Mansion
Photo of the day for February 26, 2015
Berks County art collection fetches $4.3 million
Obama to award Medal of Honor to Civil War officer Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing
Troxell-Steckel Farm Museum old-fashioned Christmas offers look at Pennsylvania German life in 1842
Photos: The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire kicked off its 2015 season Saturday
Gettysburg’s Soldiers National Museum closing after more than 50 years
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Barn Expo event in Lower Macungie sows knowledge
Donmoyer will give lecture on hex signs to Pinegrove Historical Society
The home of Pennsylvania’s only U. S. president: Not far by car
Prices set for Colebrookdale Railroad rides
8 reasons why the Hess’s mansion fits the lifestyle of the rich and famous
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Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market opens in Ephrata
More “talkin’ Dutch” stories from readers
Paradise Farmers Market opens May 17 with 25 vendors
Easter Bunny, like the Belsnickel, owes American roots to the Pennsylvania Dutch
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Up from the ashes: Plans proceed to rebuild Dellville Covered Bridge
Thousands attend Pumpkin Festival at Renfrew Park
VIDEO | Landis Valley Museum: America’s Heartland Series
VIDEO | York, Pennsylvania: home of the first official Thanksgiving of the United States
Plans shaping up for new Haunted Mill
Dreibelbis historic farm offers Wetlands Species Walk
Crowd learns to make ‘honey wine’ during Burnside Plantation demo, tasting
VIDEO | Amish: A Secret Life
Franklin Hill Vineyards to be Bethlehem distillery operator, report says
In the enchanted village: Spending a week in the historic Pennsylvania Dutch wine country of
John Hunter Inn was showcase for German folk art
VIDEO | “The Heart of the Taufschein” on PCNTV
Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum digging into shoofly pie folklore
Auction of Civil War soldier’s skull found at Gettysburg canceled
Easton’s Josiah White ll canal boat dinner cruises offer a taste of history
‘A People and a Land’: A preview of a lecture series on Cumberland County history
PHOTOS | Codorus Furnace – York County, PA
New Allentown restaurant Bell Hall to focus on gourmet burgers, craft beers
Lehigh Valley Wine Trail to unveil new cider and wine festival in October 2015
Washington sent Battle of Brandywine wounded to convalesce in Ephrata, PA
Three new vineyards have vines in the ground in Berks County
VIDEO: What is a Belsnickel?
When The Cause Was Glorious: The Fields Of Gettysburg And The Nature Of Philanthropy
Fine crafts and original artwork featured at the Mennonite Heritage Center
PHOTOS | Aviation Days at the York Airport 2017 – Thomasville, PA
Longing for fasnachts? Tell us where you like to get these tasty, doughy treats!
Amish Mennonite Genealogy Tree
Move aside, ‘Amish Mafia’ — Amish horror movie ‘Infernal’ will be filmed this month in
VIDEO | 76th Berks County Versommling – 2015
Attendees explore the past at Berks Heritage Center’s annual Step Back In Time Day
Die Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch Faahne (The Pennsylvania Dutch Flag)
PHOTOS | The Hershey Story – Hershey, PA
York County fraktur fetches nearly $10,000 at auction
Thistle Finch Distillery adds Market Alley Gin To Its Lineup
PHOTOS |Historic Hellam Preserve – York County, PA
VIDEO | Hiwwe wie Driwwe Documentary
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VIDEO | Germans in Colonial Pennsylvania
Fort Hunter Park to host annual Fort Hunter Day celebration of historical activities, entertainment
PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
PHOTOS | Harley Davidson Tour Center – York, PA
Restoration work on John Harris mansion continues with 250th anniversary in sight
Dutch Meadows Organic Dairy in Paradise PA is a breed apart
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow
VIDEO | Goschenhoppen Museum Tour
Recipe for Pennsylvania Dutch chicken pot pie
Map of the Historic Indian Paths of Pennsylvania
Hanover Dutch Festival offers new attractions
‘Hex Hollow’ film: Reactions from the families
The rare feature of a ‘Schpriggel bar,’ still seen in a Maxatawny Township barn
Meet Belsnickel, the Counter Claus
Oscar the Groundhog’s predicts more winter, plowable snow in February
Hex murder victim’s granddaughter carries on powwow legacy
Capital for a day during the Revolutionary War
Vintage Indian motorcycle exhibit to open at Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
Mountain Folklore: Finding Mountain Mary’s grave
Charter Day at Weiser and Boone homesteads, they’re remaking history
What to see along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County
Gettysburg Artist-in-Residence brings Civil War to life through sculpture
Talking Dutch: More on the fun things we say
Metal Casting Demonstrations and Plant Sale at Joanna Furnace on May 16, 2015
Lower Makefield Supervisors agree to create long-range preservation plan for sprawling Patterson Farm