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.
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 ...
→ This and That — The history of Santa Claus - Delphos Herald Belsnickel came from Pelz Nichol, stemming from St. Nicholas and the December 6th gift giving holiday. Kris Kringle ...
→ $1.1 million restoration gets started at Martin’s Mill Bridge - Waynesboro Record Herald
→ 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.
→Farm weekend 1820s Aug. 16 in Welsh Run - Chambersburg Public Opinion The Conococheague Institute will present an interactive look at Pennsylvania farm life in the 1820s on Aug. 16 and 17 ...
→ 36 Hours in Gettysburg, Pa. - NYTimes.com.
Bygone days: Battlefield threatened. Parts of the historic site located on South Mountain, where the Battle of Monterey took place the day after the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg, could be threatened ...
→ Berks County history lives in the Beidler House
This is the Stiegel House, built in 1757, the year before German immigrant Alexander Schaeffer laid out his town. It was inhabited, at one time, by the famous glassmaker and ...
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→ Pine Grove Furnace was once a Prisoner of War Interrogation Camp used during WWII - Cumberlink
Indian Steps Museum stands a monument to Native Americans.The 1912 arts-and-crafts style building showcases a ceremonial room, artifacts ranging in age from 10,000 to 500 years old, and stained glass ...
Shad once were so plentiful in the Susquehanna River that their spring migration upstream to spawn “caused the river to rise several feet in waves.” Hundreds of fishermen sold shad ...
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→ 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 ...
→ PHOTOS 65th annual Kutztown Folk Festival Huge gallery of superb images from this year's festival by photographer Roxanne Richardson.
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. ...
→ The Historian: Butchering Day on the Farm - Berks Mont News Back when keeping pigs was common among farm and village dwellers alike, butchering day was an important event for the ...
→ Digital Notebook: Easter Bunny is Making Tracks Peter Cottontail joins us for a two-hour adventure into the Secret Valley. Every child will receive a free gift from the Bunny himself. ...
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
→ 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 ...
→ Pennsbury Manor prepping for festive Holly Nights celebration - Bucks County Courier Times Experience the enchantment of Pennsbury Manor by candlelight. Enjoy crackling bonfires, carolers, candlelit tours of the Manor ...
→ Pennsylvania folkways: Prolific white cucumber makes a comeback - Reading Eagle Learn about the Landis White Cucumber, an heirloom variety recently unearthed from Dr. Weaver's Roughwood seed collection and now being grown in ...
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 ...
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If your interested in hearing a church service in the Pennsylfaanisch Deitsch dialect you're in luck! St. Jacob's (Stone) UCC, 5152 Stone Church Road, Glenville, will hold their annual Pennsylvania Dutch Service ...
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→ 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? ...
* A Fersommling is a Pennsylvania Dutch social event in which food is served, speeches are made, and one or more g'spiel (plays or skits) are performed for entertainment. Pennsylvania German ...
→ Sustainable, organic farming grows out of niche market - LancasterOnline
→ The future is uncertain for a possible underground railroad chamber uncovered in Middletown | PennLive.com. More here: → Lack of documentation makes it hard to determine what large Middletown chamber was ...
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 ...
→ Fraktur: More than Pennsylvania German artwork - Pocono Record.com
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 ...
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→ 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, ...
→ Missing link in popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will open Saturday - LancasterOnline As noted in my photo gallery post on the White Cliffs of Conoy the path beneath ...
→ 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
→ Historic Keim Homestead, history tinged with intrigue | Reading Eagle Spinster sisters living in traditional PA Dutch folk fashion into the 20th century were responsible for the homestead retaining is ...
→ 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, ...
→ Liberation of New Oxford transforms small Pennsylvania town into WWII war zone - PennLive.com If I had known about this early I would've been there with my camera. Good thing ...
→ Entrepreneurial spirit drives growth of tiny Emma's Gourmet Popcorn - LancasterOnline Place your orders at emmaspopcorn.com.
→ Yuengling sponsorship to make Oktoberfest free, bigger | Lehigh Valley Business Craft brewers village will be new this year. Festival will be held Oct. 3-5 and 10-12. See the official website at artsquest.org/festivals/oktoberfest ...
→ Adults need gap years too – break out and take a rumspringa | Sophie Heawood | Comment is free | The Guardian. It is interesting to note that in "English" popular ...
→ Shank's Tavern celebrates 200 years as Marietta landmark - LancasterOnline
→ Secrets of the Pennsylvania Capitol: 17 views that aren't on any tour - PennLive.com
In the Belsnickel's world, Christmas shouldn't be so enjoyable for the naughty kids. He comes at night, dressed in dirty furs, face blackened with charcoal. He has one purpose: To ...
