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.
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 ...
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Lancaster County has the most covered bridges of any county in Pennsylvania with 29. View Covered Bridges of Lancaster County in a larger map
→ Stories and legends at Landis Valley Saturday Aug. 9, 2014 - LancasterOnline Mennonite preacher Benjamin Landis will be portrayed as part of a day of storytelling at the museum. Below ...
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 ...
People may be skeptical, but exploring local historical sites can be a lot of fun. My children were among those skeptics when we headed out one Friday to visit the ...
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→ Escapes: Living the cloistered life in Ephrata, Pa. - The Washington Post.
→ 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 ...
→ 'Be the Dinosaur' at Allentown's Da Vinci teaches kids about Cretaceous Period life - The Morning Call
→ PHOTOS: The Historic Inn at Lincoln Square - The Evening Sun The accompanying article for this photo gallery can be found here.
→ Floor Plans: Pottsgrove Manor was built to be seen - Reading Eagle Tour the mansion by candlelight with costumed interpreters and enjoy festive music, dancing, games and demonstrations on Sunday ...
If you've ever wanted a primer in "Pennsylvaanish Deitsch," the Kutztown Folk Festival has a class for that.Keith Brintzenhoff, 72, of Kutztown, has taught Pennsylvania Dutch in various capacities for ...
Sime B. Bertolet, Berks History Center executive director, said the event will be about the influence of Pennsylvania Germans. The conference is open to the public, but reservations are required. Lunch ...
Source: PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
→ Tallarico's Chocolates to open new store in Easton - lehighvalleylive.com Second location in the Deitscherei, first one is in Bethlehem. Can't have too many locally owned and operated chocolatiers right? ...
In this issue of Glencairn Museum News we explore our current exhibition (open through October 29, 2017), which features artifacts, documents and photographs illustrating a wide range of expression within ...
→ $1.1 million restoration gets started at Martin’s Mill Bridge - Waynesboro Record Herald
→ The Historian: Fences and the Antes Garden - berksmontnews.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 ...
→ Paranormal Corner: The voice of Jennie Wade at Gettysburg? | NJ.com It certainly sounds like a human female voice, but is it really the infamous Jennie Wade? Go here for more details ...
The sound is not that great but this clip is very informative and well worth watching if you want to learn more about the Pennsylvania Dutch tradtion of Der Belsnickel.
→ Did forts once stand along the Blue Mountain in Berks County?
There’s a saying that everything but the squeal was used in the early days of pig butchering. And there is some truth to that, as frugal and careful butchers kept not ...
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 ...
Source: ‘S Kutztown Folk Festival hot gschtaert | The Pennsylvania German Newspaper
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 ...
→ What is an authentic fasnacht and how many calories do they contain? - PennLive.com Here's a list of some locations where you can purchase fasnachts (fastnacht, fassenacht ). In one of ...
→ Old inn was showcase for German folk art - Reading Eagle
→ 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 ...
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 ...
→ 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, ...
→ Don't pull the plug on the Civil War Museum just yet: Matt Zencey | PennLive.com For the $15 million they spent on this museum they could have rebuilt the Columbia-Wrightsville ...
→ Mount Wolf woman's shoofly pie best in Pennsylvania with recipe - York Dispatch Beating out 31 other competitors, York County resident Bonnie Billet won the blue ribbon for best pie ...
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→ Caboose ride between Boyertown and Pottstown brings hopes of local railroad tourism | NEWS.
→ Chambersburg 'burns' again July 19 in 150th commemoration of Civil War torching - Chambersburg Public Opinion
→ 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 ...
→ Whoopie Pie: A brief history - WGAL What do see in your mind's eye upon hearing the words - whoopie pie? If your answer was two chocolate cake-like buns glued together with ...
→ 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. ...
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→ Third Foodstruck draws more than 10,000 to York - The York Daily Record I was there and I have a ton of pics that will be posted soon. It had a very ...
→ 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.
Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association is a unique 33 acre museum located in Kinzers, Lancaster County PA. Gates open at 9 am for the antique tractor pull and the action starts ...
→The Amish: Shunned trailer: the price of cultural protection | FlickFilosopher.com.
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→ Three new vineyards have vines in the ground in Berks | Reading Eagle Stony Run Valley Vineyards Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery
→ Award-Winning Guild Artists Pat and Ray Oxenford Returning to Hay Creek Fall Festival - bctv.org You can see some of their work at The Oxenfords Country Crafts & Things website.