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
Ancient caverns, speakeasies, the underground railroad, ghosts, and beer. What's not to like about Mount Joy's Bube's (pronounced boobεhs) Brewery. They do ghost tours too. Interested in Lancaster County paranormal? You ...
In 1683, William Penn reported to friends in England, “Here is plenty of cow cattle.” Cattle, together with all other farm livestock, were brought to the Delaware Valley from Europe ...
Bread, the staff of life in provincial times, was more than a dietary staple and in many 18th century households of this bygone era, it was the main course, together ...
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 ...
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: ...
→ 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 ...
→ Tickets on sale for 2014 Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend - berksmontnews.com Tickets can be purchased online on the Berks County Wine Trail website.
The article mentions that some couples invite English friends to their weddings. That would certainly make for an interesting experience. But I'm sure a little drone wedding videography would be ...
Just one of the many architectural gems in downtown York, PA. © visitpadutchcountry.com
2 cups milk 1 yeast cake, dissolved in 1 cup warm water 1 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 6 or 7 cups flour 3 eggs, well beaten 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup melted butter Scald the milk and set ...
→ Exploring art, history and science during a day at the museum - Berksmontnews.com
→ Camp Security archaeological dig turns up items - The York Daily Record The site is the last Revolutionary War prison camp that remains in existence. Learn more at CampSecurity.com.
→ Franklin Hill Vineyards to be Bethlehem distillery operator, report says | lehighvalleylive.com
→ World War II B-17 visiting Capital City Airport | PennLive.com
Folkways Records 1955 - Source: Smithsonian Folkways Joe Raetel 0:40 Reide, Reide, Geili 0:37 Des Bucklich Mennli 1:24 Eiei, Reie, Riddieoo 1:15 In Einem Kiehlen Grunde 1:37 Schpinn, Schpinn 1:40 Siss Net Alli Daag Luschdich Leewe 1:07 Meedli, ...
→ 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 ...
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 ...
As we draw nearer to the celebration of Easter and the earth awakens from sleep, it is an important time for the people throughout the Dutch Country to hold in ...
Gettysburg's Big Roundtop generated an early report of giant snakes, while Broad Top Mountain area in Fulton and Bedford counties is modern hotspot. Source: Giant snakes reported in Adams County and ...
→ Three new vineyards have vines in the ground in Berks | Reading Eagle Stony Run Valley Vineyards Folino Estate Vineyard & Winery Deerfoot Vineyards and Winery
The event starts with a yoga session at 10 a.m., outside the 530 E. Third St. microdistillery and kitchen. Brunch will be available after the session, and cocktails with the ...
→ Civil War Trust announces campaign to restore historic Gettysburg headquarters | PennLive.com The Civil War Trust and Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett have launched an effort to raise the $5.5 ...
→ Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow - Reading Eagle
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 ...
Adams County American Civil War Museum Utilizing artifacts, historical documents, interactive displays, and 3-D productions, visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before, during ...
→ A Look Back in History: Colonial Trade with the Port of Philadelphia - Berks-Mont News
→ Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market to open in late April outside Ephrata - LancasterOnline Fox Meadows will be a farm-to-table creamery that will use the milk from from its own dairy ...
→ Religious groups call for an end to 'Amish Mafia' | PennLive.com
The new lighting -- while dimmer from some locations in Bethlehem -- highlight the blast furnaces as industrial artifacts instead of just flooding them with color, officials said. Source: Bethlehem Steel ...
Pennsylvania Germans, also known as the Pennsylvania Dutch, are a unique cultural group formed by early German-speaking immigrants to Pennsylvania. The settlers also brought something else with them — their beliefs ...
→ Lucky pork and sauerkraut recipes to make for New Year's Day - PennLive.com Follow the link for three recipes that will help bring secure your fortune for 2015.
On Fridays from May through September, Strasburg offers Hostling Tours — a behind-the-scenes look at how these steam-driven behemoths are prepped to pull the day’s passenger trains. The term “hostler” — ...
→ Steampunk Unlimited 2014 at the Strasburg Railroad - Photo Gallery - PennLive.com
→ Did forts once stand along the Blue Mountain in Berks County?
→ Couple looks to open brewpub in Mount Gretna - ldnews Mount Gretna Craft Brewery is currently looking for a location.
→ New Kimberton Whole Foods opens doors in Malvern - Main Line Media News
→ 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 ...
→ 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 ...
→ 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 ...