If you are interested in Pennsylvania Dutch culture and folklore, chances are you have heard of Don Yoder. Source: Don Yoder, 'dean' of Pennsylvania Dutch studies, dies at age 93 | ...
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A conference room in the north part of the building contains stained glass windows by Rudy or members of his studio, created in 1924. The series of panels, painted on ...
The current issue of Commonweal Magazine features an article by Donald Kraybill title 'Opting Out: How the Amish Haved Survived in America'. Once you start learning more about the Amish ...
→ Lehigh Valley fall festivals: a guide - The Morning Call Please note the Scarecrow Fest at The Easton Farmer's Market has been cancelled.
→ 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 ...
UPDATE: You can find the full PA Books episode featuring Corinne and Russell Earnest discussing their book 'The Heart of Taufschein' here. → March 9, PA Books: “The Heart of the Taufschein” ...
→ Bolton Mansion hosting fall festival Saturday in Bristol Township - Bucks County Courier Times A Hessian military encampment reenactment is just one of the many cool things to do and ...
Approximately one quarter of the soldiers fighting for the British during the Revolutionary War were hired German soldiers, often called Hessiansbecause many of them hailed from the German state of Hesse-Kassel. ...
→ History-hungry crowd converges on Union Canal Tunnel Park for 25th annual Union Canal Days - Lebanon Daily News
A traditional cookie that's flavored with molasses and spices, ox tongue cookies are named for their shape. No oxen are involved. The ox tongue cookie’s history dates to the mid-1800s ...
→ Off the Shelf: Herr Kessler’s Pa. Dutch Christmas book list - LancasterOnline.com.
→ Annual walk shares Hanover's ghostly history - FlipSidePA.com One of the stops on the tour is the McAllister Inn. On June 27th of this year it was investigated by Lifting Spirits ...
→ What lies beneath York's old train station? - The York Daily Record Full scale digging will commence this summer. Owner would like to have property listed on the National Register of ...
The Colony Meadery has a new way to get people to try mead - in slushie form. Source: Mead slushies are closer than you think | lehighvalleylive.com thecolonymeadery.com
→ Video: Hanover Fire Museum preserves history, plans for future - Evening Sun
Dennis Hughes to give “Amish in Focus: Photos and Stories” lecture at Elizabeth College, March 12 2015
Lecture -"Amish in Focus: Photos and Stories" Professional photographer Dennis Hughes of East Petersburg, Pa., has been taking pictures of the Amish and other Plain groups since 1986. His 18,000 wide-ranging ...
→ Gettysburg Fest to feature hot-air balloon rides - Evening Sun. Learn more about Gettysburg Fest here.
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→ Scrapple Is One of the Crucial American Meats - Esquire. This guy is crazy about scrapple and not ashamed to write about it! The less you know about its making, the better ...
Want to take a look inside the house that chocolate built? Then follow the link. The house was designed by Lancaster, PA architect Urban, C. Emlen (1863-1939) and completed in 1908. Click ...
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 ...
→ Dynamic Exhibition Explores Hollywood Legend Marilyn Monroe's Iconic Status - bctv.org The exhibition will feature 115 works by more than 50 artists and will run from August 23 through October 5 ...
The History of the Printings of the Martyr's Mirror - Book Review The Martyr's Mirror is a book you would find in most Amish and Mennonite households because it tells the ...
Bethlehem history groups launch 'Steeples and Steel' tours | lehighvalleylive.com
Remember the Road House Restaurant in Springettsbury Township? It’s now the First Post, and it just opened. And the major renovation of this old place (seen here while work was ...
→ Buggy around Lancaster County - Philly.com A few ideas for a fun family trip to Lancaster County.
The holiday custom of Nei Yaahr Winsching (New Year Wishing) was brought over from the Pfaltz area of Rhineland, Germany by our forebears many generations ago. Sadly, the custom died ...
Take a look back at what Dorney Park used to look like in these historic pics. Source: Dorney Park historic photos - The Morning Call dorneypark.com
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 ...
Attention Gettysburg, paranormal and Gettysburg paranormal buffs! There is a new book titled Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America's Most Famous Battlefield by authors Jack Roth and Patrick Burke ...
Originally produced in 1998 for PBS, this documentary traces the arrival of the PA Dutch in America, along with their visual culture. Synopsis: Explores the handicrafts and traditional arts of the "Pennsylvania ...
→ Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow - Reading Eagle
→ New Franklin County museum details battle following Gettysburg - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette You can find more posts relating to The Battle of Monterey Pass here. The museum is open year-round for group ...
→ Vintage photos from new book, 'Harrisburg and the Susquehanna River' - PennLive.com The book was compiled by Eric V. Fasick and features 200 vintage photos from the archives of the Historical Society ...
→ Before Thanksgiving there was Harvest Home - Reading Eagle De Ern Karrich was a tradition that focused on helping the needy in the community while giving thanks for the bounty of ...
The novels relate the lives of a real Pennsylvania German farm family who lived in the Waynesboro area at the beginning of the 1800s. The authors bring to life the struggles ...
→ Mexitaly brewmaster wants the York restaurant to be beer destination - FlipSidePA.com
→ Three Days in Gettysburg: “The Unfinished Work” - Gettysburg National Military Park U.S. National Park Service The seminar features panel discussions with Gettysburg historians as well as guided battlefield walks, ...
→ Bethlehem Steel photographer has work logged in Library of Congress | lehighvalleylive.com You can see examples of some of the photos in the book: Inside Bethlehem Steel: The Final Quarter Century ...
→ Capsule reviews of three recent mystery titles - Books - The Boston Globe Is the author referencing the The Hochstetler Massacre with the opening chapters of this book? Certainly seems so ...
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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 ...
→ Steampunk Unlimited 2014 at the Strasburg Railroad - Photo Gallery - PennLive.com
→ What are the most endangered historic buildings in Lancaster County? | PennLive.com. If I had the money to fund a restoration I would probably choose the Stehman-Rohrer House in Manor Township, ...
→ Bulletin board: Wyomissing Public Library sets series of free speeches - Reading Eagle Oct. 22, 7 p.m.: "Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts - The Love of Color" with Pat and Arlan Christ, ...
→ Visitors to York County, Pa.: Don’t be like the British and let a town fool you - York Town Square
VIDEO | Chatty Monks Brewing’s Pumpkin Beers
8 reasons why the Hess’s mansion fits the lifestyle of the rich and famous
PHOTOS | Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association
Covered Bridges of Lancaster County, PA Location Map
Stories and legends at Landis Valley Museum Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
New Allentown restaurant Bell Hall to focus on gourmet burgers, craft beers
Family Fun Friday: Local Berks County history makes for fun family outing
PHOTOS | Devil’s Den – Gettysburg, PA
Escapes: Living the cloistered life in Ephrata, PA
18th Century Pennsylvania Dutch Ice Harvesting Demo at the Dreibelbis Farm
‘Be the Dinosaur’ at Allentown’s Da Vinci teaches kids about Cretaceous Period life
Photos: The Historic Inn at Lincoln Square
Pottsgrove Manor was built to be seen
Lessons at Kutztown Folk Festival help keep Pennsylvania Dutch alive
Berks History Conference will explore Pennsylvania Dutch roots of county
PHOTOS: Kutztown Folk Festival 2015
Tallarico’s Chocolates to open new store in Easton
“Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country”
$1.1 million restoration gets started at Martin’s Mill Covered Bridge
The Historian: Fences and the Antes Garden
Dutch Meadows Organic Dairy in Paradise PA is a breed apart
Paranormal Corner: The voice of Jennie Wade at Gettysburg?
VIDEO | A living history presentation on the PA Dutch tradition of the Der Belsnickel
Did forts once stand along the Blue Mountain in Berks County?
Hog maw: Waste not, want not
More “talkin’ Dutch” stories from readers
Map of Amish and Old Order Mennonite Communities of Lancaster County
VIDEO | ‘S Kutztown Folk Festival hot gschtaert
Die Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch Faahne (The Pennsylvania Dutch Flag)
What is an authentic fasnacht and how many calories do they contain?