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Thousands attend Pumpkin Festival at Renfrew Park
The Conococheague Institute’s 2014 Farm Life 1820s Festival at Rock Hill Farm
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Monterey Pass Battlefield threatened
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When fishermen fought over Susquehanna shad
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What lies beneath York’s old train station?
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Dorney Park historic photos
18th Century Pennsylvania Dutch Ice Harvesting Demo at the Dreibelbis Farm
Pennsbury Manor prepping for festive Holly Nights celebration
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Pennsylvania folkways: Prolific white cucumber makes a comeback
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Glenville Church to hold Pennsylvania Dutch Dialect Service on April 12, 2015
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Tallarico’s Chocolates to open new store in Easton
Pennsylvania German Fersommling: “Dee Huffa Karrich Ruh Blotz”
Wyebrook Farm – Sustainable, organic farming grows out of niche market
The future is uncertain for a possible underground railroad chamber uncovered in Middletown
Recipe for Pennsylvania Dutch chicken pot pie
Fraktur: More than Pennsylvania German artwork
Hog maw: Waste not, want not
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PHOTOS |2014 Rough & Tumble Anitque Tractor Pull – Kinzers, PA
Three Days in Gettysburg: “The Unfinished Work”
Missing link in popular Northwest Lancaster County River Trail will open Saturday
Longing for fasnachts? Tell us where you like to get these tasty, doughy treats!
Gettysburg Artist-in-Residence brings Civil War to life through sculpture
Easton’s Josiah White ll canal boat dinner cruises offer a taste of history
Historic Keim Homestead, history tinged with intrigue
Attendees explore the past at Berks Heritage Center’s annual Step Back In Time Day
Photos: Liberation of New Oxford transforms small Pennsylvania town into WWII war zone
Vintage Postcards – Berks County, PA
Entrepreneurial spirit drives growth of tiny Emma’s Gourmet Popcorn
Yuengling sponsorship to make Pennsylvania Dutch Themed Oktoberfest free, bigger
Adults need gap years too – break out and take a rumspringa
The Birth of Pennsylvania 1680 by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
Shank’s Tavern celebrates 200 years as Marietta landmark
Vintage Postcards – Susquehanna River
Secrets of the Pennsylvania Capitol: 17 views that aren’t on any tour
Belsnickel: A slightly terrifying Pennsylvania Dutch tradition
‘Hex Hollow’ film: Reactions from the families
VIDEO | Haunted Lancaster, Bubes Brewery
Early Cattle and ‘Watered Meadows’ of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country
A Look Back in History: When wheat was king in the Oley Valley
VIDEO: What is a Belsnickel?
“Powwowing in Pennsylvania: Healing Rituals of the Dutch Country”
Talking Dutch: More on the fun things we say
Historic Hershey buildings open for tours on Sunday, October 5th
Tickets on sale for 2014 Artisan Cheese & Wine Pairing Event Weekend
Inside a modern Amish wedding
Billmeyer Mansion, built in 1863 – York, PA
VIDEO | Haunted Lancaster 2013
Exploring art, history and science during a day at the Reading Public Museum
VIDEO | Camp Security archaeological dig turns up items
Franklin Hill Vineyards to be Bethlehem distillery operator, report says
VIDEO | World War II B-17 visiting Capital City Airport
Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Songs sung by George Britton
New Franklin County museum details Battle of Monterey Pass
Lower Makefield Supervisors agree to create long-range preservation plan for sprawling Patterson Farm
Folk artist Peter V. Fritsch was a beloved portrayer of Pennsylvania Dutch culture
Giant snakes reported in Adams County and nearby: Monsters of Pennsylvania
Three new vineyards have vines in the ground in Berks County
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Social Still Micro-Distillery & Kitchen to offer yoga, brunch (and cocktails)
Civil War Trust announces campaign to restore Robert E. Lee’s historic Gettysburg headquarters
Pennsylvania Folkways: The Dutch country scarecrow
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A Look Back in History: Colonial Trade with the Port of Philadelphia
Fox Meadows Creamery & Country Market to open in late April outside Ephrata
Religious groups call for an end to ‘Amish Mafia’
Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces get new lighting design to show off architectural features
23 Pennsylvania German superstitions and beliefs
Lucky pork and sauerkraut recipes to make for New Year’s Day
Strasburg Rail Road offers glimpse of work needed to get its massive locomotives running
Photos: Steampunk Unlimited 2014 at the Strasburg Railroad
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Did forts once stand along the Blue Mountain in Berks County?
Couple looks to open brewpub in Mount Gretna
New Kimberton Whole Foods opens doors in Malvern
The home of Pennsylvania’s only U. S. president: Not far by car
Stories and legends at Landis Valley Museum Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
Pottsgrove Manor was built to be seen