John Hunter Inn was showcase for German folk art
Vintage Indian motorcycle exhibit to open at Antique Automobile Club of America Museum
Recipe for Pennsylvania Dutch chicken pot pie
Gettysburg’s Soldiers National Museum closing after more than 50 years
Don’t pull the plug on Harrisburg’s National Civil War Museum just yet
Mount Wolf woman’s shoofly pie best in Pennsylvania (with recipe)
PHOTOS | Architecture of Hershey – Dauphin County, PA
Caboose ride between Boyertown and Pottstown brings hopes of local railroad tourism
VIDEO | Chambersburg ‘burns’ again July 19 in 150th commemoration of Civil War torching
Longing for fasnachts? Tell us where you like to get these tasty, doughy treats!
Photos from the 2014 Whoopie Pie Festival at the Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn
Photos: Inaugural Gettysburg Brew Fest a hit with beer aficionados
VIDEO | Amish Reality by Megan Yoder
Third Foodstruck draws more than 10,000 to York
What to see along the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County
Amish Mennonite Genealogy Tree
Antique Tractor Pull Saturday April 26, 2014 in Kinzers, PA
VIDEO | The Amish: Shunned, the price of cultural protection
AUDIO | Heffenstreger’s Dutch Band: The Swingin’ Pennsylvania Dutch
Three new vineyards have vines in the ground in Berks County
Award-Winning Guild Artists Pat and Ray Oxenford Returning to Hay Creek Fall Festival
Don Yoder, ‘dean’ of Pennsylvania Dutch studies, dies at age 93
PHOTOS |Historic Hellam Preserve – York County, PA
Beyond a bank: Windows into York history could go on public display
Commonweal Magazine – Opting Out: How the Amish Haved Survived in America by Donald Kraybill
Lehigh Valley fall festivals guide
‘A People and a Land’: A preview of a lecture series on Cumberland County history
PA Books: “The Heart of the Taufschein” on PCN March 9
Bolton Mansion hosting fall festival Saturday in Bristol Township
Hessians were encouraged to settle with German Americans
History-hungry crowd converges on Union Canal Tunnel Park for 25th annual Union Canal Days
Ox tongue cookies: The story behind these Pennsylvania Dutch holiday treats
Off the Shelf, Herr Kessler’s Pa. Dutch Christmas book list
EVENT | Annual walk shares Hanover’s ghostly history
What lies beneath York’s old train station?
Mead slushies are closer than you think in Allentown
VIDEO | Hanover Fire Museum preserves history, plans for future
Pennsylvania Dutch Country Covered Bridges Vintage Postcards
Dennis Hughes to give “Amish in Focus: Photos and Stories” lecture at Elizabeth College, March
Gettysburg Fest to feature hot-air balloon rides
PHOTOS | Ephrata Cloister
Scrapple Is One of the Crucial American Meats
Milton Hershey’s High Point Mansion Faux Vintage Postcard
Oscar the Groundhog’s predicts more winter, plowable snow in February
Reading Public Museum Exhibition Explores Marilyn Monroe’s Iconic Status
VIDEO | Mysterious Journeys: The Ghosts of Gettysburg
The History of the Printings of the Martyr’s Mirror – Book Review
Bethlehem history groups launch ‘Steeples and Steel’ tours
First Post, former Road House restaurant now renovated welcomes first diners
Buggy around Lancaster County
PA Dutch tradition of Nei Yaahr Winsching continues
Dorney Park historic photos
Up from the ashes: Plans proceed to rebuild Dellville Covered Bridge
Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg: Searching for Spirits on America’s Most Famous Battlefield
VIDEO | Expressions of Common Hands: Folk Art of the PA Dutch
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow
New Franklin County museum details Battle of Monterey Pass
Vintage photos from new book, ‘Harrisburg and the Susquehanna River’
Before Thanksgiving there was Harvest Home
Authors of ‘The Royers of Renfrew’ to speak in Chambersburg
Mexitaly brewmaster wants the York restaurant to be beer destination
Three Days in Gettysburg: “The Unfinished Work”
Bethlehem Steel photographer Peter Treiber has work logged in Library of Congress
Capsule review: The Dead Will Tell by Kate Burkholder
PHOTOS | Indian Steps Museum – Airville, PA
Looking for free family fun? Head to Bethlehem’s Kemerer Museum on Sundays
Photos: Steampunk Unlimited 2014 at the Strasburg Railroad
What are the most endangered historic buildings in Lancaster County, PA ?
Wyomissing Public Library free lecture, “Pennsylvania Dutch Quilts – The Love of Color”
Visitors to York County, Pa.: Don’t be like the British and let a town fool